Although downloading streaming video once required experience and knowing certain tricks, now there are many software programs that can easily strip a clip’s real URL and transfer it to your hard disk. ChrisPC Free VideoTube Downloader is one of them. In addition, it can also convert the downloaded movies to other formats.
The program’s interface is extremely easy to understand, even if this is the first time you use a tool like this. It supports creating a download queue in various ways. Probably the simplest is by letting the tool monitor the clipboard, which means that whenever you copy a valid URL, the program will offer to download the corresponding video. Moreover, you can type the link directly as well as drag and drop it onto the program’s window. Unfortunately, the product can only process two download jobs at a time.
Good news is that the software lets you know when the same video is available in various formats and qualities so that you can decide which one suits your needs. However, you do not need to worry too much about this because the program can transcode the downloaded files into other formats. While I must admit that such major formats as MP4, MPG, AVI, AC3, and MP3 are supported as output, this list is still quite limited.
In general, ChrisPC Free VideoTube Downloader has the main advantage of being very straightforward, but it is certainly lagging behind other video grabbers. Unlike other tools of its kind, this one cannot search the Internet for the desired clips. Moreover, it does not allow you to capture streaming video directly from the screen when it cannot be downloaded otherwise. Finally, you should know that there is another edition called ChrisPC VideoTube Downloader Pro, which does support finding videos and keeps a history of your activity.
- Monitors the clipboard
- Converts to other formats
- Allows selecting a video quality
- Limited list of target formats
- Cannot record directly from the screen
- Too few simultaneous downloads
- Does not support searching