Youtube Software Is this stuff good or malware city?
Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:22 AM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 05:44 PM
Hi Kojak, and welcome to the PC world forums!
I've never heard of this site before, but i recommend you DO NOT go to it. I did a search on mcafee siteadvisor, and the website is marked RED. it has dangerous downloads, and the dangerous downloads include the YouTube downloader. The user reviews aren't too negative, but i still wouldn't recommend going to the website. Here is a link to the review.
If you need YouTube downloading software, there is plenty on PCW downloads. I use a free, lightweight app called YouTube Downloader. it can be found here.
This is a great app, and is recommended by PCW. It's a small file size, and doesn't just download files from YouTube, but converts them too.
By default the video's are downloaded in .FLV file format, which is the default format for YouTube videos. Now programs like Windows Media player cannot read .FLV files, so it gives you a converter to convert the file from FLV to WMV, the windows media player format, so it can be played on your computer.
The downloading is as easy as 1,2,3. Go to any YouTube video, and copy the URL from the adress bar. Then paste the URL into the YouTube Downloader, and press download. Wa-la, you're ready to download.
Anyways, I hope i helped and have a good time on PCW!!!
This post has been edited by myloginname: 30 August 2009 - 05:45 PM
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:50 AM
Go to The Convert Files. They have a built-in You Tube downloader and no extra app is needed. And it's good, if you think a site may be dangerous, to check it with e.g. Web of Trust webpage.
This post has been edited by Szczecinianin: 04 January 2013 - 02:51 AM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:07 PM
youtube periodically updates its server content and those software, if commercial, will stop working or, if free, will install crap.
You can use a free service online without downloading anything (keepvid for example). just make sure that your java plugin is up to date to avoid any vulnerability exploit. that's it