Here is a list of software with the help of which you can download videos from Youtube. I have listed them along with their salient features.
1. Free YouTube DownloadThis is one of the most popular YouTube downloader that has earned a goodwill from users across the countries because of its sparkling features. It allows you to download and convert YouTube videos, which you can save in your system and create your own collection of movies and videos for FREE.
i. You can download Videos in bulk.
ii. This can include YouTube playlists, videos from personal playlists like the Favourites, Liked, History, Watch later list
iii. It can download videos from different categories like YouTube charts, Movies, Music, and user channels,
iv. All these you get in lightening speed.
2. VideoSoft YouTube Downloader This is yet another popular Downloader because of its high speed multi-stream downloading. It can Download numerous videos in their original quality within a few seconds and one can even Pause the downloading process at any point of time.
i. It can download the original YouTube stream in all the major formats like MP3, MP4, MKV ,WEBM, and many more.
ii. It is able to convert videos from one format to another.
iii. output name formats can be customized as per requirement
iv. It can load any link that you get from external text files.
v. It automatically saves your download history.
vi. It imports videos to the iTunes automatically, and you can then convert these files to iPad / iPhone or iPod.
vii. This software works through proxy server. The software is compatible with Windows XP SP3 7, 8,Vista,10.
3. YTD Video Downloader 5.6
This is the one which I personally use. You only have to Cut and paste the URLs from the Youtube site. It will automatically start downloading. It has a self explanatory interface is. The fun of this tool is that, as soon as you copy the url of a video link from YouTube to your clipboard, it will automatically detect this and would place it in the URL field and start downloading. There are options to download in full 1080 HD quality, or can even choose a lower quality one.
i. It can Convert the videos into different formats.
ii. There is an Activity window that displays the status of the current downloads in a list, in case you have allotted more than one videos to download at a time.
iii. There is also an option to play back the downloaded videos in the Activity tab or you can play them from the Play tab.
iv. On the menu in the activity tab, you can right click to choose to play the YTD or you can pause, stop, a file, rename or delete them.
v. To convert the videos after downloading you have to upgrade to the Pro version.
4. Xilisoft Download YouTube Video Free
This is a program where you can select the URL of any video you have chosen on YouTube. The link in field will be automatically pasted into the input box tool. To save it you have to choose the target folder and then start the downloading. You can get to see the process of the downloads and can monitor them right there in the task panel at any point of time. They also display out the basic information regarding the video that you are saving, like the file's name,format, size, their resolution and also the estimated time left to be completed. One can even change the resolution and choose the maximum number of downloads to be done.
i. The program comes with an embedded engine with a small license fee for converting the videos into your desired formats that are compatible with your system.
ii. You can watch the downloads on any portable devices.
iii. The app gives you a series of profiles from where you can select your favourite videos to convert into several multimedia devices.