Most Internet users have been in the need to download a video form YouTube sometimes. Whether you simply want to keep it on your PC's hard drive or to transfer that video to your portable device to play it back anywhere, you can always use a tool like ImTOO YouTube Video Converter to do the job. It allows you to watch, download, and convert YouTube videos, all from a single environment.
The program's interface is pretty functional, though it looks a bit messy and may be confusing for many users at first. It allows you to access different sections through a tabbed system. In the first of those tabs, the program offers a rudimentary web browser. This browser allows you to open any website from the Internet, though it was primarily designed to watch YouTube videos and download them directly in one click. You can specify the file name, the output folder, the download quality and whether to convert the downloaded file or not. If you choose to convert it, you can also select an output format. Unfortunately, the program does not allow you to configure the output parameters, like the bit rate or the resolution. Among the supported output formats are AVI, MOV, WMV, several iPhone video options, several PSP and PS3 video options, Xbox video, MP3, WAV, and WMA. As you see, you can use this program to extract the audio stream from YouTube videos, too.
The other tabs I mentioned allow you to watch the currently downloading and converting videos and the ones already downloaded and converted. You can also use this program just to convert previously downloaded videos into any of the supported output formats. However, it will only convert FLV and MP4 video files.
In short, ImTOO YouTube Video Converter might be a good option for you to download videos from YouTube, especially if you do not need to apply a specific output configuration to your resulting files. However, there are a number of other similar tools that I would recommend trying before this one.
- All-in-one user interface
- Includes a rudimentary browser that allows you to watch the YouTube videos
- Can be used as a YouTube audio extractor
- Supports many output formats used in portable devices
- It may look messy and confusing at first
- Does not allow you to configure the output format parameters
- Allows you to convert FLV and MP4 video files only