Adownloader

Download application that works for many sites

5.9

40 Votes

  • Category Download Managers
  • Program license Free
  • Version 18.1-brexit-edition
  • Size 4.48 MB
  • Works under: Windows NT / Windows 8 / Windows 95 / Windows ME / Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows 98 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 SE
  • Program available in English
  • Program by atresdownloader

Adownloader is a lightweight and simple video downloading tool that allows you to grab videos hosted on online services like YouTube and save them to your PC's local storage. It supports the majority of online video sharing services, as it has the capability of automatically detecting the video stream and saving its data in your choice of format.

The latest edition of this video downloading tool enables you to save your videos in formats that are optimized for mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone, as well as to save just the audio track as a MP3 file. Adownloader is one of the few programs in its category that supports 4K video quality. If the YouTube video is available in 4K, you can save it at that resolution too. You also get the opportunity to save the video in any other resolution made available by the streaming site. If you're going to watch it on a device with a small display or if you don't mind slightly lower image quality, you can download one of the lower resolution versions of the video. This gives you a smaller file that downloads faster.

Another interesting feature available in Adownloader that many other downloader apps lack is a frequently-updated list of proxies from locations all over the world. Proxies allow you to download a video that would normally not be available in your country due to geographic restrictions imposed by the uploader.

While the user interface is easy to figure out, its design is quite basic and comes without much decorative elements. Some users have compared Adownloader's drab UI to an old warehouse inventory and order management system. However, all features and elements of the software are fully functional and there are no major bugs. This makes Adownloader the optimal choice for people who want a video downloader tool that does its job reliably and efficiently.

Pros

  • Able to download videos from YouTube and most other streaming sites.
  • Supports 4K video for ultra high viewing quality.
  • Comes with internal database of global proxies to bypass content restrictions.
  • Can convert videos to MP3 files for use as songs.

Cons

  • Interface could use some work to make it more visually appealing.
  • Some of the provided proxy servers may be slow or unavailable at times.
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