YTD2 is a free Java application for downloading youtube videos as flv/mp4 files. Should run on all platforms where Java is supported. GNU General Public License V3. Using hc.apache.org components. Based on the idea of "ytd" by rafalfr
- written purely in Java
- usable with mouse only
- runnable without GUI window (CLI only)
- starts multiple threads for download
- supports HTTP proxy via http_proxy env. var
- selectable video resolution/format to download
- no need to install (you are not forced to download a suspicious exe-file)
- no hidden features - its open source and freeware
ytd2 works great
Thanks for sharing this gadget!
How are you doing?
Thanks for a video downloader!
Thank you, Stefan. This is a great program and works! It took me a while to figure it out. Other newbies, when you download it doesn't go to your Downloads folder, it goes to your desktop. Then you have to double-click on this file to install it. Ohhh! Then, a window comes up asking you to enter a YouTube video page, like the whole http:// thingee. Well, it started downloading so fast I didn't realize it was working! Ohhh, again! So, other newbies, just read the little scrolling progress/thread window text and see how much progress is being made on the download. I'm volunteering to tutor folks without Internet and having YouTube tutorial videos I can burn to DVD for them is SO helpful. And yeah, I'm in Newark, NJ, a big city, but lots of people don't have Internet here. (Sadly they don't have water or a home either, but, yeah, that's the American 1%'s priorities.) Again, thanks, Stefan!
Lightweight, easy to use, fast and free in any way.... i love it!