[Windows] Quickly download and convert videos from YouTube with BlazeVideo YouTube Downloader

BlazeVideo YouTube DownloaderThere are a lot of programs out there that claim to download videos from YouTube. However, time and time again I see these videos failing to deliver on this one claim. That was why I was very excited to try BlazeVideo YouTube Downloader. It says it can download and convert videos from YouTube. So does it deliver? Let’s find out!

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO

Main Functionality

BlazeVideo YouTube Downloader is a free program that lets you easily download videos from YouTube. Simply add in the URL of the video you want to download and click start. The program will take care of the rest. If you want, you can even have the program convert the video after download.

Pros

  • Download videos right from YouTube
  • Convert videos from YouTube to work on the following devices: XVID (AVI), MP4, 3GP, iPad, iPod, iPhone, PSP, BlackBerry, and Android phones
  • Keeps the original video after converting
  • Can be used to convert other movie files not downloaded from YouTube. Supports the following video types: RM, RMVB, AVI, WMV, ASF, MPG, MPEG, MPE, M1V, MPV2, MP4, DAT, 3GP, MOV, VOB, FLV and MKV
  • Choose the quality of your conversion: Standard, High, High-Definition

Cons

  • The program works so well, I wish it worked with other video sites
  • I wish it had the ability to convert the YouTube videos into MP3 and other audio formats

Discussion

BlazeVideo YouTube Downloader ScreenshotI for one find BlazeVideo YouTube Downloader refreshing. Why? Because it does what it says it will do. I have used a number of YouTube downloaders before, and none of them seem to work as “easy” as what they claim. However, BlazeVideo YouTube Downloader did just what it said it would do!

First, let me just say that the program is completely free, with no limitations. After you download it and install it, you are good to go. Simply copy the URL of the video you want to download, paste it into the program and click start. That is it!

The great thing about the program is the fact that it gives you a few different choices without making it feel overwhelming. For example, you can choose where the video downloads to your computer, if you want the program to convert the video after downloading and even the quality of the conversions. These are not groundbreaking options, but the program would have been lacking without them.

Another cool feature of the program is the fact that it can be used to convert other videos right from your computer. It is able to read the following video files: RM, RMVB, AVI, WMV, ASF, MPG, MPEG, MPE, M1V, MPV2, MP4, DAT, 3GP, MOV, VOB, FLV and MKV. This may not be the longest list of supported video formats, but it’s not bad for a program that is supposed to be used for downloading YouTube videos.

If you choose to simply download the video from YouTube without converting, it will save it to your computer as a FLV file. The only thing that would have made the program better is if it had the ability to convert the videos into MP3 or other audio formats. Don’t get me wrong, there are other programs out there that can do this for you, but it would have been nice for them to bundle it with this program as well.

CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK

BlazeVideo YouTube Downloader is not a groundbreaking program, but it gets a recommendation from me because it does its job so well. If you already have a great YouTube downloader, there is no need to get this one. However, for all of you that are still looking for one, this one is worth a look.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 2.0.1

Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Download size: 19.84 MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/45

Is it portable? No

BlazeVideo YouTube Downloader homepage

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