TubeDigger makes video downloading from online sites a simple and rewarding task. Besides, it allows you to record any streaming video, as well as convert any downloaded or recorded video clip into some of the most popular video codecs, including FLV, MP4, AVI, or 3GP. However, if you select one of the audio formats supported instead (WAV, FLAC, MP3, Ogg...), it will extract the video’s audio stream for you to save it as a separate file.
The program’s interface has been designed so that all types of users can enjoy its functionality without the need to be an expert. All you are required to do is copy and paste or drag and drop the URL of the YouTube or Vimeo video file (among many other video sites) or of any other web page with video content. TubeDigger will “dig” all video files on the page and add them to the download list. As soon as it is labeled as “Idle” you may start the download process. You can select the video quality, as well as which files to download and which to leave behind.
Alternatively, you can make a live recording of any streaming video being played on the active web page just by clicking on the record button. Once downloaded/recorded, you can convert any of your videos into the format that better fits your devices’ specifications, as well as to extract their audio track to be enjoyed in your favorite audio player. Some output profiles have been specifically designed for popular portable devices, such as the iPod, iPad, and iPhone family of products or your PSP console. Others, however, are named after the codec they will be using, such as MP4, 3GP, AVI, or FLV. Either way, the extensive list of output presets provided will surely cover most if not all of your conversion needs.
TubeDigger works seamlessly with your Internet Explorer and Chrome browsers, but other equally popular Web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox are not well supported, and some sites may not be displayed as intended. Except for this minor flaw, TubeDigger is an interesting video downloader, converter, and recorder that anyone can use and enjoy.