Although it’s legal to download some of the videos hosted on YouTube, the website does not natively support user downloads. WinX YouTube Downloader is one of the many programs that allow you to download videos from YouTube. The process is simple and consists of finding a video file you want to transfer on your computer, copying the URL linking to it and then pasting it into this utility. All the available video resolutions are automatically detected and you can choose whichever you prefer, in WebM, MP4, or FLV format.
The application has a nice interface and is, for the most part, easy to use because it has suggestive icons and menus. No help file is provided because it is unnecessary. However, the lack of tooltips is inexcusable because in some areas they are necessary (e.g. there is a tool that has a paintbrush as an icon and it seems to perform no action when clicked; it may be unclear to many users what this tool does).
The downloading speed is good, usually increasing when the quality of the video is higher. The reason behind this is that YouTube allocates more upload bandwidth when streaming high quality, HD videos.
In conclusion, although this piece of software has some flaws in some areas, when it comes to downloading a video from YouTube, it executes the job flawlessly.
- Easy to use.
- Nice interface.
- Very good transfer rate
- Some problems with the preview panel