Overview and Guide of Vidus YouTube Downloader
Introducing Vidus YouTube Downloader
There are many tools that allow you to download videos from YouTube, but most of them have various drawbacks. YouTube Vidus Downloader, on the other hand, is pretty straightforward and does exactly what it says on the tin. You simply install the software on your computer, select the video you want to download, and you’re good to go. No worries, no constraints and above all, no price.
However, the software has a premium version which comes with a wide variety of useful features, but we’ll talk about that a bit more later. For now, let’s take a look at how the basic version of the software works and how you can use it to download YouTube videos for free.
1. Install the software
Your first order of business is to visit the official website and download the software. Windows 7, 8 and 10 are all supported and there is even a version of YouTube Vidus Downloader for Mac users. Choose the version that suits you best and install the software on your machine.
2. Select a video
Upon launching the software, you will be greeted with a simple but well-designed user interface that offers you several ways to search for videos. If you already know which video you want to download, just paste the URL and you’re good to go. Alternatively, you can type the name of the video into the search bar and take it from there. If you choose this option, you can use the button in the upper left corner of the video box to start the download.
The great thing about Vidus is that it integrates seamlessly with YouTube, allowing you to browse the platform from inside the software. This allows you to browse YouTube just like you would from a browser, with the ability to log in, like videos, create playlists, and more. And while the software is primarily designed for YouTube videos, it also supports a wide variety of other popular platforms. Some notable examples include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, and Audible, among others. The caveat is that downloading from these other sites is only possible with the premium version.
3. Download options
As you would expect from a tool like this, Vidus YouTube Downloader has a number of customization options that you can play around with. You can select the video quality, with resolutions ranging from 144p to Full HD (1080p). With the free version, you can only download up to five 1080p videos, but there are no limits if you choose any of the other options. You can also convert videos to audio format and there doesn’t seem to be a limit to the number of audio files you can download either.
4. Save your file
Once you click on the Download button, the file will be automatically saved to the default directory, which is C: Users username Music (or Videos) on Windows. This can be changed by clicking on the small drop-down menu located in the upper right corner of the user interface. There are a few other options that you can change while you’re at it, especially if you want to download subtitles as well. Additional options can be found under the Network tab, but you probably won’t need to use them unless you are an advanced user.
Packages and prices
If you like what Vidus YouTube Downloader has to offer with the free variant, you may want to consider upgrading to one of the premium versions in order to unlock more features. The prices are reasonable and there is an ongoing sale so well worth checking out.
An annual license for the software will cost you $ 18.90, while a lifetime license will cost you $ 29.90. In exchange, you get access to unlimited playlist downloads, batch downloads, faster download speeds, the ability to download an unlimited number of videos in Full HD, 4K and 8K quality and the support for multi-threaded downloads. What’s more, with a paid license, you don’t have to worry about advertisements, you can set the software to automatically download videos from the channels you subscribe to, and you also get a guarantee of 30 day refund to start.
Meanwhile, a 5 license plan costs $ 69.9 per year or $ 99.9 if you want the lifetime deal. The features are quite similar, except here you also get extensive download services and the licensing is cross-platform. With the single license, you have to choose whether you want to activate it on Mac or Windows. The main selling point of this package is the bulk discount.
The idea behind Vidus YouTube Downloader has been around for years, but it’s one of the first software we’ve seen that streamlines the process perfectly. You can expect to get a lot of mileage with the free version while the premium versions are quite easy to recommend thanks to their cool features. We also like the software’s clean user interface and the fact that it doesn’t get in the way when you use it in place of a browser.
As for the negatives, there is only one that comes to mind at the moment. The software can be buggy at times, to the point where it will randomly prevent you from typing anything or pasting URLs into the search box. A similar problem sometimes occurs when browsing YouTube from the software.
These problems can be explained by the fact that Vidus YouTube Downloader is still quite new. At the time of writing the software version is only 22.214.171.124. Although a little annoying at the moment, these bugs should be easily fixed in a future patch.
Other than that, however, there really isn’t much to fault the software. It lets you download videos for free, so why not like it? Be sure to check out Vidus YouTube Downloader when you have the chance and keep an eye out for Vidus official website because they have a few other cool tools that you might find useful.
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