Youtube Downloader HD v4.4 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 Aug 2022
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Aug 2022
  • Suggested by boloyoung

Youtube Downloader HD saves videos to your computer for playing outside a browser or offline viewing. The videos can be downloaded in Flash video format (FLV) or, where available, MP4 formats (playable by iPhone, iPod etc.). The program can also convert files to Xvid format, compatible with most video players.

Functionality is limited to YouTube. Although there is no batch download, multiple instances can be opened concurrently in order to simultaneously download multiple videos.

Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch YouTubeDownloaderHD.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: 3D Youtube Downloader, YouTubePal
What's new? See:

41 comments on Youtube Downloader HD  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Ennovy 2021-09-25 09:03

Thanks tomcat and updated


tomcat 2021-09-25 03:07

Version 4.1 dated September 23 is now available directly from the site, with several improvements.


Midas 2020-12-10 09:10

After further testing, I was able to determine the error I reported was caused by "FSS Video Downloader" improper bitness detection -- it downloaded 'youtube-dl.exe' alright into '%LOCALAPPDATA%\FSSComponents' but, as this is a 32-bit program running on a 64-bit OS, it was unable to run.

Problem solved after downloading the right 32-bit dependencies and placing them in program folder, after which it ran fine -- with two caveats, no M4A option and extreme slowness compared to Youtube-dl itself. Moreover, it downloads to "My Documents" by default and gives the user no choice about it.


Midas 2020-12-09 10:06

@aazard: in my brief testing, "FSS Video Downloader" depends on both 'MSVCR100.dll' and 'youtube-dl.exe', which significantly increase its size footprint; but even after manually downloading those dependencies to place them in program folder, FVD fails to download anything from YouTube in Windows 10, with a "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)" error...


aazard 2020-12-07 19:10

I suggest FSS Video Downloader as a lighter and more "universal" alternative

its only 755kn and EASILY competes with this tool (Youtube Downloader HD) & VideoFrom Video Downloader


juverax 2020-08-03 13:25

Version 2.9.76 released


MoisheP 2015-12-08 06:12

According to VirusTotal, the file at is clean... but check before using.


MoisheP 2015-12-08 06:08

Once again, the installer has malware/adware. Web of Trust rates the site with poor reputation in Trustworthiness and Child Safety. The application itself should be OK, but neither the installer nor the download link above is safe.


webfork 2015-07-16 02:10

mukhi: Please post about possible virus/malware issues in forums. Thanks.


mukhi 2015-07-13 16:45 file is reported to be malicious by my chrome browser. did anyone else get the same warning?


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