Youtube Downloader HD v5.4.3

joby_toss on 21 Dec 2023
  • 74MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 2023
  • 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:

[November 16, 2023] v.5.4.3
  • Download audio track with default language [for multilingual videos] (reported by David W.). In future versions it will be possible to select an audio track.
  • Option to download 144p videos (requested by Alan)

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

gbrao 2023-05-09 21:50

I use the portable version.
1) Please do not include the fileYouTubeDownloaderHD.ini in the zip. If the user blindly unzipsthe file, he loses the original ini file (and the settings).
I would suggest the program check if the file already exists, if it does not exist then create the default ini file (similar to the one now included in the zip).
2) I noticed AutoCheckUpdates=1 in the inifile. How do I set it to 0 ? I cannot find a settings icon inthe UI.


Thanks for feedback!
1. Ok, I updated the portable version.
2. I don’t want to overload GUI with a bunch of options. So you can change ini file with any text editor.


gbrao 2023-05-06 09:14

the zip also has a file YouTubeDownloaderHD.ini. so if you blindly unzip, you will lose your 'settings'.

the ini file has a entry AutoCheckUpdates=1 . you may want to set it to zero (manually). not sure how you get to settings from the UI.


gbrao 2023-05-06 09:06

[March 25, 2023] v.5.1 High Speed Edition

Significant increase in download speed for large videos (thanks to Dharam for help)


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.


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