YTD YouTube Downloader & Converter has a self-explanatory title – it allows you to download videos from YouTube (and other similar sites) and convert them to other formats afterwards, if you want to. The conversion also works for videos you have already stored on your computer (FLV, MP4, MOV, AVI).
The interface is well-organized and separated into four tabs: Download, Convert, Activity and Play.
The downloading part of this program is topnotch and the procedure is as simple as possible: paste URL that points to video, choose video quality and the folder where you want to store it.
Video conversions are slow, even on a decent computer but the program takes advantage of multi-core CPUs, where available. If you’re keen on quality, you will be satisfied: the high quality setting gives excellent results. Converting to MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, 3GP is easy but the output settings cannot be customized. The utility does offer an option for “Manual conversion” though, if you want to customize those settings. The disadvantage is that configuring them is done by modifying a command line and not by using the interface. This is because for manual conversion a command line tool is used externally.
The free version of this application can be used for an unlimited time but some features are disabled. To enable them, buying a license is necessary.