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If you’re a big YouTube fan, you probably have seen countless number of great videos from different categories and I’m sure that at some point you have thought of downloading the videos you’ve watched to put it in your iPod or iPhone.
While there is certainly a lot of software available out there that does the trick, it’s sometimes better to use the free ones than spend some bucks over a piece of software.
I just came across a small piece of software about ~3.82MB in size but decent enough to download YouTube videos as they play. This software is Improved YouTube Downloader 0.9.8 by ImprovedSoftware.
Thought the tool works well by running it before playing the streaming video, the time it takes for the video download to complete is dependent on your internet connection speed. There’s really no way to speed things up so patience is really necessary.
User interface however is pretty easy to understand so anybody can use it without so much effort but can be a little bit boring for some tech savvy users.
Download quality for .avi files is not that excellent, I would assume that it’s also dependent on the type of video file you’re trying to grab but otherwise, it does the job it’s supposed to do.
Requirements to run:
OS Windows XP/Vista/7
Downloads AVI, MP3, 3GP or FLV depending on your choice.
YouTube, Break.com and DailyMotion sites each have a corresponding downloader.