# Change Log
-Fix: Could not update youtube-dl
Kabuu Video Downloader is a free program that allows you to grab video and audio content from YouTube.
You also have the option to convert the downloaded content in a different format. Currently, the existing version runs only on Microsoft Windows OS.
Important: Please note that using Kabuu Video Downloader you are responsible for the content that you might retrieve from YouTube. You can read the YouTube Terms of Service here. FossHub is not associated with YouTube, and it offers free hosting for free software such as Kabuu Video Downloader. The official homepage of this software can be found here or if you access the link listed above in front of "Developer:" text.
Kabuu Video Downloader is one of the most accessible tools that you can use to download YouTube content. The software interface is intuitive and focused on three main areas.
Provide one or more URLs to download from.
- just copy and paste a link from your browser
- click on "Add Link," and you have several ways to add one or multiple URLs.
- "Links" does the same thing: add several URLs that you wish to download.
Edit (or the Settings button)
- you can choose the preferred format you wish to save.
- control the download speed (impose restrictions)
- select the output folder
- overwrite option
- enter your account credentials
Download (call to action)
- choose the format, select conversion into MP3 or not.
Here's a simple usage example
I want to download a presentation from YouTube. This program allows me to save it as a video or as an MP3 so I can either watch or listen to the content. If I choose to convert a video file into an MP3, the program also eliminates the need to use a different program for MP3 conversion.
- download 2K, 1080p, 720p, 480p, etc videos
- download MP4, Web, Opus, OGG
- convert videos to mp4, webm, mkv, avi, etc.
- convert audio files to mp3, m4a, ogg, wav, opus, etc.
- private playlists or videos using your user account as well as single videos
There are many similar tools such as YTD, Video DownloadHelper, 4k Video Downloader, Freemake Video Converter, ClipGrab and a ton of sites. However, most of them are either freemium (not all features are available so you would need to buy a paid version) or worse filled with bundles (bundleware) which raises other malware related problems.
Kabuu Video Downloader is clean, free of bundles, malware or other nasty stuff and it is free. There's no point to pay or use a shady service when Kabuu Video Downloader is such a great and free alternative. The authors rely only on user donations so if you appreciate Kabuu Video Downloader or its other software named Kabuu Audio Converter; please donate!
It will motivate them to release, better, improved versions.