TubeQueue is a .NET based YouTube video downloader and video converter. It uses ffmpeg for video and audio conversion. It is unique in that it uses the concept of video conversion queuing, which essentially enables you to apply any combination of video conversions to any combination of videos downloads directly from YouTube. The built-in search allows for batch searching of playlists, subscriptions, favorites, uploads of a particular user, and general videos (example usage: downloading a 10-part video series in batch) and the traditional YouTube search page supports browsing YouTube to find the videos you want (like many other YouTube apps).
TubeQueue supports converting YouTube videos to AVI, MP4 for iPod 5G, MP4 for iPod Touch/iPhone, mpeg, mov, FLV, and many more file types. You can also tweak the default ffmpeg settings built into the program and modify them to your specific desires, and then save the resulting tweaked conversion for later use. TubeQueue also supports adding a local media file of any type (AVI, mp4, etc) and converting it to any other type (must be supported by the included ffmpeg binary), essentially making it a full-fledged general video conversion tool as well.
Reviewing 1.63 (Jun 25, 2011)
wmpl, sure, any suggestions are welcome
Reviewing 1.63 (Jun 11, 2011)
It is NOT visually intuitive or user friendly. When it is done downloading, it has no visible indicator(s)...other than scrolling down through the millieu of "stuff" to see which percent done it is. Some areas are allocated large areas, others less than needed. The visual layout needs total revamping. I could offer some suggestions.
Reviewing 1.62 (May 2, 2011)
anomoly - I am aware of the inconsistent formats it downloads the videos in in the first place. The fix I implemented was a quick fix just to make the program functional again.
In the next version, I want to have radio buttons that allow the user to select what kind of format to download in (mp4, HD, whatever)
Reviewing 1.62 (May 2, 2011)
OK, I tried it and it is quite nice. The portable version has some slight gui issues. When you first open it, it ignores my top bar and opens under it, and when you go to full screen the gui's panes ignore much of the real estate available and there is a bunch of blank gui on mostly the bottom and the right side. I like that all options are customizable and savable.
Where's the delete function to empty the processed files? Other than simply manually deleting them it seems to want to permanently save them. Not really a big deal if you change the location to say your desktop though where they can't be missed.
This is actually quite good. Is there a way to know what the actual web format is before processing? I have seen a couple utube vids that downed as mp4's. I'd prefer they were all avi's but flv to avi conversion makes for a really crappy video generally and takes more time so I generally just down whatever format it was to begin with for the best quality and least amount of resource usage. And if I knew what the actual format of the video was (hosted) I could more properly experiment with the conversion settings. Nice work. Thanks a lot.
Reviewing 1.57 Beta (Jan 9, 2010)
Haven't used it yet as I've been using xvideothief but xvideothief won't convert anything unless part of the que syntax, nor will it down vevo (yahoo) video. Don't need the search but may eventually use it. xvideothief does not have a search feature either.
Where's the zip version while you save bandwidth? Why are installers the first choice for code that doesn't require it?
will update to be sure
I've used winff on mp4's with NO success after like 4 or 5 attempts. Always a video issue
I've not used it yet. Before I do, I have some questions:
1) Does the program require initiation to work when IE8 is working and a YouTube video is being watched?
2) Can I convert to .wmv format direct from YouTube?
3) Does the program come with a "reporting" program like Arc...that reports user data to some remote server somewhere?
What I can't figure is why Adobe and other large companies don't have this type of program as well as a Ripper available.
I was just curious if anyone actually used this any found it worthwhile. I personally think it is, but I am obviously biased (being that author and all)