YouChoob is an application that allows you to download videos directly from the YouTube.com website and save them to a location on your system. YC is the easiest way to download videos as all it requires is the URL address to the page that contains the video. It supports downloading from all language versions of YouTube and will automatically download the highest quality version of all videos, if available.
- Added: Documentation and YouChoob 2 links to the About menu
- Other: Uses a new file format for storing settings; previous settings are lost
- Other: Changed parts of the interface
- Other: Minor changes
- Fixed: Now works correctly after a major (back-end) YouTube site change
Reviewing 1.17 (Dec 14, 2010)
Very small in size, portable and just works. Youtube DL speeds somewhat slow still, a must have tool.
Reviewing 1.15 (Jul 28, 2010)
The Dev. cleaned up a couple of problems, and I now think YouChoob is the best Freeware downloader out there. Some have more features (such as saving to different formats), but most of us already have software to do this.
Reviewing 1.12 (Apr 5, 2010)
A masterpiece of ingenuity. This is brilliant.
Reviewing 1.05 (Jan 31, 2009)
I like the GUI better than all the rest of the Youtube downloaders. No install (but the DLL's are annoying) The worst annoyance is you can't set a default D/L folder, and it doesn't remember the last D/L folder. Too bad, that's a deal killer and the nice GUI is wasted.
Thanks so much! It really does look nice, and I'll be waiting for the next release.
YouChoob not remembering the last download folder is a bug that willl be fixed in the next version.
@The Seeker 11
I'm sorry, but as a developer (and author of this actual program) your comment really annoyed me. Rather than review the application, you basically just said "I use KeepVid, but I'll give this here app a bad score because happens to do what KeepVid does".
What, specifically, is wrong with YouChoob? Is it because it's a native application and thus not capable of ever achieving a score above 2 compared to a browser-based solution, or isn't it very good compared to other applications that do a similar thing?
Comments like these really make me feel like I've wasted my time, they really do. :/