Programs for downloading from YouTube and converting audio + video files

Programs for downloading from YouTube and converting audio + video files  

  By: Goldboig on Oct. 27, 2020, 9:48 p.m.

two excellent free and portable programs useful for downloading and converting media:

1) 3DYD YouTube downloader - https://yd.3dyd.com/

 this program will let you download any of the audio or video files from a YouTube video, so for example
     if you wanted to download only the audio portion of the TIWWF video to save bandwith it can do that 
     easily.  It can also convert files for you

2) Pazera Audio Extractor - https://pazera-software.com/products/audio-extractor/

this program can strip out the audio from a video and convert it to any format you want, also can convert
    almost any audio format to any other audio format.  Say you had downloaded a file in M4A or OGG 
    or OPUS format and your MP3 player doesn't recognize one of those formats, Pazera can convert to the 
    more universally accepted MP3 format.

    the Pazera website also has other free audio and video converters available
 Last edited by: Goldboig on Oct. 27, 2020, 9:50 p.m., edited 2 times in total.

Re: Programs for downloading from YouTube and converting audio + video files  

  By: SpacedDrone on Oct. 29, 2020, 12:33 a.m.

If you are looking for paid software I use 4k video downloader and 4k youtube to mp3, its like 20 USD for a (lifetime) license. Best part about it is that you can "subscribe" to a channel and it will download new content from that channel automatically as it is posted. I've used it on both windows and linux.

https://www.4kdownload.com/

Theres also Jdownloader, though i've not used it myself, so I cannot speak to how effective it is.
Also keep in mind that there are firefox addons to pull youtube videos which would be sufficient if you only download once in a while.