If you search for a video downloading software on Google, you are going to get bombarded with an infinite number of links for software and apps, all of which claim to be the best video downloading software in the market. However, download a couple of those software and you will quickly realize that most of them are crap with their primary aim being serving you ads rather than helping you download good quality videos. That’s why 4K Video Downloader is such a breath of fresh air as the software makes video downloading easy and automatic. In this article we are going to take a look at all the features of 4K Video Downloader as we review the app to see if it lives up to its claims:
Disclaimer: Downloading videos (from YouTube or other sources) is not always legal, so make sure to use the software at your own discretion, and for personal use only.
Let’s start our review by looking at all the main features of this app.
Video Download Support for Popular Video Sites
One of the best features of 4K Video Downloader is that the software not only supports video downloads from YouTube but also from most of the popular video hosting sites including and not limited to Vimeo, Facebook, Metacafe, Tumblr, and Dailymotion. This makes the 4K Video Downloader your one-stop solution for all your video downloading needs.
Auto-download With Video Subscription
One of my favorite features of the 4K Video Downloader is the fact that the software can automatically download videos for me without me having to do anything. To automatically download a video, all you need to do is to click on the Subscription button and add the link to the channel you want to download video from. Then you can select whether you want to download all the existing videos on that channel or just the ones which are published after you add the subscription. Once you are done with your preference, every time your subscribed channel publishes a video, it will be automatically downloaded.
3D, 360-degree, and 8K Video Support
One of the use-case scenarios where most of the video downloaders fail is when trying to download a 3D or 360-degree content video. However, 4K Downloader has no problem in handling such downloads. Whether you are downloading a 3D video or a 360-degree video, the software can handle any video format you throw at it. Also, while the name of the software is 4K Video Downloader, it supports video downloads up to 8K resolution, a feature that most other downloaders lack.
Extract YouTube Subtitles
One of the best features of 4K YouTube Downloader is that the software can not only download the video you want to, but its subtitles along with it. Not only that, the software supports most of the major languages in the world, so it really doesn’t matter which language you want your subtitle in. If the online video supports the subtitles in your desired language, you can download it with the 4K Video Downloader.
Smart Mode is a very handy feature that allows you to pre-configure the video quality in which you want your videos to be downloaded. To configure your settings, just click on the Smart Mode button and configure the settings. You can configure the format of the video, the quality of the video, and the language of the subtitle text. Once you have configured the Smart Mode, all your videos will be downloaded into that preconfigured video quality. This saves a lot of time as now you don’t have to configure the video quality every time you are downloading a video.
In-App Proxy Setup
One of the lesser-known yet brilliant features of 4K Video Downloader is the support for in-app proxy setup. The feature allows users to set up proxy servers settings right from the application to download videos that are blocked in your region. So, if you live in a region where YouTube videos are blocked, you can use the in-app proxy settings to download videos without any problem.
User Interface and Ease of Use
4K Video Downloader brings one of the cleanest user interfaces of all the video downloaders I have used in the past. The main window of the software is empty and only fills up only after you start downloading your video.
All the main features of the software including the individual video download, Smart Mode, and Subscription (for downloading the video automatically) get their own buttons neatly arranged at the top. Other less needed features such as automatically removing the links that have been downloaded, adding numeration to videos in a playlist, and more, are neatly tucked inside the Preferences panel of the app.
When it comes to using the software, it’s as easy as it can get. Downloading individual videos is good and the ability to download whole playlists is plain awesome. I love how easy the software makes downloading both individual videos and playlists. If you want to download a video, copy the video link and if you want to download the playlist just copy the playlist link.
But by far the features which make this software one of the easiest video downloaders in the market are the Smart Mode and automatic video downloads. Seriously, when you have configured your Smart Mode and subscribed to channels you want to download videos from, the software does the rest on its own without having you to click anywhere even once. All in all, I am really pleased with the software’s user interface and ease of use.
Price and Availability
The 4K Video Downloader can be downloaded from its website. The software supports all the major operating systems including Windows, macOS, and Ubuntu, so it really doesn’t matter which OS you are using, you can use the software on your device. When it comes to pricing, the software is free to download and use with certain restrictions that can be removed by buying the Pro version which costs $15 for three computers. The missing features in the free version are the absence of Subscription mode which automatically downloads videos for you along with a cap of 25 videos when downloading a Playlist. Apart from these two features, every other feature can be used for free.
- Clean UI and easy to use
- Automatically downloads video once you set the preferences
- Smart Mode
- Supports subtitles download in multiple languages
- Free version is feature-rich
- I will let you know when I find one.
Download 4K Video Downloader: Free, $15
Downloading Videos Have Never Been So Easy
4K Video Downloader is one of the best if not the best video downloaders in the market. It certainly is the best video downloading software that I have tried in a while. But don’t just take my word for it. Since the software is free, go download it, and use it for yourself. However, once you have tested it out, do let us know your thoughts by dropping them down in the comments section below.