As video sharing on the Internet becomes increasingly popular, it is a good idea to have a tool that lets you download the clips to your computer or portable device so that they become available even when there is no Internet connection available. MP4 Downloader is one of the utilities offering such option.
I remember the worst part of downloading online videos used to be finding the file’s actual URL but now there are many tools doing that. MP4 Downloader supports stripping the real link to the videos stored on a long list of sites. What is more, it lets you manage batches of simultaneous download tasks. To create a new task, you can enter a URL manually or drag it to the program’s drop box. Likewise, the tool installs extensions on two major browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, which can detect downloadable content automatically. It is a pity that Google Chrome is not supported, though. Finally, there is also the possibility to import a complete YouTube playlist. You can decide on quality for each file; even choose 8K when it is available. Moreover, you can download the clip’s audio track only.
An advantage of this tool is that it has an integrated converter. So, you can easily ask the program to automatically convert the downloaded video to other formats, such as MP4, AVI, VOB, MKV, FLV, WMV, MOV, 3GP and SWF. What is more, there are output presets for many types of devices to prevent possible compatibility issues.
The program has the downside of not allowing to grab streaming video directly from the screen, which is sometimes the only solution available to download contents when the traditional method of stripping the real URL fails.
All in all, MP4 Downloader does not excel among other similar tools available, except perhaps that it works faster. Actually, many of the modern media converters have the ability to download videos as well. The product is installed as a bundle that also contains MP4 Converter and MP4 Player. Finally, you should know that, besides the standard edition, there is also an MP4 Downloader Pro, which lets you pause and resume downloads.
- Helps you manage and accelerate video downloads
- Supports practically every video sharing site
- Converts downloaded videos to other formats
- Supports downloading 8K videos
- Downloads audio tracks
- Does not record streaming video
- Cannot integrate with Chrome
- The standard edition does not allow pausing and resuming