We ran each video downloader software through a battery of tests to confirm the claims made by the manufacturer and to evaluate usability.
We converted test videos with each program and asked a team of video/audio experts to compare the results to the original footage.
Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Video Converter Software here.
Buying Guide We've been reviewing professional video editing software since 2012 to find the best programs for PC and Mac users, including cheap and specialty software.
Premiere Pro CC is the continually evolving professional video editing program from Adobe. It’s the sum of decades of design, feedback and refinement.
MAGIX Video Pro X is professional video editing software that is gaining ground on the established industry-standard names. Over the past few years, MAGIX has steadily improved its pro video editing application by adding features and updating existing ones.
Few words describe the breadth of the array of editing tools found in Media Composer. “Everything” is the most accurate description.
HitFilm Pro is professional video editing software that marries traditional non-linear editing tools with a high-level video effects compositor.
The world of professional video editing software is dominated by a few major names, and EDIUS Pro is a simple alternative to the industry leaders.
Lightworks is a professional video editing program that's been around longer than many of the products we reviewed. It's never gained widespread acceptance by the video editing community.
Final Cut Pro X is Apple's signature professional video editing software, continuing the company’s tradition of creating industry-standard applications.
VEGAS Pro is one of the biggest names in professional video editing software, and it’s been used for years to create movies, TV shows, music videos and more.
Total Video Downloader from Etinysoft has a single function: It downloads nearly any video on the internet. It is one of the simplest online video downloaders we reviewed.
Replay Media Catcher is a straightforward video downloader application that can capture videos from virtually anywhere on the internet. It can also convert downloaded videos into other file formats or optimize them for playback on devices such as smartphones, tablets and gaming systems.
Of all the video downloader applications we reviewed, Video Downloader Ultimate is arguably the most straightforward to use. It makes it easy to download nearly any video you watch online.
YouTube Downloader by Leawo is a video downloader application you can use to capture your favorite videos on the internet.
RipTiger is a video downloader program that automatically detects the videos you stream in your browser and downloads them. This program is different from most of the products we reviewed in that it allows you to record live video streams as well as download raw files onto your hard drive.
iTube Studio is outstanding video downloader software for several reasons. Chief among them, this program makes it extremely easy to download, convert and optimize online videos.
Download Accelerator Plus makes it simple to download your favorite videos from the internet. You can also convert downloaded files into some of the most popular video and audio formats.