Pros / This software can optimize your video downloads for over 100 devices, including smartphones, tablets and gaming systems.
Cons / It doesn't allow you to transfer downloaded videos to a mobile device over Wi-Fi.
Verdict / There isn't much to complain about with iTube Studio. It's an easy-to-use application that does its job very well.
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.
There are two ways to start a download using iTube Studio. The first is by pasting the video’s URL into the application itself. The other is to use the software’s browser plugin – when you find something you want, you just click on the download button at the top of the video.
Many video hosting services store different versions of uploaded videos. This is mostly because videos play at different resolutions based on internet connection speed. iTube Studio allows you to choose the resolution of the video you download.
You can also download only the audio from an online video. This is convenient if you're downloading an audio-centric video such as a music video, a lecture or a podcast. Once you have the audio, you can sync it to a device like a smartphone or tablet and listen to it the same way you do any other audio file.
One of iTube Studio’s most useful features is its file converter. Not all media players are compatible with every video format. If you download a file that doesn't work with your player, you can use the software’s converter to change it to one of 11 formats – that’s enough to cover almost any media player you happen to have installed.
Even better, this video downloader can optimize your videos for playback on specific devices. It includes more than 100 preprogrammed optimization profiles for smartphones, tablets, gaming systems and set-top boxes. If you have a device from a mainstream manufacturer, iTube Studio can probably optimize your download for it.
There are a couple omissions that kept this product from being the best overall: It lacks a mobile app and can’t transfer over Wi-Fi. Either would make it convenient to transfer and watch your downloaded videos on other devices without syncing them directly with your computer. If you want a program with these features, check out our top pick, AllMyTube.
This video downloader comes with an integrated web browser, so you can surf the web for videos without opening multiple applications. Alternatively, you can use the browser plugin to start downloads without opening iTube Studio. These two features make finding and downloading videos simple and efficient.
iTube Studio can automatically convert or optimize videos as soon as you download them – you just select the format or device you want and toggle Download Then Convert, found at the top of the download queue, to on. This saves time if you prefer to have all your videos in the same format.
The program’s download manager is quite easy to understand and use. It's separated into two self-explanatory sections: Downloading and Downloaded. Some lesser video downloaders either lump all these into the same queue or don't have a download manager at all. The download manager also makes it easy to move your videos to the convert or transfer sections.
You can download content from more than 1,000 sites, including popular ones like YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion as well as major content creators like NBC, BBC and the NFL. In short, if you can get a video’s URL, this software can capture it and transfer it to your computer. Aimersoft has a complete list of the supported video services on its website.
iTube Studio is a stable program that runs smoothly. During our testing, it didn't crash once. However, there are rare cases when you may have a technical problem or question. Aimersoft has a robust FAQs section that should answer most questions you have.
iTube Studio is nearly perfect video downloader software. Anyone with a basic understanding of computers and the internet can use it, and it can convert and optimize your downloads for nearly any device you own.
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