AllMyTube from Wondershare has nearly every feature we look for in video downloader software. It allows you to download online videos from more than 1,000 websites – you simply plug in the URL of the video you want, and it starts downloading immediately. The program can also convert your downloads into 16 file formats as well as optimize them for playback on over 100 devices. These are just a few reasons that it's our overall best pick.
There are two ways to download videos with AllMyTube. You can paste a video’s URL into the software and the program will transfer it to your computer, or you can install a browser plugin and download videos with a single click. Both methods are easy and allow you to start a download in as little as one step.
AllMyTube lets you to select to download videos in high or standard definition, depending on what you plan to use them for. You can also download only the audio from an online video. For example, you can download just the audio content from a music video – once the sound file is on your computer, you can listen to it at your convenience.
This program includes a video format converter than can switch the videos you download into 16 popular file formats. As such, you can watch your videos with any media player you happen to have installed. AllMyTube also allows you to optimize your videos for more than 100 devices. Most of the optimization profiles are for smartphones and tablets, but some can tailor your videos to gaming systems.
AllMyTube can automatically convert videos after they download. You simply select the format or device you want and toggle the Download Then Convert button at the top of the interface.
Of all the programs we reviewed, only AllMyTube includes a companion mobile app – the Wondershare Player app. You can use it to store, manage and watch the videos you download, and the software can transfer videos to the app via a Wi-Fi connection.
This video downloader has an integrated internet browser, so you can find videos without leaving the program. It provides instant access to popular video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. You can then search and navigate to the videos you want to download.
AllMyTube also has a plugin for your regular internet browser. A download button appears in the top right corner of downloadable videos on a webpage. Clicking this button launches the software and starts the download.
However, AllMyTube is missing one of the features we look for in video downloader software. Some of the programs we reviewed can automatically download any video you play as you surf the web, but AllMyTube requires you start all your downloads manually.
You can use this application to download online videos from virtually any hosting site – popular sites like YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo are just the beginning. You can also download videos from major content creators like CBS, MTV, Vevo and many others. Suffice it to say, if there's a video online you want on your computer, AllMyTube can capture it for you.
In addition, this program has a screen recorder that lets you capture shows you watch on streaming services. But you should be careful when you use this tool, so you don’t run afoul of copyright laws – especially when recording from sites like Netflix and Hulu.
AllMyTube is our top choice for video downloader software because it includes nearly every feature we looked for. It makes it simple to download videos from virtually any source, and you can convert downloaded videos into 16 popular file formats. In addition, you can optimize your videos for playback on more than 1,000 devices.