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Many YouTube downloaders do just that – download videos from YouTube and, in some cases, from other selected online video sites, too. Apowersoft’s Video Download Capture adds to that limited functionality the option to download entire playlists, convert any video you downloaded or had already stored on your system, perform some useful edits to them, and record any streaming video or any other activity taking place on your desktop.
Wrapped up in an attractive and clear interface, this download manager is compatible with YouTube, Vimeo, Vevo, Ted, or Dailymotion video, to name but a few. It can download multiple files at a time, while trying not to slow down your other online activities in a significant way. These multiple files can be added to the list either individually or by selecting an entire playlist, like those you usually find in YouTube. Even when you select one of these playlists, you always have the possibility of leaving out those tracks you’re not interested in. To help you make your selection, the program comes with its own browsing capabilities, so you won’t even need to open your Internet browser to grab the videos you need. Besides, this tool comes with its own “library”, where you can listen to and download recent, recommended, and popular videos from the most demanded online sites.
Together with its versatile downloading capabilities, Video Download Capture can also be used as a screen recorder or to record videos that refuse to download for whatever reason. Just play them back and tell the program to make a live recording of it for you. You can also use this feature to create your own tutorials, to record your best game plays, or to make recordings of anything your web camera can capture.
Probably one of the most interesting additions to this download manager is its conversion capabilities. The program includes a full-featured video conversion tool that can compete with many standalone video converters. It supports a wide range of video and audio formats (yes, audio extraction is fully supported), classified by codec and device and with an extensive range of output qualities. This video converter can work on multiple files at a time, though you’re allowed to select only one output format, which will be applied to all the media files on the conversion list. While you are at it, you can make use of the program’s limited – yet useful – editing features. You can edit both audio (complete with a waveform graph) and video files, including basic lighting adjustments, clipping, cropping, adding watermarks and subtitles, etc.
All in all, Video Download Capture is one of the most comprehensive online video downloaders I’ve come across with. Together with its simple and versatile download capabilities, it offers its customers a wide range of related features that make it worth a try. Thus, for the same price, you will end up with a video downloader, a media editor and converter, and a screen recorder, with features that would make many similar standalone tools pale in comparison.
- Converts video to a large amount of formats
- Audio extraction
- In-built online video search
- Video editing features
- Downloads full playlists or selected videos
- Library of recommended and popular videos
- No creative video effects available
- Converts all videos on the list to a single output format