Viddly YouTube Downloader

The easiest way to download online videos and convert them to MP3 or MP4.

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Viddly’s Top 5 Features

  • › Fast and light-weight app with built-in search
  • › Support for Full HD, 4K and 8K videos at up to 60 fps
  • › Convert videos to audio formats such as MP3
  • › Playlist Downloading with One-Click
  • › Convert files on your hard drive to any popular format

Top Reasons to Download Videos

  • › No more annoying pre-roll ads or annotations
  • › Backup videos in case they’re removed
  • › Convert to MP3 files compatible with your audio player
  • › Access your multimedia when offline (f.i. when traveling)
  • › Your friends are all doing it. Yep, that’s right!
Top 5 Reasons to use Viddly

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How to download videos using Viddly:

Downloading videos from any major video sharing platform has never been easier!
Just follow the simple steps below to get going.

Install Viddly

Click on the button to the right to download Viddly. You may need to authorize the download and specify a destination folder. Once it has downloaded, double-click the executable to proceed to the installation.

Select Video

Inside the software, type a keyword to search for a video. Alternatively, you can copy the video URL. Viddly automatically recognizes any valid URLs and will suggest initiating a download.

Select Format

You can download videos in a wide range of resolutions and formats. Would you like just the audio as a 128 Kbps MP3 file, or an Ultra High Definition 4K video as an MP4? No problem!


Once you hit the download button, Viddly will optimize the download speed and only initiate a conversion in case it’s required. Viddly is currently the fastest video downloader on the market!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What video formats and resolutions can Viddly download and/or convert?

    Viddly can download videos in resolutions up to 1080p in the Free version. In the Plus version, there is no limit on the resolution (YouTube currently supports videos up to 8K resolution). Furthermore, 360 and 60fps videos are also supported.

    In addition, you can also convert the videos you download to MP4, WebM, 3GP and AVI. The conversion can either be done on-the-fly, or after you’ve downloaded the videos via the local file conversion feature.

  • What audio formats and bitrates can Viddly download and/or convert?

    Viddly can download audio-only version of videos in bitrates up to 128 Kbps in the Free version. In the Plus version you can get better quality audio with bitrates up to 192 Kbps.

    You can also convert these to MP3, AAC and Vorbis. Similarly to videos, you can convert these on-the-fly, or after you’ve downloaded them via the local file conversion feature.

  • Can I download YouTube Live Streams with Viddly?

    Yes you can! In the Free version, you’ll be limited to 5 minutes. This restriction does not exist in the Plus version!

  • How can I transfer downloaded audio or video files to my phone?

    We recommend installing a cloud hosting service such as Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive on both your computer and your phone. This way, you can set your download directory to the cloud folder which will automatically synchronize any new files to your phone for maximum convenience.

  • Why shouldn’t I use an Android or iOS app to download videos?

    Google Play nor the Apple Store will ever allow any application that could potentially be used to download copyright-protected video or audio. As such, no publisher will be able to offer a functional app in either store for any significant amount of time. This implies that any app you might find in the store is a useless decoy created with the sole purpose of displaying ads to make a quick buck.

    Sure, It’s possible to root your iPhone or disable certain protections on your Android phone in order to install an APK directly, but doing so puts your security and privacy at risk. Virus scanners for mobile devices are not as advanced and wide-spread yet as for desktops, and hackers know this.

    Your phone is where you store your naked selfies 😅. As such, we recommend you don’t take any risks and don’t disable any security mechanisms on your mobile device.

  • Why is a desktop-based downloader superior to a web-based one?

    Excellent question! In fact, there are several good reasons. First of all, because websites use server resources. Server resources are not free. This means that, in order to keep the lights on, the owner of the website needs to either limit downloads of a certain length, restrict video quality, and/or use aggressive strategies for monetization.

    Since Viddly runs on your computer, and because we are supported by Viddly Plus users, we can feed our developers without resorting to shady tactics.

    Secondly, desktop software is generally much faster and more powerful than web applications. With Viddly, you can download entire playlists and convert the videos to MP3 with a single click of a button. We don’t know of any web-based downloaders which allow you to do this. Should you find any, let us know!

    To summarize why Viddly is superior to websites such as KeepVid, Y2Mate, SaveMedia, YooDownload, FlvTo, YTMP3, or Youzik:

    • No limitations on video length or resolution
    • Much faster when doing multiple downloads
    • Download entire playlists with a single click
    • Support for subtitles and live video streams
    • No annoying or shady ads
    • Better privacy controls

  • Is it legal to download videos from YouTube and other websites?

    It’s not illegal to download videos for personal use. In some cases, it might also be legal to download videos for commercial reasons, as long as those reasons are covered by “fair use”. However, depending on which videos you download, you may be breaking YouTube’s terms of service.

    Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984), a.k.a the “Betamax case”, was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States ruling that the making of individual copies of complete television shows for purposes of time-shifting does not constitute copyright infringement, but is considered fair use.

    The court stated: “When one considers the nature of a televised copyrighted audiovisual work and that time-shifting merely enables a viewer to see such a work which he had been invited to witness in its entirety free of charge, the fact that the entire work is reproduced does not have its ordinary effect of militating against a finding of fair use.”

    Although there may be different interpretations, we believe that downloading content from video sharing website for the purpose of watching it at another time or on a device without an Internet connection has the same purpose as timeshifting and should, therefore, be considered fair use. As such, from a user’s perspective, downloading videos is entirely legal.

    You should also be aware that the YouTube Terms of Service state “you shall not download any Content unless you see a "download" or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content”. Although it’s not “illegal” to break the contract you enter into with YouTube when using their services, we do not wish to encourage or condone this practice. As such, we respectfully ask that you only download videos which are marked as such and/or to which you personally hold the copyrights.