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Vixy, A Web-Based YouTube Downloader

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in Online-services

If YouTube will ever get a "video download" feature I know a lot of sites and programs will become useless but until then... there's still enough to say about Web-based YouTube downloaders and standalone programs right? Today the time has come for a pretty useful and straightforward Web-based tool that is very easy to use and exists with a single purpose: to help you download YouTube videos!

Using is a no-brainer - you only need to input the YouTube URL choose one of the five available formats press the Start button and then wait for the download of the converted file to start. Unfortunately conversion of the online video may take a while... but other than that this online service is perfect!

Since I mentioned that let me tell you about the formats available for download - AVI for Windows (DivX video and MP3 audio) MOV for Mac (MPEG4+MP3) MP4 for iPod/PSP (MPEG4+AAC) 3GP for mobile phones (MPEG4+AAC) and even audio only (MP3) helping those who only want the audio track of some YouTube video save some time and energy required to find and download an audio recorder or editor capable of taking out the audio track of a video file. Sweet!

Oh yeah if you're a power user... I hope you're not thinking about any kind of advanced settings right? may be as easy to use as 1-2-3 but that means leaving behind all unnecessary features and even some of those who may help gaining a larger user base...

This being said I'll only add that a standalone ad-supported software for Windows and Mac is available from but I didn't manage to find the time or mood to give it a try. Do that and then come back here with your feedback will you? Thanks in advance and good luck! ;)