Did you ever want to download a video from YouTube, Vimeo or Metacafe? Maybe you have found numerous programs that give you a way to do this, but most of them only provide an FLV file which you’ll have to convert (with another software) to a suitable video format for your computer or mobile device. To do this with ease and completly free, let me recommend you aTube Catcher.
aTube Catcher is a simple but powerful freeware that can download videos from social web sites such as YouTube, MySpace, Metacafe, Yahoo, Vimeo, etc. and convert them into a wide range of audio and video formats. aTube Catcher can also burn in DVD your videos and it has a built-in Screen Recorder to capture whatever you may see on your screen.
The installation is simple and straightforward but at a certain moment it will ask you whether you wish to install a third party software or not. I personally have chosen not to. Once done, simply copy and paste a URL of a video from YouTube (or any other supported social media web site) into aTube Catcher, select the location where you want it to be saved, set the output format and press Download. That’s all, aTube Catcher will take care of the rest.
aTube Catcher can also burn your downloaded videos to DVD , without having to use any other program. There are just a few steps: select your DVD recorder, type a title for the disc, add the files (you can drag them to the box) and then just click ‘Burn DVD’ to start the burning process. As a plus, in case you don’t want to record the DVD right away, you can create an ISO image and burn it later.
Moreover, aTube Catcher has a screen recorder and the audio recorder. This enables you to record all the things that happen in a specific section of your screen (you can select a custom area or a specific frame) using many customization options and to record audio (from your speakers, microphone or line in).
aTube Catcher is an excellent tool for downloading online movies, converting videos (to all the major formats or those supported by mobile devices), recording the screen, creating DVDs, downloading MP3’s – all this flawlessly integrated in a simple application with an easy-to-use use interface and lots of features – I highly recommend this program.