Download Online Videos with aTube Catcher
aTube Catcher (also called the YouTube Catcher) is a simple program that lets you download/save videos from numerous video-sharing websites – including YouTube, DailyMotion, MySpace, Google Video and Yahoo! – just to name a few. This handy tool even allows inter-conversion of the video among the numerous file formats that it supports – such as AVI, WMV, MPG, 3GP, etc.
Furthermore, aTube Catcher allows you to adjust the quality of the video that you download; as well as other encoding options that include the video size and aspect ratio, the codec to be used, the frame rate, etc. – all of which can be configured manually. It also features several templates that let you encode videos to the standard formats required in multimedia devices such as DVD, iPod, and PSP.
Another advantage with this particular application is that it also supports Username/Password verification facilities for flagged videos in YouTube. Moreover, it supports batch processing – a facility that lets you download multiple videos from multiples links from different sites at the same time.
aTube Catcher works on Windows 9X/NT/2000/XP and even Vista – although in versions older than Windows 98 (and including it), your DirectX component must be updated. Also, in Windows Vista, you will get an error message, saying
“There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.”
To resolve this, open a command prompt with administrator privileges, and then start the setup manually by entering
Alternatively, you turn off the User Accounts Control before executing the installer.
The aTube Catcher package comes with a FLV Player and Smart Media Hunter – which automatically searches videos and downloads them for offline viewing. You can download aTube Catcher 1.0 RC2 revision 116 from SourceForge, or you can get the latest version of aTube Catcher can be found here.