A lot of people, including me, would like to be able to watch videos from YouTube anytime they want, not only on the Windows computer and when an Internet connection is available. That’s why tools that can download YouTube videos and convert them to various video file formats are so popular. They make it possible to watch YouTube videos even offline and even on portable devices that can play only specific file formats. SnowFox YouTube Downloader HD is one of these tools.
In my opinion, the first big advantage of SnowFox YouTube Downloader HD can be discovered even before starting it: it is free. Most YouTube video downloaders and converters are shareware and can only be tried for free while having to deal with all kinds of limitations. Another great plus is represented by the fact that it can batch download and convert multiple video files at once. This will definitely help you save some time as you can let the tool download and convert a list of videos without requiring you to stick around and provide the video links one by one. It can also download HD videos. I also like about this tool the fact that it can convert the downloaded YouTube videos to different formats that can be played on a wide range of portable devices, including iPhones, iPods, PSP, XBox, etc. This is pretty handy, as the default FLV file format of the YouTube videos is rarely compatible with portable devices.
SnowFox YouTube Downloader HD is also very easy-to-use as it comes with a simplistic and intuitive interface. Unfortunately, a stand-alone file format conversion function is not included. It also lacks the possibility of being integrated with the web browsers, which means that it cannot monitor for downloadable videos and automatically detect them.
Finally, I’d say that SnowFox YouTube Downloader HD is worth having as it flaws can be easily ignored. Its advantages, including the fact that it is free, easily compensate for its minor drawbacks.
- Neat and intuitive interface
- Supports batch downloading
- Can save the downloaded videos to other video formats besides the default FLV
- Lacks a stand-alone file conversion function
- Can't be integrated within the common web browsers