Atube Catcher is a program which lets you download videos from over 50 popular video sharing sites like YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Video. It can also capture video streams and save them onto your hard drive. It is a great little addition to your browser, especially if you are an avid video consumer who likes to hold on to some favourites.
Yes, apart from downloading videos, the program can reassign video formats with a few easy clicks. You can also use it to create DVDs out of the videos you have handled and converted. The Catcher is familiar with many popular video formats and works with and between them seamlessly.
Unfortunately you cannot work with Matroska files in Atube Catcher yet. You have a choice of FLV, AVI, MPG, WMV, MP4, PSP, 3GP and 3G2 formats, which generally has you covered when you are working with online video, though.
Yes, the program wins on functionality as well as usability. You can control all processes from the same window where the different functions are clearly organised and arranged. All actions can be completed with minimal input and no hassle at all.
As any other popular video-making application, the Catcher also lets you simply record your screen. This is very useful for documenting live chat sessions or merely as a backup option to downloading streaming video.
No, Atube Catcher is a Windows application which runs on any OS version after Windows 95. There are no variants for other operating systems in the making as far as we are aware.
The download speed will depend on the connection you are using, but in general the Catcher is quite quick in doing its job. Video conversions are especially impressive and certainly put it ahead in the running for the best Windows video processing program out there.
The program easily blends into the environment of your machine thanks to file menu integration. It can also read the Windows clipboard and supports drag and drop for maximum ease of use. In addition, all Windows-native video formats are supported, of course.
Yes, the software supports 3GP and 3G2 file formats to allow you to create videos which you can then easily play on your mobile devices without worrying about additional codecs or special software.
Yes, the Catcher is legal to own and operate. Exercise caution when it comes to saving videos or video streams, however, since some of that content may be protected under copyright law and, thus, illegal to capture and store on your local machine. Aside from that, there are no other legal concerns surrounding this impressive free video downloader.