Open code tool for downloading content from YouTube
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aTube Catcher is one of the best software tools you can install on your PC if you need to save online videos to a local storage device, like your computer's hard drive or a removable USB stick. When they started the aTube Catcher project, the team at DsNET Corp. had one goal in mind: to create an online video downloader program for Windows that offers everything that many current programs, both free and paid, are lacking.
While other downloader tools are limited to saving videos from just a handful of sites, aTube Catcher can reliably fetch videos for you from over 50 different websites. The program is updated regularly by the developers to ensure that it stays compatible with all video sources, as video sharing services sometimes make changes to the coding of the pages you normally see in your browser, which may result in downloader apps not being able to find the video stream to download anymore.
If you want to download a password-protected video on a site like Dailymotion, you will be happy to hear that aTube Catcher supports authentication and is fully capable of downloading content from sites that require either a password for each video or to be logged into your account to view videos.
Even though most people will use aTube Catcher for videos, the program supports saving audio content too. This lets you download anything you want from Internet radio sites or music streaming services. An additional feature in the "Recording" tab that is almost unseen in competing downloaders is recording and saving audio from local sources, like a microphone or digital instrument.
No quality online video download tool would be complete without a converter that supports multiple video formats. aTube Catcher has built-in support for more than two dozen video and audio file formats. You can select which format to save a streaming video in or convert a file that has already been saved to your PC.
Once you've downloaded your video or audio file, you may want to share it with others or play it on another device, like a home entertainment system. This commonly involves burning it to a CD or DVD. With aTube Catcher, you don't even have to leave the program to do this, as it supports burning music CDs and DVDs without relying on an external tool.
Finally, to show you just how the developers of aTube Catcher believe in giving users the power to save any streaming content, the program lets you record a selected area of your screen and save it as a video. That way, even if the program can't save the video from the digital data stream coming from the Internet, it can save it from what your screen displays.
aTube Catcher is a program geared more towards power users and people with a decent knowledge of how online streaming works. The numerous menu options and features could confuse novice users at first. However, extensive tutorials and help files are provided in multiple languages. If you want to use aTube Catcher to its fullest potential but don't really know how to, the learning materials will teach you all you need to know.
- Over 50 video and audio streaming sites supported.
- Can burn music CDs and video DVDs directly.
- Supports source websites that require authentication before streaming content.
- Has many other advanced features that experienced users will love.
- Menus and main controls may be confusing for new users, requiring them to spend time going through the provided learning materials.