Viddly YouTube Downloader

The easiest way to download online videos and convert them to MP3 or MP4.

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Viddly’s Top Features

  • › Fast and light-weight app with built-in search
  • Download 1080p, 4K, and 8K MP4 videos at up to 60 fps
  • › Convert YouTube videos to MP3 at 128, 192, or 320 Kbps
  • › Download any YouTube Playlist with a single click
  • › Convert files on your hard drive to any popular format
  • › Download YouTube subtitles in any language

Top Reasons to Download Videos

  • › No more annoying pre-roll ads or annotations
  • › Backup videos in case they’re removed
  • › Convert videos to MP3 files compatible with your audio player
  • › Access your multimedia when offline (f.i. when traveling)
  • › Your friends are all doing it. Yup, that’s right!
Top 5 Reasons to use Viddly

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How to download videos using Viddly:

Downloading videos from any major video sharing platform has never been easier!
Just follow the simple steps below to get going.

Install Viddly

Click on the button to the right to download Viddly. You may need to authorize the download and specify a destination folder. Once it has downloaded, double-click the executable to proceed to the installation.

Select Video

Inside the software, type a keyword to search for a video. Alternatively, you can copy the video URL. Viddly automatically recognizes any valid URLs and will suggest initiating a download.

Select Format

You can download videos in a wide range of resolutions and formats. Would you like just the audio as a 128 Kbps MP3 file, or an Ultra High Definition 4K video as an MP4? No problem!


Once you hit the download button, Viddly will optimize the download speed and only initiate a conversion in case it’s required. Viddly is currently the fastest video downloader on the market!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What video formats and resolutions can Viddly download and convert?

    Viddly Free supports any resolution up to 1080p. With Viddly Plus, you can download videos at any resolution offered by YouTube, including 4K and 8K.

    To ensure the smoothest possible playback, Viddly provides support for a frame rate of 24, 30, or 60 fps.

    For complete immersion, Viddly allows spherical 360° videos to be downloaded and converted. You might want to consider using a VR device such as Google Cardboard for optimal playback.

    You can convert any video to MP4, WebM, 3GP, or AVI format. The conversion can be performed during the download or using the local file conversion feature if it's already on your hard drive.

  • What audio formats and bitrates can Viddly download and/or convert?

    Viddly Free supports downloading YouTube music as MP3 with a bitrate of up to 128 Kbps. With Viddly Plus, you can convert songs on YouTube to MP3 with a bitrate of up to 320 Kbps. Audiophiles, rejoice!

    Viddly also supports the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) codec, which offers even better quality than MP3 at the same bitrate, or Vorbis, which is technologically superior to MP3 at 192 Kbps.

    Would you like to learn more about the best format for YouTube audio downloads? Your ears will be forever grateful.

  • Can I download YouTube Live Streams with Viddly?

    Yes, you can! Viddly Free limits YouTube Live stream downloads to 5 minutes. Viddly Plus offers unlimited YouTube Live downloads without any restrictions whatsoever.

  • How can I transfer downloaded audio or video files to my phone?

    We recommend installing a cloud hosting service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive on both your computer and your phone. This way, any files downloaded to your synced folder will automatically be accessible on your phone.

  • Why shouldn’t I use an Android or iOS app to download videos?

    Google Play nor the Apple Store will ever allow any application that could potentially be used to download copyright-protected video or audio. As such, no publisher will be able to offer a functional app. Any app that actually allows YouTube downloads would be quickly removed by the moderation team. In other words, any app you might find in the official app store is a useless decoy created with the sole purpose of displaying ads to make a quick buck.

    You might be able to root your iPhone or install a rogue APK on your Android phone, but doing so puts your security and privacy at risk. Virus scanners for mobile devices are not as advanced and widespread yet as for desktops, and hackers know this.

    Your phone is where you store your naked selfies 😅. As such, we recommend you don't take any risks and don't disable any security mechanisms on your mobile device.

  • Why is a desktop-based downloader superior to a web-based one?

    Excellent question! In fact, there are several good reasons. First of all, because websites use server resources. Server resources are not free. To keep the lights on, the website owner needs to either limit downloads of a certain length, restrict video quality, and/or use aggressive strategies for monetization.

    Viddly runs on your computer, so we do not require expensive servers to power conversions. Since some of our users pay for Viddly Plus, we can feed our developers without resorting to shady tactics.

    Viddly runs on your computer, so we do not require expensive servers to power conversions. Since some of our users pay for Viddly Plus, we can feed our developers without resorting to shady tactics.

    To summarize why Viddly is superior to websites such as KeepVid, Y2Mate, SaveMedia, YooDownload, FlvTo, YTMP3, or Youzik:

    • No limitations on video length or resolution
    • Much faster when doing multiple downloads
    • Download entire playlists with a single click
    • Support for subtitles and live video streams
    • No annoying or shady ads
    • Better privacy controls

  • Is it legal to download videos from YouTube and other websites?

    It's not illegal to download videos for personal use. In some cases, it might also be legal to download videos for commercial reasons, as long as those reasons are covered by 'fair use.' You may be breaking YouTube's Terms of Service by not using the download button they provide for specific videos. Still, we've never heard of anyone being banned or getting in trouble for this.

    We believe that downloading content from video sharing website to watch it at another time or on a device without an Internet connection has the same purpose as timeshifting and should be considered fair use. This precedent was set in the Betamax case. As such, downloading non-copyrighted videos is entirely legal.

    We recommend that you always request permission from the copyright holder to download any video that's not licensed under Creative Commons.

  • What is Bright Data and why their banner when installing Viddly?

    You will not get Advertisement Banners in exchange for safely using some of your device’s resources, and only in a manner that will not substantially affect the device's operation. You may turn this off from the settings menu. Please see our Terms of Service and the SDK Privacy Policy for further information.