Product Name: Enolsoft YouTube Converter HD for Mac
Function: Downloads and converts YouTube videos
Version Reviewed: 3.9.0
Publisher: Enolsoft Corporation
Price: $29 free lifetime upgrade and technology support (free trial available)
Supported Operating Systems: Mac OS X 10.5 or above
Tested using: Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Pros and Cons
- Downloads and converts YouTube 1080p HD videos and HTML 5 videos from URLs
- Converts to loads of different file types
- Batch processing function
- Extracts audios from YouTube videos to MP3 audio format
- Optimized output options for latest portable devices
- Options to customize the output video and audio quality (by adjust the video/audio Resolution, Bit rate, Codec, Channel, Sample Rate etc.)
- Converts local FLV videos
- This version doesn’t have a built-in player to preview the videos
- Free trial version has a limitation on conversion duration
- Not be able to download videos from other video-sharing sites like Facebook, Metacafe, Vimeo, Break, Video Bash, etc.
Besides the main function of batch downloads and converts online YouTube videos into a choice of many popular formats (including audio-only files), it also allows you to load in local FLV videos for conversion. YouTube Converter HD allows users to individually specify the conversion format for each file, or keep the “Apply to all” checkbox enabled to quickly set the format for all files.
Ease of Use: ★★★★★
Working with an intuitive and user-friendly interface, the whole process is simple enough; just copy the YouTube video URLs into the application window and watch as the app downloads it into the downloads folder on your Mac.
Supports to download both YouTube HD and SD videos, as well as YouTube HTML 5 videos, and the number of conversion formats was pleasantly surprising, which widely ranges from the expected Apple-preferred formats for iTunes, iMovie, iPods, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs to Windows Media, RealPlayer, MPEG, PlayStation, Zune, Xbox 360, Galaxy Tab, Xoom and more.
If YouTube Converter HD were the only product Enolsoft made, a $29 price tag seems very reasonable. However, considering Enolsoft has a separate, Free YouTube Downloader HD application, I would prefer to spend an extra $6 and use the Enolsoft’s Video Converter app (which accepts many different formats as the input source and get simple editing capability as well) along with the free YouTube Downloader HD application.
Help & support: ★★★☆
Enolsoft provides a free lifetime upgrade and promises a 30-day money back guarantee. The technology support is free, but they only receive feedbacks via email.
The full download is 7.54 MB. Download and installed easily. When you first start the program, it will ask to select either enter key code to register now or continue evaluation.
You will notice the interface is very simple. Just click the “YouTube Add URL” to add YouTube HD video URLs copied from YouTube website. With a simple click on the “OK” button, the added YouTube HD videos will be downloaded easily and quickly. You are able to add multiple YouTube HD video URLs for batch downloading at a time. When the downloading is completed, it will lead you to the “Convert” part; feel free to add any local FLV videos to it for conversion.
The list of supported file types means that you should be able to convert online YouTube videos to play back on any Apple devices, game consoles, mobile phones, PC, Mac, tablet PCs, or anything really. Enolsoft have done the work for you by providing you with specific presets for a whole bunch of devices from various manufacturers, you don’t need to know what types of file your device can play.
On YouTube, most videos are supported by advertising, but when you download them with Enolsoft YouTube Converter HD for Mac, you bypass the advertising and get your own copy of the video.
So, if you’re looking for a tool to capture YouTube videos on your Mac then there’s a lot of options out there. However, if you need to convert those online YouTube videos into a choice of many popular formats for playback on portable devices, Enolsoft YouTube Converter HD for Mac may be one of the best choices for you.
I give this Enolsoft YouTube Converter HD for Mac a final score of 4/5. That being said, this is still a great product.
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