4K Video Downloader review 2021: YouTube on your computer

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We have already covered 4K video downloader as one of the best YouTube video downloaders in 2021. But is it the best one available? As we will see in this detailed review, it indeed is. This is thanks to the abundance of features this YouTube video downloader comes with.

The best YouTube video downloader in 2021

A detailed review of the most feature-complete YouTube video downloader.

Anastasios Antoniadis

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Summary

4K Video Downloader is an exceptional piece of software that stands out as the cream of the crop in YouTube video downloaders

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LicenseCost
StarterFree
Personal$15
Pro$45

So, let’s see some of the key features that make 4k Video Downloader special:

YouTube Playlists and Channel DownloadYes
4K/8K Video ResolutionYes
3D VideoYes
360 VideoYes
Parallel DownloadsYes
In-app ProxyYes
Private Video DownloadYes

This feature list makes 4K Video Downloader the most complete YouTube video downloader in the market. To the point where I actually have bought it for myself too.

Read also: How to make money on YouTube in 2021

Who is 4K Video Downloader for?

The answer here is simple. This tool is for everyone who wants to download multiple videos in batches at maximum quality and speed. Individuals, content creators, and businesses can all greatly benefit from the simplification of large-scale video downloads.

How to download playlists in YouTube

The ability to download full playlists from YouTube is among the highlights of 4K Video Downloader. The free version of 4k video downloader allows you to download a limited number of videos from each playlist, but you can virtually download the whole playlist if you purchase the paid version.

The best is that you can do all this just by copying the link to the playlist. Then the software will ask you whether you want to download the current clip or the whole playlist.

Let’s see the process step-by-step:

In this case, we will download the full playlist of MKBHD’s interviews. You have to copy the playlist URL and then press the “Paste Link” button in the 4K Video Downloader. The software will instantly figure out the video URL you pasted is part of a playlist.

Consequently, it will ask you whether you want to download just the clip or the entire playlist.

4K Video Downloader YouTube download playlist or clip

At this point, you can choose to download the entire playlist by pressing the “Download Playlist” button. The software will automatically parse the entire playlist and display all the videos you are about to download.

Eventually, you will have the option to decide whether you want to download the videos or extract audio. If you choose the former, you can choose between MP4 or MKV.

You can also select the downloaded video resolution. In this case, we went with 4K. Additionally, you can choose the subtitle languages you want to download in SRT format.

4K Video Downloader YouTube Playlist download 4K MP4 or MPG and video subtitles

Finally, you can click the “Download button to initiate the download process.

How to download entire YouTube channels

If you want to upscale things by downloading a full YouTube channel, 4K Video Downloader can handle the process for you.

For our case study, I decided to download the entire Valuetainment YouTube channel, which contains 1,576. Impressively enough, 4K Video Downloader can handle the entire channel with ease.

We have to copy the YouTube channel URL and click the “Paste Link” button in the software once again.

Note: The format of the URL should be either https://www.youtube.com/user/username or http://www.youtube.com/channelname

4K Video Downloader Parsing Full YouTube channel

Video Quality Options

Besides supporting 4K resolution, the 4K Video Downloader also lets you select the quality of videos that you wish to download.

You can choose from a list of options depending on the resolution of the video uploaded to YouTube or any other supported platform.

From these options, you can choose the most appropriate resolution and frame rate. In addition, you can pick between two video formats: MKV and MP4.

Last but not least, you can see the video's expected video file size to decide which resolution and file format to use.

Note: The only disadvantage I have identified here is that the expected file size feature works only for individual videos. It does not work for entire YouTube channels or playlists.

4K YouTube Downloader Expected Downloaded Video File Size per format and resolution

How to download Subtitles and Annotations in YouTube

4K Video Downloader's subtitle and annotation capabilities are another great addition to its impressive list of capabilities. Most video downloading tools do not have this feature.

Downloading subtitles is a straightforward process. During the process, you can select from all subtitles added to the video (including auto-generated ones) and download them together with the video.

To get the video’s subtitles, you can click the “Download Subtitles” section and choose any number of languages from the dropdown menu that appears.

As you can see in the image below, I have selected multiple subtitles for the video.

4K Video Downloader Review Download Multiple Subtitle Languages

How to Download Private Videos in YouTube

This 4K Video Downloader feature is an advanced one that takes things to the next level. Assume you want to download every single video in your YouTube account, including private videos.

To do this, 4KVD allows you to log in to your YouTube account within the app. This is where most downloaders fall short, but this one can handle the process with ease.

However, the process is slightly different than the default one.

Firstly, you need to go to Tools > Preferences. Next, you can find the YouTube section at the bottom of General Preferences and click the “Log In” button.

4K Video Downloader Log in to YouTube account download private videos

After that, you will be prompted to provide your YouTube account credentials.

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Once logged in, you can paste any private video URL from your account into the software to get it on your computer. However, you cannot continue to browse YouTube from within the app, a feature you will find in some mobile apps.

In-App Proxy

Finally, the app offers an in-app proxy to bypass any restrictions from your ISP. Of course, this is not as powerful as using a VPN like NordVPN. Setting up the proxy is straightforward by heading to the Connection tab of Preferences.

In this tab, you can also set a download speed.

4K Video Downloader Connection Tab In-App Proxy and Download Speed Limit

How to download premium-quality audio in YouTube

4K Video Downloader’s immense capabilities are not limited to YouTube video downloads. You can also download premium quality music from YouTube Music by pasting the song or video clip URL, extracting the audio in MP3, M4A OGG, and choosing the audio quality based on the uploaded video’s bitrate.

4K Video Downloader Download Premium Music and Songs MP3, M4A, OGG

Smart Mode

The final feature we will mention is “Smart Mode,” which allows you to create a preset that applies the same format, quality, subtitle selection, and output directory to all the videos you download.

This will make all future downloads a piece of cake.

4K Video Downloader: YouTube in your computer

To conclude, if you are looking for the best YouTube video downloader for 4K or 8K resolutions, this 4K Video Downloader is the tool for you. It can handle everything you throw at it, from YouTube channels and playlists, YouTube private videos to premium YouTube Music audio.

All this, along with support for many other video-sharing platforms.

We highly recommend 4K Video Downloader to our readers as one of the best tools in the industry and the best 4k downloader for YouTube.

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