4K Video Downloader allows downloading videos, playlists, channels and subtitles from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and other video sites in high quality. Enjoy your videos anywhere, any time, and of course even when you are offline. Downloading is simple and straightforward: just copy the link from your browser and click ‘Paste Link’ in the application. That’s it! Save entire YouTube playlists and channels in MP4, MKV, M4A, MP3, FLV, 3GP. Subscribe to YouTube Channels within the application and get latest videos automatically downloaded.
Once you launch 4K Video Downloader for the first time, you’ll see a somewhat straightforward interface. To help you get started, there’s an illustrated guide on the Home Screen. However, we’ll walk you through the process of downloading a video soon. First, let’s go over the UI of this application.
Paste Link: This is your first step towards downloading a video. When you copy a Web address (URL) from one of the support websites, it will be automatically added to 4K Video Downloader. To initialize the procedure, click on ‘Paste Link’ and the application will start to do its thing. Please note that 4K Video Downloader currently supports YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Flickr, Dailymotion, Metacafe, and Twitch (for recorded streams).
Smart Mode: If you want to automate the process of downloading videos, you can do so by enabling the ‘Smart Mode’. You set the preferred format and quality, choose whether to include subtitles and decide where to download the files. This way, you won’t have to pick the settings each time you download something. Then, in the upper-left corner, you will see three additional icons. We want to explain everything you can find here, so make sure to keep on reading.
Subscriptions: You can ‘subscribe’ to YouTube channels within 4K Video Downloader, which will then download videos as soon as they appear on the selected channels. This is done by copying the URL of the chosen channel, and the application will recognize it automatically.
Preferences: This is where you can choose how the application behaves. We recommend you to optimize the ‘Intensity’ setting and you also might want to enable a proxy under the ‘Connection’ tab – if you have a proxy to use, that is.
Help: The final icon will take you to the official website of 4K Video Downloader, where you can find different types of resources. We have a dedicated section on customer support, which will discuss later on in the article. Finally, let’s not forget that there’s a top-placed menu bar, where you can add a batch of URL, pause/stop downloads, check for updates, and review different kinds of help-related resources. All of this is found at the top of the application’s UI, under File, Downloads, Tools, and Help.
Now, let’s guide you through downloading a single YouTube video. This will help you understand the procedure and see whether you’ll be comfortable using this application. Let’s get started. First, you need to select a YouTube video. Go ahead and find one. Once you do so, copy the entire URL of the chosen video (you can select it and press CTRL + C). Make sure to have 4K Video Downloader enabled in the background. Now, open the application, which should automatically recognize the URL that you copied. Click on the ‘Paste Link’ button in the top-left corner to initialize the procedure.
It will take a few moments until the application reads the required data. Then, you’ll be presented with a series of options. First, you can choose to download the video or just to extract its audio. Depending on what you select, you need to pick the preferred format on the left side of the screen. And finally, choose the resolution. You can go all the way up to 8K – if that resolution is natively available, to begin with. Also, don’t forget to choose where to save the file once it downloads.
Once you’re happy with the chosen settings, confirm your decision. This is when you’ll be taken to the Home Screen of 4K Video Downloader where you’ll get to track the download progress. That’s it! Wait for the video to be downloaded and then feel free to open it on your computer. Enjoy!