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Top 3 Free YouTube Downloaders for Windows 8/8.1

We must have needs at times to download YouTube videos for collection or home-made video material. However, not all YouTube downloaders are trustworthy. Some tools contain malware, install toolbars, and cause damage to your computer. So, it is necessary to filter the YouTube download apps before you install one. If you don't want to do this thing, we have done it for you. 3 carefully screened free YouTube video downloaders for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 64bit will be introduced in this article.

Best 3 Free YouTube Downloaders for Windows 8 and 8.1

No.1 WinX YouTube Downloader

WinX YouTube Downloader is an easy-to-use and 100% free Windows-based YouTube video download software. It is especially good for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users with its indefective compatibility with Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 OS.

In support of multi-thread downloads, this YouTube downloader developed by Digiarty Software allows users to download videos at 5-8x real-time download speed (which also depends on the internet and network speed).

Giving the YouTube source go-by, it helps download 720p standard videos, 1080p HD full-length movies, 4K 2160p UHD videos and 8K Full UHD videos from YouTube easily. Users can choose the output in terms of file sizes, video formats among FLV, Webm and MP4, and resolutions like 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2160p and 4320p. Especially, it is made to download UHD videos without the need of a 4k video downloader license key.

Unlike other programs in the genre, it's a totally free YouTube download app without any malware, toolbar, adware, spyware, or virus at all.

Besides Windows 8 and 8.1, WinX YouTube Downloader is also compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Best Free YouTube Downloader for Windows 8/8.1
Best Free YouTube Downloader for Windows 8/8.1

No 2 FreeMake Video Downloader

Freemake Video Downloader is a great free option for downloading videos from YouTube on Windows 8. It can save videos to PC in HD, MP4, MP3, AVI, 3GP, FLV, etc. Similar to the other best free YouTube download apps for Windows 8/8.1 PC, it enables users to choose format, video quality and file size to fit the needs. It works great except for streaming video capture.

And like WinX YouTube Downloader, it is not just for YouTube. It can also download videos from Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Twitch, and more sites.

Freemake Video Downloader
Freemake Video Downloader

No 3 YTD Video Downloader

YTD Video Downloader with good popularity should surely be listed in the top 3 best free YouTube video downloaders for Windows 8. It delivers 2x faster speed and is good enough to resume downloads after the temporary loss of an Internet connection.

It is a good choice except forcedly adding of YTD Video Toolbar, changing your default search engine to Yahoo and cramming 5-6 shopping extensions to Google Chrome. Moreover, YTD Video Downloader throttles your download speeds unless you upgrade to the Pro version, which costs $19.90.

YTD Video Downloader
YTD Video Downloader

How to Free Download YouTube Videos on Windows 8/8.1 PC

The principles of downloading YouTube movies/videos on Windows 8 are simple and similar. So here we just demonstrate the operation of WinX YouTube Downloader which is a malware-less program.

Step 1. Free download WinX YouTube Downloader for PC Windows 8/8.1. Then install it.

Step 2. Go to YouTube official webpage, find and hit a video you like or need. Then, copy the url of the YouTube video displaying on the top address bar.

Copy YouTube video link
Copy YouTube video link

Step 3. Open WinX YouTube Downloader and click Add Url. This tool will auto paste the YouTube link on the entry field. If not, you can click Paste URL & Analyze button. After a few seconds, it will show you several output options with different file size, video quality, and file format. Simply choose one based on your own needs and click Download Selected Videos button.

Download YouTube video on Windows 8
Download YouTube video on Windows 8

If you want to download multiple videos at once, you can repeat the previous steps to import other YouTube videos.

Step 4. Simply click Download now button and set sail for the fast and free Youtube downloading process on Windows 8.

Disclaimer: This post only picks free YouTube video downloaders that're available at present, and only provide method to rip YouTube videos for personal & non-commercial purpose. It's also suggested to refer to the related laws in corresponding country before downloading YouTube videos. Any legal consequences caused by redistribution without the approval of the copyright owners will be taken by the violator himself or herself.

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