I would like to have a free (not necessarily) YouTube downloader for Windows (not a website) And I would like to have it adfree too.

3 Answers 3


3D Youtube Downloader is a windows desktop portable application that can download videos from youtube in various quality settings.

It can also convert into multiple formats including audio only for music. enter image description here


Try youtube-dlp - a fork of youtube-dl with additional features and fixes.


JDownloader (Freeware)

JDownloader is a free, open-source download management tool with a huge community that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. Users can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwith limitations, auto-extract archives and much more. It's an easy-to-extend framework that can save hours of your valuable time every day!

Cross-platform, Mac/Win/nix. Can download pretty much anything you ask it to. Can collect links from your clipboard too, so you don't have to specifically copy/paste to it.
For Youtube, it can download all the individual components that make up the post, not just the video - it can separate out the audio, poster frame, subtitles etc if you want it to.

It's not 100% ad-free, but they take up a teeny bit of the top right menu bar you can totally ignore them & are generally for download sites/structures the app itself enables you to use & save credentials for. I wouldn't really count that against it.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.