Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter could not have a more explicit name. In addition to downloading clips from YouTube, this application can also convert between video formats, extract audio from video and rip DVD movies. Good news is that it supports downloading and converting in batches, which saves a lot of effort and time. Fortunately, the tool has a simple workflow. Thus, depending on the task, you may want to download contents only, or you can pick a source, perform some minor editing and convert to another format.
When downloading video from the Internet, you should first provide the source URL. Then, the application strips the real video URL and allows you to pick one of the available formats and definitions. Finally, as a post downloading action, you can convert the file to another format.
Regarding conversions, the program lets you pick various source clips. In this respect, besides downloaded files, you can also import DVD contents from a disc or a folder. Likewise, it allows you to add standard video files in a wide range of formats. It is a pity that it does not support ripping contents from ISO images, though. At this point, you can preview the contents of the files and even take snapshots of your favorite frames.
Before proceeding to convert the items on the list, you may want to edit them. It is a real misfortune that the only editing operation available is extracting a fragment from the original video. This means that the tool cannot be used to merge various files, add subtitles, change soundtracks, apply effects or the like.
Luckily, the converter supports an extensive list of output formats. Moreover, as many other similar programs, it helps you pick the right target format by providing conversion presets associated with their supporting devices. However, it does not allow using individual conversion profiles.
In general, Solid YouTube Downloader and Converter works as expected. It can manage and accelerate video downloads as well as convert video files to other formats, including audio. Yet, most of the features included in this tool can also be found on other similar software. My suggestion: keep looking.
- Various sources: downloads, files and discs.
- Detects available definitions and formats automatically.
- Wide range of input and output formats.
- Batch downloading and conversion
- ISO images are not supported.
- Very limited editing operations