Tutorial for free Mac version by Training.
4K Video Downloader is an application that can download videos (or audio only) from YouTube and several other services, including Vimeo, TikTok, SoundCloud, Bilibili, Niconico, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, DailyMotion, Naver TV, Likee, Tumblr, as well as streams from Twitch and YouTube Gaming.
Downloads are fast, may include subtitles (only for YouTube if available), and it is also possible to download channels and playlists (with limitations for the free edition).
The paid "pro" version of the application can import and export URL lists, whereby systematic downloading of larger amounts of videos, e.g. found by topic searches becomes possible.
The free version supports most of the features in the paid program with the following most notable differences:
- Import and Export of URL lists is only supported in the "Pro" version.
- If subtitles are needed, videos must be downloaded indicidually in the free version. All paid versions support bulk downloads with subtitles.
- Only paid versions support simultaneous downloads of more than one video, with a maximum of 7 in the Pro version.
- The free version allows download of 30 videos per day, 10 per playlist, and 5 per channel.
A full comparison between the free and paid versions may be found here (bottom of page).
Advice for settings and URL Import and Export (Pro version):
1) Enable "Smart Mode" (top left corner in program windows. This allows you to download from URL lists, playlists, or channels.
2) In Preferences (upper right corner of program window), it is recommended to select "Create subdirectory for downloaded playlists and channels", and "numerate files in playlist" in order to get as much order and information as possible in your downloaded data.
3) Copy a number of video URLs, e.g. with the help of a URL copier such as URLs List for Mozilla Firefox.
4) Paste URLs into 4K Video Downloader at the top left Plus icon.
5) Alternatively to 1) - 2) you can paste URLs for full playlists or channels.
6) Downloading starts automatically. When finished:
7) Under "File" (top bar in program window) select "Export downloads". You will now be offered to name a .csv file for your current session. Name it appropriately, and navigate to your relevant video subfolder, then save. The .csv file contains information on URL, Title, Format, Audio bitrate, Video resolution, Framerate, Subtitles, Output directory, which may be very helpful for your data collection. Note that the .csv export must take place after a downloading session. The information will be lost once the job list is cleared.
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