Rival developers Ellora Assets Corporation and DVDVideoSoft Ltd have released major updates for their freeware video download tools for Windows PCs. Ellora’s Freemake Video Downloader 188.8.131.52 makes YouTube downloading even easier by embedding handy download buttons into the web pages themselves.
In the meantime, DVDVideoSoft’s Free Studio 2013 v6.0, a collection of video, music and photo tools, debuts a brand new interface and reworked Facebook uploader tool.
Freemake Video Downloader 3.5’s main claim to fame is to make it possible to save – and convert – video from a wide variety of online sources. Version 3.5 targets the number one video website – YouTube – by integrating the program more tightly directly into the YouTube site itself on compatible web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome).
Once installed, users will be able to trigger Freemake Video Downloader directly from Download buttons found on single videos, channels, playlists, artist pages and user pages, including favorites, uploads, history and more.
The new build also expands its coverage of supported YouTube categories to include both YouTube Music and YouTube Education. Freemake also promises to rip artist videos and MP3s direct from artist pages too. The update is rounded off by another minor improvement – the ability to resume interrupted playlist downloads.
Also released is DVDVideoSoft Ltd’s Free Studio 2013 v6.0. The new release integrates a brand new interface into its YouTube downloading component, which the company claims has been built based on user suggestions and feedback.
The new build also promises a reworked – and correctly functioning – tool its Free Uploader to Facebook component. A problem with the mistiming of edited video in Free Video Dub has been corrected, while Free Audio Converter has also been improved for stability purposes.
Both Freemake Video Downloader 184.108.40.206 and Free Studio 2013 v6.0 are available as freeware downloads for PCs running Windows XP or later.