ClipGrab is a desktop program that allows you to download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and other video streaming services. All you need is to paste the video’s URL on ClipGrab and it will immediately load the video to your computer. It also has a built-in search engine where you can search for YouTube videos to download. You can store these videos in various visual formats and resolutions. In addition to storing videos into other visual formats, ClipGrab also allows you to extract the video’s audio.
ClipGrab has a bare interface consisting of text boxes, tabs, and thin lines. By default, the program opens with the Downloads tab. This is where you can paste the video URL, select the video format and choose the video quality. The program allows you to select one of six formats at a time: MPEG4, WMV, OGG Theora, OGG Vorbis, MP3, and Original. Original means the format used by the person that uploaded the video. It is also important to note that MP3 and OGG Vorbis can only extract the audio of the video.
Regardless of the format you choose, you can select any video quality you want. The highest resolution that ClipGrab offers is 1080p while the lowest is 240p. Once you’ve selected the format and quality, click ‘Grab this clip!’ to begin the download process. You will see the video title in the table below along with the video’s source, format, and progress. ClipGrab also allows you to search and download YouTube videos within the program. This option can be found in the Search tab.
Simply enter the keyword in the textbox and YouTube videos relevant to your search will appear. The video will immediately download once you’ve clicked on its thumbnail. Should you not be satisfied with ClipGrab’s default settings, you can go to the Settings tab to adjust the video’s target path and metadata. You can also change the program’s push notifications, proxy settings, and language. ClipGrab offers ten European languages in addition to English, Español, Japanese, and Chinese.
ClipGrab’s original source code was created using the proprietary programming language PureBasic. It was then rewritten using C++ and the Qt framework, which helped the program load multiple videos simultaneously. Though the program has a reliable code and a substantial amount of features, its file size is only 65.8 MB. This makes ClipGrab a lightweight program for your desktop computer. This ClipGrab program is compatible with Windows PCs running Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7/8/10 operating system.
Full-featured video downloader
ClipGrab is a suitable program for users that want to access videos, sound bites, and music offline. The option to download via URL or through its search engine allows you to load videos in the way you find most convenient. Though it can store any file format, the selection of file formats and video quality help you save the video according to your preferences. Lastly, its customizable features help store and organize the files into your computer. These make it easier to search once the file has been successfully downloaded.