Today, YouTube is the source of every type of tutorial you can think of. From recipes to movie reviews and makeup tricks — you can find a guide or tutorial for nearly everything. Watching a series of YouTube videos can be fun. But what if the internet (or the Wi-Fi) connectivity is flaky or keeps going down often? Surely, you won’t be able to carry on your bingeing spree. Well, that’s when tools like VideoProc comes into the picture.
VideoProc is a powerful video converter and downloader that comes with a hardware acceleration feature. It harnesses the power of your PC’s graphics card to render 4K videos. Plus, it comes with a couple of handy tools that make it simple to edit and render 4K videos, even if you are new to the game.
And now, the tool bundles a handy YouTube video converter, which (you guessed it right) lets you convert YouTube videos for offline viewing.
The best part is that VideoProc bundles plenty of customization options and features for you to explore. On top of it, the interface is straightforward. You simply need to paste the URL. Then, the app will analyze the URL and present the data behind it in a precise manner.
So if you are planning to get VideoProc primarily for converting YouTube videos, here are some of the best features that you should know.
Let’s get started.
1. Support for Common Formats
VideoProc has a simple interface and supports a wide range of file formats. You can select between MP4, MP3, and M4A apart from the web-based formats like WebM.
Once you paste a video link in the box, you can see the supported formats. And that’s not all. VideoProc also lets you change over to a default file format (more on that later).
2. Choose the Download Quality
On top of it, it also lets you choose the download quality. If you want to save on your internet bandwidth, then you can pick to download the video in a lower resolution.
VideoProc shows the default quality in which the video was uploaded. However, a click on the Show All button at the top reveals all the supported resolutions and the formats.
These options appear right after the tool finishes analyzing the URL. And if you are downloading playlists, you can pick different download quality for specific videos as per your liking.
3. Extract Music from Videos
Apart from converting YouTube Videos, VideoProc also lets you extract music or audio from videos. That gives you the freedom to listen to these ‘videos’ anywhere — be it your smartphone or your offline music player. So whether it’s a TEDx talk or a motivational speech, you will be able to listen to it like an audio podcast after extracting the audio with this tool.
And the process to extract the audio is no rocket-science either. Copy the URL and then click on Add music. Once done, select Paste and analyze, and all the options will be visible to you right away.
Next, select the quality and click on the Download button to wrap it up.
Cool Tip: All the downloaded audio files and video files are easily accessible via the nifty ‘Open’ button in the right panel.
4. Download and Convert Playlists
Another interesting and useful feature of VideoProc is that it lets you download your favorite playlists to your PC. From your favorite songs to a bunch of random videos related to your hobby, you can now save an offline version in one go.
The process is mostly similar to converting standalone videos. However, the tool will take some time in analyzing and parsing the videos. And depending on the number of entries on the playlist, the download time may vary.
5. Record Your Live YouTube Sessions
Letting you download Live YouTube videos is another interesting feature of VideoProc. And that’s not all.
The tool also lets you record a specific duration of the video. There’s a handy option that allows you to enter the start time and the end time of a video. And once done, you can download it for offline viewing.
Aside from that, you can also select the quality of the downloaded videos as per your liking.
6. Enhance the Downloaded Videos
As mentioned earlier, VideoProc also doubles up as a video editing tool. It bundles a feature-rich video editor that makes it easy to edit and customize the videos that you have downloaded. The tools are easily accessible and are displayed right next to the uploaded videos.
It lets you trim, add special effects, load new subtitles, and add a watermark of your own, among others.
You simply need to pick a tool from the list, and the app will guide you through the rest.
At the same time, you can also select the output format. For instance, if you’d like to render in H.264 codec for iPhone, you can pick that. The options are right there on the bottom panel.
7. Customize Download Quality as per Your Preference
As mentioned earlier, VideoProc downloads videos in the highest available resolution, and the option to switch over to a lower resolution is always provided in the download box. That said, you can set a default low-resolution quality of 720p or 480p if you don’t want to make those changes for every video.
To do so, click on the Settings icon at the top-right corner and head over to the Download section. Switch to the resolution of your choice, and that’s it. Simple, right?
Cheers to Unlimited Music and Videos
VideoProc is not just for converting YouTube videos or converting your offline videos. This handy tool also supports other video platforms like Vimeo, Dailymotion, and Facebook videos.
The app interface is clean and clutter-free. With a majority of the app settings and options neatly laid out at the front, makes it simple to navigate. And the ad-free experience is a bonus add-on.
The free version of VideoProc comes with some limitations. For example, the app updates and advanced features are limited in the free version.
All the limitations are removed when you get the premium version. The one year license is available for $29.95 and provides the GPU acceleration feature and a year’s worth of app updates. The family license is available for $57.95, which is valid for 2-5 computers. Plus, you can also explore the Lifetime License, which you can get for $42.95.