4K Video Downloader - Download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and Co. (sponsor)

A little over a year ago I already got you the 4K Stogram app with which you can download and save pictures from Instagram. I have now been able to test the 4K Video Downloader App from the same developers. The test showed how well the program is suitable for Apple Mac, Windows PC and Ubuntu computers for video downloading from YouTube, Facebook and Co. In addition, I would like to show you in this test report how easy it is to install and use - and which settings you can make for (automatic) downloads.

The 4K Video Downloader App is suitable for downloading videos, playlists and new uploads (automatically) from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and other sites. Details on download, installation and use can be found in this app test!

The 4K Video Downloader App is suitable for downloading videos, playlists and new uploads (automatically) from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and other sites. Details on download, installation and use can be found in this app test!

The 4K Video Downloader can do that

The 4K Video Downloader App is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use app with which you can download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and many other websites. By subscribing to YouTube channels directly in the app - i.e. without your own YT channel - you can even automatically initiate a download as soon as a new video has been published on the subscribed channel. Various parameters such as the video quality (original or individually selected), storage location, subtitle downloads, etc. can be set beforehand. The same applies to the individual download of videos. This is possible on these pages, among others:

  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Vimeo
  • DailyMotion
  • flickr
  • tumblr.
  • Vevo
  • Soundcloud
  • Metacafe
  • Adult sites

Download and registration

You can find the 4K Video Downloader Download for installation on the Mac, PC or Ubuntu machine auf dieser seite. After downloading, all you have to do is install the small app (move it to the Applications folder under macOS) and off you go. Whether individual videos and clips or entire playlists - the 4K video downloader can be used to pull a wide variety of multimedia content from the Internet.

Test: Download video from YouTube

Downloading YouTube videos to your own hard drive or an external storage medium is extremely easy with the program presented. Just call the video in Browser of your choice and copy the link of the clip from the address bar (or the "Share" option). Then switch to the downloader and click on "Insert link" at the top left. Then the program briefly loads the available data and then lets you specify the necessary options for the file to be output - resolution, format, storage location. By the way, the default folder for saving is Users / username / Movies / 4K Video Downloader. And this is what it looks like:

Test: Download video from Facebook

I also did the test on Facebook - I did this video called up and pasted the link in the 4K Video Downloader App. The further procedure is the same as with YouTube or other sites. You set the parameters, click on "Download" and after a short time you have the respective video on the hard drive. By the way: do you see a video in your Facebook timeline and don't know how to get the link to download it? Then just click with the right mouse button (or with two fingers on the trackpad) on the video and then on "Show video URL";)

Subscribe to YouTube channels

Here, too, I did the test - with that, of course Sir Apfelot YouTube Channel. The option is just as easy to use as the video download. You copy the link of the channel, select the appropriate option in the application and specify in which form, with which resolution and further specifications the automatically created videos are to be stored. But pictures say more than an incredibly long test report:


Smart mode

With the option "Intelligent Mode" you can set presets by specifying a format, the resolution and the download of subtitles as well as a target directory in order to use these settings again and again. Once you have defined these factors, you can download videos with just one click - always with the defined settings.

General settings

You will also find the “Settings” menu item on the app’s user interface. Here you can set different presets for downloading videos. How many threads should be used? Should duplicates be skipped in playlists? Do you want to create .m3u files for playlists? And you can answer many other questions here as a standard for future downloads. In addition, you can proxy– and make notification settings.

More information and details

In addition to the features described, there are a few that I only briefly tested or that you can use with the app in addition to being mentioned here. Here I have summarized for you the possibilities that still arise with the 4K Video Downloader:

  • Download individual YouTube videos
  • Download all videos on a YouTube channel
  • Download YouTube playlists
  • Load subtitles for videos and save them in the video file
  • Save videos and playlists as MP3 (songs, podcasts, etc.)
  • Downloads from Facebook, Vimeo, Soundcloud, Flickr, etc.
  • Download 360 ° videos, videos at 60fps and more
  • Download clips up to 8K resolution
  • Download with resolution of 720p, 1080p, 2160p, etc.
  • Automatic integration of files in iTunes
  • And much more


The test of the app has shown that it does exactly what is expected of it - and very well. So if you want to download videos from different websites and save them locally in your preferred format / with an individual resolution, then I can recommend the 4K Video Downloader. There is certainly a lot of competition out there, including freeware that you don't need a registration key for, but most of them lack important factors - the user-friendly interface, the 8K and 4K download, the integration of subtitles, the automatic Functions, etc. In short: With the 4K Video Downloader you get a real all-rounder on the Apple Mac, Windows PC or Ubuntu computer.


Regardless of the fact that this contribution is sponsored by the developers and that the code for registering the software was free for me, I can make a recommendation. A lot of work has obviously been put into the functionality and user-friendliness of the software. When I tested individual functions, they turned out to be problem-free. So if you want to download videos, podcasts and music (maybe not the latter if it's legally protected), you can count on this app. Of course, within the framework of the legislation or only for vacation, travel or other times without the Internet, for which you want to provide for private use with locally stored media. 


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  1. Pit says:

    How is this software financed? There is nothing about costs in your article or on the website. So what do you mean by "... and that the code for registering the software was free for me ..."

    • Johannes Domke says:

      Hello Pit,

      Details can be found in the 4K Video Downloader license agreement: Get Tickets here!. There is information about your questions under point "4. 'Pro' Version":
      * Financing through advertising in the app
      * Pro version with license key / registration contains all functions without restriction
      * Updates are free with this version

      The license or registration key is available by email.

      I hope this information could help you.

      Best Regards

      • sir appleot says:

        I also had another consultation with the support. The following information came back: "Our team uses the freemium model. We offer the free version for testing the most important functions, but all other premium functions (downloading channels and playlists) are subject to a fee. The link to the purchase page is: http://4kdownload.com/de/buy/videodownloader"

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