Free, Open Source App Lets You Download Videos From YouTube & 50 Other Sites

Sep 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, General, Video

 xVideoServiceThief (a.k.a xVST) is a free tool for downloading video clips from a variety of video websites.

xVideoServiceThief also gives you the ability to convert each video into popular formats, including AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV, MP4, 3GP and MP3s.


  • Cross-Platform: xVideoServicethief is available for the following platforms:
    • Microsoft Windows Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000, NT 4, Me/98
    • Mac OS X, 10.3 and 10.4 coming
    • Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, IRIX, AIX, many other Unix variants
  • Simultaneous downloads: Download more than one video at same time
  • Pause and resume your downloads (some servers do not support pause/resume functions, for example YouTube)
  • Free!
  • Automatic Updates
  • Drag & Drop functions: Drag and Drop the video link directly to the xVideoServiceThief
  • Multilanguage: Use xVideoService in your language
  • Session Manager: Save and Restore your download lists
  • Download Log: Save a list with all downloaded vide (Date + Title + URL)
  • Accessible information: xVST has usable information for people with disabilities
  • Children protection: Disable adult website support
  • Customizable websites: Select which websites are allowed and which websites must be blocked
  • Tray Icon functions: xVideoServiceThief can work in background mode
  • Proxy server support: Is currently under beta version
  • Bug Report: You can help to improve the future versions
  • Open Source: The xVST is developed under the GNU General Public License 

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3 Responses to “Free, Open Source App Lets You Download Videos From YouTube & 50 Other Sites”

  1. Looks good, how well does it handle video file names? Currently using Miro to download from YouTube, but the files are named video1, video2, etc. which is not convenient if the files need to be played outside the program for any reason.

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