Amazing YouTube Video Tools Collection

youtube logoThis is a collection of the best Youtube tools, hacks, mashups and top ways to download Youtube videos. YouTube is the most popular site to share your favorite videos. Recently YouTube was acquired by Google for a few billion dollars. Here is a collection of several YouTube third party tools which enhance your YouTube experience.

Save and Download YouTube Videos

  • KeepVid – Download videos direct from most video sites like YouTube.
  • Save YouTube Videos – paste the youtube video url and download the video.
  • Delutube – Lets you view deleted Youtube videos.
  • TubeSock – grabs YouTube videos from the web and copies them to your video iPod, Mac, or PlayStation Portable.
  • VideoDL – is a quick AJAX application that allows you to download online video into your computer. It supports top 3 video sites – YouTube, Google Video, and
  • Download YouTube via bookmarklets – A collection of Greasemonkey scripts and bookmarklets to do the job.
  • YouTube Downloader – enter url and download YouTube videos.
  • GooTube FLV Retriever – enter the video page URL, download the youtube video.
  • Capture Youtube and Google videos – save them as AVI files encoded in the MPEG4 format, using only one command.
  • YouRipper – a freeware software which enables you to download videos from the YouTube and Google Video

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Top Youtube Third party tools

  • YouTube Userscripts – a collection of scripts to perform several tasks with YouTube.
  • Youtube Video Slideshow – insert a username or a video tag below and it starts a slideshow.
  • fTube – a YouTube player that downloads the list of 25 most recent videos featured on the YouTube front page. The user can select a video from the list and hit the play button to play it in-Flash.
  • TubeCH – YouTube flash player.
  • TvTube – For Mac users. Allows you to browse YouTube, Google Video and Yahoo Videos, for movie clips that people upload, choose your favorite clips and add them to your shared library.
  • YouTube API Extraction Tool – PHP script that taps into the YouTube API to deliver videos by tag, by username or what’s a current favorite.
  • Search The Tube – A quick way to find videos for your website, blog or profile.
  • YoutubeCrazyVideos – A Youtube videos desktop player. Freeware.
  • YouTube Podcaster – makes Podcast feed from your submitted keyword or url. The feed is made up from embedded youtube video IDs and all videos are converted to the MP4 file format.
  • MemoriesOnWeb – freeware photo slideshow software for YouTube.
  • Overstream – lets you add subtitles to online videos.

Integrate YouTube In Your Site or Blog

  • YouTube badge maker – will show your viewers images of your 6 most recently uploaded videos.
  • YouTube WordPress Plugin – Display YouTube videos on your WordPress blog according to Tags.
  • WordPress Related Videos Plugin – Uses tags to look for related videos on YouTube, displays the three most recent related videos on your WordPress blog post and updates videos automatically.
  • WordPress Favourite YouTube Videos – WordPress plugin / widget to display, in a very configurable manner, your latest favorite videos from Youtube.
  • Vipers Video Quicktags – WP plugin that easily generates codes for copy / pasting to embed videos from sites like YouTube and Google Video or for self-hosted videos into your posts.
  • WP-FLV – WordPress plugin simplfies the process of inserting flash video files (FLV) inside a WordPress post or page.
  • TubePress – a highly configurable WordPress plugin that displays YouTube videos in an embedded gallery in posts and/or pages.

Top / Best YouTube Videos Services

  • PureVideo – collects top 10 videos from around the web
  • The World Internet TV charts – tracks the most popular video clips from four leading Internet TV sites.
  • Top YouTube Videos – a daily updated selection of the most popular videos from YouTube.
  • Vidspedia – is a collection of the best Google and YouTube videos, submitted and rated by users.
  • Youtube top-rated – a coverpop with the 1,001 top rated videos from YouTube updated every week.
  • Best of YouTube – a blog selecting the best Youtube videos.
  • Viral Video Chart – tracks the world’s most blogged about videos including GooTube and MySpace.

Suggest new Youtube tools in the comments

160 comments on “Amazing YouTube Video Tools Collection

  1. jay says: is another site that allows users to submit and vote on videos. They allow submissions from most of the major video sharing sites, but the majority of the content comes from YouTube.

  2. Eric says:

    For embedding galleries of YouTube videos in WordPress, try out TubePress:

  3. will says:

    You forgot

  4. fiend says:

    You should include on the Top / Best YouTube Videos the site, it’s really great hehehe realllly

    Great list, good job ^^

  5. Prokrastinator says:

    Thanks Wendy for the great article. However, I use this wonderful and simple tool to convert a batch or single FLV file (the youtube video format) to avi/ mpeg and mpeg 2 videos. The user “Qjimbo” at the Doom 9 forum wrote the application in response to a topic based on converting youtube videos and it works flawlessly and fast. Its much better and faster than any of the paid software out there that I tried out to convert Youtube videos. The tool along with the firefox extension Video Downloader is much easier than the describe method in article you provided. Download the tool at or goto the original post at for more information.

  6. geelake says:

    Very useful,thank you.

  7. kip says:


  8. FSC2oo6 says:

    I’ve made a Youtube tool for Windows Desktop


    Check it out

  9. entubao says:

    You forgot too :)

    A blog like “The best of youtube”, but from Spain.

  10. Adrian says:

    Videos de youtube, googlevideo, metacafe y more sites of video.

  11. it says:

    There is another nice wiki based index of youtube videos:

  12. Scott Button says:

    You could add Viral Video Chart to your best of YouTube section…

  13. pollox says:

    You also should include on the Best YouTube Videos the a spanish humor site like digg.

    Great list ;).

  14. dotcomrade says:

    Webmunism – categorizes youtube videos with related flickr photos.

  15. kafrileontas says:

    i downloaded the youtube downloader and instantly my xp computer was infected by spyware. so watch out… some of this stuff is dangerous

  16. Eamonn says:

    I have written a C# Wrapper Assembly that encapsulates all the YouTube API functionality into a set of .Net methods and deserializes the result sets into objects for the .Net developer to use.

    The Main YouTube DLL is written in C# but the Zip contains ASP.NET Web Application Projects written in C# and VB.NET that demonstrate some of the Functionality. All Source Code is provided.

    N.B Projects are in Visual Studio 2005 format.

  17. casey says:

    Another tool for your list:

    Cool freeware for generating photo/video slideshows with lots of customization possibilities. Integrates seamlessly with YouTube.

  18. siamak says:

    hi does any one know where can i get the you script because i want to make website same as you tube website for people to upload their video many thanks

  19. aimei says:

    Download videos from Youtube, Google, Metacafe, iFilm, Dailymotion… and other 60+ video sites ! And all embedded objects on a webpage ( offers all kinds of online Video format,wmv,flv,etc.) ! Directly & quickly!

  20. Geoff says:

    Slideroll has a videomaker that turns Slideroll slideshows into true video you can upload to YouTube. You can create slideshows from photos you upload or from your Flickr photos.

  21. Corey says:

    I love this site! View over a 100 YouTube thumbs at a time! Then either watch them or download them. Zoom in and out, too! is cool…no spyware or ads.

  22. ituloy angpagsulong says:

    Thanks for giving out a list like this

  23. David says:

    here in you will find a zone named gadtube with only the best youtube videos, THE BEST OF THE BEST .. ONLY ! . Check them out :)

  24. alhaurin says:

    You lack the one: Videobox

  25. Torley says:

    Handy resource, thanx for putting this together! I’ve been using YouTube more recently and this helps me get even more outta it.

  26. Anton says:

    Hi, is there any tool or trick to increase the views (popularity) of my YouTube uploaded videos?

  27. vixy says:

    FLV Online Converter:
    YouTube Podcaster:

  28. Glenn Casto says:

    check out it’s a full youtube clone and allow you search as well as download any youtube vidoes, it’s an all-in-one site…very cool

  29. Sabnorton says:

    If you want to search and batch download from, try the BrownRecluse script ? on (check the WebFiles tab). The script is free and very powerful. Even creates thumbnail pages .

  30. Jacob Levy says:

    Not sure if you noticed, a way to watch youtube videos on your cell phone. Works with all 3G video phones. The guy who runs this is a grad student from UCLA who got a jump on the bigco’s by cobbling together this amazing service before the Telcos could get their act together..

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