YouTube™ videos can be easily downloaded as audio or video files
SmartTube appears as a little red icon in the address bar from your browser and changes
its color to red while you’re browsing the YouTube™ website. With just one click you can open the
SmartTube menu, below the YouTube™ video and choose in which format you want to download the whole video
or if you only want to convert the audio file from the video
Get rid of annoying advertisement
SmartTube includes a video downloader which is able to block the advertisement that is
shown before and throughout a YouTube™ video. That also includes text advertisement that is part of the
most YouTube™ videos. With its whitelist functionality, the add-on allows you to exclude channels that
should not be blocked from the adblocker, so that you can allow reasonable advertisement.
Turn off disturbing annotations
SmartTube is compatible with all current adblockers and extensions, which interact with
YouTube™. Furthermore the YouTube™ Downloader stops annoying annotations and info cards with link
references from showing up.
Which software allows me to hide YouTube™ ads?
With the aid of SmartTube you can reliable hide advertisement that is displayed while watching
a YouTube™ video. If you activate the adblock functionality you can even block banner, text advertisement and
comments as well as ads that are played as a commercial break.
Can I decide which ads will be hidden and which displayed?
Yes! With SmartTube you can easily exclude channels or YouTube™r’s from the adblocker by using
the whitelist functionality. Basically not every type of advertisement is disturbing. For example if you
want to support your favourite YouTube™r who is generating his earnings with this advertisement, so that he
can continue making the videos you love.
What is a YouTube™ Downloader and how does it work on YouTube™?
A converter is a software that helps you to convert a file format into another format. You can
simply export a file in another format instead of using the one that it has been saved in. SmartTube works
as a YouTube™ Downloader and a Converter. SmartTube will download and convert the video simultaneously into
the desired format no matter if you just want the audio or the video file. There are many reasons for
converting the original file into another format. For example you have to convert a file if the carrier
medium like a smartphone, iPod or MP3-Player is not compatible with the original format or the converted
format is using less storage but still has consistently good quality.
Why should I download the SmartTube YouTube™ Converter?
SmartTube is a free video download manager for the biggest and most successful video platform
in the world – YouTube™! Although we always keep our phone or tablet handy, we experience situations in the
everyday life in which we would like to play videos or music playlists offline without straining our data
volume. SmartTube is the best solution for this situation and also for many more. The add-on is your free
download manager to download the best YouTube™ videos, save them and convert them into the right format for
What can I use a YouTube™ Downloader for?
A YouTube™ Downloader is used for downloading videos and songs from the biggest media database
in the world and convert them into another format for different storage media and player. Googles own video
platform and the many YouTubers provide new content on a daily basis which makes the range grow more and
How can I download YouTube™ videos?
After downloading and installing the add-on, you can find SmartTube as a small icon in the
address bar of your browser. While surfing other websites the icon stays transparent – if you’re surfing on
the YouTube™ website which includes a video, the icon will immediately turn red and a Menu will appear below
the video. Just one click on the icon opens the download menu which allows you to decide which format you
would like to use for saving the file on your computer. It’s your decision if you would like to download the
entire video or just extract the audio file from the video.
How can I download music for free from YouTube™?
It’s really easy to obtain music from YouTube™. Once you have installed SmartTube in your
browser you can use the service for free to download videos as audio files, within a single click and It
will automatically extract the highest quality audio from the file.
Do videos or audio files lose quality when I download them?
It’s actually correct that audio and video files can possibly lose quality after downloading
them. This correlates with the conversion of a YouTube™ video into another format. However, this is virtually
unnoticeable for the user.
For example, if you transform a downloaded YouTube™ video into a MP3 format, the converter compresses the
content and separates the audio track from the video track to save storage. This can result in minimal
quality degradation in favor of the virtually unlimited compatibility with music and video players and the
associated memory space savings.
Where do I find a free YouTube™ Downloader? Where can I download this software?
All you need to use the unlimited video range of YouTube™ is here at SmartTube. The YouTube™
Downloader is available as a free extension for your browser. You only have to click the download button on
the top right corner and you can start downloading SmartTube.
What are the benefits of a YouTube™ Downloader?
With over a billion regular users and a daily playback of several hundred million hours of
video material, YouTube™ constitutes the world’s largest video collection – an unlimited video database. The
convenient YouTube™ Downloader SmartTube supplies their services for free and without commercial break. With
SmartTube you can use the video and audio file on the go even without an existing internet connection.
For which browser is the SmartTube YouTube™ Downloader available?
SmartTube is initially only available as an add-on for Mozilla Firefox, but it will be
available for Opera and other internet browsers in the future.
Can I use the SmartTube YouTube™ Downloader with every browser?
In the future SmartTube will be available as an extension for other browser, too. Until then,
the popular browser Mozilla Firefox will support the features of the YouTube™ Downloader.
How do I install the SmartTube YouTube™ Downloader?
With only a few clicks the SmartTube add-on embeds into the address bar of your browser and is
ready-to-use in no time. All you have to do is to click the download button in the menu, bellow the video
and the download will start. This is all you need to do so you can start to download your favorite videos
from YouTube™ and convert them in the desired format.
In which formats can I save music and videos?
SmartTube enables you to save videos and audio files in different formats. Besides the
well-known MP3 audio format that fits and is compatible with almost every data storage device, you can
choose the WebM format which is a container format that is especially used for the web and is also usable
for audio and video files. Additionally, SmartTube supports the MP4, M4A, FLV and 3GP format and many more
to save the downloaded videos for example on a smartphone or for the web.
Is it legal to download videos from YouTube™?
Downloading videos or soundtracks from YouTube™ is legal if you only download the file for
private use. The reason for this assumption already proceed from the YouTube™ website which delivers no
reference that they are supplying content in an illegal way. Even if YouTube™ is declaring in their general
terms and conditions that it’s undesired to download the content, this regulation only takes effect for
users that are signed in. That means: As long as you aren’t signed in with your YouTube™ account, this
paragraph is trivial. Moreover you can assume that YouTube™ is deleting videos that have been uploaded
illegitimately with copyrighted material. Wherefore criminal acts can’t be done by the user.
With SmartTube, the free YouTube™ Downloader and Converter, the world's largest
media library is available to you without any restrictions! Advertising-free, fast and secure - try