Download Video Quality - Best Software & Apps

  • Skype

    8.33.0.50

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    28678 votes
    • PROS: Group videoconferencing, Talk-chat-type, Excellent audiovisual quality, Calls to mobile, Integration with Facebook
    • CONS: Requires a good connection, High consumption of resources, Some features are extra
  • YouTube

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Symbian

    The greatest free video player

    8
    2317 votes
    • PROS: Intelligent, comfortable user interface, Includes lots of YouTube features, Simple player controls, Record and upload videos directly, Excellent playlist integration
    • CONS: Video quality not as high as web counterpart
  • GOM Player

    2.3.28.5285

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    GOM Player is versatile, customizable and free for everyone. GOM plays all of the most popular video formats with the option to add subtitles and even VR!

    8
    5208 votes
    • Viber

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      iPhone
      Mac
      Windows Phone

      Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

      7
      2535 votes
      • PROS: Very simple to use, Notifies you of contacts who are on Viber, Decent call quality, Send photos and videos, Stickers and emoticons to liven up chats, Group messaging with up-to 100 people, Hold & Talk feature
      • CONS: You may have to convince friends to switch to Viber
    • Skype for Windows 10

      14.34.81.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Video chat, texting and instant messaging in one

      7
      1736 votes
      • PROS: Supports video chats, texting and instant messaging, High quality video chats, Automatically imports contacts from Microsoft accounts, Lots of emoticons, Free group video calls and screen sharing
      • CONS: Interface looks a bit sparse, Contacts may need editing after importing
    • 4k Video Downloader

      4.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Download from YouTube with high quality and ease

      7
      654 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Fast downloads, Download multiple videos at once, Downloads MP3 audio files
      • CONS: A bit plain looking
    • SopCast

      4.2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      Mac

      Watch free TV channels and broadcast your own

      7
      1784 votes
      • PROS: Lots of channels to choose from, Organized by categories, Create and broadcast your programs
      • CONS: Streaming quality and consistency varies wildly, Gives no error log for those channels that won't stream, A lot of non-US content
    • Yahoo! Messenger

      0.8.288

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      Mac
      Pocket PC
      Java

      The new instant messenger from Yahoo!

      6
      3376 votes
      • PROS: Amazing video quality!, Highly customizable, Great privacy settings
      • CONS: Animated backgrounds are ad-ridden, Long installation process, Too much bloat
    • WinX DVD Player

      4.0.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Region-free player for DVD, audio and other files

      7
      430 votes
      • PROS: Great audio and video quality, Supports a large range of files, Takes screenshots and has bookmark function
      • CONS: Ugly interface, Limited configuration options, Irritating registration messages, No help file
    • HandBrake

      1.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      iPhone

      Free DVD to MPEG-4 converter

      7
      364 votes
      • PROS: Quick conversion, Alters video quality to suit required file size, Chops black bands around a video
      • CONS: Sometimes crashes
    • CherryPlayer

      2.4.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

      8
      416 votes
      • PROS: Huge library, Good audio quality, YouTube and Last.fm integration, Opens Amazon.com MP3 store to purchase tracks, Trending tracks
      • CONS: Messy interface, Some videos require you to register to watch, No video/audio converter
    • MPEG Streamclip

      b4 1.9.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      High-quality converter for MPEG files and transport streams

      7
      245 votes
      • PROS: Handles wide range of video formats, DVB support, All in one media tool
      • CONS: Slightly unintuive interface
    • Tango

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      iPhone
      Windows Phone

      Free video calling and messaging app for Android

      7
      402 votes
      • PROS: Simple to set up, Make free calls over 3G, 4G or WiFi, Easy to use, Good call quality, Play games, listen to music, send animations and more, Good friend discovery and social features
      • CONS: No group video conferencing, Limited privacy settings
    • Live TV for Windows 10

      1.3.6.115

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A long list of TV channels and radio stations from around the world

      7
      71 votes
      • PROS: Good quality reproduction, Endless catalog, Varied channels, Allows you to record (if you're registered)
      • CONS: Category filters aren't useful
    • Zune software

      4.8.2345.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Microsoft Tackles Audio and Video Devices with Zune

      7
      3048 votes
      • PROS: An affordable device that doesn't sacrifice quality for price, It takes full advantage of Microsoft's ecosystem
      • CONS: The Zune software suite could do with more apps, The competition is perhaps too fierce now
    • Free Any Video Converter Pro

      3.2.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Any Video Converter Pro - Convert your HD videos to a different format, for free!

      9
      82 votes
      • PROS: Convert videos from HD format to various other formats, Easy to use interface, Converted videos are supported by most smartphones, Useful tools like the addition of watermarks etc.
      • CONS: Audio extraction can be a bit flaky at times, No regular updates, Limited options for advanced users, No ability to share converted videos directly from the app
    • Crackle

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      iPhone
      Windows Phone

      Stream free movies from the Sony movie library

      10
      5 votes
      • PROS: Completely free movies and TV shows , Stream to your desktop or mobile device , The movie roster changes every month , Also contains Sony Crackle originals
      • CONS: Server reaction times and download speeds are unpredictable , Most of the TV shows are canceled and forgettable failures , The library is limited and the adverts are many , Almost every review is positive and so the reviews useless
    • The ESPN App for Windows 10

      1.0.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Keep up with sports news and scores

      5
      23 votes
      • PROS: Beautifully designed interface, Well organized sections, Tons of quality content , Great video quality with full screen mode
      • CONS: Some stories pop you into a browser, Occasionally crashes
    • Free HD Video Converter

      10.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Functional video converter that could still be improved

      9
      152 votes
      • PROS: Quick install, Helpful tips at the start, Lots of additional features, Can merge files
      • CONS: Color scheme is painful to the eye, Free version has invasive watermark, Icon is low quality, Some features are buggy
    • Free Any Video Converter

      10.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Convert any videos with this software

      9
      39 votes
      • PROS: Easy install, Easy conversion process
      • CONS: Awful software design, Slow conversion
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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    38.33.0.50286787.2Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
    44.8.2345.030486.6Windows
    50.8.28833766.1Windows, Android, Mac, Pocket PC
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