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2016 - 2017 Best 5 Free MP4 Video Downloaders for Windows (10) and Mac [Review & Free Download]

You've multiple free yet good choices to download MP4 videos for offline watching.

For a variety of reasons, we often want to download online videos to our local device. For example:

* Online video streaming can't deliver fluent playback because of slow internet connection.
* Online videos always come with annoying ads.
* We want to watch the videos on a bus, train or airplane where network is not available.
* We're afraid that the videos will be deleted in the future.
* We want to download the videos for further editing or other use.

And to make downloaded videos fully compatible with our devices and programs, downloading videos in MP4 becomes our preferred choice. So, which MP4 downloader you should go for? To narrow down your choice, we rounds up the best 5 free MP4 video downloaders for Windows (10) and macOS with reviews in this post.

2016 - 2017 Best 5 Free MP4 Video Downloaders for PC and Mac

Best MP4 video downloader freeware – WinX YouTube Downloader

1. WinX YouTube Downloader Rating: ★★★★★

WinX YouTube Downloader is a totally clean and free MP4 video downloader for Windows 10, 8, 7, etc. It is able to download MP4 videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Vimeo and other 300+ video-sharing sites in batch. It always offers you a couple of MP4 output options with different resolutions, such as 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 4096 x 2160 (4K UHD). You can choose any one as you like. An MP4 video will be downloaded to local drive at super fast speed thanks to built-in Multi-thread and Multicast Tech. Besides, original quality will be maintained owing to High Quality Engine.

MP4 video downloader - Freemake Video Downloader

2. Freemake Video Downloader Rating: ★★★★★

This is also a free MP4 downloader available for Windows only. In addition, it is a tool that supports HD/4K MP4 videos free download from tons of sites, say YouTube and Dailymotion. Users are allowed to download a single video as well as multiple videos of a playlist or channel in MP4 at once. Original quality is preserved. Download speed is satisfactory because of multithread technology. As you can see, the first two free MP4 video downloaders have many aspects in common.

best free MP4 video downloader - 5KPlayer

3. 5KPlayer Rating: ★★★★★

You may ask why I put a player into this list of MP4 video downloaders. It is indeed a player, but also a downloader that can save MP4 videos from more than 300 sites including YouTube. Download it to your Windows (10, 8, 7, etc.) PC or Mac computer, and then you can free download HD/4K MP4 videos online easily. Besides, it will help you play downloaded MP4 video on computer easily, and send downloaded MP4 video from PC/Mac to Apple TV by making use of AirPlay option.

MP4 videos download with 4K Video Downloader

4. 4K Video Downloader Rating: ★★★★

4K Video Downloader is a multi-platform MP4 video downloader. It is compatible with Windows, Windows Portable, Mac OS X 10.7 and later, Ubuntu and Ubuntu Portable. With this tool, you can free download MP4 videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook, and any web pages that include YouTube videos. As its name promises, it is able to download videos in 4K, let alone HD1080p and HD 720p videos. But I should remind you that it is often reported as adware, despite that it claims no toolbars, no adware and no malware.

download Free YouTube Downloader for YouTube MP4 download

5. Free YouTube Downloader Rating: ★★★

Different from above MP4 video downloaders, this tool is designed to free download MP4 videos from YouTube only. It is workable on Windows only. Just like others in this list, users just need to paste target video URL, choose a MP4 output, and begin downloading. 4K videos at 60fps can be downloaded as well, which is also supported by WinX YouTube Downloader. For those need to convert downloaded MP4 videos to other format like MP3, Free YouTube Downloader is a good choice.

To make you have a clear understanding of those free MP4 video downloaders, we have list the most important information in the table below.

Free MP4 Downloader
Developer
Supported OS
Supported Sites
Batch Download
Output Quality
Multi-thread Tech
Adware
WinX YouTube Downloader
Digiarty Software
Windows
300+
Yes
SD, HD, 4K, 8K, 3D, 360-degree VR
Yes
No
Freemake Video Downloader
Freemake
Windows
10,000
Yes
SD, HD, 4K
Yes
No
5KPlayer
DearMob
Windows, Mac
300+
Yes
SD, HD, 4K, 8K, 3D, 360-degree VR
Yes
No
4K Video Downloader
Open Media
Windows, Mac, Linux
6
Yes
SD, HD, 4K, 3D
No
Yes
Free YouTube Downloader
How
Windows
YouTube only
No
SD, HD, 4K
No
No

To sum up, if you want to download a free, clean, powerful and fast MP4 video downloader to Windows (10) PC, WinX YouTube Downloader is the best choice. In addition to MP4 videos, it is capable of downloading 3GP, FLV, WebM videos and MP3 songs from hundreds of sites.

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