If the future is streaming, there are a lot of people getting left behind in the present. Which might explain the onslaught of new technologies that are making it easier than ever for music fans to download music videos for total portability, all at near-zero cost with virtually zero interference from YouTube.
The latest entrant is MacX Video Converter Pro from tech shop Digiarty, which has maniacally expanded beyond YouTube to include the Facebook’s surging video platform, plus the usual hotspots like VEVO, Dailymotion, Vimeo, or whatever video channel you please.
In other words, an extremely easy way to not only download whatever music video you want, but store it and access it whenever you want, all for free. And best part is that everyone wins here: after all, piracy isn’t even considered a problem anymore within the music industry, and artists just love the exposure (wink, wink).
But while apps like Flvto focus heavily on the most-used platforms like YouTube and iTunes, Digiarty is going for a total all-in-one approach. Which means that after the video is downloaded, users can port them to almost any device, including an iPhone 6/Plus, iPad Air 2/Mini 3, Android, Samsung Galaxy Note 4/Edge, HTC, WP8, or PS4 (the last version, updated June 30th, is available here.)
In fact, Digiarty’s support translates into more than 420 different codecs, either at the source (ie, YouTube), or the endpoint (ie, your tablet). That includes quick capturing and transcoding of various definitions, including HD 4K 2160p, 1080p and 720p videos at accelerated speeds, with a one-time cost of $34.99 for the privilege.
And that’s the entire point: the underlying methods for grabbing video, distributing video, transcoding video, and sharing video are changing all the time, it’s almost impossible to keep track of it. Which is why players like Digiarty are making a shrewd market play to encompass it all.
Written while listening to Hook N Sling and Far East Movement. Top image by Ronald Saunders, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC by 2.0).