Desktop YouTube Downloader & Converter is a small software application whose purpose is to help you download videos from YouTube for offline viewing, watch clips using the integrated player, as well as convert FLV files to different formats.

The tool embeds a multi-tabbed environment for helping you access its key set of features, namely downloader, converter, player, and configuration settings. A help manual is not included in the package, only some hints about the program’s main capabilities can be found online.

Desktop YouTube Downloader & Converter gives you the possibility to grab YouTube links by pasting a custom URL in the main window. In addition, the utility is able to paste links copied via Internet Explorer.

What’s more, you can view information about the title, category, uploader, and description. The application also lets you to check out a thumbnail of the clip that you are about to download and select the preferred format.

FLV videos can be exported to MPEG, WMV, MP4, or 3GP file format. Plus, you are allowed to extract the audio streams from FLV clips and save them to WAV or MP3 file format. You can pick the saving directory and delete the original files at the end of the conversion process.

A video player is integrated in the main window for helping you play FLV files, pause the current selection, adjust the volume, switch to a full screen mode, and seek for a position in the video streams. In addition, you can make the application search ‘My Documents’ folder for FLV files, open YouTube links, and make file associations for FLV clips.

To sum things up, Desktop YouTube Downloader & Converter comes packed with basic features for helping you download, watch, and convert video files, and is suitable especially for less experienced users.