aTube Video Downloader – MxTube alternative for iPhone (Cydia)

by Piyansh on September 13, 2009 · 16 comments

Filed in: Cydia,Reviews

063 is certainly one of the favourite apps of quite a few on the iPhone. However, Apple has restricted the feature of downloading the videos to the app. But Cydia came up with MxTube which allows you to download and stream videos directly from the app.

However, now we have an alternative to it. aTube Video Downloader is a youtube video grabber for the iPhone via Cydia. Below is a list of features the app possesses.


  • Search for youtube videos
  • Choose a video for downloading or streaming
  • Watch the video before downloading it
  • Simultaneous downloads
  • Cancellation of downloads
  • Delete videos
  • Watch other videos while downloading
  • Manage your videos

However, the app still needs some repair. The app is sluggish in its functioning and hangs sometimes. Also, it lacks some features downloading options like high quality, low quality, flv+covert etc. which MxTube already has. But its just the first release on Cydia and I expect the app to get better with updates. To download the app search for ‘atube video downloader’ on Cydia

Via BigBoss & Planet-iPhones Repository

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

freakmyiphone September 13, 2009 at 4:05 pm

The app is cool..However too slow and sluggish..Nice interface though..
Would rate it lesser than MxTube though as it lacks some key features

Jacobahalls September 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm

I think that yourtube in cydia store is better because it is in the
but if you are looking for something free. Than this is a runner up to mxtube.

Patrick October 20, 2009 at 4:48 am

What directory are the videos downloaded to?

lookang December 9, 2009 at 11:03 am

can’t find where the video are downloaded to which folder using iphonebrowser.
any clue?

Sione Nekelo January 13, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Can not open atube on the iPhone tried everything please help.

Bill January 21, 2010 at 12:26 am

where is it save to

Val February 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Videos go in ~/Documents

Gary February 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm

This program rocks! so user friendly

in a future version could you implement the ability to browse a youtube users channel? That would be the best.

Shuvro February 17, 2010 at 10:22 pm

I have downloaded MxTube from but could’nt download from I click on the it says feature not it old version that I am using or something wrong with my settings. Please reply.
Thanks in advance.

mark February 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm

does anyone know how to take a video downloaded from atube to make it work on a/v cables on tv? i purchased the cable, and normal youtube videos are played, but it looks like atube videos aren’t recognized..


SlimMan May 1, 2010 at 11:10 pm

@Val Thanks, I don’t know how many times I looked in the Docs folder and looked right over top the Videos!

@aTube Author, The software rocks, just needs more features!

Eryk September 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I got a question sir

about 3wekk ago
i have download this atube from cydia
nd working no problems
i have download about 36clips

Till now
i think my atube downloader got a probelms now
i dont working right

when i search a clips that i want to download
no respont from the search

Got nothing my search file on the atube search

What is the problems?

shavkat83 October 24, 2010 at 2:25 am

good thncou

Dgbhds&;(4;;.com December 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm

eryk ive noticed myself that this happens but come to find that it only doesnt search when just using 3G connection, when on wifi it searches fine.

Junaid December 22, 2010 at 12:38 am

I have iphone 3G and i have been using atube for a long time but now it is giving message when i want to watch any video ” The file could not be found”
and also not downloading videos,
Can anybody please help me!!

Waiting for reply in this regards,


Cpellegrin February 15, 2011 at 5:19 am

Got problem with atube will allow to download video, but will not appear in videos or give any options to create playlist. Anything i might be doing wrong or something else to download to fix problem?