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MP4 HD FLV Video Player review

MP4 HD FLV Video Player offers enough quality to be worth using, but it could use a few advanced features. Its bare-bones player won't win many fans when there are a lot of video players that do everything but sit up and beg. Still, if you just want something that will play your videos without much effort, you've found a good app.

This app is a video player that prides itself on its format support. Sure enough, we couldn't find a format that this app didn't play. The player, itself, just played the video, though, meaning … Read more

Video Player review

Video Player doesn't offer much over Android's default player, let alone other advanced video players you can find. Its better features are marred by its overreliance on ads and how difficult it is to set up. That makes it hard to recommend in a world of fantastic free players like VLC and MX Player.

This app lets you play most video formats around, but you have to download a second app just to get it to play anything. Once you download that small add-on, the video player works fine, but it doesn't offer much more than a … Read more

Review: Convert Flash vids into MP3s and more with Free FLV to MP3 Converter

As you've probably guessed, Convert Audio Free's Free FLV to MP3 Converter is freeware that converts the audio portion of Flash files from the FLV format into MP3s you can listen to on your phone, mobile player, or maybe even your toaster, by the time you read this. Free FLV to MP3 Converter's name only tells part of the story since it also converts Flash files into AVI files, and it even converts FLVs into MP4 videos that can play on a wide variety of video devices.

We've mentioned that Free FLV to MP3 Converter is … Read more

Review: Save videos to your computer with YTD Video Downloader for Mac

YTD Video Downloader for Mac is a speedy, easy-to-use tool for downloading streaming video. Its intuitive interface is easy to use without any instruction, completes downloads quickly, and throws in some useful additional options.

YTD Video Downloader for Mac includes an easy-to-understand main menu, with three well-labeled buttons describing the main features. In the upper right, a Help button is available for new users, but most won't need any guidance to get started or use YTD Video Downloader. From a download section, users can enter a YouTube URL for downloading, but if they have the YouTube link open in … Read more

Save online videos to your computer and watch them while offline with FLV Spider for Mac

People often find videos on the Internet they want to watch while offline. FLV Spider for Mac allows you to capture online videos to your hard drive, but some additional functions are less useful.

FLV Spider for Mac comes with a free trial version with a five-video limit per session. To obtain the full version of this program, however, you need to pony up $29.95. The program downloaded easily, but installation had some problems. During setup, the program froze and required a restart. After restarting the system, however, the program did not have any additional issues or bugs. The … Read more

Convert Flash video files to other formats with 4Media FLV to MP4 Converter for Mac

With FLV in use as a popular format for streaming videos, not having a player capable of working with these files is problematic for many Mac users. 4Media FLV to MP4 Converter for Mac allows users to convert these files into more common types, albeit with a fairly high price tag for its limited functionality.

We tested the free trial version of 4Media FLV to MP4 Converter; those who want to convert more than three minutes of video will need to pay $29.99. 4Media FLV to MP4 Converter for Mac downloads quickly and installs well. It also has good … Read more

Convert Flash vids to MP3s with FLV to MP3 Free Converter

Video-hosting sites like YouTube are also a great source of free tunes. Even if the audio quality isn't usually the best, at least you can hear the song you're searching for, maybe with a video of a turntable spinning the vinyl original. You can save the YouTube vid, but to play the tune on your MP3 player or add it to your MP3 collection, you'll need to extract the audio. That's easy to do, though: Just convert Flash videos saved from YouTube and other sites into MP3s. Generally speaking, you have two choices: 1) an all-in-one … Read more

Total Video Player plays most files, and it's free

Total Video Player is a free media player that can play most of the video and audio files most people need to be able to play, as well as CDs and DVDs. It's compact and doesn't require extra codecs, though if there's a type of file you need to play and TVP doesn't play it, you're better off with one of the open source players that can play any file type. What TVP has to offer over those others is simplicity: It's easy to set up and use, though it's not stripped-down or … Read more

Video conversion made simple

Total Video Converter is a program for converting and ripping videos to formats that are supported by a number of common electronic devices like the iPhone.

The overall design and features of this program are simple and easy to navigate. The main features are all accessible from the main window, and Total Video Converter also gives you quick and easy instructions on startup. The conversion time will be different for each task that you do, depending on the file size as well as format, but it handles most of the popular formats, including mp4, 3gp, xvid, divx mpeg4 avi, amr … Read more

Download YouTube videos with ease with 1-Click YouTube Downloader

If you'd like to download and save videos from YouTube but don't care for some of the more versatile (read: "complex") video tools out there, 1-Click YouTube Downloader might be what you're looking for. As the name suggests, it can download videos with a single click, more or less; certainly with less effort than any similar tool we've tried. While it's a bit thin on options, that's in keeping with its keep-it-simple mission statement; nevertheless, it does cover the basics. Naturally, 1-Click YouTube Downloader is freeware: After all, YouTube is free, too!… Read more