Orbit Downloader

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Pretty good downloader, but could be better!!"

    September 28, 2008  |   By snafoo1

    Pros

    Can download protected videos that you cannot download with other software titles. It's also FREEWARE, and with such a sophisticated piece of software, the writers would be making tons of money by making it commercialware, yet still keep it free.

    Cons

    It seems like either the writers are forgetting something when revising the software, or media giants like NBC are savvy to the software, and are putting safeguards in their videos so you cannot download them. The writers need to fix things!

    Summary

    I've had this software on my pc for a year now, and with each revision, there is some problems downloading content which i used to be able to download. As stated above, i would bet that NBC and other media giants are savvy to this software, and are putting safeguards in their video content, to protect it from being downloaded. For this software to be a cut above the rest, it must be able to do what other software cannot! You won't find software like that online, unless you PAY FOR IT. This software is freeware, and that's a good thing, and it's been "pretty damn good" at downloading SOME protected online videos, but the writers need to step up, and figure out how to allow the downloading of protected media content, like at NBC.COM, for this software to be "GREAT".

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