AOL Video Gadget

AOL Video Gadget

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 23 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    12,318
  • Date Added:
    July 09, 2007
  • File Size:
    1.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows/Vista

Editors' Review

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AOL's Video Gadget streams video content directly to your desktop through the sidebar dock. The tiny screen can be enlarged to a reasonable viewing size, like most Vista gadgets, with a single click.

Like most sidebar gadgets, this one is small. But it also crams a lot of functionality into its tiny frame. There's a link to the AOL Video Web site on the top-left. On the top-right, there's an icon to e-mail the current clip to a friend and a color wheel to choose among 12 skins. Mousing over the main screen reveals a panel to pause the video, adjust and mute the volume, watch the previous clip, browse categories, and skip to the next clip. Below that is a ticker scrolling the clip name. The gadget doesn't look cluttered and the layout is pleasantly intuitive.

Each of the five video categories contains 10 clips. News and Business show a smattering of U.S. and international stories, ranging from hard stories to tech and stocks to "Tree robs bank" goofiness. Movies only shows trailers, Comedy has funny shorts, and Music plays music ads--uh, music videos. Unfortunately, you can't record or save the video, nor is the queue adjustable by the user. It's useful if you like streaming video, but there's definitely room for improvement.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT GADGET, MAYBE MORE WILL BR RELEASED."

July 26, 2007  |  By MBT629

 |  Version: AOL Video Gadget (for Vista Sidebar) 1.0.1

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1 stars

"Useless, unable to download"

July 25, 2007  |  By mikeanndavis

 |  Version: AOL Video Gadget (for Vista Sidebar) 1.0.1

Cons

Needs debugging. Seem s to be incompatible with Windows XP

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4 stars

"Good for the desktop"

July 22, 2007  |  By the death blow

 |  Version: AOL Video Gadget (for Vista Sidebar) 1.0.1

Pros

Small and Compact Size

Cons

Only 5 Channels

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1 stars

"Could not get it to install"

July 22, 2007  |  By RogerDoger2

 |  Version: AOL Video Gadget (for Vista Sidebar) 1.0.1

Cons

Downloaded the zip file. Tried to open it with no success. Did i do something wrong?

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1 stars

"CanĀ“t dowloaded."

July 21, 2007  |  By tucifurlan

 |  Version: AOL Video Gadget (for Vista Sidebar) 1.0.1

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.0.2
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher AOL
Publisher web site http://www.aol.com/
Release Date July 09, 2007
Date Added July 09, 2007
Version 1.0.0.2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.54MB
File Name video.gadget
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,318
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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