ClipGrab for Mac

ClipGrab for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 35 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    73,850
  • Date Added:
    March 15, 2014
  • File Size:
    63.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    135
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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People often want to download online videos from sites like YouTube to watch offline or edit. ClipGrab for Mac claims to allow users to save Internet videos to their desktop, but ultimately doesn't deliver.

ClipGrab for Mac is available as freeware without any restrictions. The program is small and installed easily after a quick download. After installation, the program starts quickly, but there are no instructions, and product support appears minimal. While sparse, the interface is fairly intuitive. Menus allow the user to paste a link with a video directly into the program or search directly in YouTube from the program. The interface and search features work well and return YouTube's results, but that is where the functionality ends. During testing, when clicking on YouTube links, the program went to the conversion menu, but error messages were returned about half the time saying the pages were not available. When they did load and the conversion was selected, an additional error message came back stopping the process. None of the YouTube videos we tried even started converting. While the program downloaded, installed, and started up as expected, it simply did not perform its functions.

While available for free, ClipGrab for Mac did not work as intended, and those seeking to save online videos to their desktop should look elsewhere.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "Works Well. Use "Custom Install" to avoid junkware."

    April 08, 2014   |   By britsky

    Version: ClipGrab 3.4.0

    Pros

    Works well for YouTube and Vimeo (except password-protected videos).
    Clean interface.

    Cons

    During install, be sure to uncheck "Express Installation" and check "Custom Installation". Then uncheck all of the junkware it wants to install (re-setting your browser's homepage, adding affiliate-marketing extensions for Amazon, etc.)

    Note: ClipGrab cannot download password-protected videos from Vimeo.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.4.0
    • Fixed: No more recurring 403 errors on some YouTube videos
    • Fixed: Allow connecting to proxies that require authentication
    • Fixed: Downloading WebM when selected
    • Fixed: 1080p support for Mac Legacy versions
    • New: Download of age-restricted YouTube videos that require login
    • New: Metadata support for OGG Vorbis
    • Fixed: Problem with downloading audio tracks from YouTube
    General
    Publisher nn-d
    Publisher web site http://clipgrab.de/start_en.html
    Release Date March 15, 2014
    Date Added March 15, 2014
    Version 3.4.0
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Download Managers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 63.32MB
    File Name ClipGrab-3.4.0-legacy.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 73,850
    Downloads Last Week 135
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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