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FLV Downloader

CNET Editors' review

Although it delivers less than it promises, there's no denying that this program works very well as an automatic flash video downloader.

Moyea FLV Downloader's interface includes a very basic tree directory with only two options: Downloading and Downloaded. You can view either category in a spreadsheet-style window to the right. A toolbar holds all of the functions for operating this app.

During installation, there's an option to add a player. It's a minor quibble, but this is a primary function promised by the publisher and it should come with no extra steps. A converter is promised as well, but it turns out that when you click that option on the program's pop-up settings window, it takes you to the publisher's Web site. Unlike the downloader and player, the converter isn't free. As an automatic downloader, though, this program couldn't be easier to use. From the main interface, simply choose New and then the Start Recording button. As soon as a site starts playing a flash video file, the program will grab it and start downloading. Files are saved to a Downloaded FLV folder, a directory created during install. Unfortunately, files are saved only with a numeric file name. You can enter a text name in Settings, but it will apply to every file you download (with a number to differentiate) until you uncheck this option.

The automatic download worked like a charm, but the same can't be said for the program's other method. The program adds an IE plug-in and an icon will appear each time the program detects a video playing. It did detect files, but all efforts to download files this way failed.

Most download managers don't come with a player, and even though this one was pretty simple, it worked well. When you right click a file in the Downloaded listing, there are a few options to play and rename the file and the player appears in the lower half of the interface. The player controls are basic and familiar to anyone who's used a media player.

Even with the malfunctioning plug-in, this is a very handy program. If only the publishers would remove the reference to the converter, users would feel like they're getting more instead of being cheated out of stated functionality.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    2.5 stars

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 15
  • Current version:

    1.7 stars

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1.0 stars

    "not eanught good"

    January 8, 2008  |   By mohd_mad

    Version: FLV Downloader 1

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Ok..."

    October 19, 2007  |   By abunaqibah

    Version: FLV Downloader 1

    Pros

    It works...

    Cons

    But limited to downloading only. To convert or rest of the process, you'll need other soft. WM converter might help.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "looks awefully similar to Vidown (which I suspect has Viewpoint spyware)"

    September 10, 2007  |   By subzerobob

    Version: FLV Downloader 1

    Pros

    I like that you can download FLV from youtube.

    I like that there is a convert option and a separate standalone FLV player, which can actually (supposedly) go into full screen mode.

    Cons

    I dare not to install it, due to the other review from Copman, where he states that it has been detected for Malware. Now - Antivir is well known for false positives. I personally have Windows Defender (which doesn't detect much), so before going and download it, need a serious look at this! Please also read my other review about Vidown (which is Chinese version and looks very similar to Moyea - same layout, but I am not sure if it was the one responsible for installing Viewpoint on my comp.? I googled Viewpoint and seems malicious due to the fact that comes to your system by itself and reports your private info to 3rd parties, but no-one has been able to tell me if it is linked to my download of Vidown or Camstudio). If Moyea is just using something similar to Viewpoint, that that might or might not be Spyware per say, we just need to know more. Oh yeah, and one more con: How Come you have to download 1st the Downloader, than the FLV Player? Then finally the Converter... Looks like too many downloads, and hope after downloading them, they will be all linked and accesses from one application ? Can anyone suggest another program that already does all that and is spyware free? Need Urgent! Thanks.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Same problem with antivirus notification"

    August 31, 2007  |   By rfharris

    Version: FLV Downloader 1

    Cons

    During the install of this system I also got an antivirus notification. Decided to cancel system and not take a chance.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Can't save anything."

    August 8, 2007  |   By JS722

    Version: FLV Downloader 1

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Works Well. Easy to use. But 'AntiVir' Found Malware in software."

    July 18, 2007  |   By Copman

    Version: FLV Downloader 1

    Pros

    Very Easy to use. Nice interface. Free.

    Cons

    'Antivir' anti virus programme was run after installing FLV Downloader and it found a file which it states is malware, namely 'Take Raw .dll'.

    I have removed FLV Downloader until I can ascertain if this is actually a virus - malware or whether it is a false positive. If anyone has any knowledge of this I would like to know?

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