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FLV Downloader

$19.99
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 115 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    3,568,230
  • Date Added:
    May 25, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-day trial); $19.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    13.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,404
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

Editors' Review

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FLV Downloader lets you download and convert videos from YouTube and many other similar sites with just a few quick clicks of the mouse. With a straightforward interface and plenty of options for use, this app is a good option for users of all experience levels.

Pros

Initiation options: This program gives you several ways to initiate a download. For instance, you can just copy and paste the URL of the desired video into the main interface window. You can also drag and drop a URL, or you can take advantage of the integrated browser button on Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome to start a download with just one click.

Simultaneous conversions: In addition to downloading files, you can also convert them quickly through this program. In fact, you can set a file to download and convert at the same time, so it's all ready to go for you when you need it. Available output formats include WMV, MOV, MP4, 3GP, AVI, FLV, and many more.

Cons

No multiples: You can only download one video at a time through this app, and while the process is completed quickly, that means you can't just set it up and let it run, if you want to download a bunch of videos at once. This may or may not be a significant drawback for you depending on how many files you typically download at a time.

Bottom Line

FLV Downloader gives you plenty of downloading and conversion options in a streamlined package. It works quickly, and the only real drawback is that you can't initiate multiple downloads simultaneously.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of FLV Downloader 5.9.16.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"FLV Downloader & an awesome converter"

May 16, 2016  |  By thejackal8975

2016-05-16 07:26:23  |  By thejackal8975

 |  Version: FLV Downloader 6.0.3

Pros

ease of use
amazing video converter
big selection on conversion outputs

Cons

trial period is only 10 days

Summary

Kotato's FLV downloader/FLV converter is an amazing easy to use software that allows you to retrieve FLV from youtube and allows you to convert it to a big array of different formats. Another excellent point of this software is the FLV converter, in case you do not need the FLV downloader part. The quality of the converted files is absolutely on par with the input file, but still reduces the size of large files while maintaining the fidelity of the images. All in all this is an excellent piece of software. I just wish they had a free version. try it out yourself, if you don't like it, worst case scenario is you uninstall it. As far as what these other people's review are saying that it installed a lot of Malware or that you can't paste, those must be isolated incidents as I got no malware and pasting is super easy.

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5 stars

"Simple and Easy to use."

April 30, 2016  |  By Feimeister

2016-04-30 05:39:00  |  By Feimeister

 |  Version: FLV Downloader 6.0

Pros

1.Interface is so simple and straightforward.
2.It's download speeds are super fast.
3.Built in converter.
4.So many options available for conversion
5. Allows multiple downloads which saves time.

Cons

None! Best program I chanced upon so far.

Summary

This program is so easy to use, from downloading to conversion of video files, the sound and video quality is very good. Even if the youtube quality is average there are options to enhance the audio too. Definitely recommending this software to all my friends.

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2 stars

"Testing about posting and reviews."

April 09, 2016  |  By R. Proffitt

2016-04-09 15:43:30  |  By R. Proffitt

 |  Version: FLV Downloader 5.14.0

Pros

This is a test. Testing.

Cons

Secure Download no matter what means I won't get it from here. Can't seem to escape other downloads.

Summary

Testing

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5 stars

"Very Safe, Fast and Reliable!!"

December 21, 2015  |  By Interon23

2015-12-21 19:13:33  |  By Interon23

 |  Version: FLV Downloader 5.12.4

Pros

1. Safe to download the software (it's malware free, unlike some other downloaders)
2. Much Faster than other downloaders,
3. Reliable, (easily does the job)
4. Downloads even files other downloaders can't download, (some other downloaders can't download all videos, constantly giving a message that the name of the file you are trying to download is not a valid file name.)

Cons

None So Far!!

Summary

I have tried a few different video downloaders, and found this one, the FLV Downloader by Kotato company the BEST. It's very Reliable and much Faster than other downloaders. It's very user friendly as well.
P.S. There is another video downloader by the name of FLV Video Downloader, which is a completely different product and a useless one, in my opinion. Make sure you get the FLV Downloader, by Kotato company, which is the BEST!!
Nice Job Kotato!!

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4 stars

"Solid with a few drawbacks"

October 04, 2015  |  By insane&inspired

2015-10-04 09:51:54  |  By insane&inspired

 |  Version: FLV Downloader 5.11.9

Pros

Downloads any video from any website similar to you-tube.
Supports mp4 downloads of Full HD videos.
Has a built-in converter allowing you to convert any video to a wide variety of formats, based either by file extension or by device (Sony, Apple, etc).

Cons

Conversion of videos consumes a lot of time and resources (especially when converting from one video format to another).
With a slow internet connection (~ 4 Mbps) you will find that it consumes all available bandwith during downloading. At the same time, browsing or using other Internet based services will either take too long or time out.
Doesn't have a fail-proof system. If something happens when downloading say, when downloading a 2 GB video file, and the connection temporarily times out, you will receive an "error when downloading file" when the downloading finishes and you will have to start over from the beginning.

Summary

If you just want to download a few short clips from you-tube and other similar web-sites you may find any free online video downloader suitable without have to spend 30$ after the trial period expires (10-days). Be wary of malware / malevolent web-sites. This review was written for FLV Downloader version 5.11.9

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4 stars

"Works for me"

August 20, 2015  |  By SilverGirlNYC1

2015-08-20 05:35:23  |  By SilverGirlNYC1

 |  Version: FLV Downloader 5.11.4

Pros

Easy interface, many download format options listed in plain language and technical jargon, file formats can be converted easily later, program opens quickly and works seamlessly

Cons

none for me

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4 stars

"It works very well, when it works."

April 22, 2015  |  By sirenahb

2015-04-22 19:39:04  |  By sirenahb

 |  Version: FLV Downloader 5.9.40

Pros

Excellent product, but doesn't always work. Haven't been able to figure out why it sometimes doesn't work.

Cons

Customer support is non-existent. I can't upgrade my current version to the latest version, and never received resolution on a prior problem -- tho that problem was eventually fixed. Surprise! (I hate surprises, and would much rather have communication.)

Summary

I recommend it, but only if you have a high tolerance for occasional frustration. It is actually the best video downloader that I've used.

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5 stars

"Very useful tool"

December 20, 2014  |  By ssmpt

2014-12-20 23:29:05  |  By ssmpt

 |  Version: FLV Downloader 5.9.25

Pros

Easy to use
Allows multiple downloads
Can download into many different formats

Cons

The free trial only lasts 10 days!

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5 stars

"Awesome youtube downloader!"

November 09, 2014  |  By audi805

2014-11-09 22:05:25  |  By audi805

 |  Version: FLV Downloader 5.9.20

Pros

1. Easy to use.
2. Simple to navigate.
3. Ad free (paid version).

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

Software is great for downloading youtube videos. Can convert videos to mp3 (up to 320 kbps). Can setup a download queue.

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1 stars

"WARNING maleware"

September 25, 2014  |  By superbrad1

2014-09-25 15:28:20  |  By superbrad1

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 5.9.14

Pros

None: Full of maleware programs.

Cons

Installs hidden maleware like "jet tab" which slows computer speed. If you installed this program then immediately uninstall and run malewarebytes.

Summary

Maleware bomb

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.5
Version 6.0.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Kotato
Publisher web site http://www.kotato.com/
Release Date May 23, 2016
Date Added May 25, 2016
Version 6.0.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.14MB
File Name flv-downloader-6-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,568,230
Downloads Last Week 3,404
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $19.99

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