FLV Spider for Mac

FLV Spider for Mac


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.1.34
File Size:
17.87MB
Date Added:
February 02, 2014
Price:
Free to try (Maximal number of captured videos is limited to five for one session. Nag screen appears.); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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
Total Downloads:
2,305
Downloads Last Week:
2
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

People often find videos on the Internet they want to watch while offline. FLV Spider for Mac allows you to capture online videos to your hard drive, but some additional functions are less useful.

FLV Spider for Mac comes with a free trial version with a five-video limit per session. To obtain the full version of this program, however, you need to pony up $29.95. The program downloaded easily, but installation had some problems. During setup, the program froze and required a restart. After restarting the system, however, the program did not have any additional issues or bugs. The user must accept a licensing agreement, which also states technical support is available for problems with a 24-hour turnaround time. There are no formal instructions, which would have been welcome due to the hard-to-use menu. Novice users would not likely understand the program's functions without some trial and error. Users can set the program to capture designated videos, which the program does well. The automated capture function has some problems, though. This allows the program to automatically capture any video on a page without user input. Unfortunately, this even included video advertisements, which can quickly take up the per session video limit. Despite this problem, the overall video capture performs well and the output matches the original Internet video.

While some minor functions have problematic issues, FLV Spider for Mac performs its basic purpose well, and users seeking to capture Internet videos may find it a good option.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of FLV Spider for Mac 3.1.20.

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  • 2 stars

    "Good, but you can do the same with Safari 6.0 for free."

    July 14, 2013   |   By ktrovas

    Version: FLV Spider 3.1.20

    Pros

    Not a bad application

    Cons

    Bad price (especially when they charge for something which could be done free of charge)

    Summary

    1. Download and install the Safari extension: ClickToFlash
    This will disable the automatic loading of flash contact

    2. Go to any website with a flash video, right click on the video and choose "download video"

    Simple.

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  • 5 stars

    "It saves my money"

    March 29, 2012   |   By Mike_Kotter

    Version: FLV Spider 3.0.6

    Pros

    I'm a fan of Glenn Beck TV shows at gbtv.com, and this tool really saves my money, as I don't need to buy a hardware box for my Nac to attach it to TV. Spider is very simple in use! And it saves everything in MP4 files, which I can play everywhere. It's very good job!

    Cons

    None for a month of use

    Summary

    Well done!

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  • 5 stars

    "It does exactly what it tells!"

    March 27, 2012   |   By J00theuser

    Version: FLV Spider 3.0.6

    Pros

    All software products mentioned here as a competitors, really are not. Some of them are for Youtube only, while other are just download accelerators, having no relation to online video capturing. FLV Spider does the job just as it is described. And it is a universal, browser- and website- independent tool.

    Cons

    Only Flash video streams (FLV and MP4) are supported. Some websites use Windows media though.

    Summary

    Does its job!

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't Like to be paid by "unverified" Paypal Account"

    March 27, 2012   |   By reymac

    Version: FLV Spider 3.0.6

    Pros

    In spite of the critics above, I decided to purchased this software. The payment system use Paypal services, and oblige you either to have a Paypal account or to create one. You don't have the ability to pay directly using credit card , other merchant site offer this options with Paypal transaction.

    My Card was checked, and approved by Paypal, in spite of this MP3FLV.COM REFUSED my order and cancelled it !!!! because of an unverified pay Paypal account. What a waist of time.

    Cons

    In spite of the critics above, I decided to purchased this software. The payment system use Paypal services, and oblige you either to have a Paypal account or to create one. You don't have the ability to pay directly using credit card , other merchant site offer this options with Paypal transaction.

    My Card was checked, and approved by Paypal, in spite of this MP3FLV.COM REFUSED my order and cancelled it !!!! because of an unverified pay Paypal account. What a waist of time.

    in 20 year of web experience , this is the first time a merchant refuse my money !

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  • 2 stars

    "You can pay, or you can do this for free in Safari"

    September 27, 2010   |   By mostundudelike

    Version: FLV Spider 2.0.1

    Pros

    Convenience

    Cons

    Redundant with (free) features already in the Safari program.

    Summary

    In Safari: Window menu, select Activity, find the big file and highlight, option-doubleclick, or you can pay $19.95 to do this for you.

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  • 3 stars

    "$20 for this piece of crap when there are no..."

    February 15, 2010   |   By Kudrabar

    Version: FLV Spider 1.3

    Summary

    ...se
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    The developer must be out of his/her mind with greed for charging $20 for this. Instead, try xVideoServiceThief or any of the myriad other free 1-click alternatives.

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