FLV Spider for Mac

FLV Spider for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.39
  • Total Downloads:
    2,329
  • Date Added:
    October 06, 2014
  • File Size:
    17.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.39
  • Capture from YOUTUBE.COM, VIMEO.COM, VEVO.COM and many other sites is improved
  • Capture from YOUTUBE.COM works perfectly now with "YouTube HD" FireFox Add-On.
  • "Repair FLV Movie(s)" function fixes variable bitrate videos (one or a group).
  • Capture is working for non-standard TCP port range (1024 - 9999).
General
Publisher Openworld Learning
Publisher web site http://www.openworldpresenter.com
Release Date October 05, 2014
Date Added October 06, 2014
Version 3.1.39
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 17.71MB
File Name flvspider.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,329
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Maximal number of captured videos is limited to five for one session. Nag screen appears.
Price $29.95

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