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CNET Editors' Rating 4.5 stars

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Maybe ok for others, not for me"

    October 16, 2012  |   By Steve923

    Version: FVD Downloader for Google Chrome 2.1.4

    Pros

    1) The list of sites it advertises being able to download from is impressive!
    2) Review by CNet very positive.

    Cons

    Tried on YouTube and another site and did not work. For both sites a small window appeared under the icon when I clicked it. That window disappeared after a second. Said something about "Request sent" (Some details) then "Received Answer".

    I suspect that if CNET gave it 5 stars that it does work, at least at the time CNET tested it. It's quite possible that with extra time I could get it to work, but I've already invested over an hour doing initial research and installing it.

    PS - I have a concern about why this Chrome Extension is not available from the normal source that most others are available - the Chrome store. I suspect there is a good and logical reason but I wish that reason was explained somewhere. If this extension had not been reviewed by CNET, I would have concerns about the security and reliability of this extension and would never have downloaded it.

    Summary

    Never worked for me so I could have rated 2 or 1 star, but I chose to not put more time into attempting to debug. Maybe it's fine and it's a problem with my computer or setup. I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt rating it 3 stars.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great tool - works with youTube"

    October 6, 2012  |   By polaatx

    Version: FVD Downloader for Google Chrome 2.1.4

    Pros

    It works with youTube.
    Developer answered requests for help.

    Cons

    Can't see any.

    Summary

    For some reason many downloaders no longer work with YouTube, probably because google changed system to prevent downloads. This one works just fine. You get a download button directly under the video and get choose what quality to download. Kuzma Safonov patiently answered my requests for help until I figured out how to install extension directly, without going to Google Play. Thank you.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "it has some quirks that need dealt with, but works ok"

    September 24, 2012  |   By Jera50

    Version: FVD Downloader for Google Chrome 2.1.4

    Pros

    it downloads shows with no problems, and playback is alright

    Cons

    even tho it gives you multibles to download, needs to be more informent of the player so you don't make mistakes in downloading the wrong files that can't be played with the player you have installed on your pc... waste

    Summary

    over all it is a descent player for google chrome sense realplayer has stopped working for chrome all together... still needs improvement so it will download amvs or mvs from youtube from google chrome browser.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "works well"

    September 21, 2012  |   By spyke68

    Version: FVD Downloader for Google Chrome 2.0.8

    Pros

    To install just open up the Extensions manager in Chrome, and drag and drop it on the window, and it will install with no issues. I just did it on 9/21/2012 with the current version of Chrome.

    Cons

    Google trying to block installs that aren't from the app store. LAME!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good flv downloader."

    August 26, 2012  |   By 19husky70

    Version: FVD Downloader for Google Chrome 2.1.1

    Pros

    Easy to install and run. Downloading is simple, and files can be stored in desired location. Easiest downloader I have ever used. If using Chrome as browser, you need to download this from the Chrome Store, as this file is .crx

    Cons

    Slow download speed, but not bad. Gives selections of all downloadable video on page, so selection of correct file can be confusing to new users.

    Summary

    EASY TO INSTALL, RUN AND USE! IF YOU ARE USING CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER, PLEASE GET THIS FROM CHROME WEB STORE TO USE.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "crx file / extension not allowed"

    August 6, 2012  |   By qaam

    Version: FVD Downloader for Google Chrome 2.1.1

    Pros

    not able to install - so no pros :( (see comments)

    Cons

    Blocked by Chrome

    Summary

    Despite going through all the stages listed in the guide for crx files (which were not absolutely correct as I found that the Chrome exe file was under 'program files' rather than the Chrome folder in the hidden 'AppData' folder) I was unable to install this app as Chrome blocked it & generated a message stating that extensions were only allowed from the Chrome web store. Very disappointing! :( Perhaps the developers could be persuaded to post this app on the Chrome web store?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Can it download? YES!"

    July 28, 2012  |   By Bobbydin

    Version: FVD Downloader for Google Chrome 2.0.8

    Pros

    Easy to use. A "download arrow" icon appeared at the top right next to the wrench in Chrome. Play the video first, then it'll turn blue, and just click that arrow. DONE!

    Cons

    The file is a crx type file. So there are some extra steps needed to get it running.
    Go to this site for east guidance on what to do with a crx file.
    http://www.simplehelp.net/2011/07/09/how-to-open-and-install-crx-files/

    Summary

    Simple to use for a no-fuss user like me.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This product downloads, but never installs."

    July 24, 2012  |   By WhoKitty

    Version: FVD Downloader for Google Chrome 2.0.8

    Pros

    There are no benefits to downloading "Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome".

    Cons

    There is no visible indication that the product has been installed. It indeed is also worthless.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "flash is flash"

    July 3, 2012  |   By nalaalan1

    Version: FVD Downloader for Google Chrome 2.0.8

    Pros

    like this as it does most of what you want (download have this also on firefox and recently downloaded a 3hr plus vid from youtube

    Cons

    none so far

    Summary

    good to use, downloads the various formats available on the site you may be on (maybe not all but almost all)good to have even works as well as ant vid downloader

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great!"

    June 3, 2012  |   By Starriol592

    Version: FVD Downloader for Google Chrome 2.0.2

    Pros

    Simple, installs an icon on the top right of your screen, let's you chose different resolutions, great!

    Cons

    None for me.

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