Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome

Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 55 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    1,737,751
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 16, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,629
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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We've reviewed lots of tools for downloading videos from the Internet, and the quality of these programs has varied widely. Some make the process a breeze, while others are practically worthless. We're happy to report that Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome is among the better offerings in this category. It's easy to use and it works reliably.

The extension installs with little fuss and then appears as an icon to the right of Chrome's address bar. Flash Video Downloader seems to work a bit differently for each site. On YouTube, for example, we clicked the icon and a small window appeared giving us a choice between downloading the video as an FLV or an MP4 file. On DailyMotion, the extension automatically downloaded the video as an FLV. Downloading videos from some other sites took us to flashvideodownloader.org, where we were then presented with a link that we could right-click on and save in order to download the video. It didn't really matter which site we used or what the download method was; all of them worked just fine. Flash Video Downloader has a huge list of supported sites, one of the biggest we've seen, making this among the most versatile downloaders we've encountered. An online Help file is adequate. Overall, we think that this extension is a great addition to Google Chrome for anyone who wants to build their Flash video collection.

Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this extension to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Maybe ok for others, not for me"

October 16, 2012  |  By Steve923

 |  Version: Flash Video 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 stars

"Great tool - works with youTube"

October 06, 2012  |  By polaatx

 |  Version: Flash Video 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 stars

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

September 24, 2012  |  By Jera50

 |  Version: Flash Video 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.4
Version 2.1.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher FlashVideoDownloader
Publisher web site http://www.flashvideodownloader.org/
Release Date September 14, 2012
Date Added September 16, 2012
Version 2.1.4
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7
Additional Requirements Google Chrome
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File Size Not Available
File Name lfmhcpmkbdkbgbmkjoiopeeegenkdikp
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,737,751
Downloads Last Week 2,629
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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