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:
    2.2.6
  • Total Downloads:
    1,728,301
  • Date Added:
    January 27, 2013
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    935
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

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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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1 stars

"Hidden Malware, avoid this program"

May 24, 2014  |  By malware_slayer

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 2.2.6

Pros

None that are worth it

Cons

Less support than download helper from firefox
Can't download from youtube, unlike in firefox
Hidden malware provided by Superfish is packaged into the extension.

Summary

Seriously, just delete this, or never download it if you haven't yet.

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1 stars

"for pc only"

May 28, 2013  |  By woodsnwind

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 2.2.6

Pros

not worth a farthing for a mac user.

Cons

for pc only

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1 stars

"Too many ads for basic text search"

April 19, 2013  |  By asefwefafawef

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 2.2.6

Pros

It works on some sites.

Cons

Ads pop up every couple of weeks for incredibly stupid software. The idiot who wrote this asinine tool must think pretty highly of himself.

Summary

Too many ads for basic text search

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1 stars

"Doesn't work"

April 03, 2013  |  By eric812

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 2.2.6

Pros

Absolutely none.

Cons

Can't find objects on page

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1 stars

"Does not work - packed with adware"

March 11, 2013  |  By tk895

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 2.2.6

Pros

none - it doesn't work

Cons

loaded this twice and not once could I get it to work at all

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1 stars

"Contains 'Featured Shopper' Adware!"

March 10, 2013  |  By cshaiku

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 2.2.6

Pros

There are no pros to this extension.

Cons

- Does not work.
- Contains 'Featured Shopper' Adware which will be inserted into Google Search Results.

Summary

I also fell for this devious extension without realizing or reading the comments here.

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1 stars

"BEWARE OF SUPERFISH ADWARE"

March 02, 2013  |  By RTGWouterson

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 2.2.6

Pros

it's a smart video downloader.

Cons

I STUPIDLY ADDED THIS EXTENSION WITHOUT READING THE REVIEWS FIRST. THIS SOFTWARE HAS DISGUSTING ADWARE BUILT IN. BEWARE!

Summary

IF I WERE YOU, DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS EXTENSION. USE VIDEO DOWNLOADHELPER FOR FIREFOX TO DOWNLOAD YOUR VIDEOS.

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1 stars

"Contains malware"

March 01, 2013  |  By jaegercat

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 2.2.6

Pros

It does what it claims to do. Unfortunately, it does MORE than it admits to

Cons

Contains malware (Featured Shopper)

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1 stars

"Does not work"

February 14, 2013  |  By Codex561

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 2.2.6

Pros

Simply none

Cons

Does not work

Summary

Does not work and do NOT download it.

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1 stars

"YouTube support removed! Adware/Malware added!"

February 04, 2013  |  By natergator

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 2.2.6

Pros

Flash Video Downloader used to be an easy & safe product to download flash-based videos embedded into various websites.

Cons

They've secretly slipped Adware/Malware into their product (Superfish "Featured Shopper"). Flash Video Downloader obviously tracks your browsing history (that's how it know's when there's a flash video available to download)... who knows where your browsing data is going now that they've got AdWare/Malware involved.

Also, Flash Video Downloader recently removed support to download YouTube videos. (I suspect Google/YouTube probably forced that change for copyright purposes.)

Summary

With Adware/Malware added to the product and YouTube support removed removed, I suspect most users will no longer find this product helpful or safe to use.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.6
Version 2.2.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher FlashVideoDownloader
Publisher web site http://www.flashvideodownloader.org/
Release Date January 25, 2013
Date Added January 27, 2013
Version 2.2.6
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Google Chrome
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name lfmhcpmkbdkbgbmkjoiopeeegenkdikp
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,728,301
Downloads Last Week 935
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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