FlashGot

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 31 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    215,220
  • Date Added:
    September 28, 2010
  • File Size:
    363.25KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    77
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

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Editors' Review

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Downloading FLV files has never been easier, thanks to FlashGot, an unobtrusive Firefox add-on. Even without a user guide, this simple program will have the least experienced user downloading files in an instant.

Once installed, FlashGot can be accessed through the Tools menu or by the easier method of dragging and dropping a shortcut to your toolbar. If you access it via the Tools menu, you'll find settings for capturing video selections and creating galleries. With both the menu and the toolbar shortcut, you have the option of automatically downloading video files as you find them. Options include selecting your download destination and download manager, as well as adding the file extensions you want to recognize during the download process. During our tests, we had the Autostart feature selected. As we visited our favorite video-sharing Web sites, the program immediately started downloading selected videos. Clicking on the tiny status bar icon introduced our download manager so that we could check the file's progress.

The only help we found was through a forum link offered on the publisher's Web site, but most people won't need any guidance setting up or using FlashGot. It's intuitive and user-friendly, and we recommend it for any Firefox user looking for nearly effortless FLV file downloading.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Does not work properly with JDownloader"

May 14, 2014  |  By pohatcong

 |  Version: FlashGot 1.5.5.8

Pros

Can be used to "capture media" others cannot.

Cons

When it captures most media the program labels it "videoplayback." When entered into JDownloader once, it works. When another file is entered into JDownloader Flashgot gives it the same name "videoplayback". JDownloader will then tell you "that file is already being downloaded". (Remember, this is a different file.) There is no apparent way to prevent this. How would JDownloadwer know its different? Falshgot allows a change of "package" name, but will absolutely not change the "videoplayback" file name. Should be an obvious fix but they can't be bothered. Suggestion to turn off "automatic download" does not work.

Summary

If you like some REALLY SLOW downloading on JDownloader, use this!

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4 stars

"its good to have a one click, thank you mam"

February 15, 2014  |  By no1_crazyred

 |  Version: FlashGot 1.5.5.8

Pros

Installed easy, easy to use, saved any and all my .mp4 videos without any errors. Can't understand the complaints of MS won't open as its a Foxfire add-on.

Cons

none, none, none.

Summary

Life is easier that I am using it now.

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1 stars

"complicated to use and install"

June 20, 2013  |  By oneclot

 |  Version: FlashGot 1.5.5

Pros

none! none! none!

Cons

very complicated!

Summary

I have uninstalled it!

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3 stars

"Good FLV downloader"

August 02, 2010  |  By HuwWE

 |  Version: FlashGot 1.2.1.29

Pros

Does what it says on the box, no fuss, no trouble. Easy to use, misses a beat now and then, but in general is a worthwhile Firefox add-on.

Cons

Too many updates. Far, far, far too many updates, one a week at times. If the developer were to restrict updates to a maximum of once a month (or less if possible) it would be much easier to live with.

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1 stars

"Killed my Firefox installation"

December 15, 2009  |  By Klauhar

 |  Version: FlashGot 1.2.1.04

Pros

Didn't work at all.

Cons

On trying to download a file Firefox froze and could not be started again. After manually removing Flashgot (oder better Trashgot) all was fine again.

Summary

If you're intending to install this addon, make a backup of your profile first! My true rating would be no star.

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1 stars

"MS cannot open this XPI file"

July 08, 2009  |  By themouser

 |  Version: FlashGot 1.1.9.8

Pros

None, I couldn't get it to open

Cons

Will not open, MS does not know how to open this file. XPI?

Summary

Incompatible with MS.

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4 stars

"Good but still needs work."

August 08, 2008  |  By BrokenButterfly

 |  Version: FlashGot 0.95

Pros

Very easy to integrate, install, and use.

Also its free.

Cons

Sometimes it doesn't work, it doesn't activate when a file is being downloaded.

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4 stars

"easy, fast and more convenient than other previous versions."

January 18, 2008  |  By san_gold

 |  Version: FlashGot 0.7.2

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5 stars

"Works flawlessly with Vista"

November 01, 2007  |  By bodeecia

 |  Version: FlashGot 0.6.8

Pros

I really like this. Have had no problems with it whatsoever.

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4 stars

"thank"

September 06, 2007  |  By obyadalyasy

 |  Version: FlashGot 0.5.96.060910

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.2
Version 1.2.2 has fixed uploading.com links causing FlashGot All to fail when not logged in as a premium user.
General
Publisher InformAction
Publisher web site http://software.informaction.com
Release Date September 28, 2010
Date Added September 28, 2010
Version 1.2.2
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Mozilla Firefox
Download Information
File Size 363.25KB
File Name flashgot_mass_downloader-1.5.5.8-fx+sm+tb.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 215,220
Downloads Last Week 77
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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