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Freemake Video Downloader

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Freemake Video Downloader is a great free option for downloading videos from the Web and converting them to file types you can use on your favorite devices. The smooth and simple interface couldn't be more intuitive; simply find the video you want to download on the Web, copy the link, then hit the Paste Link button in Freemake Video Downloader to begin downloading. Depending on the original video quality, you'll get options to download the video in different popular formats and various file sizes to fit your needs.

Along with its seamless Web video downloading functions, Freemake Video Downloader offers features that make it easier to use than other programs in the genre. Simple extras, like the ability to play the video straight out of the interface or open the containing folder so you can manage and move files quickly, are time-saving features. It's also important to note that you will need to have Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.0 installed to use this program.

Overall, Freemake Video Downloader is a painless way to download online video. Anyone who wants to keep online videos local or wants to convert video for different devices should check out this software.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 126 votes

    • 5 star: 67
    • 4 star: 23
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 24
  • Current version:

    4.0 stars

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5.0 stars

    "GREAT tool for video and audio downloading"

    October 2, 2012  |   By Longhkaster

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.1

    Pros

    free
    fast
    no ads
    downloads from many sites
    grabs audio in the original quality
    converts to popular formats on the fly
    has plugin for browsers
    easy-to-use

    Cons

    didn't find a single one

    Summary

    a very good program for those who want to save their favourite videos from YouTube and other video hosting sites. it's absolutely free without any banners or other types of ads.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Last of the Downloaders"

    October 2, 2012  |   By MacStella

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.1

    Pros

    agree with Vicky8609, the same stuff happened to my downloaders as well. fortunately there remained one that still works and does it perfectly!

    Cons

    free
    fast
    downloads from a lot of sites
    grabs auduio in the original quality
    converts to popular formats on the fly
    has plugin for browsers

    Summary

    the program is very well-made and easy-to-use. nice design makes it a pleasure to wotk with it. I've never had any kind of problems.

    Updated on Oct 2, 2012

    PROS

    free
    fast
    downloads from a lot of sites
    grabs auduio in the original quality
    converts to popular formats on the fly
    has plugin for browsers

    NO CONS
    sorry

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best YouTube to MP3 downloader!"

    October 1, 2012  |   By Yammi7

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.1

    Pros

    Works when others fail!
    Fastest video download and MP3 extraction

    Cons

    didn't found any

    Summary

    all other tools are rubbish, Freemake is the best!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's the ONLY YouTube Downloader that actually works!"

    September 16, 2012  |   By Vicky8609

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.1

    Pros

    2 days ago all my previous downloaders like aTube Catcher, keepvid.com, zamzar, download helper stopped working. I have no idea why, but I constantly received 404 message from them.

    Friends on Facebook recommeneded me Freemake Video Downloader because actually Freemake is the only YouTube Downloader (or YouTube Converter, what ever you call it) that works!

    I saw user reviews at Cnet that Freemake has virus or adware. Nothing at all. There are 2 banner ads upon installtion that you can reject with one click. So You must be 100% idiot if you think it's a kind of adware.
    Ok, let's go on.

    I've also checked the installation exe with 2 antivirus programs. They show that Freemake Video Downloader is absolutely safe and secure to install. There are NO trojans, or other bad stuff that steals your personal data and passwords.

    Besides, it works fine. Freemake Video Downloader converts YouTube to mp3, saves video in mp3, avi, mp4, webm, flv and other formats.

    I love it! It's safe and useful!

    Cons

    none, it's ideal youtube downloader for all Windows 7, XP & Vista users

    Summary

    1. I recommend Freemake Video Downloader simply because it does its job as promised.

    2. It's safe to install. I have no malware alerts.

    3. Freemake Video Downloader has no bugs and error messages.

    4. It has offline installer. Go to their Downloads page and scroll to the bottom, there you'll see links to offline installer. (I don't like online installers).

    5. Now Freemake Video Downloader is the only youtube converter that can grab youtube videos and bring to computer!

    6. It has many video saving and conversion options. So you don't need extra software for video conversion!

    7. It's kind simple and good-looking.

    8. It's fast. Yeah, really fast. Also I can set download speed restriction, when I don't want to waste all my Internet traffic for downloading.

    9. Freemake Video Downloader works fine on both my computers XP Service pack 2 and Windows 7 Home Premium.

    10. It also can download videos from other video sites like Vimeo and anime sharing sites.

    JUST LOVE IT! FREEMAKE IS THE BEST!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Hidden Downloads ? Trojan ?"

    September 14, 2012  |   By quad_bike

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.1

    Pros

    Great Downloader

    Cons

    I installed this own my PC and started downloading a Youtube Video, it downloads well below my bandwidth speed but Bandwidth monitor says I am using all my available bandwidth. Worse still even if you pause the download or shut the damn thing down the monitor will still show that I am suing my full allocated bandwidth. For that reason alone I uninstalled this. I like my programmes doing what they are supposed to do without sneaking behind my back.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A Solid Downloader and Converter"

    September 5, 2012  |   By swanjame

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.1

    Pros

    Easy download and installation of this free software give you a tremendous tool. Intuitive controls and powerful utility backed by tutorials and response to feedback this this a top program.

    Cons

    I have not figured out the screen capture feature.

    Summary

    I have gone through many upgrades of this program with great results - every improvement is like a new toy.

    Updated on Sep 5, 2012

    "...make this a top program."

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  • 1.0 stars

    "AVOID AT ALL COST"

    September 4, 2012  |   By This_Is_Crap1980

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.1

    Pros

    Downloads video

    Cons

    Glitchy modified windows process (sendori.exe), and modified JAVA screwing up all my programs that use JAVA, and now I am having a hell of a time getting rid of it.

    Summary

    AVOID AT ALL COST!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best YouTube Downloader here"

    August 29, 2012  |   By EmmaCooper

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.1

    Pros

    - nicely designed interface
    - downloads YouTube flawlessly
    - auto-mode
    - many conversion presets

    Cons

    can't find any

    Summary

    Best video downloader! I recommend to everyone

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