Freemake Video Downloader

Freemake Video Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 136 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    593,456
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 18, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    13.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,190
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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5 stars

"This one actually works!"

February 05, 2013  |  By craxd

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.3.0.1

Pros

Works on HULU!

Cons

Slow to download on HULU, and then convert to AVI, however, the converted video is very good quality. You'll just have to have patience.

Summary

A good video downloader for hard to download video files.

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5 stars

"The best of the free video downloaders"

November 23, 2012  |  By Taras_Bulba

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.3.0.1

Pros

Freemake provide no information about what protocols are supported, so I have tested FVD and found that like all the other free video downloaders it does not support the RTSP protocol required to download Quicktime videos. You are only likely to encounter Quicktime at the iTunes movie trailer site, so no big deal. I was surprised to discover that FVD can capture encrypted RTMP streams. This is something that you normally have pay for, or use a Linux command line application. RTMP and HTTP support means in theory that there should not be any flash or MP4 videos that you cannot download, although in practice FVD needs to be configured for certain sites. Very easy to use. Press a button in the IE toolbar and the program opens with the URL already entered. Then you are given a choice of source file formats and quality settings up to 1080p in some cases. No support for connecting via a proxy so recording from HULU can only be done with a VPN proxy.

Cons

Requires .NET 4.0. Lack of advanced options and simple interface - aimed at the non geek market.

Summary

This is the only video downloader that 98% of users will ever need. Excellent value considering the price.

Updated on Nov 25, 2012

UPDATE 25/11/2012
I have done some more testing and I have found that FVD has a problem copying the audio stream from Youtube music videos. This is not so much due to shortcomings in FVD as to the fact that Youtube modify uploaded videos so that the audio content is truncated when it is copied. This was confirmed when I tried ffmpeg to demux the audio of a downloaded Youtube flv file and only the first 30 seconds of the audio was present. The same problem afflicts other video downloaders, so at the moment your best option to obtain mp3s from Youtube is the Free Youtube To MP3 Converter.

Updated on Nov 25, 2012

I forgot to add that connection is available via a HTTP proxy which can be configured in the File/Connection dialogue box.

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5 stars

"Best YouTube to MP3 Downloader"

November 08, 2012  |  By youtubefan87

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.3.0.1

Pros

Youtube to MP3 with one click only!
free video conversion to avi, mp4, mkv
fast & esay!

Cons

didn't find any

Summary

simplicity means a lot! try freemake, it's the best!

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4 stars

"Just does it's job..."

November 08, 2012  |  By Steve--O--

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.3.0.1

Pros

Extremely easy to use "right out of the box"! Couldn't be happier and you can't beat the price...right?

Cons

None......

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4 stars

"nice video editing tool"

October 30, 2012  |  By Manomchara

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.3.0.1

Pros

free and fast
easy-to-use
supports a lot of formats both input and output
has ready-to-use profiles for portable devices

Cons

toolbar and ads durin installation, but NO ads in the program itself

Summary

To cut a long story short, it's a well-made program for easy video editing. It doesn't take much space or time to understand how it works. Everything can be done in 3 steps: add video - choose a format - convert.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.0.1
  • Support for Hulu download
  • Support for Saymove.org and 56.com
  • Reduced the program launch time
General
Publisher Freemake
Publisher web site http://www.freemake.com
Release Date October 18, 2012
Date Added October 18, 2012
Version 3.3.0.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 13.33MB
File Name FreemakeVideoDownloaderFull.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 593,456
Downloads Last Week 4,190
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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