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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 127 votes

    • 5 star: 67
    • 4 star: 23
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 25
  • Current version:

    2.7 stars

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Bummer . Adware included."

    April 17, 2014  |   By IsabellaXfrrjibp

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.6.4.1

    Pros

    not a bit...I can't think any

    Cons

    I cannot believe i was fooled on this one.Was such a pain to remove all this malwareUse ********** or ********. Period.

    Summary

    Be very careful if you install this. Better try something like **********.. . Period.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Requires .net Framework"

    April 14, 2014  |   By win_sun

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.6.4.1

    Pros

    Never used.

    Cons

    It's a web install. Not just 1.25 MB. Further requires .net Framework of 28 MB.

    Summary

    I hate apps which requires something else to install like Java, .net Framework, Flash etc. They are user-enemy.

    Updated on Apr 16, 2014

    IT WORKS THOUGH. 3.5 STARS. 1.5 Stars eliminated for eating 100MB RAM and flashing transparency.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DOESN'T WORK"

    April 6, 2014  |   By redjewel12

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.6.4.1

    Pros

    THERE ARE NO PROs

    Cons

    EVERYTHING

    Summary

    DOES NOT WORK ON HULU

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great, use it all the time."

    March 24, 2014  |   By S1lent Echoes

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.6.4.1

    Pros

    Simple, easy to use and intuitive.

    Cons

    None that I have run across yet.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Frustrating and USELESS!!!"

    March 20, 2014  |   By bulruq

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.6.4.1

    Pros

    None; it's a total waste of time!

    Cons

    Completely useless; after pasting the URL as directed absolutely NOTHING happens.

    Summary

    Two hours of my life completely wasted!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great video downloader"

    March 18, 2014  |   By dudeonthebayou

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.6.4.1

    Pros

    Can download just about anything.

    Cons

    Doesn't work on HULU (at the moment)

    Summary

    I have used Freemake Video downloader and Freemake Video Converter for a good while now and I must say it hasn't let me down. At the moment HULU download doesn't work but I expect it to be fixed soon. Be careful when you install the software, even though its "freeware" it have some added software too it and some antivirus software will class it as malware. Freemake Video Converter in itself is NOT a malware. But the bundled software "might" be. But all these can be unselected during installation. If your antivirus claims it is a malware during download there is a offline version available for download too. I usually have to disabled Webroot Secure Anywhere when installing it or it will cancel my download. But all in all Freemake Video Downloader is a great software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Cool Tool :)"

    March 14, 2014  |   By ignatiousjovith

    Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.6.4.1

    Pros

    > Great Interface Design, very appealing, eye candy and fast unlike other cluttering apps out there
    > Simple & Intuitive User Interface
    > Easy to use

    Cons

    Doesn't give you upfront visibility of it installing WinPcap - its supporting application and neither does it give you more details of this application anywhere only but in the EULA just as to this tool is required. Post installing the Video Downloader, you could see it for yourself under the Control Panel > Programs & Features.

    Rumors on the web say this is a malware and tracks activities of our computer however; I confirmed with the Freemake team through e-mail as to WinPcap is only used as a supporting tool to download videos from the web. More details on WinPcap can be found here,

    http://www.winpcap.org/

    Summary

    One of the best web-based video downloader I have ever seen

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