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Freemake Video Downloader

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 142 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    817,731
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 12, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,212
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

Editors' Review

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Freemake Video Downloader lets you download and convert video files from a wide variety of popular sites, including YouTube. Whether you download videos daily or only on occasion, this app will make the process straightforward.

Pros

Parental controls: Freemake Video Downloader gives you the ability to block downloads from adult video sites, hide adult videos, and not show thumbnails from adult videos. This is a feature we haven't encountered before in a downloader, and it's a nice touch that can give you peace of mind if you're using the software on a shared or family computer.

Simultaneous conversions: In addition to downloading, you can also convert videos to different formats through this software. Output options are labeled by device, so whether you want to play the video in question on your iPad, Android device, or PSP, you'll quickly see what to convert it to.

Cons

Hulu downloading: Descriptions of this app claim it can download videos from Hulu, but we were never able to do this successfully during testing, even after following all of the suggested troubleshooting options. If you're not interested in downloading from Hulu, this doesn't have to be a huge drawback, as every other site we tested worked well.

Bottom Line

Freemake Video Downloader is a convenient app to have around when you want to download and convert videos on your PC. It can handle quite a few simultaneous downloads, and it offers some nice extra features like the ability to put restrictions on adult videos.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Total Video Downloader is better and more powerful"

January 27, 2016  |  By GytersolMalicost78

2016-01-27 23:05:16  |  By GytersolMalicost78

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.5.2

Pros

This app works well but there are to many awards...
I like Total Video Downloader which is simple, fast and powerful.
http://www.etinysoft.com/total-video-downloader-mac.html

Cons

Too many adware...

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3 stars

"Total Video Downloader is better"

January 27, 2016  |  By MelbornThoropov59

2016-01-27 23:05:11  |  By MelbornThoropov59

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.5.2

Pros

This app works well but there are to many awards...
I like Total Video Downloader which is simple, fast and powerful.
http://www.etinysoft.com/total-video-downloader-mac.html

Cons

Too many adwares

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5 stars

"Great general purpose downloader"

December 13, 2015  |  By J2948

2015-12-13 06:20:35  |  By J2948

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.5.2

Pros

Very easy to use (intuitive).
Converts (extracts?) video to audio
Don't need more than this for an average guy like me

Cons

Not a real con, but obviously cannot download certain files gthat are protected.
Otherwise no criticism

Summary

I discovered the Freemake software a couple of years ago and I have always found their support to be polite and helpful. Fantastic, considering that this is freeware. The Freemakers are professional service providers.
Thanks guys; here's one fellow who really appreciates your effort to make the internet accesible.

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1 stars

"Good but full of adware."

December 09, 2015  |  By Dfjeas21

2015-12-09 08:06:56  |  By Dfjeas21

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.5.2

Pros

Downloads fast, lots of format options.

Cons

Downloaded difficult to remove adware.

Summary

While I was initially very satisfied with this program the new version which it prompted me to download came with a difficult to remove adware program. Very disappointed.

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4 stars

"quite a good downloader"

November 06, 2015  |  By gonttony

2015-11-06 01:24:56  |  By gonttony

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.5.0

Pros

easy to download file from different channel

Cons

can't download file from dailymotion recently

Summary

Not bad, hope that fix the problem as soon as possible

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1 stars

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September 07, 2015

2015-09-07 18:11:47

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.5.0

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Cons

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4 stars

"Very good and reliable software.. so far."

June 14, 2015  |  By jcman77

2015-06-14 07:33:25  |  By jcman77

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.1.5

Pros

For me a huge pro it's that it doesn't have too many options. It's a simple down to the point type of software

Cons

There are some videos it does not recognize... but could be that the url it's written wrong.

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4 stars

"Not bad - fairly good, in fact"

May 19, 2015  |  By unhappy_carphone_user

2015-05-19 09:53:41  |  By unhappy_carphone_user

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.1.5

Pros

Seems to download most YT videos (among others)

Cons

Some videos can't be downloaded - because they're blocked?

Summary

I stated the facts as they appear to be. You make up your own minds.

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2 stars

"Easy to use but couldn't find most videos I wanted"

April 13, 2015  |  By jrajohn

2015-04-13 18:08:39  |  By jrajohn

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.1.5

Pros

Easy to use. I succeeded in down loading one video which worked fine.

Cons

It didn't recognize any other video I asked it to grab. Very disappointing

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4 stars

"Works perfectly every time"

March 14, 2015  |  By sonia3001

2015-03-14 06:53:08  |  By sonia3001

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.1.5

Pros

downloads quickly, clear simple interface, large choice of conversions.

Cons

Nothing comes to m,ind

Summary

I have tried quite a few down-loaders, and finally come back and settled on Freemake Video Down-loader.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8.0.7
Added an option to download original YouTube audio in M4A without conversion.
General
Publisher Freemake
Publisher web site http://www.freemake.com
Release Date February 11, 2016
Date Added February 12, 2016
Version 3.8.0.7
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 1.28MB
File Name FreemakeVideoDownloaderSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 817,731
Downloads Last Week 6,212
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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