Freemake Video Downloader

Freemake Video Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 129 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.7.1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    482,214
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,339
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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1 stars

"Does not download form HULU"

September 25, 2014  |  By CharlesMumford

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.0.16

Pros

Easy to install (make sure you read the installation screens carefully in order to avoid the bundled toolbars and such).

Cons

Does not do what is advertised - download video from HULU.

Summary

Useless software to me since downloading video from HULU is why I installed it. It does not do this despite the description of the software to the contrary.

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1 stars

"Could not instal this update"

August 23, 2014  |  By fotobarje

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.0.6

Pros

Not known.

Cons

Not being installed as update.

Summary

Obviously no improvement.

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1 stars

"This tool contained trogan's and malware :("

July 10, 2014  |  By gpclarke

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.0.2

Pros

NONE because of unwanted stuff

Cons

Malware and viruses :(

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5 stars

"Best Free Video Downloader Available"

July 06, 2014  |  By rudinski852

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.0.2

Pros

Free
Easy Interface
No Brainer to use
Very, Very Effective
Great Captures and Saves
Good Options on Saved Formats

Cons

A bit slow in 32 bit machines
A more extensive 'HELP' needed

Summary

Overall a great little program from the good folks over at Freemake. Well written and coded, didn't encounter any 'bugs' or funny activity while doing several dozen video captures. I mentioned a bit slow on 32 bit machines, but I can attribute this to the age and need for defragging of these two pc's. Overall, great performance for a free program, and like the other programs Freemake has available, great programs from some even greater programmers! Keep up the good work Freemake! You have at least one convinced and happy user in Southern California..... me!

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5 stars

"Best I've used"

June 01, 2014  |  By NickPrin

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.0

Pros

Easy to use.
Downloads quickly.
Converts as it downloads.

Cons

No downside. it works well

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5 stars

"This software is AWESOME!!"

May 31, 2014  |  By whyswon

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.0

Pros

It works. It's easy to use and does what it says it does.

Cons

I can't find anything to complain about.

Summary

All I can say is that I didn't know software like this existed. I love this program and I'm so very glad I found it.

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4 stars

"I think it works great"

May 28, 2014  |  By lachrymal

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.0

Pros

Works for me. I especially like the one button feature, and that it converts the download to whatever you choose. I'm happy with it.

Cons

It's not extremely fast, but I'm ok with that, as long as it works. It's not too slow either, probably just average speed.

Summary

You definitely want to read the entire description of it, here on cnet, before downloading. I say that because the extras they try to get you to take, were presented differently than on most of the things I've ever downloaded. If I hadn't previously read about how to avoid getting stuck with them, I would not have recognized where and how to avoid them. Plus, I would not have seen how to do the one button push feature, which is awesome to have.

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2 stars

"SOMETIMES it actually works."

May 23, 2014  |  By bulruq

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.7.0

Pros

It's free and works about half the time. It's better than it was 2 months ago. No real threat to paid downloaders like "Internet Download manager"

Cons

Buggy and unreliable on my Vista laptop. Sometimes stops working until the computer is rebooted. Other times it downloads a previously saved video again, instead of the one selected but re-labeling it with the title of the latter video.

Summary

A little better than nothing if you don't have the money to buy IDM.

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4 stars

"Not bad at all."

May 08, 2014  |  By lelboy

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.6.4.1

Pros

Will download most things that others say are "corrupt" and cannot be downloaded.Is easy to access downloaded files.
Very easy to use generally. Is exceptional, considering it is free!

Cons

Only one comes to mind, and that it will not, on occasion, download the odd YouTube vid - even if it has downloaded the item previously

Summary

Minimal problems using a very worthwhile, free program. I'm a very happy user, and have recommended it to others.

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5 stars

"Works flawlessly, every time! Love it!"

May 06, 2014  |  By Donna77642

 |  Version: Freemake Video Downloader 3.6.4.1

Pros

Extremely useful to download tutorials to save to slowly watch later. Ideal way to learn various hobbies. I cannot imagine why anyone would have problems with it. I have never encountered even one problem with it. It's simple. It's fast, just a couple of clicks (that's it!) and you are done! It's dependable. What's not to like? And did I say it's FREE!!!

Cons

I wish it was available without attached companion software, but will tolerate that in order to use this marvelous software.

Summary

Thank you, Freemake, for your A+++ software. It is awesome!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.7.1.5
Version 3.7.1.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Freemake
Publisher web site http://www.freemake.com
Release Date November 24, 2014
Date Added November 24, 2014
Version 3.7.1.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements .Net Framework 4.0 Client Profile
Download Information
File Size 1.21MB
File Name FreemakeVideoDownloaderSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 482,214
Downloads Last Week 3,339
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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