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GetFLV

CNET Editors' review

GetFLV from SuperLogix is a shareware Flash video application that's free to try for 14 days. It's a full-featured tool that can create, convert, and download Flash videos, but unlike freeware tools that only work with a few sites or file types (or just with YouTube) GetFLV can download pretty much any video that can be downloaded, and from any video hosting site, too. It also quickly and easily converts videos to play on your iPhone or other device, and it packs some extras like an Audio Ripper and an FLV Fixer than can repair damaged or corrupted files.

If you've ever used any of the freeware Flash video downloaders, the first thing you're likely to notice about GetFLV is its premium-quality user interface. A sidebar on the left accesses the FLV Utilities, starting with the FLV Browser. This embedded window lets you search securely for videos directly from inside GetFLV's interface without having to install any add-ons or codecs to your main browser. GetFLV can download videos from more than 200,000 sites, so finding suitable material was no problem. We searched for a familiar title and clicked on one of the results. GetFLV not only previewed the video but automatically detected all the matches to a list view that we could sort and edit for batch jobs. Clicking FLV Downloader opened the main downloading tool, which includes Conversion options, including a specific choice for iPad Video. The FLV Converter is also very easy to use, thanks in part to prominently displayed (and easy) instructions. The FLV Maker and FLV Audio Ripper are very similar to the converter, only optimized for creating Flash videos to post online and for extracting and saving audio tracks from video, respectively. We didn't have a bad FLV file to try the FLV Fixer on, but it's nice to know it's there. GetFLV uses a series of pop-up Options dialogs for each function, such as Encoder, Frame Rate, Bit Rate, and more for both audio and video.

GetFLV isn't cheap, but it's a much better performer than most of the competition, as the free trial shows.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Getflv 9.1.1.1.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best video downloading software!!"

    March 28, 2014  |   By HaohaoChenrui

    Version: GetFLV 9.6.3

    Pros

    Easy to use, automatically loads URL into program. Very user friendly and with the free trial to try it out all I can say is Thank You! All pros, no cons, it's a tool that should be part of all standard software packages with new computers.

    Cons

    None except I wish it was free-but thank you for the free trial!

    Summary

    Awesome program, helps start your collection of you tube videos you want to keep. VERY easy to use, and an essential part of the software I have on my computer! As I mentioned above, it should be bundled with all new computers!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't buy it.expensive,got 2buy license every year 2use"

    March 22, 2014  |   By TechMario111344

    Version: GetFLV 9.6.2.9

    Pros

    Nothing special

    Cons

    Expensive, misleading, subscription based

    Summary

    Don't waste your money!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Real Nice and Easy to use!!"

    March 21, 2014  |   By TiliNiker

    Version: GetFLV 9.6.2.9

    Pros

    I tried several software on CNet. This is the best one for using. Meanwhile, the download speed is very fast!!

    Cons

    None except I wish it was free-but thank you for the free trial!

    Summary

    Awesome program, helps start your collection of you tube videos you want to keep. VERY easy to use, and an essential part of the software I have on my computer! As I mentioned above, it should be bundled with all new computers!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "FREE TRIAL SHOULD MEAN FREE"

    February 17, 2014  |   By TECHJUNKYGEEK

    Version: GetFLV 9.6.1.8

    Pros

    looks like it would be a great program, too bad they use deceptive marketing

    Cons

    "free 14 day trial" , but you can't download a single thing. It only lets you download half of a file and less than 30 meg. REALLY? $150 for the program and the customer can't try it. PATHETIC

    Summary

    MAKE THE FREE TRIAL A FREE TRIAL AND I'LL GIVE 5 STARS

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A very satisfied customer!"

    February 12, 2014  |   By PluserStar

    Version: GetFLV 9.6.1.8

    Pros

    Easy to use, automatically loads URL into program. Very user friendly and with the free trial to try it out all I can say is Thank You! All pros, no cons, it's a tool that should be part of all standard software packages with new computers.

    Cons

    None except I wish it was free-but thank you for the free trial!

    Summary

    Awesome program, helps start your collection of you tube videos you want to keep. VERY easy to use, and an essential part of the software I have on my computer! As I mentioned above, it should be bundled with all new computers!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Rip-off Software"

    February 10, 2014  |  

    Version: GetFLV 9.6.1.8

    Pros

    Decent software, it has it's own browser to download videos from website. Good video quality compare to other FLV download programs.
    Free update for a year (with a catch, see Cons.).

    Cons

    Stopped working after a year claiming 'not compatible with new flash player', you will need to pay registration fee again. Big Rip-Off!
    Won't let you save bookmarks or favorite links.

    Summary

    Decent software but you need to pay registration every year.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome product!!"

    February 6, 2014  |   By KebeMen

    Version: GetFLV 9.6.1.6

    Pros

    With this product, you can download many HD films with the high quality. It's a nice program, easy to install and use. A perfect application for downloading films.

    Cons

    none for now, with the last version everything works well.

    Summary

    Excellent Video Downloader!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "VIRUS/SPYWARE!!"

    January 29, 2014  |   By nikolayls

    Version: GetFLV 9.6.1.6

    Pros

    None pros. This is a virus package!

    Cons

    This is fake software. It was detected as spyware by Windows SmartScreen and Norton.

    Summary

    VIRUS!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best software for video downloading!!"

    January 1, 2014  |   By BellNorton

    Version: GetFLV 9.6.1.2

    Pros

    I tried several software on CNet. This is the best one for using. Meanwhile, the download speed is very fast.

    Cons

    It's better if I can search youtube videos within the software.

    Summary

    Basicaly, it works and worth the cost.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works, not easily, with no support from the developer."

    December 28, 2013  |   By JohninLA1

    Version: GetFLV 9.5.9.8

    Pros

    Downloads in Windows 8.1 where others won't.

    Cons

    Difficult to use and absolutely no support from the developer. Documentation is not very helpful.

    Summary

    I bought this software as Stream Transport was no longer working reliably. ST also did not work in Windows 7 or above. GetFLV works, but not as easily. It's a bit complicated to use, but with some practice, it will do what you want.
    I had some questions before buying the software. I wrote the company, and after 3 weeks, have not received an answer. I saw they had a 30 Day return policy, and decided to buy it anyway. I had a few questions, and again wrote, no reply in 2 weeks. So, keep in mind, if you buy this software, you are on your own. I am sure my 30 Day return policy would be a joke as no one would get back to you.

    Still, it works, but be prepared for a self learning experience, and hope for the best. At $60, that's not the cheapest when you have no support facility to help you through the learning process.

    Overall, I have to give it 2 and a half Stars. It would get more if the support was there.

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