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GetGo Video Downloader

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Editors' Review


GetGo Video Downloader downloads and converts video from YouTube and many other sites like Dailymotion, though not every site is supported. It has some useful options like proxy settings, sound alerts, and languages. But this freeware video downloader's most useful (and most-used) controls and options are upfront on a small but well-designed user interface.


With or Without Conversion: The Output menu makes everything clear by listing some formats Without Conversion, and others with source and target formats.

Automatic: Not sure which format to choose? Select Without Conversion (Automatic), and let the program handle it.

Sounds or silence: We appreciate the ability to turn audible program alerts on and off.


Unsupported sites: While GetGo grabs video from more sites than just YouTube, we were disappointed that it couldn't download video from several sites, including public sites like the Moving Image Archive.

A little Help: Clicking the Help button doesn't open a Help file, although you can visit product pages with system requirements, basic instructions, and support contacts (including forums).

Bottom Line

While it's not the fanciest or most versatile video downloader out there, GetGo Video Downloader is easy-to-use freeware that supports more than just YouTube downloads. And that's probably what many of you want anyway.

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"GetGo doesn't work at all."

August 30, 2015  |  By lookat

 |  Version: GetGo Video Downloader


It worked in the year 2000.


Don't work in the year 2015.


I find it does not work in my computer. Windows 10 is not listed but before that, Windows xp had problems with this software. Running Seamonkey browser does not work with this software. Had to uninstall.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version Updated YouTube video format selection algorithm to adapt to recent changes.
Publisher GetGo Software
Publisher web site
Release Date April 21, 2015
Date Added April 23, 2015
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.88MB
File Name GetGoVDSetup.exe
Total Downloads 589,994
Downloads Last Week 269
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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