Graboid Video

Graboid Video


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 179 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.1.2.0
File Size:
1.54MB
Date Added:
April 21, 2014
Price:
Free to try
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
185,065
Downloads Last Week:
238
Product ranking:
#3 in TV & Movies
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Graboid Video grabs video online from a variety of intermediary sites, including high-quality and HD videos. It doesn't host or share video; instead, it searches for the titles you want to watch and shows you what's available, both exact and near matches. You can preview or play the videos (using the included VLC Media Player) or flag them for later. You can filter searches and sort videos by category, too, and add tags that other users can see. Graboid Video is shareware that's free to try, including a free account, though the trial limits downloads to 2GB and no HD content.

Graboid Video's installer includes VLC Media Player, though if (like us) you already have it, you can skip that step. Graboid's user interface is about par for the course in appearance, with a prominent search box and tabbed features: Videos, Downloads, Flagged, News, Account, Help, Messages, and Preferences -- all clear and to the point. The program opened with the latest downloads displayed, including some popular movies. Graboid doesn't display the sites it searches. Plenty of free videos are available from sites like the Moving Image Archive, but some sites host videos shared by unauthorized users. We're certainly not interested in downloading copyrighted material, and the trial limits what's available, so we entered a search for an old, dark movie. After previewing the content, we clicked Download. Graboid downloaded and saved our video, indicating "you have this" with a green icon when it finished. We had no trouble figuring out Graboid, but a good help file is available, too.

We opened the default destination folder and clicked our finished download, which played normally in VLC. That clearly demonstrated Graboid's capabilities, and we have no problem in recommending the program based on its performance, even with the trial limitations. But we recommend using Graboid Video with care since it not only downloads potentially copyrighted material by also adult content (as indicated on the sidebar menu). Graboid's not responsible for what others host or what you download since it's mostly a download manager, just one optimized for finding online video downloads.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Graboid Video 3.26.

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    out of 179 votes

    • 5 star: 86
    • 4 star: 58
    • 3 star: 12
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 19
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  • 1 stars

    "Graboid - All that glitters is not gold..."

    March 26, 2014   |   By Mogwai101

    Version: Graboid Video 5.1

    Pros

    Quick download, great assortment of movies and up-to-date releases, great quality available.

    Cons

    Absolutely crap technical service. Kept queuing movies but not unpacking or downloading. Attached itself to the OutFox.tv 'virus' which is insidious and hard to shake. Updated to new 5.11 version and had nothing but trouble, emailed and was given a link to older version but no joy either. Response to my 2nd query was 'you aren't co-operating, we're trying to help you'...nice. Have ceased my membership. Can't download, can't get an answer...why pay for no service?

    Summary

    Initially I thought Graboid was great...however the issues with viruses, non-download and crap, even rude back-up has me ceasing my membership.

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  • 5 stars

    "Worked fine for me, no malware installed."

    November 21, 2013   |   By wiredpinz

    Version: Graboid Video 3.58

    Pros

    Was able to install the software without problems. Created a free account. Downloaded a movie. Played it. This particular movie file was an .avi file, and I needed to also find and download a foreign-parts-only subtitle file. It was an English-language movie with some Japanese-language parts that needed English-language subtitles. I did some reading of some how-to articles on subtitle files. Discovered that I had to be sure the subtitle file had the same filename as the movie file. Or to make the filename was the same. Different extension though. It had to be in the same folder as the movie file.

    Cons

    No problems other than having to learn how to deal with subtitles.

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  • 5 stars

    "Graboid ROCKS!!"

    October 08, 2013   |   By radiopipes

    Version: Graboid Video 1.4

    Pros

    Super hard to find content is here! Full classic TV series. HD Blu-Ray rips. Movies before they hit stores. Thousands of new entries daily.

    Cons

    The new Graboid Beta has some issues. On demand player hardly ever works. Their search algorithm could use some work (be literal when searching).

    Summary

    I see that a lot of newbies have had troubles and whine like newborns...but for the rest of us who can use a computer and not just whack at the keyboard like a chimp...enjoy Graboid and continue to sing its praises. I recommend the "unlimited bandwidth" for $19.99 a month...worth every penny! Oh...and you'll need a few 3TB hard drives. Graboid coupled with VLC rocks my big screen!

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  • 1 stars

    "Installed Wajam"

    December 12, 2012   |   By lwh77

    Version: Graboid Video 3.58

    Pros

    I hear it is great...

    Cons

    Don't want stuff installed without my knowledge

    Summary

    I did not get far with this installation, I didn't appreciate Wajam installing automatically.

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  • 2 stars

    "uprade on first click"

    November 13, 2012   |   By brissmith

    Version: Graboid Video 3.26

    Pros

    I'll take everyone elses words on the pros

    Cons

    First title I clicked "you need to upgrade your account and guess what it's no longer free. Other sites can do a download service for the same price.

    Summary

    Other sites can do a download service for the same price. It peeves me when they say free but their not

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  • 5 stars

    "My go-to site for video content!"

    October 16, 2012   |   By Autumn2959

    Version: Graboid Video 3.26

    Pros

    Easy to use and tons of content, where other sites fail miserably.

    Cons

    I'll get back to you on that...

    Summary

    No need to go ANYWHERE ELSE!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Great and easy to use"

    October 13, 2012   |   By xena42581

    Version: Graboid Video 3.26

    Pros

    You can stream and download anytime

    Cons

    Only one that I can think of, sometimes u will get a bad quality download so when u go watch it either u cant see it at all or it was just recorded really bad

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  • 4 stars

    "Graboid contains good content"

    October 11, 2012   |   By siphamandlazwane

    Version: Graboid Video 3.26

    Pros

    Quality videos overall
    Variety of content
    Up-to-date content

    Cons

    The it takes to download
    The size of the videos

    Summary

    The downloading time could improve if the files could be compressed

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  • 5 stars

    "The best download program I've found."

    September 28, 2012   |   By Koley_the_Cutie07

    Version: Graboid Video 3.26

    Pros

    Always has anything I want available to download. Free trial. Being able to earn more free download amount.

    Cons

    Only being able to earn a certain amount of downloads each month

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  • 5 stars

    "Graboid Review, good simple easy"

    September 28, 2012   |   By Titan2181

    Version: Graboid Video 3.26

    Pros

    quick, easy, large selection of movies and videos, can earn free bandwidth.

    Cons

    don't get very much bandwidth to start with and have to wait a month between task to earn 3gb free.

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