Hulu Downloader

Hulu Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 194 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.5.8
  • Total Downloads:
    94,448
  • Date Added:
    September 17, 2014
  • File Size:
    28.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    521
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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We've seen quite a few programs that promise to capture Internet content in one way or another, and more often than not, these programs disappoint. Hulu Downloader, however, actually delivers an effective and fairly easy-to-use set of tools for capturing and converting online Flash videos, such as those found on Hulu, YouTube, and other popular Web sites.

The program's interface isn't entirely intuitive, but with a bit of experimentation it's not too hard to figure out. The program's major features are arranged with buttons down the side. The browser function allows users to travel to the desired Web site and play a video, and the program automatically locates the video's URL and gives the user the option to download it. The videos download quickly, and the program comes with category folders--Entertainment, Science, and Sports--into which videos can be organized. The program also has several other useful tools, including a built-in FLV player, a utility that allows the conversion from FLV files to a wide variety of other formats (and vice versa), and an audio ripper that allows users to pull sound tracks from the downloaded FLV files. The built-in Help file is well-written. Overall, we were pleasantly surprised by how well all of Hulu Downloader's features worked.

Hulu Downloader is free to try, but limits users to 20 downloads, which cannot be more than 10MB each. There is also a 14-day trial period. The program installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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  • Current Version

    2.0

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  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 194 votes

    • 5 star 64
    • 4 star 72
    • 3 star 26
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 27
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  • 2 stars

    "Four stars on execution, zero on support."

    September 24, 2014   |   By mss627

    Version: Hulu Downloader 2.7.5.8

    Pros

    Quick downloads. Video conversion. Chrome interface.

    Cons

    Lots of crashes (especially with Windows 8). Non existent customer support. Ridiculously expensive. License expires after one year.

    Summary

    I purchased a multiple license copy about a year ago. I installed it my windows 8 laptop and desktop. The program crashed at least once per use. I attempted contacting customer support several times but never got a response. After a year I started receiving prompts to (a) upgrade to the latest version and (b) register the product. Turns out my registration had expired. I could purchase a lifetime upgrade for a mere 159 dollars (one year licenses go for 59 dollars). What a deal! I greatly await news of this company's demise.

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  • 5 stars

    "The best software i've used to download Hulu video"

    August 08, 2014   |   By BowerMill20098

    Version: Hulu Downloader 2.7.3.9

    Pros

    User friendly and convert video during download fast conversion and downloading speed

    Cons

    Every thing is fine

    Summary

    I have been using this software for about one year. I am pretty happy with this software. Thanks for making it free!

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  • 1 stars

    "Crashes on Windows 7 with latest version 2.7.3"

    July 06, 2014   |   By leishirsute

    Version: Hulu Downloader 2.7.2.9

    Pros

    Don't know. Couldn't get latest version to not crash.

    Cons

    Crashed.
    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: AVGoVideoDownloader.exe
    Application Version: 1.0.0.1
    Application Timestamp: 534bff65
    Fault Module Name: MFC71U.DLL
    Fault Module Version: 7.10.3077.0
    Fault Module Timestamp: 3e77fc29
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00024b84
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 1ec0
    Additional Information 2: 1ec0fd70d07d060e5bfcf53c69ad1739
    Additional Information 3: 2c48
    Additional Information 4: 2c48940de5e7d1cb2e131ad6a0ca2feb

    Read our privacy statement online:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409

    If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
    C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

    Summary

    Doesn't work.

    Updated on Jul 7, 2014

    Tried installing version 2.7.2.9 but the download consistently had CRC checksum errors which usually mean suspected tampering of the original code.
    So not using it.

    #####################################################
    Testing archive: hdsetup.zip -- 7/7/2014 8:08 AM
    #####################################################

    Testing: hdsetup.exe
    --> CRC ERROR

    #####################################################
    Done. -- 7/7/2014 8:08 AM
    Warning: 1 Error(s) found in the archive: hdsetup.zip

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome product!!"

    April 13, 2014   |   By HaohaoChenrui

    Version: Hulu Downloader 2.7.1.1

    Pros

    With this product, you can download many HD films with the high quality from Hulu and Hulu Plus. 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 Hulu Video Downloader!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "does not work"

    June 07, 2013   |   By M---D

    Version: Hulu Downloader 2.5.4

    Pros

    it might work for some streaming video players

    Cons

    It definitely does NOT work on hulu, as its title suggests. Hulu gives an error saying adobe flash player required, hulu's front page redirects you to a "your version of internet explorer is no longer supported"

    Summary

    Do not waste money on this product.

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work as far as I can tell"

    April 28, 2013   |   By emarnell

    Version: Hulu Downloader 2.5.4

    Pros

    Easy to download and install

    Cons

    It basically doesn't work. First snafu is that it kept insisting that I download to the latest version since it didn't support the flash player I had installed. Did that to version 2.5.4.8, which I already had installed anyway. Same message came up again. Tried to contact them via their email form, and that led to an onscreen error message with their server. Tried to run it anyway, copied in the URL (I'm guessing, since it really isn't very intuitive), and nothing was recorded. Not a good start for this product.

    Summary

    I'll try a little more with this software, and hopefully I can get it to work. Not a good first impression though.

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  • 2 stars

    "Why not try another free one--AVGO Free Video Converter"

    April 23, 2013   |   By FreeDVDVideo

    Version: Hulu Downloader 2.5.4

    Pros

    It works. But It's not a free one. There are a lot of free software can do the same thing.

    Cons

    But it is too expansive.
    Why not try another free one, AVGO Free Video Converter. AVGO can download Hulu and Youtube perfectly.

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  • 1 stars

    "Do NOT download this program!!!!"

    February 27, 2013   |   By KatTllz

    Version: Hulu Downloader 2.5.3

    Pros

    Absolutely none!!

    Cons

    To start, this program is FULL of adware!!! It is essentially GetFLV with even more adware added. Neither program really works and the supposed free trial is a joke. Interface is difficult to navigate and use. I only got 2 minutes of video and it was crap. I am still cleaning junk off my computer that this program left behind. I don't know why CNET recommended this program. I strongly suggest using Any Vido Downloader instead.

    Summary

    Full of adware, not a real free trial, and doesn't work.

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work"

    November 19, 2012   |   By wjbushsr

    Version: Hulu Downloader 2.5.1.2

    Pros

    there are none

    Cons

    they expect you to pay for this???

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  • 1 stars

    "Not buying this crap again"

    October 26, 2012   |   By maunruh

    Version: Hulu Downloader 2.5.1.2

    Pros

    Non Useless crap

    Cons

    I paid for the gold edition $159 of this and it is supposed to be the life time gold edition That turned out to be a friggin joke I didn't know life time meant two years then it expired I would never buy there crap again I hope they close them down for fraud

    Summary

    WARNING ! Don't buy this it's all a lie You buy the gold lifetime edition and it expires after two years is up save your money and buy a cheaper of something other then this crap $159 is a waste

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    What's new in version 2.7.5.8
    Version 2.7.5.8 added support for new flash player.
    General
    Publisher XPTools
    Publisher web site http://www.xptools.net/
    Release Date September 12, 2014
    Date Added September 17, 2014
    Version 2.7.5.8
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Download Managers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 28.5MB
    File Name hdsetup.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 94,448
    Downloads Last Week 521
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 14-day trial
    Price $59.95

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