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:
    95,311
  • Date Added:
    September 17, 2014
  • File Size:
    28.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    554
  • 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

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    3.7

    out of 194 votes

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    • 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

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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
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Testing: hdsetup.exe
--> CRC ERROR

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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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Full Specifications

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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 95,311
Downloads Last Week 554
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $59.95

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