Mac Video Downloader for Mac

Mac Video Downloader for Mac


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.8.6.8
File Size:
63.98MB
Date Added:
February 23, 2014
Price:
Free to try (Download 10M or 50% of your video.); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
51,680
Downloads Last Week:
1,106
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Featuring a video converter and a Web browser with an embedded media downloader, Mac Video Downloader for Mac helps you find and grab audio and video files from virtually any video-sharing Web site. This premium app manages to detect approximately 90 percent of all videos, with a 100 percent success rate for popular sites like YouTube and Vimeo, but it eats a lot of system resources.

After a quick installation, Mac Video Downloader launches its built-in browser. The browser, itself, behaves just like Safari with one exception: it lets you change the User Agent between Mac, iOS, and Android, effectively emulating the Web browsers of mobile devices. As soon as you land on a page with embedded audio or video content, Mac Video Downloader will pop up a window through which you can choose which file to download. The download is generally fast, but it depends of course on your connection. The conversion is also relatively fast; we were able to convert a four-minute FLV file to an MP4 in about 20 seconds. When it comes to performance, however, the app leaves a large footprint: over 500MB of RAM.

Mac Video Downloader provides an all-in-one solution for anyone who wants to download and convert media files for their mobile devices or just to keep locally on their Mac. While this app does its job well, the price tag and the large amount of RAM it eats are two big disadvantages, especially when comparing the app to the many free and better optimized options out there.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Mac Video Downloader for Mac 2.5.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to Use and Effective!!"

    October 31, 2013   |   By TedExpert

    Version: Mac Video Downloader 2.8.5.8

    Pros

    It is easy to use and very effective. I am very glad to receive the lifetime upgrade service of your useful software.

    Cons

    Easy Use and Effective!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Product!!"

    October 31, 2013   |   By NimenTree

    Version: Mac Video Downloader 2.8.5.8

    Pros

    I've tried three different software programs to capture videos, particularly because I want to record episodes for playback on my media system. This is the first that worked and was simple to operate.

    Cons

    Great Product!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Nice Software!!"

    October 31, 2013   |   By JimSill

    Version: Mac Video Downloader 2.8.5.8

    Pros

    It's the best video downloader for Mac OS now. We can download HTTP, RTMP, F4M, M3u8 streams now. So many video sites are supported. Excellent!!

    Cons

    Excellent Software.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works quite well and allows you to download"

    September 04, 2013   |   By brian02125

    Version: Mac Video Downloader 2.8.5.8

    Pros

    The program works like a browser and you must access the video content like you would thru any other browser. Once you start to play the video a download dialog box opens. From time to time you need to download the free update to keep the software working properly so keep the download link. The customer support is through email, however they respond quickly and are helpful.

    Cons

    The program does not really quit when you quit so you have to do a force quit. Not a show stopper.

    Summary

    Overall a great program that allows you to download videos from both paid (where you pay for a login membership) and free sites. It is running on both my iMac and MacBook Pro.

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  • 1 stars

    "Only a one because I can not go lower"

    June 07, 2013   |   By wesummers

    Version: Mac Video Downloader 1.5

    Pros

    There are none and cnet makes me enter 10 characters here

    Cons

    Crashes and forces you to force quit. There is no way to contact support aside from email. It does not work on sites they claim. I am trying to get my money back. I had to email them and if that doesnt work I am going to dispute it on my credit card. Beware of any company that does not have listed on their site how to get your refund or has no forums for technical support.

    Summary

    Brand new Macbook with 8 GB ram. This product just doesnt work for me.

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work for all the specified sites."

    March 09, 2013   |   By DDDashed

    Version: Mac Video Downloader 1.5

    Pros

    Good idea for software.

    Cons

    1. Cannot download from some sites that were specified on their list of supported sites - therefore this product is of no use to me.

    2. Poor support - I have received no help with this problem.

    Summary



    Updated on Jun 28, 2013

    Agree with wesummers.

    I'll add that they don't answer e-mails.

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