CNET Editors' review
Downloading videos, Flash games, and large batches of files is greatly simplified with this freeware download manager, but Firefox users may have difficulty with integration.
Orbit's primary interface is bland, but the basic toolbar and info boxes guarantee everything is easy to find. Orbit shines with Internet Explorer integration. To get a media file, simply right-click a video or photo and choose Download from your context menu. Grabbing a Flash game is even easier. Hover over a Flash file, and Orbit displays a button for a fast download.
Fast and small are key traits of this application. It uses a bare minimum of memory, and downloads are much faster than with a browser alone. Where Orbit shines is its one-button simplicity for downloading multiple files on a site. From there, you can easily filter for file type. Orbit's numerous configuration options make it one of the more flexible download managers available.
Although designed to integrate with the IE, Firefox, Opera and Maxthon, we had great difficulty getting Orbit to work seamlessly with Firefox. We finally gave up trying to get the Flash download feature to work. Nevertheless, anyone downloading large numbers of files will find this freeware indispensable.Orbit Downloader:
Orbit Downloader is the download manager optimized for social music and video downloading. The program allows you to download videos and music from Youtube, Myspace, Pandora, Last.Fm, and Imeem and can accelerate downloading speed up to five times. With Orbit Downloader, you can manage downloads easier with tags, and you can update your PC software easier.
What's new in this version: Version 184.108.40.206 has fixed some error when downloading file.
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All versions:3.9 stars
out of 1,634 votes
Current version:2.0 stars
out of 2 votes
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"Previous version blocked Internet Access!"
Version: Orbit Downloader 220.127.116.11
Speeds up downloads, let's you select which directory to download to.
Last upgrade version bloacked my access to the Internet. It took me a week to figure out that it wasn't my LAN or DSL provider.
I got functionality back by reinstalling an older version of Orbit Downloader. I'm affraid to try this new upgrade now that I have a version that works (though older). Orbit downloader never responded to direct e-mail complaints.
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Version: Orbit Downloader 18.104.22.168
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