Orbit

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1647 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 30, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Downloading videos, Flash games, and large batches of files is greatly simplified with this freeware download manager, but Firefox 2 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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1647 votes

    • 5 star 700
    • 4 star 486
    • 3 star 169
    • 2 star 75
    • 1 star 217
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5 stars

"Awesome download manager/YouTube video ripper!"

February 21, 2008  |  By danielkwood

 |  Version: Orbit 2.6.1

Pros

This program does it all and it easily integrates into Firefox or Internet Explorer. It works fast and runs smoothly in the background (minimized to task tray). But what I really like about it is the way it can rip almost any video/flash file from websites. I don't have any copy protection issues - this program downloads them all! It will download embedded videos, FLV videos, flash files/animations...it's awesome (can easily be down by right-clicking on the object and then clicking on "Get it")...

Cons

None.

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5 stars

"what they need to improve on and what to leave about the program"

February 21, 2008  |  By smithchips

 |  Version: Orbit 2.6.1

Pros

it easy to use and it holds on to you download if you get disconnected

Cons

its bit slow and its hard for the program to track the file that your downloading

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5 stars

"AMAZING"

February 20, 2008  |  By FREYJO1690

 |  Version: Orbit 2.6.1

Pros

this software does everything the CNET Download review says it does and more. I cannot believe that I finally found a FREEWARE that downloads streaming media efficiently and without errors. As a bonus, it does it very well.

Cons

No complaints here.

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5 stars

"nice & easy"

February 19, 2008  |  By falloutboylv

 |  Version: Orbit 2.6.1

Pros

Easy , i lke it

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4 stars

"very usefull"

February 18, 2008  |  By OPHAIN

 |  Version: Orbit 2.6.1

Pros

easyness

Cons

some problem to Grip iTunes Trailers

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4 stars

"very speed"

February 17, 2008  |  By joaocoutinho

 |  Version: Orbit 2.6.1

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5 stars

"perfect"

February 16, 2008  |  By violetqueen80

 |  Version: Orbit 2.6.1

Pros

very helpful for me

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4 stars

"the best yet"

February 13, 2008  |  By ennud13

 |  Version: Orbit 2.6.1

Pros

so easy to use ,could not find any faults or cliches

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5 stars

"SUPERB!!!"

February 13, 2008  |  By asgarcymed

 |  Version: Orbit 2.6.1

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4 stars

"Fast and friendly, will be even better with small tweaks here and there."

February 13, 2008  |  By technovice

 |  Version: Orbit 2.6.1

Pros

It offers the fastest download speed yet. The great thing about it is it grabs media from almost any streaming site, whether it's video streaming sites such as Youtube, Veoh and Dailymotion, or music streaming sites, e.g. iJigg, eSnips and IMEEM. It also works smoothly without hanging and doesn't get in the way of other tasks, it starts up in the taskbar and doesn't pop up annoyingly. It also doesn't take up much of the system's resources.

Cons

It needs to be more efficient at detecting the format of the media in websites. It's sub-program for grabbing online media, Grab++ lists all the media available for grabbing but sometimes can't detect the format of the media. E.g. there are many files under the 'Music' list but doesn't detect if it's mp3, ogg or wav. I mostly guess by looking at the file size, and even that sometimes isn't detected also.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6.1
Version 2.6.1 fixes a bug that may cause Orbit Downloader crash when download via RTSP protocol.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date January 30, 2008
Date Added January 30, 2008
Version 2.6.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 5.6MB
File Name OrbitDM.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 35,963,928
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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