RealDownloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 73 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,273,447
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 18, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    676.28KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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RealDownloader is perhaps the quickest and simplest online video-downloader for Windows that we've seen. Unlike many of its competitors, when RealDownloader says one-click, it seriously means just one click.

When you install RealDownloader, it integrates with your browsers (Firefox, Chrome, and IE are supported), so you don't have to boot it up every time you want to use it. It just detects when you're on a supported site, and pops up whenever you roll over the top-right corner of a video. From there, all you have to do is click the small pop-up button that says "Download This Video," and you're all set. It's really that simple. You can download multiple videos at once, and even playback from within the program. And if RealDownloader can't find a default video player that supports your download, it will give you the option to download a free, add-on video player. The add-on is lightweight and ensures that you never get stuck with files that you can't access.

As a bonus, RealDownloader also comes with some sharing options. It lets you easily share the original link to any of your downloaded videos through e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or (inexplicably) MySpace.

If you upgrade to RealDownloader Plus, you'll be able to copy your downloaded videos to any of a number of devices, including iPhones, Android phones, and more. And you won't have to worry about file formats as the program will do all of the transcoding for you. In addition, you'll get accelerated downloads, download straight to iTunes, and convert to audio functions. So if you want your videos viewable on the go, an upgrade is definitely worth considering.

While RealDownloader did perform impressively in our tests, we do wish it had some richer built-in exporting tools. We would've loved to be able to easily rename files, then export and convert to a desired file format.

Overall, if you're looking for a quick and easy utility for downloading online videos (legal content, to which you own the rights), RealDownloader is tops. It's quick, it supports hundreds of Web sites, and it truly does its job in one click.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 73 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 18
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5 stars

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August 08, 2011  |  By Ravikiranc

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0

Pros

to down load

Cons

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Summary

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4 stars

"Excellent downloader for a free application."

August 03, 2011  |  By dhammaking

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0

Pros

Quick and simple downloading with almost instant recognition and identification of flash videos, and right-click ability option to rename files with a single click.

Cons

Sometimes flash videos are downloaded incompletely with no clear warning, and quite often incomplete downloads are shown mistakenly as completed downloads.

Summary

Generally, a good downloader for flash videos but because of some erroneous or incomplete downloads, review of all downloaded items are required, which is very troublesome.

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2 stars

"Competes with Real PLayer"

August 02, 2011  |  By davrpeters

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0

Pros

Useful for video games,

Cons

Competes with Real Player, which was not mentioned when it was offered for download. Another example of negligence by CNet regarding downloads

Summary

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3 stars

"Warning about Realplayer problem?"

August 02, 2011  |  By mathnucl

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0

Pros

Warning kept me from completing download.

Cons

I never completed download.

Summary

I suggest the question of possible problem with realplayer should be addressed.

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3 stars

"Works fine, but not on all browsers."

August 02, 2011  |  By forxdoc

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0

Pros

Easy to use, just click on the small box that appears when you hover.

Cons

Not very fast if doing multiple simultaneous downloads. Doesn't work at all in the latest iteration of
Google Chrome (13.something). Company said they are aware of the limitation, advised to check their website periodically for updates.

Summary

Easy, unobtrusive downloads.

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4 stars

"So simple even an adult can do it!"

August 02, 2011  |  By coopctn

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0

Pros

Works on any content. Any.

Cons

Can't think of any

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4 stars

"Easy to use"

August 02, 2011  |  By cnetconsumer

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

No conversion software like YouTube Downloader

Summary

I will use this product

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5 stars

"volleyball"

August 01, 2011  |  By eleanor_gloria

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0

Pros

impossible

Cons

everynights

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4 stars

"the waiting is over"

July 30, 2011  |  By dnarox

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0

Pros

finally a downloader plugin that works with chrome..now i dont have to always switch to firefox...

Cons

the free version doesnt have download acceleration....but still its free and it works..

Summary

its free and it works....the best thing is that it works in google chrome.

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3 stars

"so what?...waiting guys"

July 27, 2011  |  By lethal57

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0

Pros

sounds like its just the thing.

Cons

States will loose some functionality in real player if already installed (but doesnt say which). Also Ok, it has been installed, but no shortcuts, and nothing evident in browser, including youtube's...what the?

Summary

others could be better, but we will never know

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher RealNetworks
Publisher web site http://www.realnetworks.com/
Release Date July 18, 2011
Date Added July 18, 2011
Version 1.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 676.28KB
File Name RealDownloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,273,447
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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