RealDownloader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,273,447
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 18, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    676.28KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

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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

    3.1

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 10
  • 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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2 stars

"Previous version is far superior"

January 19, 2013  |  By gsc_81

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0.3.0

Pros

None noticed

Cons

Drops recordings, even some at 90% completed. Others marked as complete with only 10% or less actually downloaded. Some downloads will zoom along and then crawl for a while. Then they either close as not downloadable or as completed even though only part of the file was saved. Private mode is a joke too. It shouldn't need to open the main RealPlayer program to run.

Summary

Don't bother with this version. Stick with the previous one.

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5 stars

"WORKS GREAT"

January 11, 2013  |  By dougbuck123

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0.3.0

Pros

Very easy to use.

Cons

none found so far.

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3 stars

"DON`T FIX IT IF IT AINT BROKE"

January 04, 2013  |  By rickster001

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0.3.0

Pros

although i will continue to try this app. as of jan 2013 ver.16 realplayer an realdownloader sucks. hey if it aint broke dont fix it. ver.15 worked great. but some dump ass had to fix it.

Cons

troublesome doanload, tries to install funmoods,cant delete bookmarked videos,videos in library start playing in your browser,saved links don`t work,DOWNLOADER LOCKS UP AN YOU LOSE ALL THE VIDS YOU WHERE WORKING ON,IT WILL NOT PUT VIDEOS WHERE I TELL IT TO, and it can be a ***** to remove from your system MAJOR *****.realplayers web video links don`t aways work.

Summary

free realplayer and downloader have alway worked great intell now ver.16 is a big screw up by some one and HEADS SHOULD ROLL. But i will continue to try hoping they fix or un fix what is needed

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5 stars

"One of the best free software ever"

December 01, 2012  |  By ViewPadTablet

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0.3.0

Pros

I like the fact that the button appears asking you to download this video automatically when you're click or watching a video

Cons

It's not as fast as the Pro version

Summary

One of the best free and very useful software I ever use. I found it on http://www.downloadmusicsoftware.com and love it.

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2 stars

"Not good unless a techie"

November 26, 2012  |  By misssbb

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0.3.0

Pros

It's free and the few times it works, it works

Cons

Doesn't work most of the time. Very confusing, can't understand the instructions.

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4 stars

"Quite easy to download videos"

November 21, 2012  |  By fabheniques

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0.3.0

Pros

Integrates with all browsers. No need to stick to a single browser.

Cons

Problem in downloading hd videos

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1 stars

"U S E L E S S ! ! !"

November 17, 2012  |  By emoboy_777

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0.3.0

Pros

N O N E!!!...

Cons

1. It's useless.
2. I haven't slept for almost a day trying to download videos but it never worked.
3. It's useless.
4. The "DOWNLOAD THIS VIDEO" Button really does appear, but once you clicked it, it downloads a different video that only lasts for 2 seconds.
5. And did I just said it's useless?
Oh, yes.
IT'USELESS!!!

Summary

A waste of time, effort, patience and electricity. If you don't want your computer/laptop ended up being smashed...PLEASE, DO NOT TRY THIS!!!

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1 stars

"Tries to slip Funmoods to you"

November 12, 2012  |  By roymer

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0.3.0

Pros

Most of the time it quits working with Chrome

Cons

Funmoods is offered as choice you have to deny on the download. Funmoods is a nuisance Search Engine regarded as a virus/trojan and is extremely difficult to get rid of. I am surprised that Real has packaged this useless software with Real Download. If anyone gets stuck with this Funmoods nuisance, the only thing I found that could get rid of it is Spybot.

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2 stars

"Didn't work for me"

September 29, 2012  |  By clarkbgm

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0.3.0

Pros

I really did not find any pros.

Cons

This did not work for me. I installed and tried to download 2 videos of my grandson from facebook. Following their instructions, both videos downloaded in MP4 format. What I got when I tried to view the videos, was sound only. I tried several different media viewers as well. Also, Everytime I tried to open an internet connection after I installed the software and everytime I got a message of whether or not I wanted to run the software.

Summary

Either my install was unsuccessful; or missed a step in downloading; or a totally poor user. I was not impressed but, again, I may have had an error in the process. In any case, I would not recommend it. I downloaded based on CNET review which has not steered me wrong on any other download so I am not really sure what went wrong.

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5 stars

"simple to use"

May 25, 2012  |  By shandax

 |  Version: RealDownloader 1.0.3.0

Pros

Works perfectly.Multiple downloads also.

Cons

None that I have found

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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 1.0.3.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 676.28KB
File Name RealDownloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,273,447
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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