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  • 4.0 stars

    "Will download when Freemake refuses"

    May 19, 2013  |   By Jim Harmon

    Version: RealDownloader 1.2.0.144

    Pros

    It is rare that Realdownloader doesn't offer to download a video you're watching.

    Cons

    It can be finicky at times.

    Summary

    On my system, it either works flawlessly - or it crashes. I HAVE found a predictable pattern to the crashes, although I have yet to predict WHEN it will happen. At the end of the download of a video, it attempts to display a thumbnail of the video. If it does this successfully, it won't crash. If it can't make the thumbnail, it'll crash - taking any unfinished downloads along with it. It does seem, though, that the file that finished downloading and caused the crash IS complete on the drive. I recommend either downloading one video at a time or keeping close track of every file's progress.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Downloads most things I want"

    April 13, 2013  |   By jkaminski

    Version: RealDownloader 1.2.0.144

    Pros

    Downloads most things I want, notabley Flash.

    Cons

    At first (2 years ago), I could not convert them to the format I wanted. Now I use VLC to play them and it works fine.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This is a fluky that works when it wants to."

    March 25, 2013  |   By itsalulu1013

    Version: RealDownloader 1.2.0.144

    Pros

    The player works fine.

    Cons

    My issue is with the downloader program. Although it is allegedly Windows 8 compatible, it automatically defaults to Windows XP SP 3. I can't even change it to being Windows 7. Comodo Internet Security notified me that Real Downloader is not compatible. That, for me, speaks volumes.

    Summary

    I will not use this program any more.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "doesn't work"

    March 13, 2013  |   By brantscho

    Version: RealDownloader 1.2.0.144

    Pros

    nothing really

    Cons

    tried it on two different sites (youtube and another local one), on chrome, it didn't work. there is no such thing as pop-up button "download this video".

    Summary

    don't waste your time with this one

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works well for me. No problems installing or using"

    February 21, 2013  |   By davefrombc

    Version: RealDownloader 1.2.0.144

    Pros

    Works well on sites I visit, unless the video is protected.

    Cons

    Free version doesn't allow format change.

    Summary

    The plug in gives free and simple video downloads from all 3 of the main browsers I've tried(IE,FF and Chrome). I recommend it.

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