Sothink Web Video Downloader
Full user review
"A fine,simple tool with very few drawbacks"
Sothink media seems to be on the high road when it comes to video downloads and video conversions. What once used to be the playing field for RealPlayer alone, now has Sothink media to contend with. Where I once used RealPlayer exclusively, now I use Sothink media. In conjunction with their video converter and their DVD maker, Sothink is a winning package.
As stated by other users, a site with a lot of flash video will definitely drive you crazy. Video capture boxes just keep on stacking up while you're clicking on them to get rid of them. Also, the URL does not match the video that you downloading. If something goes wrong with the download however, you can always find the correct URL by searching through your history folder. All in all, this is a great program as long as you stay away from websites that might be displaying a lot of flash video.One last thing... the downloader that I have also has a built-in converter. Sometimes, the files will be converted to FLV files which cannot be converted to any other file and cannot be used on their DVD maker. Even with their new standalone converter, it cannot undo its own conversion so you end up with a file that can't be burned to DVD. Sothink should look into this.
All in all, this is a worthy program especially when used in conjunction with their other programs. Once I figure out how to deal with this problem with the FLV files, there will be very little that I can find fault with. If you're using any of the free Sothink programs, which are quite good by themselves, it may behoove you to upgrade. With all three of their programs; the video downloader, the standalone converter (which can convert files into excellent HD quality) and their DVD maker, this is the best, and only, way to go.