SpeedBit Video Accelerator

SpeedBit Video Accelerator

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 137 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    539,055
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 01, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    448
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Web browsers and bandwidth feel the pinch as online video formats get better and better (and bigger and bigger, too). SpeedBit's Free Video Accelerator for YouTube is designed to work with your Web browser to improve how it downloads and plays online video, especially high-quality formats streamed over broadband connections. It buffers and smooths audio and video playback and reduces or eliminates freezing, crashing, dropouts, and distortion. It's freeware, though a premium upgrade adds HD playback, iTunes acceleration, and automatic setup.

SpeedBit's setup wizard lets you choose between installing the freeware and the shareware version, which includes automatic setup. We actually prefer to configure things like video accelerators manually, but the process proved quite simple in any case, with a Settings sheet we could open via the Options menu. It offered Proxy Settings and general options such as load on startup but not much more. SpeedBit's simple user interface basically displays its status, with Normal and HQ acceleration enabled and the option to enable HD and iTunes. Clicking a link labeled Supported Video Sites opened a Web page in IE (not our default browser) that listed the many sites SpeedBit is compatible with as well as which version of the software plays different video formats on each site.

Finding high-quality video to play with SpeedBit installed was no problem; we turned up plenty on YouTube and other sites, too. SpeedBit's developers take smooth, error-free video playback in your browser as evidence the software is working, and we can't argue with that, based on our experience and playback from our system's decent but inexpensive video card. But it's actually easy to see if SpeedBit is working: play the same online video with the program enabled and disabled. If you see glitches with SpeedBit turned off but not on, you need it. Of course, a lot depends on factors like your Internet connection, but the more problems, the greater the need for tools like SpeedBit. We think the free version of SpeedBit Free Video Accelerator for YouTube will suit many users' needs, but if you need more, it's not a costly upgrade.

 
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  • Current Version

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    out of 137 votes

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    • 2 star 12
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1 stars

"VIRUS ALERT!!!"

September 09, 2012  |  By lkjtexas

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Accelerator 3.3.0.7

Pros

NONE what so ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

How the heck did this get on my pc??

Summary

anyone know how to uninstall this program???

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1 stars

"Don't do it!"

June 21, 2012  |  By bulruq

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Accelerator 3.3.0.7

Pros

TEMPORARILY speeds up video...

Cons

...for a week at most; after that it actually seemed to slow them down. When I tried stopping the program and playing video without it, they were actually slower than before downloading Speedbit!

Summary

A BIG mistake downloading this screwed up software.

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1 stars

"Cant uninstall - this is BS."

May 17, 2012  |  By rdroger

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Accelerator 3.3.0.7

Pros

Did SEEM to accelerate at first.....

Cons

...only to discover later regular lag times getting YouTubes to start, that never lagged before. That's when I discovered:
...You cant completely uninstall it (search the web yourself, this is a common complaint about this Sppedbit)
Their own site FAQ stated (as of todays date) the uninstall option is placed in the Speedbit folder. That's FALSE - no ununstall option is anywhere.

Summary

Users be warned. There are good ratings about Speedbit out there, and maybe it works for some. BUT if you install something you cant get rid of, you are putting something akin to a virus in your computer. Whatever pros it has isnt worth the risk. Any software creator that makes something without the option to remove is "up to something". CNET should address this.

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1 stars

"Should be listed as a virus"

March 21, 2012  |  By herbw2

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Accelerator 3.3.0.7

Pros

None that I can think of

Cons

Once loaded this program can't be uninstalled completely. It's more like a virus than an addon

Summary

I would keep away

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1 stars

"MORE OF AN VIRUS THAN A ACCELERATOR"

March 05, 2012  |  By ccccccchris

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Accelerator 3.3.0.7

Pros

helps your youtube addiction

Cons

takes over your browser, and your search engine, very hard to uninstall and return computer to prior state

Summary

more of a virus than an accelerator

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4 stars

"It is good for watching youtube videos"

February 17, 2012  |  By super14man1

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Accelerator 3.3.0.7

Pros

It can accelerate videos really fast!

Cons

It sometimes refuses to work on some videos and wants to run all the time.

Summary

Its okay for buffering videos just note some of them wont work.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.0.7
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date February 01, 2012
Date Added February 01, 2012
Version 3.3.0.7
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6 or higher
Download Information
File Size 2.15MB
File Name va33.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 539,055
Downloads Last Week 448
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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