SpeedBit Video Downloader

SpeedBit Video Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 49 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3.8
  • Total Downloads:
    541,037
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    803
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Downloading videos from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, and other Flash video providers should be easy, but we've encountered all too many downloaders that make this task needlessly complicated. SpeedBit Video Downloader delighted us with its ease of use; there was no trial and error, no need to consult the Help file, no guessing about how to proceed. We simply clicked a few buttons to download and convert our desired content. If you use Firefox or Internet Explorer, downloading Flash videos doesn't get much easier than this.

Once installed, SpeedBit Video Downloader appeared as a toolbar at the top of Firefox and Internet Explorer. There are a few items here that aren't relevant or needed -- links to Amazon, a custom search tool, and a translation utility -- but we're almost willing to overlook these considering how much we like the program otherwise. To download a video, simply navigate to the content you want and then click the Download and Convert Video button. The program will quickly download the video as an FLV file; if you install the optional conversion tool, it will also convert it to the format of your choice, including MOV, WMV, AVI, and other popular formats. If you only want to capture the audio track from a video, the converter also has an MP3 option. We tried downloading content from several different sites and converted it to multiple different formats, encountering no problems. The program doesn't come with much in the way of documentation, but that's OK; it's virtually foolproof. Overall, we found SpeedBit Video Downloader to be a quick, easy way to download and convert video, and we recommend it.

SpeedBit Video Downloader installs and uninstalls without issues.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"speedbit flags as malware using malwarebytes"

July 11, 2014  |  By rricmmanw

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Downloader 3.2

Pros

I had worse programs but malware?

Cons

the same: Use it at your own risk

Summary

On every download you need an attorney to read the tricky stuff!
No way to trust the good guys without reading everything.
Bad programs are clever.
ricmmanw@gmail.com

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1 stars

"disabled javascript links in Firefox"

May 03, 2014  |  By weiknarf

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Downloader 3.2

Pros

It did enable downloads on some sites.

Cons

It was not compatible with all sites. It disabled javascript links in firefox for me. It was very malware-y.

Summary

Don't.

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1 stars

"Like a VIRUS - do not install!"

October 23, 2013  |  By mkutler

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Downloader 3.1

Pros

None worth mentioning

Cons

I installed Speedbit along with DAP. After some time, I noticed Speedbit installed itself as an extension in Chrome and took over my new tab page and made itself the default search engine. I changed the default back to Google. I tried to uninstall the extension but somehow it installed itself with no option to delete it. I used Revo Uninstaller Pro to uninstall both Speedbit and DAP. The amount of leftover files after running the installers was just incredible. I deleted everything Revo found. After a restart, I relaunched Chrome and unbelievably Speedbit was still there - as the default search engine and again took over my new tab page. It took me days of searching to manually locate and incinerate the leftover files Revo didn't find. One folder still remains which I cannot delete even as the administrator.

Save yourself from the nightmare I experienced -- DO NOT INSTALL THIS PROGRAM!!!

Summary

BEWARE OF THIS VIRUS!!!

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4 stars

"Very easy to use and does what it says it'll do."

June 30, 2013  |  By gfcutler

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Downloader 3.1

Pros

Dead easy to use - even to a non-geek like myself.
takes up very little room and downloads are only a click away.

Cons

There are quite a few sites it won't work on, which other down-loaders will, (Real-downloader for instance). One problem I have, is for SpeedBit to put the download into a folder of my choosing, and not the one it creates on installation. EVERY download I've to select my preferred folder!

Summary

When installing, you MUST accept the add-ons the download comes with - otherwise it simply won't work.
It changes your home page, search-engine etc, but all you do is change them to the ones you want and the tool-bar sit there (or is hidden), ready for use.
All in all it's a good tool and certainly one of the best around, (and it's free)!

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5 stars

"Totally Excellent"

June 05, 2013  |  By Rhea52

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Downloader 3.1

Pros

I believe it far better than Dap. It's a one click and it's done. it's very fast.

Cons

It won't download from many sites

Summary

keep your conplaints, you can't go wrong; it's free!!!

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1 stars

"Cannot be removed, hides itself, then comes back"

March 18, 2013  |  By GBWIS54304

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Downloader 3.1

Pros

None, garbage browser hijacker add-on ware.

Cons

Can't remember where I downloaded DAP, but was careless to not uncheck speedbit.com. This add on-suck ware has implanted itself on my pc, despite much research and many attempts, this speedbit.com bug will not go away. The manufacture actually sent me instructions on how to get rid of it, which did not work. More wasted time and frustration with this browser hijacker. Who knows what harm they are doing with this permanently implanted bug.

Summary

Shame on CNET for rating speedbit.com so well and setting their readers up for an unending headache. Do your own research on speedbit.com. There are reports all over the net that that dispute CNET's glowing report.

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2 stars

"Use Caution > Untrustworthy Software"

December 04, 2012  |  By VBAngel

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Downloader 3.0.9

Pros

Hard to find any real Pros for this program

Cons

>>>>> Unwanted items included in installation, even when these items were unchecked as not wanting , they still installed >>>>> this program has very BAD and negative ratings on many software review sites as containing unwanted malware and adware >>>>> Trust rating by Anti-Virus Software Scans is very low and considered as untrustworthy software >>>>> designer creator may want to clean out the included junk and just provide the software for what it was intended

Summary

>>> I wouldn't even consider re-downloading or purchasing upgrades for this software, it really has to under-go some serious improvements for TRUST Issues, adware and / or malware included, users without Registery Protection or good Anti-Virus software may run into un-fixable PC errors after installing this program. Like I said Use Caution

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1 stars

"Sucks worse than any Software ever installed in my Life"

August 28, 2012  |  By Blaster_Worm

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Downloader 3.0.6

Pros

Are there any? No, seriously, ARE there any?

Cons

It installs all sorts of malware of all different types trying to force advertising on you, changes all your Search pages within the Registry, and you CANNOT fix it, or set it back-This it does without your Permission, and even though you have expressly, and very Specifically selected "no" you do not want the Spyware! this might be Illegal for them to do, I don't know. They do not honor their side of the deal! It installs all kinds of Toolbars, adjusts Web site preferences, such as your homepage. Changes your Search Pages even though you tell it not too. You cannot remove this malware, without an intricate knowledge of Registry editing, which even I - an IT Professional - don't know. Best not to install this Garbage if you care about your system at all.

Summary

Make SURE to do a System Restore, before installing any of the Malware. YES.....I know, even IF you DID check the checkmark they give you for not installing it, they're still going to install ALL of it onto your system, anyway!!! PLEASE do a Backup, you'll thank me later. Cause you can never really get any of the garbage removed from all throughout your Registry. And, it will be very difficult for you to even set all of your Search pages and homepages of all your browsers back to what it should be. Believe me, I know from several days of agonizing personal experience!!!!!! Ugggghhhhhhh!!!!

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1 stars

"Installs malware that CANNOT BE REMOVED BY NORMAL MEANS"

August 07, 2012  |  By R0b0td0g

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Downloader 3.0.6

Pros

None that I know of. I installed a couple programs including this one to try for saving flash videos off websites; I couldn't quite figure out how to get this one to work, and another program worked 1000x better (AllTubeDownloader) so I stuck with it instead.

Cons

Ok, listen carefully to this part.
When you install this program, it will add a toolbar to all your browsers that automatically change your homepage on all of them to the Speedbit Search page. If you change your home pages back to what you want, it will STILL open Speedbit's page every time you open your browser. If you remove the toolbars it will still be there. If you uninstall Speedbit entirely, IT WILL STILL BE THERE!
It does this by actually changing your registry, which can be very complicated & dangerous to try to fix.

So unless you're OK with seeing the Speedbit page every time you open your browser ever, or you're willing to completely reinstall your browsers & lose all customizations & addons/extensions you had, then DO NOT INSTALL THIS.

P.S. The program Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) does the exact same thing. Avoid that like the plague also.

Summary

Even if this program works fine for what it's supposed to do, it's still horrible because it does things that it really shouldn't do. It is true Malware. Same goes for Download Accelerator Plus, they're the same malware just packaged under different brands.

And if you can manage to remove it ok from Firefox & IE & other browsers, you still might have trouble with Chrome, because according to eHow.com, Google sponsors this program:
"SpeedBit Search is a Google affiliate, and the makers of Download Accelerator Plus and some other programs receive a small amount of money when people use this search engine.

Read more: How to Delete SpeedBit Search | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6753057_delete-speedbit-search.html#ixzz22uRMoQJE"

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4 stars

"Easy to use and quick"

April 28, 2012  |  By molesbottom

 |  Version: SpeedBit Video Downloader 3.0.1

Pros

tool bar function stops a lot of messing about

Cons

none found yet

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.8
Version 3.3.8 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date December 19, 2014
Date Added December 19, 2014
Version 3.3.8
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.29MB
File Name svd3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 541,037
Downloads Last Week 803
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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