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SpeedBit Video Downloader

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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.

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    "Use Caution > Untrustworthy Software"

    December 4, 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

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    >>> 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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