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VSO Downloader

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
out of 29 votes out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5.0.17
  • Total Downloads:
    230,916
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 07, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    16.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    121
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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A video and audio downloader with a twist, VSO Downloader bypasses the manual process of entering the site URL with a rule-based automated detection and download procedure. That may sound easy, but when it comes to the practicalities of downloading and managing files, this app disappoints.

Pros

Quick downloads: VSO Downloader lives up to its promise of automatically detecting and downloading media files. Once you define your preferred target folder, you can grab files by just visiting your favorite Web sites, without touching a single button or menu.

Browser-friendly: You don't have to change your Web surfing habits as it works with any browser.

Audio conversions: We found the audio ripping feature quite interesting for interviews and voiceovers that you can then use to enhance your videography editing workflow.

Cons

Size of downloads: Forget that the downloader is running in the background, and be prepared to exhaust your bandwidth and fill up your hard disk in a matter of days.

Resorting to manual processes: We had to go to the download target folder to rename files to our liking and add sites to the add blocker. Call us traditionalists, but since some kind of manual involvement is unavoidable, we ended up being quite annoyed with the automatic grabbing of anything that moves in our browser.

Irritating vendor proposals: Beyond actual functionality issues, we also had to deal with continuous irritating references to other VSO programs to supplement the Downloader's incomplete functionality. Swallow the pill, and you will end up with multiple pieces of software you never intended to have that cost $79.98.

Bottom Line

At the end of the day, VSO Downloader tries to lure customers toward VSO's paid ConvertXtoDVD and Video Converter. For free you only get basic file conversions, while the automated convenience runs thin once manual file tasks start becoming necessary and VSO's ad messages become tiresome. In other words, think twice before downloading this app.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"I love it!!!"

May 24, 2016  |  By emma.2316

2016-05-24 04:52:56  |  By emma.2316

 |  Version: VSO Downloader 4.5.0.17

Pros

Easy to use. Fast. Efficient.

Cons

The design isn't that pretty

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.5.0.17
  • Conversion profiles translated
  • Winpcap driver mandatory
  • Check PCAP version before to (re)install it
  • RTMP downloader: reload compatible
  • 0010619: do not allow empty file name
  • 0010618: decode HTML entities in doc name
  • History: list sorted by date, load progression added, 2x click open item, mime ico reported in UI
  • Italian updated
General
Publisher VSO Software
Publisher web site http://www.vso-software.fr/
Release Date December 07, 2015
Date Added December 07, 2015
Version 4.5.0.17
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 16.66MB
File Name vso_downloader_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 230,916
Downloads Last Week 121
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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