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VSO Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.4.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    210,293
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 01, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    16.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    383
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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5 stars

"just great!"

June 03, 2015  |  By B_Hill

 |  Version: VSO Downloader 4.2.6.2

Pros

awesome tool! i was in need for something like this(love to have music samples before i buy album if I like)so thanks VSO i purchase new version of VSO

Cons

I wish to have it for mac too.

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5 stars

"Excellent downloader!"

April 23, 2015  |  By Will_Baker

 |  Version: VSO Downloader 4.2.6.2

Pros

Detects automatically every videos
Fast and advertising-free
Works with every website I know

Cons

Only one noticed so far: the downloading tools function differently for Youtube.

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5 stars

"best on the market"

December 10, 2014  |  By josephc1970

 |  Version: VSO Downloader 4.0.0.19

Pros

amazing piece of software: detects all the videos as soon as you press "play"

Cons

there are still streams that the software does not support

Summary

Don't understand the Cnet review as there are no incentives to buy other programs from VSO. This software is a gem, full stop

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5 stars

"most reliable downloader on the market"

November 17, 2014  |  By incredible_hulk

 |  Version: VSO Downloader 4.0.0.19

Pros

love the download speed. it detects videos from many more websites than other competitors

Cons

no download from IBBC website

Summary

A true gem. use it everyday

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5 stars

"Surely the best"

July 22, 2014  |  By Bradbullitt

 |  Version: VSO Downloader 4.0.0.19

Pros

Tested few days ago among many others: this one is simple, terrific on youtube and has a minimal interface. It's all I asked from a Downloader.

Cons

Never experienced any problem thus far

Summary

On a side note: the reviewer doesn't do it justice at all...

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5 stars

"It does the job perfectly"

July 11, 2014  |  By jenjennys

 |  Version: VSO Downloader 4.0.0.19

Pros

I don't understand the reviewer's standpoint. I use the product extensively. It doesn't lure customers to buy another product, it does the job and it does it extremely well!
The automatic grabbing is very practical when you want to download several media in a row without copying each URL individually.
The program can also get the HD stream of youtube,

Cons

Since auto grabbing can be deactivated with a simple click, I wouldn't call it a drawback.

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4 stars

"Video downloader not to be missed"

June 17, 2014  |  By old_biker

 |  Version: VSO Downloader 4.0.0.19

Pros

This program sits in the background and will capture video from the screen without any need for the user to enter url. It is very quick and once capture has started you may move on to another task while it does it's job. The captured file may also be coverted to another format of your choice.

Cons

If you leave the program running, it will capture any video from your screen and thus fill your file but it is a simple matter to close the program after use and re-open it when you next want to capture something.

Summary

A very useful addition to your armoury and one I would not be without.

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1 stars

"Boast everywhere FREE! But it's NOT! False advertising!"

October 01, 2013  |  By jstaackmann

 |  Version: VSO Downloader 3.1.0.50

Pros

Very quick to capture.

Cons

Very misleading. only captures half until you pay. not advertised truthfully.

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1 stars

"not freeware"

February 06, 2013  |  By Kopim

 |  Version: VSO Downloader 3.0.0.23

Pros

seems to work well

Cons

I hate to be misinformed. Although advertized as freeware, it is tryware. After certain period, the programme does not work anymore before payment.

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4 stars

"Useful addition to your list of programs"

December 09, 2012  |  By Gordon_Hay

 |  Version: VSO Downloader 2.9.13.19

Pros

Works well, can be left running in the system tray if you download a lot, can be used in automatic or manual mode.

Cons

Limited conversion function compared to others of the type

Summary

Not as versatile as Freemake download/convert software but handy to have as backup

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.4.0.6
  • Fixed a runtime error.
  • Fix for a dailymotion video that was not supported.
  • Fixed: remux of h264 audio in avi output doesn't play video in vlc
  • Compatibility with latest version of Windows 10 fixed
  • RTP stream (thumb) updated for large multi parts download.
  • Added confirmation action dialog when selecting proxy driver in the options.
  • Language updater: Brazilian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Simplified Chinese.
General
Publisher VSO Software
Publisher web site http://www.vso-software.fr/
Release Date August 31, 2015
Date Added September 01, 2015
Version 4.4.0.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 16.53MB
File Name vso_downloader_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 210,293
Downloads Last Week 383
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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