VideoCacheView

VideoCacheView

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.76
  • Total Downloads:
    75,583
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    172.59KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    194
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #16 in Miscellaneous

Editors' Review

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Can't find a video file you watched months ago? Not to worry, this nifty little app makes recovering video or audio files from your cache a snap. However, its save function didn't work at all in our tests.

VideoCacheView is a free app that launches a small, one-pane window with a row of icons in a toolbar. It appears unassuming for a few moments, then--quick as a wink--it automatically fills its pane with a list of video and audio files it detects in your Web browser cache. This little app performed alright in our tests: it recovered video, but only from the Internet Explorer Cache. It ignored files from the Firefox cache, even though Firefox, like IE, was selected in the Options dialog box. As for allowing us to replay recovered files, the app responded quickly to our input, and its search for cached files was very quick (although, as noted, less than thorough). However, when we attempted to save a file from the cache to our hard drive, the functionality failed. The app's appropriate dialog boxes opened, we selected a filename and destination folder, and everything appeared to work. But when we returned to the folder, none of the files were to be found.

The lack of functionality for the save feature is disappointing, but VideoCacheView's capabilities for recovering files from the browser cache were pleasing.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"The Last Resort For Video Downloading"

February 11, 2013  |  By Taras_Bulba

 |  Version: VideoCacheView 2.45

Pros

Most of the free video downloaders like Freemake and XVideoServiceThief succeed with about 2/3 of the streaming videos that they attempt to download. They need constant updating because Adobe keep revising the standards for the RTMP network protocol and sites like Youtube attempt to thwart downloaders by regularly making changes in their servers. When the ordinary video downloaders fail I bring in the big guns- Net Transport and get-flash-videos. Even they can fail to detect the URL of streams from a site like Bang Bros for instance. In such cases the last resort is VideoCacheView which would provide 100% success by locating browser and web caches, except that some videos are fragmented from these sources. I must say I have never had a problem saving the videos to my hard drive and I appreciate being able to preview the videos from the cache.

Cons

Not infallible. Some videos are fragmented when they are cached.

Summary

Carries on working when the free video downloaders fail and does so without needing regular updates.

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5 stars

"great software...now i am totally addicted to this"

August 25, 2012  |  By dramitvmmc

 |  Version: VideoCacheView 2.35

Pros

You can view Cached videos ; swf and image files without downloading anything .it is very light and u can save Cached contents permanently to hardrive
saves us from "downloading" the watched videos
also if you have watches only the mid 15 min portion of a 1 hr video this software lets us save that 15 min video without having to download the total 1 hr vodeo

Cons

not all the watched videos are cached

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3 stars

"Could use some polishing"

June 07, 2011  |  By PLADOUCE

 |  Version: VideoCacheView 1.93

Pros

Worked fairly well on Windows 7 Pro 32 bit version for Firefox and Internet Explorer. Had issues with Chromium.

Cons

Had several problems on my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit machine.

Summary

Could be more user friendly

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5 stars

"a must have product"

February 25, 2011  |  By parasbhanot100

 |  Version: VideoCacheView 1.86

Pros

u don't have to download videos from websites ; it is very light and u can define path of Cache folder manually

Cons

i have't found anything yet

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5 stars

"Excellent idea"

February 20, 2011  |  By robert in gozo

 |  Version: VideoCacheView 1.86

Pros

Works as indicated

Cons

Slightly difficult in finding the files

Summary

Considering the cost ($0) and function, an excellent product.

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1 stars

"It could see nothing - uninstalled"

December 28, 2010  |  By Syrbal

 |  Version: VideoCacheView 1.83

Pros

Nothing at all

Cons

It could see nothing in my Firefox, Opera or Chrome caches.

Summary

No use, uninstalled - it might work in IE but I never use that.

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5 stars

"you must have VideoCacheView in your taskbar"

December 27, 2010  |  By parasbhanot100

 |  Version: VideoCacheView 1.83

Pros

You can view Cached videos ; swf and image files without downloading anything .it is very light and u can save Cached contents permanently to hardrive and you don't have to find file in Cached folders of your browsers .

Cons

nothing i m happy with this software

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4 stars

"Very useful program"

September 30, 2010  |  By texter10

 |  Version: VideoCacheView 1.78

Pros

Ability to list cached videos by type, time and size. Can copy and save videos.

Cons

View needs to be manually refreshed often.

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2 stars

"Not very helpful"

July 19, 2010  |  By louisjvr

 |  Version: VideoCacheView 1.72

Pros

Did not find what I was looking for

Cons

No real use

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4 stars

"Once I found this, I've used it exclusively."

July 05, 2010  |  By gafhptva

 |  Version: VideoCacheView 1.72

Pros

I've used it in both Chrome and FF but mostly Chrome

Cons

Maybe not the easiest interface to use.

Summary

I was able to capture video uploads on youtube that later went temporarily private immediately after viewing. It was nice to be able to enjoy the videos again even when they were suddenly no longer available. It's really a "5" to me personally regardless of the UI.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.76
Version 2.76 now automatically locates the temporary pepper flash folders of all Chrome and Chrome Canary profiles.
General
Publisher NirSoft Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.nirsoft.net
Release Date October 17, 2014
Date Added October 17, 2014
Version 2.76
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 172.59KB
File Name videocacheview_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 75,583
Downloads Last Week 194
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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