VideoCacheView

VideoCacheView

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

Version:
2.65
File Size:
170.46KB
Date Added:
December 14, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
73,144
Downloads Last Week:
145
Product ranking:
#22 in Miscellaneous
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • 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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