VideoDownloader

VideoDownloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 140 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    2,044,510
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 20, 2006
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' Review

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Many popular video Web sites obscure video links to prevent downloading, but this freeware cuts through the jungle to find the proper URLs. VideoDownloader's sparse interface is simply a button on your browser status bar.

Navigate to any of the more than 60 video sites supported by VideoDownloader to find a video you want to download. Just click the status bar button and this utility searches the Web page for the video's true URL. A dialog box opens with the link. You merely right-click it and save the file to your system.

This application doesn't help you view the files, but players are easy to find. Installing this utility isn't a familiar operation, but users experienced with installing Firefox tools should have no trouble. One improvement would be the ability to download the file immediately by pressing the status-bar button. Still, we can easily recommend this application for any level user looking to download videos.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 109 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 39
  • All Versions

    2.8

    out of 140 votes

    • 5 star 32
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 54
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2 stars

"Was Great When it Worked"

February 12, 2011  |  By SLorraine

 |  Version: VideoDownloader 1.1.1

Pros

Was simple to use & had not problem with downloading videos when I was using an older version of FF.

Cons

Could not uninstall it.

Summary

This was a great program when I was using an older version of FF. At that time, it came on a tool bar--must have changed it to a button now. Anyway, when I upgraded to a newer version of FF, it no longer worked. So I went to the company's web site and complained. I was told to uninstall the Video Down-loader that I had and reinstall a newer version that had just came out and it would work with my new version of FF. The problem I ran into is that I could not uninstall the tool bar. The ADD/REMOVE option in Windows showed that the program was uninstalled, but it still left the tool bar behind. I spent 2 weeks trying to uninstall the tool bar. Finally I went to one of my technical help web sites, and I was helped there--they got the tool bar uninstalled for me after instructing me to download and doing several different things to uninstall it. Because of all that trouble and frustration I had uninstalling the tool bar, I decided not to install their new version and found a different video down-loader to use. Maybe now that they are using a button instead of a tool bar there won't be a problem, but I just rather not have anything to do with this program again.

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5 stars

"its very gd<br />emmmmmmmmmmmmmm"

January 26, 2011  |  By MadhaVAhujA

 |  Version: VideoDownloader 1.1.1

Pros

emmmmmmmmmmm

Cons

emmmmmmmmm

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1 stars

"Useless...will not install on latest Firefox version"

December 25, 2010  |  By starfleet13090

 |  Version: VideoDownloader 1.1.1

Pros

None...Will not install on latest Firefox

Cons

Will not install on latest Firefox

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2 stars

"difficult to use"

November 21, 2010  |  By owen72

 |  Version: VideoDownloader 1.1.1

Pros

I'm not sure I can think of anything positive.

Cons

Not intuitive. Difficult for me to understand what they functions are for.

Summary

I don't think I'd recommend this to anyone lest they are really good with computers which I'm not.

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5 stars

"Good add-on"

November 13, 2010  |  By janestiv556

 |  Version: VideoDownloader 1.1.1

Pros

I like this add-one because of its easy use.

Cons

Maybe the creators should work on its stability.

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5 stars

"Does everything I want it to do, superb."

November 04, 2010  |  By aussiedodge

 |  Version: VideoDownloader 1.1.1

Pros

Easy to use easy to download and to load onto firefox

Cons

none that effect me

Summary

works on 99% of video sites that I have ever visited, you dont have to stay on the page for it to work seamleesly in the background.

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1 stars

"Windows can't open this file"

October 17, 2010  |  By AaronAgassi

 |  Version: VideoDownloader 1.1.1

Pros

M/A Windows can't open this file: videodownloader-1.1.1-fx(2).xpi

Cons

Windows can't open this file: videodownloader-1.1.1-fx(2).xpi

Summary

Windows can't open this file: videodownloader-1.1.1-fx(2).xpi

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1 stars

"Crap add-on &#38; crap CNET Review"

October 02, 2010  |  By peterlonz

 |  Version: VideoDownloader 1.1.1

Pros

Nothing it just does not even install on latest version of FF

Cons

I hate misleading CNET Reviews that are allowed to become outdated.
This is a poor product when it does work.
It's not sophisticated in any way needing file labelling effort.
Worse it's difficult or impossible to install on latest FF

Summary

Do yourself a favour & give this a wide berth

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4 stars

"USER FRIENDLY"

September 12, 2010  |  By 4Irish

 |  Version: VideoDownloader 1.1.1

Pros

Easy to follow instructions. Not complicated and very user friendly.

Cons

A little slow but I can live with that

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5 stars

"You people are morons"

August 25, 2010  |  By ConnorBehan

 |  Version: VideoDownloader 1.1.1

Pros

Works with every version of firefox and an impressive range of video sites. Does no more or less than what I need.

Cons

Not a whole lot.

Summary

Only an idiot would think this is meant as something other than a firefox extension. The proper way is to install it in one click from the addons.mozilla.org site. They are very fast about keeping up with firefox versions so it's your fault if you try to install an old extension on a new firefox. You should also know about the nightly tester tool extension which lets you override that. Also please don't complain that it doesn't work with every video site. Improving that is a matter of reverse engineering and I'd like to see you do better.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Javi Moya
Publisher web site http://javimoya.com
Release Date October 20, 2006
Date Added October 20, 2006
Version 1.1.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows (all), Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0
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Popularity
Total Downloads 2,044,510
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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