VideoDownloader

VideoDownloader

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

Version:
1.1.1
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
October 20, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
2,044,510
Downloads Last Week:
1
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows (all), Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0

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

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.8

    out of 140 votes

    • 5 star: 32
    • 4 star: 26
    • 3 star: 18
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 54
  • Current Version:

    2.9

    out of 109 votes

    • 5 star: 26
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 14
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 39
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  • 1 stars

    "Virus do not download it"

    December 02, 2011   |   By apelsin777

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    it is virus don;t download it

    Cons

    it is virus don;t download it

    Summary

    it is virus don;t download it

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  • 5 stars

    "Good Job. well done. good stream downloader"

    November 28, 2011   |   By JesterMcGnarls

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Small, local toolbar, easy to use, NOT MALWARE. The rest of those reviews are idiots. the cnet downloader just puts a search bar in your firefox. all you have to do is go into your addons and uninstall it. thats the price for cool free software. i wish people that only think they know what they are doin wouldnt write reviews. good job cnet! good job to the cats that made it

    Cons

    none yet, except for the annoying 30 sec uninstall. the price gong was crap too, but an easy fix. just righ-click on the toolbar, go to options, then predifined components. From there its just a check box. i wish companies would stop packaging crap with good stuff. the search bar is kinda dumb. leave searching to google.

    Summary

    Lets you quickly and easily download videos from streams.

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  • 1 stars

    "Didn't work at all"

    October 24, 2011   |   By ebaylusod

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    unknown - wouldn't run

    Cons

    wouldn't install in current version of Firefox

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  • 1 stars

    "Definitely still virused- OpenCandy."

    October 07, 2011   |   By pawsoz

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    None. Zilch. Not a cracker. Firefox 7 doesn't allow it.

    Cons

    MSSE alerted me after I ran the CNet downloader package which is clean. (I removed the virus (only) after MSSE warning as I'd hoped it might be safe to run without the virus.)

    Summary

    The CNet downloader is clean. But running the downloader redirects to http://applian.com/download_file.php?src=vixy.net&file=FCTBSetup.exe. According to Google safe browsing both applian and vixy sites are SAFE!!! Nevertheless either MSSE and other anti-virals are finding a false positive or (much more likely) copyright owners are deliberately virusing sites or programs which can be used to save streaming video streams. Again- IT IS NOT SAFE TO RUN THE CNET INSTALLER.

    Anyway Firefox 7 displayed 'Not compatible' as soon as it installed the .xpi file. Perhaps the install failed because the virus was missing? CNet should really do something about this- the complaints have been consistent for over 6 months. I will have words with them.

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  • 1 stars

    "CONTAINS A VIRUS"

    September 15, 2011   |   By daisychick

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    NONE AT ALL

    Cons

    VIRUS. See above

    Summary

    DON'T DO IT!

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  • 1 stars

    "Contains Malware, removed without trial."

    August 03, 2011   |   By shucnet

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    dont know has malware

    Cons

    contains adware/malware. opencandy.A.291. THANKS CNET

    Summary

    You wouldn't expect CNET to sponsore products with malware attached.

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  • 1 stars

    "Contains a Virus! Definitely!!"

    July 29, 2011   |   By mike107c

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    NONE! This product contains a virus!

    Cons

    IT'S A VIRUS! Don't use it!

    Summary

    AVG Antivirus captured and quarantined this virus when I tried to download Free Recorder. The virus is OCPromo.exe, an Adware Generic4.BCFH. If you want an infection, just download Free Recorder. Great review Cnet Staff!!! NOT!

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  • 5 stars

    "I LOVE MY ALL FRIENDS...... MISS YOU SOoooooo.....MUCH."

    July 24, 2011   |   By SALILDIMRI

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I LOVE MY ALL FRIENDS...... MISS YOU SOoooooo.....MUCH.

    Cons

    I LOVE MY ALL FRIENDS...... MISS YOU SOoooooo.....MUCH

    Summary

    I LOVE MY ALL FRIENDS...... MISS YOU SOoooooo.....MUCH

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  • 5 stars

    "Super fast, every codec you want"

    July 08, 2011   |   By sultrain

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    everything... integrated download buttons, very fast, no errors or redirections.
    normally i dont write reviews but this is much better than other downloaders I have tried

    Cons

    in comparison to other products, none

    Summary

    I use it
    if you want to download a video, this is the tool

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  • 3 stars

    "Exchanged this for Sothink Video Downloader"

    June 29, 2011   |   By marlem388

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Am unsure of its virtues

    Cons

    Used this product too little to comment appreciatively.

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