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:
    October 20, 2006
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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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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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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
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,044,510
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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