Videobox for Mac

Videobox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 59 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    11,578
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 05, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try; $15.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    48.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Videobox for Mac combines a video downloader and a media converter into one compact package. The app features a mini Web browser for tracking down videos you'd like to download as well as a Safari extension; but in our tests the latter didn't work. The conversion process is seamless, with just a few options to configure, and the output video is of a good quality with no distortions.

Videobox for Mac's clean main interface features drag-and-drop integration for converting local files to the default output format. All Apple devices as well as some third-party ones like the Xbox and PSP have preloaded output profiles. You may optionally set the software to remove successfully completed jobs from the list and to import them to iTunes. When testing, we were able to convert a two-minute VMW video to an MP4 in under four seconds. In order to download videos from the Web, the app features a mini browser, which lets it detect embedded videos.

If you like to watch movies on your handheld devices even when you're not connected to the Internet, you should give Videobox for Mac a try. The drag-and-drop mode of operation, combined with the uncluttered interface, makes this software easy and intuitive to use. The only knock against the app is the broken Safari extension, but the same functionality can be obtained from the built-in Web browser.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Videobox for Mac 4.0.4.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great for downloading movies of all types"

July 18, 2014  |  By katie043

 |  Version: Videobox 4.0.8

Pros

good browser integration
quick video conversion to quick video formats

Cons

the interface is a little confusing at first, but after a while it doesn't seem to be a problem

Summary

Overall fantastic app, keep up great work.

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4 stars

"Best tech support"

August 17, 2011  |  By mgoldberg61

 |  Version: Videobox 3.6

Pros

works easily, seemlessly

Cons

There's videos it can't pull, or that you have to nudge to get to download but for the mere $15 and great tech suppport and regular updates it's a pleasure

Summary

Should be on every Mac.Good App developers who support their apps updating regularly and give great tech support should be supported
mgoldberg

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3 stars

"Good Enough"

January 27, 2011  |  By AdamElmquist

 |  Version: Videobox 3.3

Pros

It can download various types of flash video to OSX in Quicktime - iPod format.

Cons

Limited a little on the MAC for this type of application. Applications of this type on the Windows world are more abundant and have more downloading and ripping abilities. Found myself using more Safari tricks to rip videos instead of Videobox.

Summary

Good product for the money, wish it can rip more videos on various sites though.

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1 stars

"BEWARE!"

April 23, 2010  |  By deltagroup

 |  Version: Videobox 2.9

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I was an early adopter, so I paid 2x the current price, just to endure repeated excuses about why it doesn't work for a multitude of sites I've reported back to them. Without this software, you can easily capture .FLV videos by opening the "TemporaryItems" folder -- if you know how to locate it -- then add the ".FLV" extension to the downloads before they have completely downloaded.

Most recently, I discovered that my Safari toolbar would frequently toggle to hidden when opening new windows... It took much extra sleuthing to identify & remove the source of this annoyance -- Videobox -- because because these developers are sneaky about names they chose for resources "SpiceRack" & creating an invisible registration file -- ".Videobox.talf"

As an early adopter, I expected that my $15 purchase was probably buying some wonky but promising software, which would improve with time. Sadly, instead of making it better, they've just made it cheaper...

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5 stars

"Works as advertised."

January 10, 2010  |  By macman603_dotmac

 |  Version: Videobox 2.8.7

Pros

Works as advertised.

Cons

Picks up EVERY flash video, so you have to delete the ones you don't want.

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5 stars

"Use VideoBox for downloading YuTube Videos"

December 14, 2009  |  By gkrwc_dotmac

 |  Version: Videobox 2.8.7

Pros

Simple to use , does not get in the way .
Save the videos to external drive .
Plays in QuckTime format
It's a favorite App for me !

Cons

Can't think of any cons !
Their App help responds quickly !

Summary

An App that works as advertised
and didn't take a long study of manuel to use !

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5 stars

"Very happy use for year saving youtube Videos"

December 02, 2009  |  By gkrwc_dotmac

 |  Version: Videobox 2.8.6.3

Pros

Pretty simple to use , save to folder on exterior drive .
just drag the URL over to the VideoBox icon on the dock
it opens . Works on wide verity of sites . Flash etc .

Cons

Some videos it won't work don't have a why understanding .
Some times you have to drag drop again , but it
works most of the time .

Summary

Highly recommend its in the top 3 to 5 of my favorite apps

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3 stars

"Great for individual, but buggy for multiple..."

February 21, 2009  |  By Situpstraight

 |  Version: Videobox 2.7.4

Summary

...downloads
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The latest version of this program fixes one of the most annoying things about earlier versions. Command W. no longer quits the program without confirmation!

In previous versions, you would browse a bunch of videos in safari, then hit command W to close your current safari window only to realize that you were in video box instead of Safari! If you had added 15 videos to video box, the program would promptly quit without confirmation, forgetting all 15 videos you had added! Finally tasty apps has eliminated this brain dead feature, and now video box requires a confirmation before quitting.

Still, the program has bugs. Sometimes you may add a lot of videos, and if you don't download them right away, video box will refuse to do so. Other times, the program gives all videos the same name except for a number at the end, creating a jumble of downloaded videos that can't be distinguished from one another by file name.

On the plus side, the program does succeed in downloading videos from practically every video Site I've tried it on. If you want to download one or two videos, the program works well, but it does not always live up to its promise of downloading multiple videos at a time. In short, this program has a lot of bugs it need to be worked out before it can get a top review.

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5 stars

"Consistency is name of the game"

January 18, 2009  |  By shiva108

 |  Version: Videobox 2.7.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have tried every video downloader available for mac and this is the ONLY one I have found that works consistently well. I also find the fact that it comes with a plugin for my browser to be a real plus. On top of the software working really well, the creator of Videobox is highly responsive and completely dedicated to giving only the best customer service. I recommend this fine piece of work wholeheartedly.

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5 stars

"Love it!"

August 05, 2008  |  By taniagarron

 |  Version: Videobox 2.7.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have used FLVR for over a year and it still amazes me how simple and efficient it is. Videobox only got simpler and better!! Thanks tastyapps.com for providing us with such a great application

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.2

[FIX] Fix for 10.6 users
[UPDATE] Updated DailyMotion support
[UPDATE] Updated Lynda.com support
General
Publisher Tastyapps
Publisher web site http://www.tastyapps.com/
Release Date October 05, 2014
Date Added October 05, 2014
Version 4.1.2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 48.38MB
File Name videobox_4.1.2.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,578
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $15

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