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MovieSherlock for Mac


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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 26, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (3 download movie trial.); $9.99 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Note: CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

Editors' Review


MovieSherlock is a YouTube downloader for the Mac platform. When you see a YouTube video you want to save locally, you invoke MovieSherlock and it handles the download for you. MovieSherlock can convert formats, as well as provide search integration. The Lite version of MovieSherlock sells for $14.99, while two more-powerful editions sell for $24.99 and $39.99. There is no free evaluation version.

The MovieSherlock interface lets you type in the name of a video you would like to watch, and it will search YouTube for the content, download it, and launch it in a player. Converting the format as it downloads is a part of the process MovieSherlock undergoes, and HD clips can be downloaded with the non-Lite versions of the software. When a clip is downloaded from YouTube it can be added to iTunes automatically. If you have multiple YouTube downloads going on at once, MovieSherlock can act as a download manager.

The problem we have with MovieSherlock is not technical; it works fine and we had no problem with it. But there are a lot of free or lower-cost apps that do the same thing. So, while MovieSherlock is a professional-looking and -acting piece of software, there's a lot of competition in the YouTube download niche, and most people won't be willing to spend $14.99 or more for these features.

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User Reviews

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5 stars

"My favorite video capture program"

March 13, 2013  |  By norcoscia

2013-03-13 04:01:03  |  By norcoscia

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 4.7.6


Easy to use and it has never failed to snag any video I have found online. It is my go to app for video capture. Very handy


No so far - one of the few programs I have that never seems to give me any grief...


Wish I could give it more stars!!!!

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5 stars

"Easy to use & great deal"

January 25, 2013  |  By stevenmfish

2013-01-25 09:00:45  |  By stevenmfish

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 4.7.6


Easy to use
Wide-ranging support
Reasonable price


No support for password-protected files.


All in all, this is a wonderful program. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy way to download videos from a very wide range of online sources.

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5 stars

"Works quickly and usually finds relevant films"

December 04, 2012  |  By aggtime

2012-12-04 05:07:52  |  By aggtime

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 4.7.6


Nice interface


none in mind now

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2 stars

"Almost works, but not worth the money."

December 03, 2012  |  By xplorvue

2012-12-03 16:02:10  |  By xplorvue

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 4.7.6


Nice fast downloads of Youtube and Vimeo


Simply won't download Dailymotion videos that you want.


I had the simple version, and it worked fine. Wanted to save a few favorites I had found on Dailymotion so paid for full version. It will download some videos, but won't get the ones you want even with cut and paste into download field. It says: "link not found" even when directly copied and watching video you want.

By the way, after a couple of days waiting, total support consisted of "download newest version".

In the meantime, I found an app for iPhone that will do exactly what I wanted for FREE!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.7.6
-Introduced Show Similar: loads up vides very similar to the selected one
-Introduced Safari Integration button
-Fixed download of Vimeo videos
-DailyMotion fix
-More concurrent download allowed
-Capture video from web browser
-Video Capture feature was moved to the release state.
-Dock notifications for downloading videos.
-Fixed issue with poor MP3 audio quality.
Publisher MovieSherlock
Publisher web site
Release Date December 08, 2012
Date Added November 26, 2012
Version 4.7.6
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.56MB
File Name MovieSherlock_cnet.dmg
Total Downloads 253,923
Downloads Last Week 429
License Model Free to try
Limitations 3 download movie trial.
Price $9.99

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