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Editors' Review

by   / June 23, 2014

Sothink Web Video Downloader is a versatile and customizable program that gives you the ability to download your favorite videos with ease. Through browser integration, this program provides a quick-download option that makes downloading videos as convenient as possible.


Highly customizable: This app provides multiple options for choosing which browsers you want it to monitor and which types of files you'd like to download. That means that you don't have to deal with the download buttons when you don't want to, and you can adjust these settings at any time.


Failure to capture: During testing, the program failed to capture videos in both Chrome and Internet Explorer even though both were selected in the Menu. Other browsers worked with no issues.

No manual option: There is no option in this program to manually enter the URLs you want to download videos from. So if the automatic download feature isn't working for some reason, the program is essentially useless.

Bottom Line

Sothink Web Video Downloader has a nice interface and is convenient when it works. You can try it out for free for 30 days to see if it's the right program for you, and it's $19.99 if you do decide to buy it.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Sothink Web Video Downloader 2.5.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.5

Version 2.0 added some new features including:
  • Support capturing embedded *.webm, *.ogg from webpages.
  • Add a plug-in to Chrome, capture video from Chrome browser automatically when its Chrome plug-in is turned on
  • Add "Source" label to the list of task items.


Publisher SothinkMedia Software
Publisher web site
Release Date June 19, 2012
Date Added March 11, 2014
Version 2.5


Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements Flash Player ActiveX8

Download Information

File Size 13.06MB
File Name


Total Downloads 177,553
Downloads Last Week 4


License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.99
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