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Sothink Web Video Downloader

By SothinkMedia Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

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.

General

Release March 11, 2014
Date Added March 11, 2014
Version 2.5

Operating Systems

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

Popularity

Total Downloads 178,089
Downloads Last Week 6
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Developer's Description

Sothink Web Video Downloader is your must-have YouTube downloader that can download videos in different formats and save them to desktop and portables. It is smart and very easy to use. Just browsing a web page, the video downloader will automatically capture online videos and prompt you to download videos in any format on demand. The program allows you to download videos from Youtube, Myspace, Facebook, Google, MSN and many other web sites. You do not have to use additional download managers or converters. This YouTube Downloader can convert any videos downloaded into your favorite formats like FLV, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, 3GP, Flash SWF, and even YouTube HD, YouTube to MP3. Then easily transfer videos into your PC, iPod, iPhone, PSP, MP4 players, Smartphone, other portables and mobiles. Sothink Web Video Downloader provides you with the highest cost-effective and fastest download speed. Let you get videos from the Web the most efficiently and enjoy videos offline anytime anywhere. Key Features: 1. Support capturing embedded *.webm, *.ogg from webpages.* Support capturing embedded *.webm, *.ogg from webpages. 2. Add a plug-in to Chrome, capture video from Chrome browser automatically when its Chrome plug-in is turned on. 3. Add "Source" label to the list of task items. 4. Support dragging and dropping videos from downloaded folder to the folders of other classifications. 5. Add sub-folder to the folder "Completed", enable users to add, delete, rename, modify the configuration of websites. 6. Close the window "log" by default.