Download videos directly from your browser
The Ant.com Video Downloader will let you download, search the internet, explore your files and watch videos, all without leaving your browser.
Ant.com Video Downloader has five functions: Search, Download, Player, Explore and Rank. It also has a Help button that takes you directly to an FAQ section on the Ant.com homepage. The Ant.com Video Downloader Search feature lets you search either from within the Ant.com Video Downloader itself or takes you to the Ant.com website.
The videos are automatically downloaded to a special Ant.com folder. That's where the Explore button comes in handy, as it opens up the folder that contains your Ant.com Video Downloader downloads. The toolbar has more configuration options than the average add-on, and you can change the download location, as well as a few other options. The Ant.com Video Downloader player, which opens in a new window, is sleek with a large screen and is an infinitely better option than some of the horrible players available with other apps.
A small issue that popped up while using the Ant.com Video Downloader was the lack of a definitive list of the video sites it supports. It does mention that it is specifically for .FLV videos, but we couldn't tell if that means all .FLV videos. Bear in mind that on some video sharing websites, such as Google Videos, the Ant.com Video Downloader can't detect the name of the file and downloads it as Google Videos 1, 2 etc.
If you're an online video viewer with a passion for toolbars, the Ant.com Video Downloader will be right up your street.
- Pros +
- Nice video player
- Explorer is a handy function
- Cons -
- No list of supported websites
- Rank function pretty useless
- File size:
- 274 KB
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- Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Browsers > Toolbars
User rating:6 User reviews
Until today the add-on has been great BUT now using Firefox 6.0 and the Ant Downloader 2.4.3 all videos downloaded play very small in the browser window. They used to fill the browser window.
Records details of every website you visit, personally identifiable to you - even if you are running in 'private browsing' mode, and even if you are using something like tor. Avoid this like the plague if privacy or trust issues mean anything to you.