Video Downloader Video Downloader

Download videos directly from your browser

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367 votes
  • carriedi

    "poor program for downloading"

  • peterschmidt133265014

    "Handy and compact video streaming downloader"


  • Nice video player
  • Explorer is a handy function


  • No list of supported websites
  • Rank function pretty useless

Softonic Review


The Video Downloader will let you download, search the internet, explore your files and watch videos, all without leaving your browser. 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 homepage. The Video Downloader Search feature lets you search either from within the Video Downloader itself or takes you to the website.

The videos are automatically downloaded to a special folder. That's where the Explore button comes in handy, as it opens up the folder that contains your 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 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 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 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 Video Downloader will be right up your street.

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App specs

Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
with embedded FLV Player
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