Video Downloader Software Review

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Why Buy Video Downloading Software?

Video downloading software can help you download movies, video clips and streaming media from the internet. Many of the applications in our comparison allow you to download movies from a variety of browsers. You can then put those files on other electronic devices such as your iPod, smartphone, computer hard drive and more. Although this video downloading software enables you to download data from the internet, be aware of copyright laws that may protect content.

While these video downloaders all perform the same basic functions, some applications are more equipped for the job than others. After testing all the products, we found Replay Media CatcherMoviebox and RipTiger to be the best video downloader software available. Learn more about capturing video by reading our articles about video downloader software.

Video Downloader Software: What to Look For

Video downloader software can make it easy to save the videos you like in a variety of file formats so you can view them save them or import them on another device. When looking for software that downloads videos, it's important to find an application that has a variety of recording tools, supports all the basic file formats, has adequate playback options and comes with some technical support. Below is a breakdown of the criteria we used to test video downloader software.

Recording Tools
In our software test, we looked for software that downloads videos quickly. The best video downloading software will record the video but not advertisements. It also allows you to schedule recording times for streaming video. Another convenient feature is the ability to edit the meta data, which is file information such as the video name and size, frame rate and more. When you download the file, if the meta data doesn't transfer, or it transfers incorrectly, you can make the corrections. The most common correction you'll probably make is to change the file name since some applications don't capture the correct file name when they download the content.

Export Formats
In order for this software to be effective, it should provide the file format options that you need. We looked for common file extensions that will allow you to use the videos on your smartphone as well as other devices. Some of the major file formats we identified are MOV, MP4 and DivX.

Playback Options
Although your computer probably already has a media player installed, it's nice to have a media player that comes with the application so you can view the content as you download streaming video. This simple media player won't have all the features you'll find in a typical media player because it's not meant for organizing files or performing other functions. However, it should at least have a play and pause button, as well as directional buttons or a slider that enables you to move forward and backward in the video.

Help & Support
The best software applications in our review are easy to use; however, each should still have a link directly from the video downloading software to FAQs or a user guide. The software developers should also support their products and allow you to contact them at least by email.

Video downloader software makes it easy to save videos from YouTube and other websites so that you can enjoy them when you're not online. The best video downloading software can weed out advertisements, save files in formats that are compatible with your devices and edit meta data so that you can save the files the way you want.

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10-9  Excellent
8-6    Good
5-4    Average
3-2    Poor
1-0    Bad
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Recording Tools
Select File Format
 
Shows Progress
 
Convert Files
 
  
Stop Recording
  
View Meta Data
    
Finds Videos Automatically
     
Import into iTunes
      
Search
  
    
Sort Recordings by Date
      
Ad Blocker
 
    
 
Schedule Downloads
   
  
Export Formats
MP4
AVI
   
MP3
 
 
WMV
 
 
WMA
    
 
MOV
 
 
MKV
 
     
DivX
 
   
 
FLV
  
 
MPG, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2
  
 
 
ASF
   
   
DVD PAL
        
DVD NTSC
        
M4B
        
3GP  
 
 
 
Media Player
Ease of Use (in Percentage) 98 95 100 38 31   38 75 56
Play Button
NA
Pause Button
NA
Progress Bar
NA
 
Volume Adjustment
  NA
 
Full Screen
  NA
 
Separate Window from the Application
 
NA  
Help & Support
Email
User Guide
  
 
Help Options in Software
  
FAQs
 
 
Supported Configurations
Windows 8   
      
Windows 7
 
Vista
 
XP