An application for downloading videos from the web
Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows 95
Many people would like to download videos from the Internet. Whether it's for work or play, the ability to access a video from the hard drive is certainly more convenient than tracking it down via bookmarks or saved history in an Internet browser. Power Video Downloader gives that convenience, allowing users to easily download video regardless of its site of origin or its original codec.
Many people have likely tried similar programs in the past. Most programs that rip videos from their host sites do so by extracting Shockwave or Flash versions of the video in the same format that is presented in the Internet browser. This process creates problems for users who want to use the video for purposes other than watching on a PC from a browser. Power Video Downloader, however, extracts video from sites like Youtube, Dailymotion, Vevo, Metacafe, Myspace, Facebook, Google Video and other popular video-hosting sites, and allows the user to download the video into one of many file types (AVI, MP4, M4V, Mov, WMV, SWF, FLV, ASF, YUV, AC3, ROQ, VOC, and RM). While some file types like 3GP and MKV are not given support, more file extensions continue to be added.
In addition to the support from developers, Power Video Downloader is different from other similar programs in its plethora of options available to users. Other programs limit the user's ability to use videos in other ways once they are downloaded. Sometimes two or more programs are required to convert a video file from an Internet browser to a usable file type. But Power Video Downloader streamlines the process.
In addition to a wealth of options presented to users, Power Video Downloader is easy to use. The source url for a video is all that is needed. From there, the user simply selects the appropriate file extension and the download begins.
The speed of the download is highly dependent on the speed of the Internet connection and the quality of the PC hardware. Power Video Downloader is a fairly quick program on a healthy machine, and lightning quick on a customized computer.
Playback, and the quality of the video itself, depends on the source material. Aiming for video recorded in 720P or 1080P will approach "true high-def" on most monitors and screens. Below 480P, there is a noticeable drop in image quality. Regardless of the resolution of the source material, this program can provide the best possible quality for the download.
Downloads from multiple sites
Fast and uncomplicated
Conversion cannot be done on a file once it is downloaded