Softpedia Editor's Review for iWisoft Free Video Downloader
Download video and audio, FLV, MP4, SWF, MP3 from any websites simply and fast.
Written by Elena Opris on April 4th, 2013
iWisoft Free Video Downloader is a program that you can use to download audio and video stream from websites. It supports the FLV, MP4, SWF and MP3 formats, among others.
The app is wrapped in a clean and intuitive interface that resembles the one of a torrent client. It supports live monitoring, which means that iWisoft Free Video Downloader can automatically detect and download audio and video stream.
All you have to do is specify the URL, output directory, filename and referrer, input a comment if you'd like, and proceed with the downloading task. The download queue shows the name, size, completed percentage, progress, speed and elapsed time for each item.
Plus, you can view only ongoing, completed or deleted files on the left side of the screen. Clicking a task reveals its duration and additional details. Another feature of iWisoft Free Video Downloader allows you to check out a history list of captured media and to select items for downloading.
From the Options screen you can alter the default save path and make the app automatically resume the in-progress download on startup and enable autorun on system boot. But you can also disable sound notifications and filter the file types and active web browsers to be monitored (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Maxthon).
The program runs on a moderate-to-high amount of CPU and system memory, is pretty responsive to keyboard commands and mouse events, quickly downloads a file and delivers media items with a good image and sound quality. We have not come across any issues during our tests. Thanks to its overall simplicity, both first-time and advanced users can quickly get adjusted to iWisoft Free Video Downloader's features.
iWisoft Free Video Downloader description
Here are some key features of "iWisoft Free Video Downloader":
· Capture and download HTTP Flash Video.
· Capture and download RTMP/RTMPT Flash Video.
· - Some video downloaders can only download HTTP video, but not RTMP/RTMPT video. This feature of iWisoft Flash Video Converter enable you to download videos from BBC News, Yahoo News, etc.
· Preview the captured videos, and you choose which to be downloaded.
· - iWisoft Flash Video Downloader do not force you to download all the captured videos even if they are not what you want, like some other video downloaders do. Instead, it gives you a preview window of each detected video so that you can choose which one to be downloaded.
· Supports monitoring most common web browsers like IE, Firefox, Opera, etc. And you can add your own browsers to be monitored.
· Capture and download many types of online video, audio and Flash, such as FLV, F4V, MP4, M4V, WMV, ASF, MPG, MPEG, RM, RMVB, MOV, AVI, MP3, WMA, SWF. And you can specify which media types to be captured.
· Capture and download Flash movies (*.swf), even those dynamically loaded by loadMovie or loadClip on web pages.
· The Capture History window saves all the detected videos' urls and screenshots, which help you to download any video you have not downloaded before.
· Support inputting the HTTP or RTMP video downloading url manually and download the video file.
· Download videos without web browser - Some video downloaders record videos from web browser. So if you close the browser, the downloading will be broken too. But iWisoft Flash Video Downloader can download video separately after it captured the video, which saves your system resources.
· Multiple threads downloading - Download multiple videos simultaneously.
· Support resuming broken or paused downloads.
· Display detailed downloading info like URL, file size, downloading progress, speed, time left, video dimension, video duration, etc.
· You can manage all the downloads conveniently.
· Built-in Flash video player to play downloaded Flash videos.
· User-friendly interface, very easy to use.
· 1GHz Intel/AMD processor
· 256MB of RAM
· 30MB free hard disk space
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Crash problems when downloading fixed.
· Detect MP3 streaming function is more stable.
· Removed duplicate records in History window.
· Removed unnecessary tips on startup.
· Release the new version as Freeware.
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