Ashampoo ClipFinder HD
Ashampoo ClipFinder HD is an intuitive application that lets you search online HD videos across multiple platforms (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Veoh, Daily Motion) and download them to your computer quickly.
The interface is modern and easy to navigate. All you have to do is search for a clip, and Ashampoo ClipFinder HD will automatically locate its sources on all supported web-based platforms.
It is possible to preview videos within the main frame and switch to full screen mode, copy URLs to the Clipboard, visit a clip’s website, create a favorite list ("My Videos"), as well as download and convert videos to MP4, FLV, MP3, 3GP, MOV and AVI, and others.
In the "My Videos" section, clips can be organized into multiple categories that you can save, load and delete. As far as video settings are concerned, you can opt for native aspect ratio and highest quality, disable the HD search filter, as well as allow maximum 100 results for each portal.
Ashampoo ClipFinder HD supports multiple GUI skins and languages. The only downside to it is that you cannot filter web services or use a select/deselect all function when choosing the output format for downloading.
The tool is surprisingly light on the system resources, using a minimal amount of CPU and RAM. It has a good response time, delivers quality videos, and works smoothly, without causing the OS to hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. Windows 8 can be found among its list of supported OS platforms (we tested it).
All in all, Ashampoo ClipFinder HD is certainly an app to take into account when loading videos from various web sources with minimum effort.