Downloader for online videos
We often view videos, whether for entertainment or work-related projects. However, not all websites allow their visitors to download these videos. Luckily, some apps allow you to get ahold of these media from any website. GETFLV is a multimedia utility that lets you capture these internet videos and save them to your computer. Not only that, but it also offers various other features that allow you to convert or edit the videos you download.
GETFLV is a lightweight app that will be able to run easily on your computer. However, as soon as you bring up the window, you will find that the app takes some time to get used to. The good thing is there is a user guide that describes each step and function that you need to do and know about in order to familiarize yourself with it. The guide will pop up to help whenever you encounter issues.
The app divides its windows into various sections. You can access all the main app features from the side panel, the most noteworthy of which is the FLV Browser. Clicking this opens up the integrated web browser, which you can use to access various websites. You can also test numerous Kernels to enhance the performance of your system. However, this depends on your internet connection, operating system, and configuration.
If the website you visit has a video, the app will display the link automatically in a list at the bottom. You can then choose which of the links you want to save. Also, you have several output quality options, and you can set the destination of your video. However, the speed of your internet connection will determine how fast the videos will download.
More than a video downloader
GETFLV is primarily a video downloader but its functions don't stop there. There are several more tools, including the FLV Converter, FLV Maker, and FLV Audio Ripper. The app also works as a video editor so you enhance your video by cropping, trimming, and adding watermarks to it. There is also a color slider that adjusts the colors of your video. However, you cannot merge numerous clips to create one video.
The video converter comes in two sections. One is for converting video to FLV format, and the second is for converting an FLV file to another format. It allows multiple conversions at a time and supports various formats such as MP4, WMV, AVI, and 3GP. It places each format in a category, depending on where you want to play the video. There's also an audio extractor that allows you to turn your videos into audio files.
Users must also note that the app is not free to use. There is a trial version available, but it does not fully download your video. You can pay for the full version to use all its promised features. However, it is more expensive than other similar software.
All-in-one video solution
Overall, GETFLV is a solid video downloader. The app comes with various functions, so you are not limited to simply downloading videos from the web, More, it does what it is expected to do quickly and efficiently. The functionality could use an improvement as there are small issues here and there. Also, the trial version is limited.