56 Downloader

56 Downloader 8.5

Free
56 Downloader can help you save video from various sites
 
8.5.0.1 (See all)

56 Downloader can help you save Internet video. Although the application is specifically designed to work with 56.com video sharing site, it supports a lot more web sites, such as YouTube, Youku, Tudou, Ku6, CNTV and Qiyi.

The program is usually associated with the XMLBAR browser bar; therefore, if you do not want this bar to be installed on your browsers, you should be attentive during installation and unmark the corresponding option.

It has a simple tabbed interface. And, besides downloading , this tool also supports searching for videos directly from its interface. In addition, it shows you the hottest videos of the day and lets you add them to the download list.

The application allows you to search one of the supported sites and displays thumbnails of the results. If you decide to download one of the clips, the program can automatically detect the video qualities available from the site so that you can decide on one of them. As it supports batch downloading, you can have various downloads run simultaneously.

Differently from other similar programs, this one cannot convert video after downloading. However, it includes a built-in FLV player for you to watch the downloaded files with no difficulty.
While testing, the application downloaded some clips with no difficulty at fairly good speed.

Unfortunately, if you do not know how to read Chinese, you will probably feel uncomfortable with so many Chinese symbols, as most of the supported sites are in Chinese.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • It integrates with Internet Explorer
  • It supports downloading video from various sites
  • It is easy to use
  • It allows you to choose a download quality
  • It includes an FLV player

Cons

  • It does not allow converting between formats
  • It installs a browser toolbar by default
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