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Final Video Downloader can help save local copies of online videos. Likewise, it can be used as a converter to transcode clips to other formats. Fortunately, the program has a self-explicable interface that responds to its workflow.
To start a download task, you can enter the URL of the webpage linking to the video. There is also a small floating window called Drop Target, onto which you can drag and drop the desired link. Like many other video downloaders, this one solves the problem of stripping the real URL of an online clip and it is a good thing that it supports multiple video-sharing sites. Moreover, the tool can download various movies simultaneously. Another advantage is that you can set the program to automatically convert the downloaded clip to another format.
Good news is that the program supports converting local video files as well. However, the way this is done can be somewhat confusing because the usual steps of importing the file first and then deciding upon a target format are inverted in this tool. Luckily, Final Video Downloader supports an amazing range of both source and target formats. Although there are output presets for most popular devices and purposes, they cannot be additionally tweaked.
To conclude, Final Video Downloader is, fortunately, a free product that may come in handy when you want to watch videos on portable devices or do not have a permanent Internet connection. When tested, the tool was able to download video very fast. Similarly, it took very little time to convert the downloaded clips. The program has some limitations, though. For instance, it does not have a built-in video searcher. Neither can it record streaming video directly from the screen.
- Fast conversion
- Fast downloads
- Supports multiple video-sharing sites
- Supports a wide range of input and output formats
- Downloads batches of files simultaneously
- Converting local files can be confusing
- Output conversion presets cannot be tweaked
- No built-in video searcher
- Cannot record video from the screen