Video Download Capture

Video Download Capture 4.6

It allows you to save local copies of virtually any online video you can watch
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Video Download Capture is a versatile tool that allows you to save local copies of virtually any online video you can watch. With this program, you can download videos from such popular websites as YouTube, Google Video, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc. The program also includes video conversion capabilities, so that you can make your downloaded videos compatible with your portable devices or cell phones.

The program allows you to save online videos locally by two methods ─ direct download and on-screen video capture. The latter function, however, is not limited to online video capture, as it can be used to record any on-screen activities. This means you can use this program to create a video tutorial, for example. Besides, Video Download Capture offers you multiple helpful features, such as the video detector. When enabled, it captures automatically the URL of any online video you visit, and offers you the possibility of downloading it. There is also an advanced video detector that supports RTMP, especially useful to download episodes and TV shows from websites such as Hulu or Netflix.

The program's main window offers you three tabs for the three main functions provided ─ video download, on-screen record, and video conversion. The video converter also includes a video editor that allows you to trim your videos, crop them, adjust their contrast, brightness and saturation, and add subtitles to them. You can also select your output profile from a wide variety of presets, though you can always tweak its advanced encoding parameters manually, according to your needs.

Besides all those mentioned above, the program still offers additional features and tools, like a full-featured audio editor. However, there are also a couple of disadvantages I should mention about this tool. First, it installs a virtual sound card driver in your system, which might be a security risk for your computer. Besides, though I would recommend anyone giving this program a try, if you decide to do so you will need to hurry up, as its trial version only gives you three evaluation days before having to buy the program or discard it.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary

Pros

  • Allows you to get a local copy of virtually any online video you can watch
  • Provides video conversion capabilities
  • Includes an on-screen video capture tool
  • Provides standard and advanced automatic video detectors
  • Its video converter includes a video editor too
  • Includes a full-featured audio editor

Cons

  • Installs a virtual sound card driver in your system
  • Its trial version provides three evaluation days only
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