It's all about Download, (Convert) and Watch.Best Downloader:
Of the Firefox extensions
is absolutely Unplug
the best tool. Its supports all known media sites (what some of the other extensions also do), but Unplug scans the page and if it doesn't know there the data comes from it can guess. The guess function works most time like a charm. The extension can use extern websites like KeepVid and VideoDownloader to get better results. Also is there a FlashBlock workaround included and there is support for DownThemAll!. At last is there an option to play the media directly in your favorite media player of to stream (and save it) with VLC.
I'm sure no it's not needed to use an extern program
, or pay for a program, but later I will check this options.About all the sites
, I would go for VideoDownloader.net
(check the supporting list in this post). I'm haven't checked all the sites that VideoDownloader must support so discussion about this is possible.
If you're going for the easiest solution
, go for the All-In-One Video Bookmarklet
. Just add the bookmark to your favorites. If you want to download a video from a site click an you bookmark, and the All-In-One Video Bookmarklet will give you the download links. It's supporting most sites, but not so many as VideoDownloader. You must know that video download sites using scripts like this bookmarket. The only different thing is that sites involves third party interaction.Best Converter:
There are download sites that can also convert, but it's not so good as the regular converting sites
. Sure is that Media-Convert
supports most inputs and outputs (check the supporting list in this post).
Also is it not needed to pay for a converter. Can anyone give a link to a better converter then SUPER
(check the supporting list in this post)?
An other option is to watch the downloaded video's directly
in you media player. You can use VLC Media Player
(so you don't need codecs), or just use a codec pack like the Vista Codec Package
. So you can watch all media files in your favorite media player. Two-In-One Solution:
I know only one Firefox extension
which can download and convert. It's working, so if you like Ivy Video Converter Extension
, use it.
I've see really interesting extern programs
, but I'm not sure of it's good enough to pay for, so I will later check this options.The best site
I come across is ZAMZAR
. Files up to 100MB in size (check the supporting list in this post).VideoDownloader.net supporting list:
Media-Convert supporting list:
Youtube, Google Video, iFilm, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Myspace.
Angry Alien, AnimeEpisodes.Net, Badjojo, Blastro, Blennus, Blip.tv, Bofunk, Bolt, Break.com, Castpost, CollegeHumor, Current TV, Dachix, Danerd, DailySixer.com, DevilDucky, Double Agent, eVideoShare, EVTV1, FindVideos, Free Video Blog, Grinvi, Grouper, Hiphopdeal, Kontraband, Lulu TV, Midis.biz, Music.com, MusicVideoCodes.info, MySpace Video Code, Newgrounds, NothingToxic, PcPlanets, Pixparty, PlsThx, Putfile, Revver, Sharkle, SmitHappens, StreetFire, That Video Site, TotallyCrap, VideoCodes4U, VideoCodesWorld, VideoCodeZone, vidiLife, Vimeo, vSocial, Yikers, ZippyVideos.
SUPER supporting list:
Media-Convert is 100% free. No software is needed, and you don't have to register. Convert audio files, video, presentation, document, spreadsheet, etc.
- Convert files up to 150 Mb.
- Split audio files: choose split points, listen immediately and retry until its ok.
- You do not have to install software on your computer, which can contain viruses, spy wares, etc.
- Use it from everywhere in the world through Internet. You can use Media
- Convert at the office, in a cybercafé, or with the PC of a friend, and then download the result quietly to your mp3 reader, cell phone or any other hardware.
- Learn Morse code with the text to Morse converter
Document & text Formats:
Raw text, html, xhtml, Microsoft Word, rtf, pdf, ps, Open Office, Star Writer, Pocket Word, Word Perfect, csv, dBase,
Microsoft Excel, Pocket Excel, Lotus 123, Quattro Pro, Star Calc, Open Office spreadsheet, MathML, Star Math,
Open Office math, Microsoft Powerpoint, Star Impress, Open Office presentation.
7z, bz2, bza, cab, gz, lha, lzh, rar, tar, tgz, yz1, zip.
3g2, 3gp, amv, asf, avi, dv, fli, flv, gvi, mkv, mov, mp4, mpg, ogm, rm, swf, vob, wmv.
Avs, bmp, cin, dcx, dib, dpx, fits, gif, ico, jfif, jpe, jpeg, jpg, miff, otb, p7, palm, pam, pbm, pcd, pcds, pcl, pcx, pgm, pict, png, pnm, ppm, psd, ras, sgi, sun, tga, tif, tiff, wmf, xbm, xpm, yuv, cgm, dxf, emf, eps, met, mvg, odg, otg, std, svg, sxd, wmf.
Wav, mp3, wma, ogg, acc, mp4, flac, vqf (Yamaha TwinVQ), mpc (Musepack), ra (Real Audio), amr, mmf, au, aiff, qcp, 3gp.
Also it converts Amiga files (8SVF, MAUD), Psion files (PRC, WVE), SNDT, SF, SoundBlaster VOC, AVR, TXW,
Soundtracker files (MOD, XM FastTracker, IT ImpulseTracker, S3M ScreamTracker), ...
ZAMZAR supporting list:
- Plays & converts very fast full length movies to any other format without any time or function limitation.
- Play and save Internet Media Streams with different protocols (mms:// rtsp:// http://)
- Does NOT require any additional external codec to be installed. Necessary codecs are built in!
- Compatible with most Windows platforms.
- Easy to use.
aac, ac3, amr_nb (for ring tones), amr_wb, mmf (for ring tones), mp2, mp3, mpc (MusePack), ogg, wav, wma, 3gp,
3g2, Pocket PC files, iPod, iPod 5.5G, ps3, psp, Zune, vcd, svcd, dvd, avi, mp4, mov, asf, flv, mpg, ogg, wmv, gif, avs,
dat, flv, mkv, qt, rm , ram, rmvb, ra, str, swf, ts, viv.
Zamzar supports conversion between a wide variety of different file formats, and support for new formats were added all the time.
cvs, doc, docx, html, odp, ods, odt, pcx, pdf, ppt, ps, rtf, txt, wpd, wps, xls, xml.
bmp, gif, jpg, pcx, png, tga, tiff, wbmp, wmf.
aac, ac3, flac, m4a, mmf, mp3, ogg, ra, ram, wav, wma.
3gp, avi, flv, gvi, iphone, ipod, m4a, m4v, mov, mp4, mpg, ogg, rm, rmvb,vob, wmv.
Edited by Inferi0r, 23 August 2007 - 03:59 AM.