Online streaming sites do not allow you to download these videos for offline usage or charge some fees for generating a download link. There are programs that can capture these playing videos and save them for later use, like GetFLV This has been used by millions of users to download videos, especially .flv files used in the online streaming sites. Some also use other formats like .mp4 and so on because they are easily compressible for small file sizes that are suitable for online viewing.
GetFLV has evolved from a mere flv file downloader to a complete web video solution that supports increasingly large number of web video formats like HTML5 videos and can download live streaming content from podcasts and even from sites like CBS and MTV. Now, you can record your favorite programs and view them later without having to buy a set top box for viewing DTH channels and recording them. You can do that even on your computer using programs like GetFLV.
- There are features like conversion of videos and conversion between file formats. So, in case of YouTube songs, you can convert the .mp4 artwork file to a .mp3 audio file, directly when downloading. It saves you time and using additional formatting software.
The compatibility across devices is also huge and one of the user friendly features as well. A lot of novice users can just plugin their portable device like an iPod, iPad, Zune or PSP and download the videos and audio extracted from the videos directly to their device. They don't need to do any pre-configuration like file type or resolution, because GetFLV will automatically convert these web videos into the ones that are supported in these devices. This software is compatible with Windows operating system and Mac and additionally supports both 32 and 64 bit versions.
The current stable version available for download on their website is GetFLV 184.108.40.206 and it weighs just 36.3 MB in size. The licensing fee for their current release is $169, for their Golden Package and keep receiving lifetime updates and upgrades. It also provides a trial package for a reduces price of $60 fro Mac and Windows. They also provide a developer version for testing and research purpose along with a support forum for issues and bugs.
GetF LV is compatible across hundreds of video streaming sites and their portfolio keeps increasing every day like Hulu and YouTube.
Changes on the new version:
- minor adjustments
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