VDownloader v0.73 Private

Checker on 9 May 2013

VDownloader is a download manager for video sharing sites such as YouTube, Google Video, Grinvi and DailyMotion. Given the URL for a video clip, it downloads the clip and automatically converts it to AVI, MPEG or PSP. It supports batch downloading and clipboard monitoring.

Note: The latest version (0.77) of VDownloader writes settings to the user profile folder. As such, I am making the older version (0.73) available for direct download until further notice. Alternatively, you can try the JPE launcher for this application.

Runs on:Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: System codecs
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the zipped installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the files inside the {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete eBay_shortcuts_1029.exe
  4. Launch VDownloader.exe.

26 comments on VDownloader  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 2012-04-13 21:18

BillO255: I didn't have great luck with VDownloader -- I'd recommend trying one of the other download tools on the site including YoutubeDownloaderHD or Video Backup Fusion.


BillO255 2012-04-13 16:06

I've tried using this app several times and I'm getting a URL not valid error. I've tried to cut and paste the URL from FireFox and used the embedded browser in VDownloader. Even when selecting a video from inside the VDownloader browser and playing it, when I try to download it tells me it's not a valid URL. It's not a firewall issue (I'm assuming that because VDownloader loads YouTube in the browser just fine). After about 5 tries I brought up Youtube Downloader HD and it download the file from the same URL that VDownloader says isn't valid. I've never used this particular app before but I didn't see anyone else with the same problem so I'm stumped. Anyone have any ideas?


mrpink 2011-12-17 22:01

You don't have to extract anything, just unzip the package and launch VDownloader.exe


monster 2010-07-24 16:19

My universal extractor won't extract the installer, says it "cannot be extracted. Filetype returned was Borland Delphi 6.0 - 7.0 [Overlay]." Anybody have any idea what this means?

nandos11 2009-07-09 11:02

I have Vdownlaoder and was using it quite happily, then suddenly it stops downlaoding, suring the "queued" part it says " error downlading file" , is the server no longer running or soemthing...? please get back to me at scorpion_queen_11@hotmail.com thanks

Onesimus Prime 2009-01-02 00:51

It seems that PortableTester is right. With the current version, 0.76, I tried both creating a blank settings file, and moving the one it creates into the app's directory. Neither worked, and the settings file gets written where PortableTester said. Anybody else have an idea?

My 2 cents - if you have an older, portable version, keep using it. I can't tell what new functionality, if any, has been added anyway...

PortableTester 2008-12-11 22:56

This is no longer portable as it stores its settings file in the %username%\Local Settings\Application Data\vdownloader folder. (Previous post was submitted mistakenly)

Nice, but lacks adjustable settings 2008-10-10 09:25

Nice prog, I like that one can choose between a lot of formats to have the downloaded file output it, but it lacks a bit in the settings department. I downloaded some youtube vids as plain mp3 files, the output is pretty low: 56 kbps/22 khz. Can't find options to adjust this in the programme.

DanG 2008-09-24 20:25

Follow up:
Found the problem problem was in Windows XP regional time format layout. I'll take back the CRAP statement but suggest this could be solved programmatically.

DanG 2008-09-24 20:03

Not worth what I paid for it.
I tried on two different machine (running from a flash (as it was advertised as a portable app v73). Got error "not a valid date", Googled it no support, have to move on to other things..CRAP.

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