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Top 3 Desktop Video Downloaders Comparison

Undoubtedly, streaming video recorders are extremely popular nowadays as they provide the easiest way to download online video. With their help users can save videos from various websites that don’t have a video download option on default and enjoy them offline anytime. So, let’s compare 3 most popular applications to find out which one is the best!

Short Description of Each Application

Mass Downloader. This tool is designed to serve as a general download manager, including downloading video and audio streams from the Internet. It has an Internet Explorer-like user interface which you can configure according to your preferences. Recording streaming video isn’t a primary feature of a Mass Recorder, but you can steal use it for this purpose as well.

RipTiger. This web video recorder can download online videos from most popular website and save them on your computer. It supports automatic downloading feature that allows to download all videos you watch in your browser automatically. RipTiger can also convert downloaded videos to other formats, supporting simultaneous downloads and conversions. The interface of the program is intuitive and handy, which make it very easy to use.

FLVRecorder. With the help of FLVRecorder you will be able to download streaming videos from a number of video sharing websites. The tool is user-friendly and is pretty easy to use. It includes a built-in FLV player which allows to watch downloaded videos. However, if you decide to convert videos to another format, you’ll need to use a separate conversion software.

Software Comparison

Mass Downloader RipTiger FLVRecorder
Capture online video from video sharing websites        yes yes yes
Supported protocols and formats HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, RTSP, MMS, MMST FLV (HTTP and RTMP), Windows Media (HTTP, MMS and RTSP), Real Media, MPEG, QuickTime media, MP3 FLV (HTTP and RTMP), MP3, MP4, M4A, M4V
Handy interface yes yes yes
Automatic downloading no yes no
Video conversion no yes no
Conversion formats no AVI, MP4, WMV no

As you can see, when it comes to web video downloading RipTiger turns out to be a winner, as it fast, easy to use, supports automatic downloading, and can not only save streaming videos, but also convert them to other video formats. So, if you’re looking for an online video downloader to capture your favorite online videos, then RipTiger will definitely be a good choice.

Written By

Larry B. Heart is a tech blogger, PC geek and stereoscopy enthusiast. Currently working in RipTiger download online video software team tries to find the most effective ways of online video capturing.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Addy Miller

    November 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    The comparison brings out RipTiger to be best, never used it, but I would do that now. The very same features are also available in You-Tube Downloader too.

  2. Danny

    November 25, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Never thought about using a desktop video downloader.
    I have a youtube download plugin. But I can’t access youtube anymore, so it would be convenient if I could download from sites that I can access.
    I’ll go and try Riptiger then.

    Thanks!

  3. Kieran

    November 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I was thinking about installing Rip Tiger, but browser based tools are faster ans easier. I will try demo version of Rip Tiger, maybe its features will change my mind.

  4. Aimy S

    November 29, 2011 at 4:10 am

    alright, Rip Tiger win. previously, i just used RealPlayer, so that every time a video played on my browser, there is a download button appear on top of that movie, so that i can just download it using realplayer download plugin. will try Rip Tiger, its free right..

  5. Maja

    November 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I have never used such tool but now by reading this article I am thinking for RipTiger.I think it would be the best for me.

  6. anne

    December 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I use IDM to download videos and it is really fast and uncomplicated

  7. Joe

    January 5, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I was thinking about using riptiger but I don’t know. I really don’t have a use for it but I might soon. I will look more into it.

  8. Tania

    February 18, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Although I never use the tool above, but it seems RipTiger is the best. I only use IDM to download from the internet including for video

  9. mike

    May 7, 2015 at 12:51 am

    Riptiger conflicts with Adobe shockwave.

  10. Shreya

    April 20, 2016 at 6:17 am

    I was thinking about using riptiger but I don’t know. I really don’t have a use for it but I might soon. I will look more into it.

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