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Orbit Downloader, leader of download manager revolution, is devoted to new generation web (web2.0) downloading, such as video/music/files/flash/flv from Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora, Rapidshare. Also RTMP flash streaming support. And to make general downloading easier and faster. Bundleware alert! The installation is bundled with adware like browser toolbars, software suggestions, etc. Full description.

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Orbit Downloader V4.1.1.19 ( Jan 17 ,2014)

Fix : some error when downloading file.

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All features / Full description:
1. Download social music, video and streaming media
Orbit Downloader is devoted to new generation web application downloading and provides a total solution to download music and video. So you can download streaming media, social music, social video, movie, flash and file from anywhere include Pandora, YouTube, Yahoo, Myspace and Rapidshare more simple and easy.
2. Extreme download acceleration
In general, Orbit Downloader is based on P2P technology. It has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation. And Orbit Downloader has advanced robust multithread download algorithm implemented with high quality. It can speed up to 500% faster with great acceleration.
3. Super Light: micro-sized and resource-friendly
Orbit Downloader is written with efficiency in mind, it typically uses less than 3MB of memory and 3% of cpu when downloading. Additionally, the installation package is less than 2MB.
4. Support Rapidshare download.
Orbit downloader Support HTTPS and HTTP POST method. Orbit downloader can make your downloads from file-sharing service websites include RapidShare much faster, safer and more stable. See more...
5. Support IE, Firefox, Maxthon, Opera.
Orbit Downloader supports IE, FireFox, Maxthon and Opera.
6. Support Metalink download.
Orbit Downloader supports Metalink download and gives you extremely fast download speeds.
7. Support HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS, RTSP and RTMP protocols.
You can easily download files with a browser click from any remote server via HTTP/ HTTPS/ FTP/ RTSP/ MMS. And the RTMP protocol will be supported soon.
8. Support Proxy server configuration.
You can set Orbit Downloader to use a proxy server. Orbit Downloader can work well with HTTP,HTTP and SOCKS5 protocols.
9. Support download pause and resume
Orbit Downloader can resume broken downloads. So you needn't start the downloading process from the very beginning after casual interruption. You can resume unfinished download from the moment when it was interrupted.
10. General download management.
Orbit Downloader's easy-to-use management features and simple-yet-powerful configuration options can make both your downloading process and downloaded files management as easy as never before.

Alternative to Orbit Downloader:
Net Transport
Replay Media Catcher
Video DownloadHelper
WM Recorder

Guides and How to's:
How to record/download/capture/save Adobe Flash .FLV video RTMP stream from embedded player - Read
View all guides with guide description here

Acronyms / Also Known As:
Orbit, OrbitDownloader


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WARNING. Orbit Silently installs Toolbars & other Nasties and integrate itself autoamtically into ALL of your Browsers whether you ask it or not. I wasted hour and half cleaning my machine. Comodo FW warned me, but it bypassed my other Virus Tools. I used to love it ... not anymore.

Posted March 08, 2013 by . Tool version using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10

The last version that worked perfectly for me was but after that all versions have bugs as Grab is not opening to show the detectable media files in it as it freeze and becomes still for a long time

Posted October 30, 2012 by . Tool version using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10

If the previous comment is anything to go by, shouldn't this application now be labelled spyware?

I'll be sticking with 2.7.4. Later versions never worked for me anyway.

Posted April 17, 2012 by . Tool version 2.7.4 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

The privacy policy could raise some concerns unless you don't mind a list of all your downloads being archived:

"The Orbit Downloader automatically sends only standard, limited information to, which may be retained in Orbit Downloader's server logs.
If you use Orbit Downloader to download files, then Orbit Downloader will send the log information and additional information, such as the URLs you download, the page you download from ...
... your copy of Orbit Downloader includes a unique application number. When you install Orbit Downloader, this number and a message indicating whether the installation succeeded are sent back to Also, when Orbit Downloader ... downloads a file, the current version number and the unique application number are sent to The unique application number is required for Orbit Downloader to work and cannot be disabled."

Posted March 29, 2011 by . Tool version 4 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 4 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10

It seems to be fairly intuitive.. not to difficult to get around, though I do agree with other commentators here that you will probably need to download 2 or 3 programs to cover all of your downloading needs... speaking of which, can anyone tell me what will capture MY SPACE *.swf (shockwave flash) files, such as music MP3s?

Posted March 02, 2010 by . Tool version using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10

Too bad this much admired tool did not work for me. It failed to get the flash stream just like the rest of the pack except the replay media catcher demo version i tried( not replay a/v). Worse still, it stole my home page and changed it point to its own web site. Now that is rude!

Posted September 27, 2009 by . Tool version 2.8.16 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 3 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10

Orbit worked for me to get the flash behind RMTP where practically every other application like Repaly AV, vdownloader, riptiger failed.


Posted March 18, 2009 by . Tool version 2.8.7 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

Orbit works for me on about 2/3 of the files I go after. (There can be some variations or improvements, from version to version, so best to follow the changelog and remain fairly current.) And that may be about the best one can reasonably expect. While I haven't gotten around to trying many of the others yet (SDP, Vdownloader, Net Transport, etc.), my strong impression is that *no single one* of these things is going to solve all your problems . . . which is probably why several of them should be available in one's toolkit. Example: the other day I wanted to grab an embedded flv clip that streamed out via HTTP. Orbit can't detect it, even URLsnooper could not uncover where it really lives. Obviously, the site does not want us to be able to download it. I think it's very possible that Replay or one of the others could get it, though. Get _that_ one, and fail to get a number of other kinds. But I doubt that any of these is going to be a "universal grabber" that just will not be denied.

Posted March 18, 2009 by . Tool version 2.85 / 2.86 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

Works a little too good at times.
But it still can not get files grom, except the commercials

Posted February 24, 2009 by . Tool version 2.8.5 using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

I tried SDP multimedia and Vdownloader but couldn't get it to work from the website I was trying to download but Orbit was a breeze. I love the application

Posted February 24, 2009 by . Tool version 2.8.5 using OS Vista
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

OK, since this tool has gone through a few revisions since I last tried it and found it frustrating to use and unreliable, especially in Opera, I figured I would now give it another shot.
I am extremely happy with Orbit now. I don't know if the program improved greatly or I had a moment of clarity and figured it out, but I have to say it works GREAT with Opera now. Ease of use and reliability or excellent! I will recommend it to others.

Posted March 22, 2008 by . Tool version 2.64 using OS Vista
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

it is the most freeware fantastic tool for downloading and grabbing anything

Posted March 21, 2008 by . Tool version 2.6.4 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Finally a web video grabber that actually works. Even with a 6 Mbit DSL connection a lot of video gets "buffered" and the stuttering gets annoying. I also prefer watching things on my TV and with this I can download, convert and burn to DVD (using other software available here) very easily. Great job.
Only complaint is I would like to have more options as to what I use it for when it comes to using it as an overall download manager.

Posted January 09, 2008 by . Tool version 2.5.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Have been trying to use this program for about 2 days now with little success and lots of frustration. Am trying to download some flv files. Have tried it with You Tube, Daily Motion, Live and some others. Can't get it to d/l anything in my browser of choice; Opera and have had limited sucess with IE7. WOrst of all is it hijacks that files like mpegs and wmvs that Opera loads natively and starts to download them without giving me a choice. I have better success with Keepvid. Shame, this software sounds promising but doesn't deliver and furthermore is very annoying.

Posted November 07, 2007 by . Tool version 2.4.2 using OS Vista
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10

I'm a 57 year old guy, who operates computers since they were powered by coal and vapour, and have tested most of the download managers at our disposal. After DAP, IDM, Flashget, FDM, and tons of others alike, I say that Orbit is THE software. And surprisingly FREE. No nags, no adware, no spyware, no toolbars. Today I am proud of giving Orbit an oportunity to show its qualities. I live in Brazil, I don't have relatives working or depending on Orbit success.

Posted October 24, 2007 by . Tool version 2.3.1 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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