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VSO Downloader Free is an audio and video downloader. Download audio and video streaming from tons of sites. MP3 converter included. Automatic media detection, no copy pasting necessary. Compatible with all web browsers. VSO Downloader Ultimate($30) supports more download protocols.

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OS: Win Mac
File size: 12.7MB
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Latest version (March 1, 2024)


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Download VSO Downloader Windows 64-bit  12.7MB  Win64

Download VSO Downloader Mac 64-bit  12.7MB  Mac64

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Software License

Freeware/Trialware (Free download but some features are limited to pro/premium version )

Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS

Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New

Downloader - released Fri March 1, 2024

Improvement for bug reporting tool

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All features

Download Video Streaming
- Retrieve almost all video content from the web
- Series, movies, clips, documentaries...
- Download in selected resolution, even HD + 4k
Download Audio Streaming
- Save podcasts, web radios, any audio content
- Smart Mp3 extractor: download Youtube to Mp3
- Audio normalization option
Instant Download
- Download accelerator integrated
- Simultaneous downloads
- No more buffering problems!
Download Everywhere
- Works with any browser: Chrome, Edge, Firefox..
- VPN compatible to surf anonymously
Very Easy to Use
- File is automatically detected
- No need to copy/paste URL
Content Selection
- Detects Ads and does not download them
- Filter list for file types and websites to be ignored
- Compatible with all Ad Blockers
Smart Tool
- Pause / resume unfinished downloads
- Original filename detected or rename manually
- Detects live streaming
Total Control
- Watch videos where and when you want
- Keep them as long as you want
- Delete your download history

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VSO Downloader Ultimate

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21 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

My antivirus (AVG) flags this software to contain a trojan...

Review by LabbeKga on Sep 18, 2023 Version: OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

Rating by Max on Sep 13, 2022 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

VSO used to have a large staff of really good programmers and customer service people. For reasons unknown to me, they all left or got fired or whatever. VSO now consists of only 2 new programmers and no business support staff. They decided that they would concentrate on putting out an update to their VSO Downloader program first and work on the updates for their other programs later. I'm not so sure that that was such a good idea as they are trying to compete with about 100 other programs that are in the "Streaming Video Downloader" category, most of them free or less costly to what VSO wants to charge. After more than 2 years, the new VSO Downloader is still in beta. Based on my testing, it is not very good compared to the competitors I've put it up against. It is always the slowest file retriever and it seems to have a tendency to download not the best version of the file. I hate to say this because I bought a Lifetime license to all the VSO programs about a year before the wheels started to fall off but I predict bankruptcy in the relatively near future.

Review by Gripweed on Apr 28, 2022 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 4/10

Version 6 have nothing in common with previous version.
Very easy to use for beginners...lot of hidden features for advanced users.
multilanguage, light/dark theme, GUI zoom
work on all main websites and all others using standard streaming technology (HLS,DASH,IceCast..)

Still in beta but there's far less false positive media detection than in version 5
Limitation: doesn't support DRM protected content

Review by mp3butcher on Apr 23, 2022 Version: OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

Version listed was approximate, circa a few years ago, no longer recall the exact details. The program installed but never loaded or ran in a satisfactory manner on my systems. This, and the general reports on Fab company behavior did not induce me to revisit subsequent versions of this software. Not even for free. I wouldn't find it at all needed, in any case. TubeDigger remains king of the hill in this category, with very favorable pricing and license terms the likes of which you'll be hard-pressed to find for most other software. Allavsoft Video Downloader is starting to look like the category runner-up, followed by Fast Video Downloader from FastPCTools. They will all have different lists of supported websites, so I'm shuttling between these. (The latter two programs deserve to be included and reviewed here on VH !) I'm not an IDM user; Ant Downloader showed some merit, but had some issues I objected to. The other downloader tools that I've sampled -- particularly those branded for use on video -- have all been quite limited, empty promise if not outright junk. So, there you have it: Pretty much all you need to know for this task.

Review by Seeker47 on Apr 10, 2021 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 2/10

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