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Giveaway of the day — Fast Video Downloader 3.1.0.61

Download and convert videos from the vast majority of websites.
$59.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 111 (91%) 11 (9%) 100 comments

Fast Video Downloader 3.1.0.61 was available as a giveaway on April 14, 2020!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$49.99
free today
Fast, easy movie making.

Fast Video Downloader is software which allows you to download videos from Bing, Youku.com, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Metacafe, Facebook, Worldfloat, Veoh, Break, CollegeHumor, EHow, Imdb, Academicearth, Bliptv, Anitube, Blinkx, Yahoo, Flickr, Zerodollarmovies, Bambuser, S56, Lemonde.Fr, say-move.org ,video.fc2 , cyro.se , littlethings.com, sohu.com, BoxTv.com, livestream.com, rutube.ru , pandora.tv , ign.com , videa.hu and many more video sites . It can also download videos from sites which use mp4, avi, flv , webm , wmv , 3gp and mp3 file format or host videos.
Fast Video Downloader can download live streams from livestream.com and other websites.

You can search videos directly in the application and add to download list.

It can also convert videos to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, PSP device compatible format. It can extract audio (mp3) from video. It can change resolution of the video without changing video format.
It has a built-in scheduler to schedule the download of the videos. You can also download multiple videos simultaneously.

Features and Benefits
• Download Unlimited Videos and playlists from 1000+ video sites
• Search video directly from application
• Download Live Stream videos
• Download Full HD video
• Set Video Download Schedule
• Unlimited multiple download
• Convert Videos to MP4, AVI, WMV, MP3, iPhone, iPad and more
• Manage your download history of videos.
• Free Application updates & submit feedback for failed videos.
• Download & Convert Private / Restricted Videos

NB: The license is provided for 1 year.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; .net framework 2.0 sp2 or higher

Publisher:

Fast PC Tools

Homepage:

http://fastpctools.com/fvd/

File Size:

1841 KB

Licence details:

1 year

Price:

$59.90

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#39

We are extending this giveaway on our site. You can get the registration key from the following url
https://www.fastpctools.com/fvd/giveaway.html?promo=gotd2020

Reply   |   Comment by Fast PC Tools  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#38

It came in WinZip & said I need buy winzip to get to file. I tried to use evaluation version but it wasn't clickable to work. So I'd haft buy that software in order to open this Fast Video Downloader. Really frustrating & disappointing.

Reply   |   Comment by venus fortner  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

download a FREE program 7-zip. been using it for years to unzip programs and files

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

venus fortner, you apparently have WinZip installed on your PC. If you don't want to purchase it, just uninstall it. Windows has ZIP compression features built-in, but because WinZip is installed, it is overriding the built-in functionality of Windows. Another option is to download 7-zip as Mike has indicated. It's free, open source software, and is perfectly safe.

In any case, uninstall WinZip. No point in leaving software installed that you aren't using. That just leaves another possible entry point for hackers to gain access to your system, should a flaw or exploit ever be found in the WinZip software.

Reply   |   Comment by FeMaster  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

I thought that I would get the full 366 days with the download but it has only given me 171 days which was what I had left with the previous version even though I uninstalled the old version. Disappointed as I like it.

Reply   |   Comment by IT  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#36

Just like other video downloaders, this downloader does not download private videos from Facebook. So, why is any sort of payment justified for this software, when online video downloaders are a dime a dozen (most of them are free) on the Internet?

Reply   |   Comment by Behram Cooper  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#35

Direct download link:
https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?c=be8bf718ee88e2b00e9c41c9e433239c

Reply   |   Comment by Kenneth Lam  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

Support helped me with the license - 367 Days Left - fast downloads - nice gui - and the Search function works well !

Reply   |   Comment by Mac here54  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

This is a competent downloader, which does support a decent amount of sites.

However, when compared to Ant Download manager, it is slower to download and convert, doesn't have the tight and varied browser integration and does not support as many sites.

I use this as a backup for when ANTDM does not on occasion work as hoped.

It's also way too expensive for what is essentially a one trick pony.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

I never received my activation key by email. I sent you an email request for the key to support@fastpctools.com.

Reply   |   Comment by robert sybesma  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

robert sybesma, We have sent the registration key few minutes ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Fast PC Tools  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#31

NO REGISTRATION CODE IN EMAIL AFTER 2 HOURS

Reply   |   Comment by leslie  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

leslie, We have sent the registration key few minutes ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Fast PC Tools  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

This is one of the best download program.
I had 172 day but with the newly received code it jumped to 365.
Thank you FVD.

If I could have a suggestion I would like to be able TO DISABLE THE ADDED DATE because it makes it more difficult to manage the files.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#29

The version of FFMPEG.7z it downloads is not compatible with ALL the versions of windows this states it supports. The build of FFMPEG.EXE it downloads is built for WIndows 7 and above ONLY.

The file videohelper.7z downloaded which installs videohelper.exe is actually a portable public domain youtube_dl executable and can self update if given the correct command line options independantly of the program updates or license. The License is for the GUI to simplify the use of the public domain and GPLv3 open source engines.

Note the version of youtube_dl (videohelper.exe) initally downloaded and installed is an ancient version 2018.12.09 and if it is executed with admin rights today with the command line:

videohelper.exe -U

It will update itself to version 2020.03.24

Note youtube_dl requires a functional FFMPEG.EXE in order to merge the MP4 video download with the seperate M4A audio download and will fail to download such split videos if the FFMPEG.EXE provided does not run on your version of windows i.e. XP SP3 or Vista SP2 or Windows Server 2008 SP1

You DO NOT NEED THE LATEST VERSION OF FFMPEG.EXE for this to work, almost any staticly linked FFMPEG.EXE that runs under your version of windows will provide the functionality needed by videohelper.exe (youtube_dl)

Also the part of the name that says "Fast" is not an adjective describing it as a fast video downloader implying it is faster than normal video downloaders but it is a "Brand" name. They call all their products "Fast" like some other dodgey businesses call themselves Pro then make it imply their products are somehow intended for professionals when it's just a marketing trick intended to fool the unwary.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#28

This has been offered several times in the past, including 3 times last year -- thank you FastPCTools and GOTD.

However, I wonder if the behavior in my comment #40 still exists as described on the Feb. 2019 page:

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/fast-video-downloader-3-1-0-22/

I suspect it still does (but won't know for sure until several days have passed), as after installing it earlier today I examined Task Scheduler and once again found a daily task to launch FastVD_UpdateSchedule which I then set to "Disable".

As before (in February, 2019) this was after un-checking the FVD option to "Start application at startup".

It's possible the effects of accepting an update may be to once again reset FVD to resume launching at startup and to re-enable that scheduled update task. However, since I'm now at the latest version I can't test that today.

Otherwise, I still think it's a good downloader to complement Ant Download Manager and others mentioned here.

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#27

Got this same version from a previous giveaway. I tried it on sites other than those listed in the description, and found that in many cases it did the job. I like this product, but even at the discount price offered here, it is too expensive for occasional use. If they would offer a lifetime plan at a fair price, I would be glad to purchase it.

Reply   |   Comment by Broken!  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#26

I am supposed to have the activation key by email but nothing is showing.

Reply   |   Comment by Happy Snapper  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Happy Snapper, Please email us at support@fastpctools.com. We will send the registration key.

Reply   |   Comment by Fast PC Tools  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

I have tons of different video download software. Most work great, some work OK. I've been hunting for a LONG time for something that will download videos from the _Movies and Shows_ section of YouTube. I'm not expecting the software to be able to grab the paid content, as that would require being logged into YouTube and to agree to paying for the video, which is not within the capabilities of most of this type of software. What I am looking for is something that can download the "Free to Watch" movies in that section as you don't need to be logged in to view them. This is what I use to test the software's usefulness to me.

I had high hopes for this, and it is yet another video downloader that has failed to grab what I want. I have yet to find a single video downloader that will download a WORKING copy of a movie from the "free to Watch" area of YouTube's Movies and Shows section. Like most other software I have tried, it will download the entire movie without a problem, but only the first 5 seconds of the video can be seen, then after that everything is scrambled.

Does anybody have a suggestion for software that can grab from that section of Youtube that actually works?

Reply   |   Comment by FeMaster  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

FeMaster, Please send a email to us containing the url of the video in which you are having issue. In email also mention the name of the video player which you are using. You can mail us at support@fastpctools.com

Reply   |   Comment by Fast PC Tools  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

FeMaster, Have you tried 4K Video Downloader? It is pretty good at grabbing stuff from YouTube.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray Rooney  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

FeMaster,

No downloader program I've seen can handle all the sites or download tasks you may throw at it. But for a few annoyances -- like the aggressive auto-update that you can't disable in the FVD Preferences section -- I've found this program to be pretty capable -- another useful arrow to have in your quiver. It has done well in many varied cases where I've used it. I'm not a big fan of their licensing model . . . but they do these giveaways on a fairly regular basis.

That said, and as I've noted here before, my first-choice 'Go To' downloader for YouTube and a number of other sites remains TubeDigger. 25 bucks for a one-time license, (much less obtrusive) updates indefinitely, freedom to install it on whatever computers you own: can't beat that with a stick ! I use a lot of different software, and you can't pay me enough to praise something, whether that praise is warranted or not.

Reply   |   Comment by Gene  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

FeMaster, I use Allavsoft downloader for Windows, just tried it and it works like a champ. Its afforable and offers several control options.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

FeMaster, Try J Downloader

https://jdownloader.org/jdownloader2

I use it for all of my downloading needs.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew Holland  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Fast PC Tools, I have sent an email with the URL and description of the problem. I also referenced the conversation on the site here.

Reply   |   Comment by FeMaster  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ray Rooney, 4K Video Downloader is better at downloading from YouTube than HD Video Factory Converter Factory Pro, which I also have. One real plus of 4K Video Downloader is that it allows
you to download subtitle files.

Fast Video Downloader sometimes will download YouTube files that 4K Video Downloader and HD Video Factory Converter Factory Pro cannot, and for this reason alone, it is a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephe  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Fast PC Tools,

Well, this is just an update to my service inquiry. I sent an email to Fast PC Tools with the information that they requested on the day of the giveaway, 4 days ago, and I haven't heard back from them at all. I did not even receive an auto generated response. I'm not anticipating any response from them, since this qualifies for no support anyway, but I was hoping that they would have at least responded once since they are the ones that requested me send them an email.

Reply   |   Comment by FeMaster  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

FeMaster, We have checked the urls. That link only contains videos which require purchase. Our software does not support downloading those videos.

Reply   |   Comment by Fast PC Tools  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Uninstalling, not my cup of tea. :-(

Reply   |   Comment by Sammy  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Sammy

Very strange,
is the title 'Fast Video Downloader' not informative enough ?

Why did you push the button then ?

Tobiasson

Reply   |   Comment by Tobiasson  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Tobiasson,
Title enough informative indeed.
But when it saves Youtube videos as webm, without any sound and not possible to convert to mp4, then I say "not my cup of tea".
Sammy

Reply   |   Comment by Sammy  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

It would not let me register telling me to check internet which is fine.

Reply   |   Comment by Banny  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

When I download from Youtube I get two files per video, one with the .webm extension.
VLC can play the file but without sound.
I cannot find any setting to save them as MP4?

Reply   |   Comment by Sammy  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Sammy, check out free video converters-they are available online

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

For those that only want a Downloader for twitter .. this one always works for me and it's free!

https://www.savetweetvid.com/

Reply   |   Comment by mrclose  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

mrclose, DVDFab Downloader will do this too.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephe  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

MSTech office home was stated to be available today in the daily email but when I click link in email it is not there. Has it been removed for some reason? Will it be back?

Reply   |   Comment by chrispee  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

chrispee,
i saw it on giveaway today and its been now removed, since i use libreoffice, i cannot tell about MSTech office.

abiword is also a good choice in terms of lightweight word processor.

Reply   |   Comment by Prashant  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

chrispee, same here - 404 page from the email link. No mention of the GOTD site at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

YouTube would be a plus and would make me want this. So, pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Morgan Pierce, Fast Video Downloader can download videos from youtube

Reply   |   Comment by Fast PC Tools  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Fast PC Tools, well, I did not see YouTube listed with the possible downloads. I saw only: Bing, Youku.com, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Metacafe, Facebook, Worldfloat, Veoh, Break, CollegeHumor, EHow, Imdb, Academicearth, Bliptv, Anitube, Blinkx, Yahoo, Flickr, Zerodollarmovies, Bambuser, S56, Lemonde.Fr, say-move.org ,video.fc2 , cyro.se , littlethings.com, sohu.com, BoxTv.com, livestream.com, rutube.ru , pandora.tv , ign.com , videa.hu

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Morgan Pierce, WinX Youtube downloader works great and is free.

Reply   |   Comment by Gilbert  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Morgan Pierce,

Apparently you missed the, "and many more video sites" after the list you quoted above...

Reply   |   Comment by FeMaster  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Morgan Pierce, Youtube is supported. You can view the list of supported sites on below link
http://fastpctools.com/fvd/videosites.html

Reply   |   Comment by Fast PC Tools  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Morgan Pierce, Some videos on Youtube have DRM. This often occurs on the free to watch with ads movies or are rented. I have also seen this on some songs that are posted directly from the publisher or artist. The vast majority do not use it though.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Morgan Pierce,
Downloaded and installed the program. It downloads from Youtube like a charm, just tested it so I can confirm it works :)

Reply   |   Comment by Pal  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Thanks, All. I downlaoded it and will test it.

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

My previous comment mistakenly went for another program. As for this one, I bought it last year, and renewed it. I have several downloading programs, but I find this is the only one I need! It is hassle-free!

Reply   |   Comment by Dingo  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#17

What about subtitles, can we download video's subtitle(s) and if more than one is available; eq English and Spain sub's

Reply   |   Comment by Kostas  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#16

Not great. Downloads are hit and miss. The 'paste URL' function doesn't appear to work - you have to search by name. I tried four videos and got a 50% hit rate. Two failed with an 'Error: this video may be inappropriate for some users' message. I know what you're thinking but these were clips from a horror film on YouTube not anything more, err, salacious.
The interface is poor and I the 'best quality' setting doesn't always select the highest resolution.
Finally, why does it have to run in the background?
I think I'll be sticking to 4k Downloader.

Reply   |   Comment by Prof B Quatermass  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Prof B Quatermass, None of this is true for me. Works great!

Reply   |   Comment by Ken Andrus  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ken Andrus, Interesting Ken. Presumably my Windows 10/PC config cuased an issue. I'm glad it works for you but 4K Download's straightforward interface is still preferable (to me).

Reply   |   Comment by Prof B Quatermass  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

It says 1 year License , Mine is only giving me 92 days.

Reply   |   Comment by Miked  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Miked, have you applied the NEW license code or is it picking up the remainder of the previous giveaways 1 year license?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

I cannot download, please write the activation code in the comments

Reply   |   Comment by Fares  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

Successfully downloaded and activated

Reply   |   Comment by Fares  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#13

This download link has also been blocked by Heimdal Thor Agent

http://fastpctools.com/fvd/

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Terry, I run a couple malware scanners as well as AV. Last month and I think it was Glary Utilities 5 but I'm not sure, flagged this program as malware which I can understand why because it does go out to websites on the internet. However it only does this when ask it to download a video. YouTube is a well respected site which I've gone to for downloads on several occasions, so my take on this is that Fast Video Downloader is a false-positive and is a safe program for your PC. At least I've never had any issues. If you are worried about it make sure you have a complete backup of your system first.

Reply   |   Comment by Tester  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#12

Hello, Ive been a member/contributer of this site (as long as I can remember) and I've watch users come and go. The, "did you find this question useful" question has been disscused a few times.

It's amazing to come here at 3 am and see 5 comments and the, can you download Twiter question/post, has 3 no's in the, "did you find this question useful" question.

I used to thank giveawayoftheday.com (shameless plug) the company offering the program and as always, our great members who not only test these giveaway's hard but also, take the time to post the good, the bad and the ugly and I would get -21 no's.

I don't get it, how do questions about a program (not my thanks post) bother someone enough to vote on it.
(Sorry, just kept writing more and more)

Reply   |   Comment by John M  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

John M, I couldn't agree more! Still haven't got an answer to the question, 'Can you download Twitter videos using this?' though! lol

Reply   |   Comment by Mr C  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

John M,
hello John... I'm around for 12 years or more!!
I've got tired of telling people to read the readme file, where they have the information they need to install the software, and got blamed for it. 99% of the people want a 3 minutes microwave gourmet dinner with no frills!!!!

so, most of the time I refrain of making comments...
mario, from Brasil

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Mr C, Tried to but got a message 'This site is not supported'

Reply   |   Comment by Andres  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

John M, It doesn't take alot of bother to vote whether a comment is personally useful to a reader or not. If you want to personally thank GAOTD team and not have the feedback to GAOTD voted as not useful by the normal reader a simple answer would be to drop a personal email direct to contact@giveawayoftheday.com and express your personal gratitude. If you post a public comment just to say thanks to GAOTD and add nothing to the discussion of the current giveaway try not to take it personally that people answer the asked question on every public comment in a way you feel is unfair but may be an honest assesment of the usefulness of your comment.

Quite often posts asking questions that are entirely specific to a users needs are downvoted simply because it would require less work alll round for the questioner to just download and TRY the giveaway program and test it themselves... than for some more experienced user that may not want to install the program today to download and install it and some other program that may require purchase in order to answer the lazy questioers post.

Bit like asking on an English Language version of the site if an OCR program supports cryllic or Arabic or Hebrew because the poster has content in those languages... most of the readership will not have a single file with any content in those fonts and would not have a clue if the OCR engine did a good job or not if they did have some content in those languages.

The poster should just try it and if it did support those character sets or did not then posting a comment to that effect would likely get Yes useful votes. Then again some of us just post comments that others may find annoying and if we post too many annoying comments even if they have valid or potentially useful information in the comments may illicit No not useful votes instead.

In short if it bothers you to get Negative responses to the comment useful votes question either modify your posting behavior or grow a thicker less sensitive skin:-)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mr C, IF YOU HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT TRY IT! It's only a tiny download! I don't have a twitter account and will not create one just to save you the bother of downloading and installing less than 2Mbytes of installer!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

John M, Hi, thanks for the reply's. I'm a 66 year old so I totally forgot about this post. Thanks Mario. Your reply makes perfect sense.

Thanks Mr C, I haven't looked thru the comments to see if someone answered you but I had you in mind when I asked my question.

Thanks to the mods who posted it and (if I may be so bold) Thanks to giveawayoftheday.com (shameless plug) and our great members who not only test these giveaway's hard but also, take the time to post the good, the bad and the ugly and a

SPECIAL THANKS TO THOSE WHO WOULD ANSWER A QUESTION SOME MIGHT THINK IS DUMB, YOU HELP MAKE OUR WORLD GO AROUND A LITTLE SMOOTHER BY PASSING YOUR KNOWLEGE TO OTHERS. (I call it future money in the bank)

Reply   |   Comment by John M  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

This is the same version offered about 6 months ago. When you start the program it will show you how much time you have left and in my case I still had 172 days. Use the code to re-register and you can see the updated info when the program is restarted. I've used it on many occasions and for odd minor issue it works very well.
Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Tester  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Tester, Thanks for that info. I also have it from last time and wondered if I could "re-up" the expiration.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Tester, i have the 172 days too but it wont take the new registration code -says invalid

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Brian , I just used copy and paste making sure there are no spaces. i=If you are not careful, sometimes when doing C&P there may be a space tacked on at the end. Hopefully that might help. Good luck.

To Rick - it did "re-up" the expiration date on may system. No issues.

Reply   |   Comment by Tester  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Tester, I neglected to mention, make sure you use the new new serial number which they will send to your e-mail address. The previous s/n will not work.

Reply   |   Comment by Tester  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Tester,

When launched today my already-existing FVD initially showed up as version 3.1.0.48 (originally it was 3.1.0.45 as installed last October 3 when offered here; but I had I accepted an update at some point).

So it is not the same as last time; however, I can not find any change history/"changelog" on their website to see what's new, fixed or improved about it.

When launched today it again offered an update to 3.1.0.61 and, like you, now displays 172 days remaining.

I did not want to risk running afoul of the warning in the Readme.TXT file: "...please do not register it again or reinstall it, otherwise the registered version would be turned into trial version.", so I used Revo Uninstaller to thoroughly remove that updated copy, then reinstalled using today's GOTD download before entering the new license key and got the full 1-year use.

This is not a perfectly reliable downloader for all web sites, but I have found none that are. FVD is simple and generally works well, so I normally use it first. It has become part of a small set that, among them, allows me to figure out a way to get stubborn sites to "cooperate".

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#10

curious, whats the difference between this one and internet download manager?

Reply   |   Comment by shaw  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

cannot connect to internet message pops up when you input the code emailed to me. Yet I can connect to your site if I click purchase now.
strange that.......Uninstall. This is not a freebie.

Reply   |   Comment by skreama  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

https://www.fastpctools.com/fvd/giveaway.html?promo=gotd2020

My Anti-Virus & Aniti-Malware software Heimdal Thor Agent has blocked this website with a certificate error


This site is not secure

This might mean that someone’s trying to trick you or steal any information that you send to the server. You should close this site immediately.

Details:
The hostname in the website’s security certificate differs from the website you are trying to visit.
Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID

Could someone look into this issue please

Thanks

Terry

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Terry, Thats as the certificate is registered to cloudflare, who they probably bought the certificate from.
It works fine in Chrome - it reports the certificate as valid.
I'm confident you're seeing a false positive.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Terry, I have norton and had no problem with it using same link you posted

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Terry, No problems here either, with Firefox, ESET Internet Security, and numerous other security filters in my Synology Router. Certificate is valid and accepted.

Reply   |   Comment by FeMaster  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

Sent off for code. will not accept it. (cannot connect to internet) then freezes.
Tries to update itself again freezes. Funny how the purchase a code takes you to the website ok, yet not register now (no internet connection).
uninstalled it and tried again, same issues.

Reply   |   Comment by skreama  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#6

Keep clear of this one. They are give you a trial for a month or so then pester you daily for money for a full version. Extremely hard to get rid of them off your PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Lawrence Carter  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Lawrence Carter, I have had this program almost a year and they never pestered me once ? are you talking about a web page opening and offering you the program for half price ?

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

I tried to register but the URL
from Readme

"did not match any documents'.
Thank you, Brian

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Woops, this time it worked.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#4

Can you download twitter videos using this?

Reply   |   Comment by Mr C  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#3

Installed, and after running, the first thing it did was update itself, but still shows the same version.
If used primarily for YouTube, please note that they do tweak their platform slightly to break third party applications. Ant Downloader which was recently given away has broken due to this. They don't want people simply downloading videos, as they lose ad revenue. Its also worth noting that by simply downloading videos, the uploader loses out on ad revenue too. This can hurt the small uploaders 'just getting by'.
Of note is the lack of conversation of videos to MP3s. Finding music videos or audiobooks is useful, but converting these to MP3s to listen 'offline' is a useful benefit.
EDIT: Looking at the website, this wasn't a feature in this version but after registering the application, this feature is available. Go figure... so ignore whats on their website. Sigh.
The application looks good and clear with an option to download 'best available' videos or HD 1080, HD 720, etc.
When I gave it Spandau Ballet to download, it only gave me the option to download 'Small' (why give me an option to download when there is only one option to select?) but Ant Download Manager found two sizes - 144p and 240p. Unsure which one would be 'Small' as far as this software is concerned. And why did it not find both?
Its also worth noting this software is only for a year. Seems most software is like this now. Gone are the days where you purchased software and it was yours.
Ant Download Manager gives clearer 'feedback' on what you're actually downloading, and is slightly cheaper, and of course, there are loads of other alternatives, including online downloaders.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)

Chris, Thanks for a useful analysis, especially the brief comparison with Ant DM. Nowadays we mostly get complaints from people who have difficulty in activating, often because they don’t read the instructions.

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Chris,

If you want a program primarily for YouTube, Greentree Software makes YTD Downloader that works consistently. Have had it for a few years now. of course they do have a free version. Pro version costs about $29.95 annually which I personally think is worth it because of some of the stuff it does automatically instead of manually. Just my two cents.

I am not affiliated with Greentree software in any way whatsoever.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Chris, Just used Ant Downloader to download a Youtube Video. Works as always. Don't know why you say it was broken.

Reply   |   Comment by phoe monroe  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

phoe monroe, the latest version? I used v1.17.1 which was given away here, and it failed. I contacted Mr Ant (not his real name...) who confirmed it was an issue, and released a fix. However, due to the 'licensing', updating reverted the application from pro to 'free', which was a bit pants...

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Chris, I have 1.17.4 paid version.

Reply   |   Comment by phoe  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

phoe, Then yes, that would work. It was fixed in 1.17.4. The version given away here was working, but then stopped working.
An excellent program though - will probably buy the pro version.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

JDownloader2 does not download clips from all websites. Sometimes even when you try to 'manually' input a link from a 'not-well-known' site you get a list of the parts of the page/clip but not the clip itself. Btw, 'RealDownloader' from RealNetworks will download youtube vids...and it's free. I use it almost daily.

Reply   |   Comment by P.R.  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Chris, Mr. Ant should please do us a favor and let GOATD give us the fixed version, its no use installing the 171 Version and it is broken within a few weeks, when we are supposed to 'test it' for one year. promise broken, Program broken!

Reply   |   Comment by Sam  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#2

Great downloader from a past GOTD but I did not register it. It is an unregistered version. If I download a License from the enclosed link will it make it a Trial Copy Program as I already have this version on my computer from a previous GAOD? It is a Trial Copy but not registered. It asks me to Register?

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Joe, Get the license and use it to register. You will be able to use the full functionality of application for 1 year.

Reply   |   Comment by Fast PC Tools  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#1

Can it download from m3u8 streaming? I am currently using Eagleget but it does not have that option.

Reply   |   Comment by Vivek Sagar  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Vivek Sagar, Yes it can download m3u8 streaming.

Reply   |   Comment by Fast PC Tools  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Vivek Sagar, I don't know about this app, but try Jdownloader 2.

Reply   |   Comment by Nasuno  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
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