Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Video Downloader


10 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Video Downloader

I am running 32bit Windows 7 Pro

I have a program on my Win XP pc that adds a tool bar to IE8 that when there is a movie on a webpage, it allows me to download that movie to my hard drive. It downloads almost any movie type (flv, mp4 etc). It is optional to download or cancel.

I find it a little annoying at times, but overall it is worth having.

I tried to install it on my Win 7 pc also with IE8 and it tells me it is NOT compatible with this version.

Does anyone know of a program like this that will work with Windows 7 and IE8?

Thanks for any suggestions.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I personally hate IE8 (just my opinion)
If I were you, I would switch to Firefox and get video download helper, another must have for firefox is Adblock Plus. I just like firefox for the stability and customization it provides.
Hope this helps,
Fastboy42
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jul 2010   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi huffman,

what is the name of the video downloading software you are trying to use?

a link to it would be nicer. then i can download it to see if i can get it to work in 7, and let you know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


10 Jul 2010   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hi !
I use Internet Download Manager: the fastest download accelerator . It is win 7 home premium 32 bit, and firefox web browser that I use. Wherever there is a video file, you get a bar like this attached image, which is optional to download or discard . Are you talking about something like the same ?


Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I really don't want to debate the virtues of browsers. I feel the same way about Firefox as you do IE.

The program I tried to install is "Video Download Toolbar".

Quote:
I use Internet Download Manager: the fastest download accelerator .
Is this a general download manager for all downloads or just for video files?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jul 2010   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
I really don't want to debate the virtues of browsers. I feel the same way about Firefox as you do IE.

The program I tried to install is "Video Download Toolbar".

Quote:
I use Internet Download Manager: the fastest download accelerator .
Is this a general download manager for all downloads or just for video files?
Hi pal "The fastest download accelerator " is not said by me, I just made a copy-paste of the link, so there is no debate from my part .

IDM is a general download accelerator . It has a firefox add-on , which makes it integrated with firefox. So whenever you click on any download link, it is automatically downloaded with IDM , as all the other download managers do. What is attractive in it is it provides a video download dialog on any video , of any duration and any format , in your browsing . If you have to download the video, click yes. Otherwise click no . Most simple video download solution I have ever had So tried to share my experience with you, pal .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jul 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
I am running 32bit Windows 7 Pro

I have a program on my Win XP pc that adds a tool bar to IE8 that when there is a movie on a webpage, it allows me to download that movie to my hard drive. It downloads almost any movie type (flv, mp4 etc). It is optional to download or cancel.

I find it a little annoying at times, but overall it is worth having.

I tried to install it on my Win 7 pc also with IE8 and it tells me it is NOT compatible with this version.

Does anyone know of a program like this that will work with Windows 7 and IE8?

Thanks for any suggestions.
I just got the same not compatible message, here's a couple I found,

YouTube Downloader - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Youtube Downloader HD - Download and Convert Online Video - Free
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jul 2010   #8

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it installed okay for me, once i right-clicked on the program, and selected 'xp sp3' mode from the compatibility tab.

or, allow the compatibility assistant to reinstall using recommended settings.


Attached Thumbnails
Video Downloader-vi.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jul 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
it installed okay for me, once i right-clicked on the program, and selected 'xp sp3' mode from the compatibility tab.

or, allow the compatibility assistant to reinstall using recommended settings.
Good call mm! + rep for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Sorry about that Arc I was not referring to you when I said I did not want to debate the virtures of browsers.

Quote:
right-clicked on the program, and selected 'xp sp3' mode from the compatibility tab
Thanks mm althought I did not get the same prompts you did, I right-clicked the program and selected "Troubleshoot Compatibility" and then followed the prompts. It ran the install as xp sp2 and installed and seems to work fine.

That is a neat trick to know for future reference.

Thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Video Downloader




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Video Downloader
Thread Forum
FreeMake Video Downloader 2.1.4.0 & Video Converter 2.1.3.0 Released Software
Most appropriate .Nzb downloader? Software

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33