Ashampoo ClipFinder HD is a free software for Windows that lets you, find, browse, view, download videos in HD format easily. You can also convert the videos to HD or SD format. It was a paid software but now it’s free forever. All you need to do is register with them and they will send you the key via email. Enter this key during startup and click Check Code, as shown in the screenshot below. This software requires latest version of Adobe Flash Player, so make sure it’s installed.
You can search videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Spike, Veoh, Google Video, LiveVideo, Dailymotion, blip.tv, Yahoo! Video, Metacafe, MySpace, SevenLoad, MyVideo, videu and ClipFish. Just enter any video name in the Search bar and it will display the results in a 3D graphic rich format.
Drag the red bar on the bottom to see the 3D effects. Scrolling the mouse wheel up and down will zoom in and out of the videos. Moving the mouse over the video thumbnail will show the title of the video, click any video and it will start playing automatically.
When you are viewing the video, you will find additional buttons on the bottom, these buttons have the following functionalities, Play/pause the video, go back to the overview, switch to full screen, add video to the playlist, download/converts video, copy URL, visit website, show info about the video, and change volume respectively.
By default the videos it searches are all in HD format, if you also want to view videos other than HD then you can disable this filtering by going to Settings. You can also apply different skins to give it a better look.
To change the location where the videos will be downloaded and to change the formats, click Downloadmanager in Settings.
You can search multiple videos with tabbing feature, just click ‘+’ or press Ctrl + t to open new tab just like you do in Firefox browser.
If you have found a video on a website, you can Play and Download it by just entering the video URL.
Overall it is a great software that lets you search multiple videos across multiple portals, adds videos to playlist, and downloads/converts them in one click. Below is the short video I have embedded that shows this software in action.
- Amazing 3D Video Wall clip browser
- 1-click download and convert
- Vimeo portal(lots of HD clips)
- Search up to 15 video portals at once
- Search in selected video portals
- HD video filter – find only HD videos
- New video player with full-screen mode
- Improved video playlists
- Tabbed searching, like tabbed browsing
The only drawback is that it takes around 450MB of system memory when performing multiple searches. If you have a high-end system with lots of Ram, then it’s not a big problem through. Enjoy!