There are many browser extensions and applications that allow downloading videos from online video streaming sites in multiple formats. However, these applications or extensions are normally unable to deliver a large array of re-coding options. VDownloader is a robust desktop application that allows downloading videos from Vimeo, Veoh, DailyMotion, Blip.tv, and more, in numerous formats. VDownloader has a free and paid version. The free version supports downloading videos in AVI, DVD, VCD as well as formats suited for iPad, iPhone, PSP, etc.
To download a video, launch VDownloader and copy the URL from a supported video streaming website. This will automatically add the URL to VDownloader. Simply select a format to download the video in and click on the Download button.
You will be prompted to select a directory for the downloaded video, after which the downloading process will begin. VDownloader supports many codecs, such as, DVD/VCD (PAL, NTSC), MPEG, MP3, Nokia (N800/810), iPhone, iPad, iPod, AVI, etc.
You can also instantly search and download videos from Yahoo Videos, DailyMotion and many more, from within VDownloader.
The Web tab can be used to access a number of websites from within VDownloader including Facebook, Blip.tv, Vimeo, Veoh, etc. This tab provides browser functionality for accessing many of the widely used websites.
VDownloader is a comprehensive and feature rich video downloader with excellent re-coding and downloading option. The paid version also provides backup storage, RSS support and many additional options.
It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.