Graboid Video is intended to download video from a huge collection of around 100 000 clips, one third of them in high definition. Fortunately, you will not get lost in this immensity since these contents can be searched and are organized into genres. Moreover, you can receive information as to the most recently added items and their popularity rank. Similarly, it also shows other users’ ratings and recommendations. And not only that, you can even subscribe to receive email alerts when new episodes of your favorite TV series become available. However, you cannot request for specific videos to be published.
The application supports not only streaming clips but also downloading them in batches. When tested, the download speed was excellent at all times, even when the available bandwidth was kind of limited. Yet, if you do not want the tool to interfere with your regular Internet browsing activities, you can always set limits to the download speed. For me, it is a limitation that the program does not allow configuring a proxy server, so you need to use the default operating system Internet configuration instead.
All in all, Graboid Video is an excellent tool to download your preferred movies and TV shows from an online repository, which its developers claim is absolutely legal. The application itself is free, but the service must be paid for. So, it is good news that you can try it by downloading up to 2G of data from their site, although HD clips will not be available.
- HD videos available
- Huge video repository
- Convenient search and cataloguing
- Email alerts
- Batch downloading
- Excellent download speed
- Limiting download speed possible
- No possibility to request for specific videos to be published
- No proxy configuration
- Other video sites not supported