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Video tutorial and screenshots

  • Main window
  • Main window
  • Main Window
  • Save Audio recording
  • Recorder monitor
  • YouTube Downloader
  • Toolbar magnified
  • Freecorder settings
  • Program view

Editorial review

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F Mark Restorick Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 4.1
Of all toolbars which you should have for an easier handling of video and audio capture on the Web, this is the one to choose. Not only does it provide rapid download handling of FLV files on the YouTube site, its Record Audio Tool records anything heard from your PC.
It can be installed both in Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers with ease. When you open the YouTube site at a page featuring the video you wish to download, pressing the “YouTube” button will result in running an applet which prompts you about its format and size. Both the FLV or MP4 formats as stored by YouTube are available. You can download any video file with just two clicks.

The Record Audio Tool comes next on the toolbar, and, once invoked, it will record any sound heard through your PCs speakers into an MP3 file. The recording will only start once a sound is detected, and stop when there is silence; each start-stop cycle will create a separate MP3 file. This can be a problem if recording high quality speech with many silent passages as this will result in many separate time-stamped MP3 files which must be joined together by an audio processing tool to merge them together again.

The convert file option supports the conversion of downloaded video and audio files from the existing source format to practically any other popular format. Conversion to iPhone/iPod or other portable device is also selectable. It even supports the conversion of FLV videos into mp4 or WMVso that further editing can be supported on these files.

There is a TV channel button which provides a pop-down list of countries and individual news and sports channels. Finally, a toolbar based radio is included. This can be used to select a given radio station for play through the PCs loudspeakers. All these applications are readily accessible via a single line toolbar within your selected browser. So, if you are looking for easy access to any of these features, then this is the toolbar for you.


  • Easy to install with no configuration required for basic function set.
  • Can record any audio that comes through the speakers.
  • Installs as a toolbar in Internet Explorer, Firefox and their derivatives.
  • In-built audio and video converter for downloaded files, including FLV files.
  • Provides visual confirmation that recording has started.


  • Recorder can break audio stream into separate files if silence periods exist.
  • Functions only available within toolbar of a browser.
  • Cannot record streamed video, only audio.

What's new in version 4.1

Simple 2-click access to YouTube downloads.
New save as MP3 option in Video History Tool.
Deleting history now also deletes the content from virtualized folder.
Now saves video from the browser cache.
Various Firefox compatibility releases.

What's new in version 2.3

Now Records Skype Phone Calls

Publisher's description

Freecorder helps you download video from 1000s of Web sites, record MP3 Audio from any site, convert to MP3, MPEG4 & more. Works in your browser, includes FLV Player , no Spyware, no adware and 100% free. Once Freecorder 5 is installed, just use the following buttons in your browser.

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    kamlesh verma 15 days ago

    Excellent software.

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    Guest 2 years ago

    This app is infected nod32 Win32/InstallCore.BG

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      Yulian Rohmy 2 years ago

      Dear User!
      Many thanks for the report. Our in-built check for viruses also detected the program as suspicious to use.

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    Guest 2 years ago

    Cheers for the heads up, people. Don't use this.

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