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Apr 09

VidBas

Just launch VidBas, open YouTube or another web site and play the video.
It will be caught and downloaded even before it finishes playing in your browser. Thats it! – - Your comments today can earn you a free copy of VidBas OR MovieSherlock Details below…

Normally: $19.99

ZOT Price: $9.99

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Ever wanted to save online video to your Mac/iPod/iPhone/iPad?

VidBas is for you! It will automatically download almost any video you watch in your browser.

“A perfect vid capture tool. I’ve used it for a month now and it never lets me down. …Just launch it and it works. Its simple and great. Thank you guys!”
Megan M.

Save online video as MP3 audio with perfect quality

VidBas provides excellent output quality as it downloads the original version of movies. Full HD, HD, HQ formats are supported as well as 1080p & 720p. Just choose the quality you need. VidBas will automatically add downloads to iTunes and convert them as needed.

VidBas supports the following web sites

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • DailyMotion
  • MySpace
  • Metacafe
  • SevenLoad
  • ClipFish
  • Tudou
  • And many, many others web video sites. (really!)

    Exceptionally easy to use

    Just launch VidBas, open YouTube or another web site and play the video. It will be caught and downloaded even before it plays fully in your browser. Thats it! :)

    Hi ZOT Friends,
    We, at Capibara, believe VidBas is a big step forward for easy video conversion on your Mac. We’d love to get your feedback in the “comments” area below. Any suggestions, critiques, or comments are encouraged. Three commenters who are willing to give detailed, constructive feedback (it need not be positive) will receive a free code for VidBas or MovieShelock, your choice. We will post in the comments when the freebies are gone.

    Thanks!

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

  • 41 Responses to “VidBas”

    1. LaurentR Says:

      I can’t make it work on my Mac with Snow Leopard and Safari 5.1.5. I click on the video capture button to activate the capture it but it doesn’t stay enabled.

    2. DavidDelMonte Says:

      Can it select hd versions of videos?

    3. shubox Says:

      This app has similar limitations to all the other apps I’ve tried. It cannot download certain protected youtube videos, making it no better than a free app. Also, I tested it on snagfilms.com and it failed to save those too. Shame.

    4. Folsom49er Says:

      What I want to do is “TiVo” programs so I can watch them later, even if I’m away from a WiFi connection. It appears VidBas can’t accomplish that on sites like PBS, so what good is it?

    5. Picon Says:

      Couple of things right off the bat:
      1. You should definitely get your software listed at MacUpdate. I always check there to see what other users have to say about any given software. Most of the time comments there are very helpful and constructive… most of the time.
      2. When demoing your software, a box pops open right away that says,
      “VidBas wants to make changes. Type your password to allow this.”
      I assume the changes it needs to make are changes to my system that allow it to record the video being played in my browser. But an explanation here would be helpful (of what exactly is being changed). I am very very reluctant to just type in my password to allow system changes for something that I don’t know what is being changed and also from a source that I don’t know, of which both apply to you in this case.
      Just my 2ยข.

    6. GeneL Says:

      I had been looking for a replacement for Cosmopod. VidBas might be a good choice.
      An important detail is missing! (if I missed seeing it, I apologize) Is VidBas compatible with Lion? Before the deal ends, please?
      One refinement I’d like to see is a simple method to delete a video that has started and the download has been stopped. By selecting the download, then clicking on a button or by a drop down contextual menu with a stop command and a delete command?

    7. MovieSherlock Says:

      Yes, VidBas do work under Lion. In fact its system requirements:
      Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.7 / 10.6 / 10.5 (PPC/Intel) / 10.4 (PPC/Intel)
      Valid internet connection, at least 1GB of RAM.

      You can remove item by pressing Alt+Backspace.

      You can download HD/Full HD versions of clip by choosing the clip quality in your browser. VidBas will catch the download.

    8. MovieSherlock Says:

      In the very near future VidBas will support many new web sites including the technology for downloading 0.001% of protected videos on YouTube :)
      If anyone has any problem with VidBas, please comment it to support@vidbas.com and our support team will answer ASAP providing either a fix or workaround for your issue, so you can still be in time for this offer.

    9. MovieSherlock Says:

      In the very near future VidBas will support many new web sites including the technology for downloading 0.001% of protected videos on YouTube :)
      If anyone has any problem with VidBas, please comment it to support@vidbas.com and our support team will answer ASAP providing either a fix or workaround for your issue, so you can still be in time for this offer.

    10. mday108 Says:

      This looks really excellent. I tried it on many sites and the speed was wonderful. Even though I chose to trust you, I second the comment about the install message.

    11. kringle Says:

      Like Jaksta, it doesn’t appear to work through a VPN connection.

    12. MovieSherlock Says:

      VidBas is working through VPN connection. At least it should :)

      It was tested under different configuration including 3G network and vpn over them.

      Could you please email your network configuration (and vpn type) as well as your console log to support@vidbas.com and or engineers will analyze the problem for you? Later it will be fixed or provided with workaround for your convenience.

    13. alper Says:

      It would be really nice if you mentioned in your promotional materials — or anywhere on your site — what video formats VidBas can actually convert. For example, can it handle WMV?

    14. balzercomp Says:

      Unfortunately I cannot get it to work. MBP 8GB , OS X 10.7.3 (german is default language). I have the same problem as LaurentR. Capture cannot be started.

    15. Gohonzon Says:

      I just bought VidBas please answear the following:
      The program window is titled MovieSherlock Lite and when I go to Preferences there is announcement: Preference controls are not available in Lite version. Please click Upgrade button to purchace Full version
      When I do so I can only found the same version I am already using.
      What is this all about?

    16. MovieSherlock Says:

      The window title bug was just fixed as reported by our dev team. Please restart VidBas.

      We do support the WMV file format as well as many-many others. The program outputs MP4 and MP3 formats that are 100% playable on your Mac.

      Please let our support team know, ifd you are having problems using VidBas.
      Thank you very much for the feedback.

    17. kitm Says:

      Looks cool but concerned about wanting my password as Picon says.

    18. enkaytee Says:

      OK – every time i start the app it says there’s a new version available, then if i download from the website and install the ‘update’ it’s exactly the same version. I’m also getting the messages regarding the ‘lite’ version…not a great start to using the app…!

    19. balzercomp Says:

      MovieSherlock:
      I would buy it if I could verify its functionality. Sent a help request to the developer, but no reaction so far. I don’t think that LaurentR and myself are the only people having the problem that Capture cannot be started.

    20. enkaytee Says:

      I have to say that this is a poor Zot…! The registration process seems to kill a lot of the functionality of the app – it’s only when i enter my serial number that the message about the ‘lite’ version appears, and it looks like it affects the downloads from certain sites…not terribly impressed i’m afraid…!

    21. enkaytee Says:

      Oh – and there’s NO link to any form of help on the developers web site…thanks guys…!

    22. MovieSherlock Says:

      VidBas needs to know your password to function properly, but it does not saves it and under no circumstances shares it. In fact, VidBas does not even knows it, after your type it in in your system. It just gets possibility to do its job.
      We will add a better explanation for the future versions.

    23. MovieSherlock Says:

      VidBas usage is so easy, that generally, you don’t need help file or anything. Just launch VidBas, start Video Capture (if it does not start automatically), play video in your browser and it will be downloaded by VidBas.
      That’s it. Really.

      Please take my deep apologize for the “lite” bug and update bug. They both are fixed as of now. Please restart VidBas or re-enter your license code.

    24. montylee Says:

      How do you adjust the video resolution? I do not see anyway to control what gets downloaded. For example, many YouTube videos come in various resolutions with the default being 240p, which is terrible quality. If I change it to 720p, VidBas has already started downloading. So is there no way to control which version gets downloaded?

    25. MovieSherlock Says:

      Video resolution: VidBas will download exactly what you are viewing in your browser. IT has not control over your browser, but you do :)
      We have in our TODO list to make exceptions for youtube like sites and download only high res vids from there. You can use MovieSherlock.com for that purpose.
      Open video in the browser, choose resolution: VidBas will be downloading 2(+) videos at the moment. Cancel first and leave send – that will high res video.

    26. enkaytee Says:

      OK – now the developers have sorted the ‘lite’ and ‘upgrade’ bugs i can see that this is actually a good, usable app – and i’ve found the link to the support email in the help menu of the app…much happier now…;-)

    27. randommac Says:

      Suggestion: Have the VidBas main window show the file size being downloaded (or the video resolution) to save confusion about exactly what I’m downloading (and for us with slower connections, how long it might take)

      Tech issue?: One YouTube video was not captured from the beginning, but from about 3 seconds in. I started the download at 360p switched it to 720p, and it is the 720p video that starts late. Glitch?

      Comment: This is fast! I’m looking for something faster, simpler, and more reliable than Videobox, and in initial tests, this is it!

    28. randommac Says:

      Can there be a simple popup menu to select which format or device the video will be converted to?

      Can you show the file size during the download? or the video resolution chosen?

      This is fast!

    29. balzercomp Says:

      Got it to work on my Mac Pro, but not on my MacBook Pro. What I’m missing is a better naming of the downloaded file. Only date and time based names aren’t too descriptive. At least on youtube you could evaluate the page’s tag and use it for naming the file.

    30. montylee Says:

      I took your response and tried it. The problem is you don’t know which file is which if you let the download finish. There is no description as to the resolution. Sometimes YouTube doesn’t load the higher resolution and picks the next lower one, so you don’t know what the resolution of the file is.

      Your other option mentioned (MovieSherlock.com) didn’t work. Your download link results in “404 (Page Not Found) Error” so I couldn’t try out what you suggested.

    31. alper Says:

      It would be nice if we were allowed more than a single install. I purchased this MacZOT after testing it on my desktop. But I cannot install it on my laptop. VidBas will primarily be used on the laptop, but I’d like the option to run it on my desktop when I need to. And of course I will not be using the program on both at the same time….

    32. amitdeopanwar Says:

      its a Great App! :)

    33. noahjuan Says:

      Trial seems to work well, however, my payment attempt always results in a mysterious “error”, so I cannot buy it at today’s price. :(

    34. duug88 Says:

      Checked your website. There is NO SUPPORT or contact info.
      So do you support your products? If so how.
      That is a big Red Flag!!

    35. alper Says:

      duug88:

      The “Support” menu has a “Contact Support” item which creates an email to support (support@VidBas.com).

      [enkaytee mentioned this earlier.]

    36. thefilmguy Says:

      seems like a cool app VidBas , but I wonder if it will capture streaming Flash video? not
      FLV, Hmm.

    37. mikeZot Says:

      I can add an order for you. What was the problem?

      Contact support@macZOT.com

      Mike

    38. montylee Says:

      Doesn’t work. While it does download the YouTube videos quickly and efficiently, not one will play. I’ve tried all settings and in every case I get the file “could not be opened. The movie’s file format isn’t recognized.” The suffix is .mp4 which should play, but it doesn’t. I even tried Quicktime 7 and the all versatile VLC, but no program will play the file.

    39. Picon Says:

      ” Three commenters who are willing to give detailed, constructive feedback (it need not be positive) will receive a free code for VidBas or MovieShelock, your choice. We will post in the comments when the freebies are gone.”

      Really??

      So I guess there are still three codes to be given out…

    40. MikeZot Says:

      The developer of VidBas will be contacting the winners soon. They were chosen recently. I’ll ask him to post them here as well as contacting directly.

      I won’t steal his thunder too much – He mentioned:
      “…the feedback was extremely useful. Thank you.”

      Mike Biskup
      macZOT

    41. MovieSherlock Says:

      The winners are:
      nkturley@gmail.com
      randommac@gmail.com
      phil.chung@mac.com

      Thank you very much, your help was extremely valuable!
      The three of you will receive MovieSherlock Pro licenses. Congratulations!