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Hulu Video Downloader Saves Files Offline

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 14 comments

Take your Hulu videos with you for offline viewing.

Do you love Hulu? Sure, who doesn't? And now there's a way to take your shows from Hulu with you on the go, even when you're not connected to the internet.

It's not at all sanctioned by Hulu, but DownloadToolz has a handy program now that'll take a Hulu URL, capture it and then convert it to .avi, .mpeg, .wmv, or .flv files that are playable on a myriad of devices. Best of all, this little application is free.

If you're looking for more than just Hulu, the same developers of the application have also created a program called save2pc, which expands the video download support to include Youtube, Hulu.com,CBS , Tangle, Vimeo, MTV, ComedyCentral, Myspace Video, Megavideo.com, DailyMotion.com. It's a paid program, though, for $24.

Those looking for a little extra use out of it can upgrade to the save2pc Pro software for $34, which includes support to convert the audio and video files into format suitable for mobile devices, as well as the ability to download videos from adult video servers. According to save2pc's developer, the following sites are supported: RedTube, PornoTube, ShockerVideo, Tube8, xTube, Spankingtube, YouPorn, Megaporn ( megarotic ), PornHub, yuvutu, xVideos, xHamster, VHO, Rude.

Lifehacker reported mixed results, with some successful grabs while some downloads were stuck at a "please wait" state. Let us know how your Hulu snagging works if you decide to give it a shot.

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    Naked_n_Happy , July 14, 2009 12:52 AM
    Why would I pay for such a program when I could get one of the MANY Firefox extensions that do it for free? This really isn't newsworthy...
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    Startingline13 , July 14, 2009 1:25 AM
    Care to mention any of these extensions?
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    dravis12 , July 14, 2009 1:30 AM
    Stuck at please wait. Read 20+ different "right way to do it", no dice.

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    philologos , July 14, 2009 3:00 AM
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    According to save2pc's developer, the following sites are supported: RedTube, PornoTube, ShockerVideo, Tube8, xTube, Spankingtube, YouPorn, Megaporn ( megarotic ), PornHub, yuvutu, xVideos, xHamster, VHO, Rude.


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    Let us know how your Hulu snagging works if you decide to give it a shot.


    Do you really want to hear about my attempts to capture streaming porn off the web? Anyone? I didn't think so.

    I do appreciate that this site treats its visitors and members like adults.
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    jdog2076 , July 14, 2009 3:29 AM
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    Why would I pay for such a program when I could get one of the MANY Firefox extensions that do it for free? This really isn't newsworthy...


    Except that most extensions can't download from Hulu due to its partial buffering system. This is the first program I've ever run across that actually CAN.
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    SamanuelMC , July 14, 2009 7:23 AM
    Naked_n_HappyWhy would I pay for such a program when I could get one of the MANY Firefox extensions that do it for free? This really isn't newsworthy...


    Want to help us non-US citizens out...Canada is still waiting for a Hulu of its own. Damn u CRTC
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    hrafnthor , July 14, 2009 9:08 AM
    Since when did Tom's become a "How-to-watch-free-porn" news site?
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    monkeysweat , July 14, 2009 2:07 PM
    yah, stupid crtc, we want hulu in canada!!!!!111
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    Anonymous , July 14, 2009 3:05 PM
    http://www.downloadhelper.net

    Give this a try for all of the usual porn sites as well as youtube (not hulu though)
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    Anonymous , July 14, 2009 3:10 PM
    Hulu's draw is that it allows videos to be streamed legally. If you want to download videos illegally than why not just torrent them instead of using this crappy paid program?
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    mdillenbeck , July 15, 2009 12:27 AM
    No thanks. Now that Hulu is blocking all sorts of devices (like my Skyfire browser), I understand that Hulu would rather not have my eyes fall on their ads.

    Won't do torrents or illegal downloads either... and if I really wanted to get the programs, I'd just use a free screen capture program that records sound to grab it.
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    yao , July 15, 2009 4:36 AM
    what is hulu?
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    Anonymous , July 15, 2009 2:00 PM
    Tried the Pro + Extra Feature Pack of this program. Cost me about $40. It does snag from Hulu. but only in standard resolution, and the avi format is the only one that reliably plays back. Quality leaves a little bit to be desired.

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    Onyx3173 , April 19, 2010 4:32 AM
    You don't need a program to download video from Youporn, they include download links with almost all of their videos. And you can get Firefox addons for downloading flash videos anyway. (Note: Youporn videos are in .flv, flash video, format.)
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