We've already told you plenty of times before. Despite the almost endless amount of videos we can watch on YouTube and similar portals, there are still people willing to download videos from the Internet to be able to enjoy them without a connection. That's why there are dozens of video or youtube downloaders, as is the case of aTube Catcher for Windows or TubeMate for Android. And to this group of programs, we also have to add iLivid, short for Internet Live Video Download Manager.
What is iLivid and how to use it?
Well, just like the two above-mentioned programs or others of the likes of KeepVid or xVideoServiceThief, this is yet another video download manager to download audiovisual contents from YouTube and other similar sites, with the advantage of incorporating its own built-in multimedia player and loads of customization options. These are some of its most noteworthy features and functions:
- Video download manager compatible with a wide range of sites.
- Compatible with YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Vimeo and other sites not categorized as video portals.
- It also manages the download of videos from direct download sites such as Mega, RapidShare or Hotfile.
- Possibility to download videos in the following formats: AVI, MP4, M4V, MKV y WMV.
- Built-in multimedia player based on VLC to be able to play videos from the application, even before completing the download.
- Plenty of customization options to modify the functioning and aspect of the program to your own liking.
- Compatible with XBMC/Kodi plug-ins.
Using the application is as simple as pasting the links of the videos in the text field enabled for such purpose and hitting the Download button. In just a few seconds, depending on the speed of your connection, you'll have your favorite videos saved on your PC.
How to download iLivid for free and without viruses?
Despite the popularity it reached a few years ago, we're sorry to say that iLivid no longer exists as such. You might find its iLividSetup installation file lying around some hidden corner of the Internet, but if you try to launch it won't be able to access the program's former servers to download the files required. Its developers have decided to put a full stop to a project that gained a bad reputation due to the alleged malware or viruses it contained.
We can't talk exactly about malware, but when we installed the program, several toolbars for our browser also installed. On the one hand, they slowed down our browsing experience and the access to web pages, and on the other, according to several computer security firms, they gathered personal information that could later end up in the wrong hands. Therefore, it became a software that was not at all recommendable or desirable.
A video downloader surrounded by controversy.
So, the question how to download iLivid? might not be the most appropriate because, as we've already said, it doesn't work any longer. In fact, if you've still got this video download manager on your PC, whether a Windows 10 or a previous version of Microsoft's operating system, the best question you can ask yourself is how to remove or uninstall this program?.
Which one's better? iLivid or uTorrent?
Here there's no possible discussion. When this program worked, and leaving out the toolbar factor, we could still argue about the advantages and disadvantages of using one application or the other, which are really quite different: whilst the former offers us the possibility to download videos straight from our favorite Internet sites (YouTube, Dailymotion or Metacafe) and direct download sites of the likes of RapidShare, Hotfile or FileServe, the latter provides us with download by means of the P2P protocol, not only of videos, movies and series, but almost any file. But nowadays, with the shutting down of this software, it's quite clear that the application based on the torrent network is the winner.