Complete StreamFab Review & Features!
StreamFab is software developed by DVDFab Software (formerly FengtaoSoftware), a Chinese software company, to download video content from streaming video services. When searching for video downloading software on the Internet, it appears quite high on the list, but we are wondering if it is really useful. In this article, we will actually download StreamFab and verify it.
According to StreamFab's official website, the product supports a variety of video distribution sites, allowing users to download videos from paid distribution platforms as well as video sharing sites such as YouTube. In addition, mobile apps for Windows, macOS, and Android, as well as browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome, are also available.
A free trial version is also available that allows users to download up to three videos per product for free.
From the overview alone, it seems like a very attractive and feature-rich download tool, but let's take a look at how to use it.
First, visit the official website and install the free version. You can purchase additional licenses later, so it is safer to try the free version for now.
Launch the software, select "Settings" from the menu tab on the right side of the home screen, and configure the necessary settings. You may skip this step if there is nothing special to do.
There are two ways to start downloading
Method 1: Click on the service you wish to use from the top page. After logging in with your account, play the video in the built-in browser and you will see a message "Ready to download", click on it and the download will start.
Method 2: Copy and paste the URL of the video you want to download into the address bar of the built-in browser and navigate to the page. After that, a settings window for downloading will automatically appear.
Under the "Downloading" tab on the left, you can check the progress of the download in real time. When the download is complete, the video will be saved in "Downloads" and the downloaded contents will be displayed when you click on the folder icon.
The basic usage is as described above, but the procedure differs slightly between regular video sharing sites and streaming video sites, so please refer to the official website for details.
The "Downloading" tab on the left side allows you to check the progress of the download in real time.
When the download is complete, the video will be saved in "Downloading" and the downloaded contents will be displayed by clicking on the folder icon.
The basic usage is as described above, but the download procedure may differ slightly depending on the platform.
The author actually downloaded StreamFab and downloaded a video from one of the major streaming sites and was able to save it to his computer without any problems. The download speed is fast, and there are no complaints about the download function.
However, there were a few points of concern.
As I mentioned earlier, it is very good that it supports most of the paid distribution sites, but there are too many products, so if you specialize in using any one service, or if you are a member of multiple distribution site memberships, you have to purchase products for that service. This is a disadvantage. Furthermore, this software automatically starts up as soon as the computer starts up, so it would be tedious if several software programs started up at the same time.
It is very nice that most of the paid distribution sites are supported. However, the number of products is too large, so if you specialize in using any one service, or if you are a member of multiple distribution sites, you will have to purchase additional products for that service. Furthermore, this software automatically starts up as soon as your computer starts up, which is a hassle if you have multiple software programs running at the same time.
To solve this problem, StreamFab also sells an all-in-one product that can download videos from multiple sites, but it costs a whopping 33,600 yen. This is not a cheap price. It would be nice to have unlimited use forever, but paying such a large sum of money all at once is .......
Currently, two products are on sale as a set during the Black Friday sale, but the price is still more than 16,000 yen.
If you are not sure whether to buy the unlimited version, you might want to try the annual plan first. It will be less cosmetic, but if you are not sure if you will be able to keep using it forever, it may be better for you.
We have introduced the basic functions of StreamFab and our impressions of using it, but in summary, it has the disadvantage of being expensive when using multiple services.
Now, next, we would like to introduce an alternative product to StreamFab that eliminates this disadvantage.
Y2Mate downloader is a software that downloads videos from most sites on the web in high quality, and it has some major advantages over StreamFab.
1. it supports over 1000 websites, including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, U-NEXT, Hulu, Abema, etc.
2. supports downloading of streaming videos up to 8K resolution, and in terms of sound quality, it supports up to EAC3/AC3 5.1ch audio tracks.
3. you can watch your favorite videos more comfortably without advertisements.
4. with the batch download function, you can automatically select the episodes you want to save.
5. you can download subtitles directly from the distribution service.