xVideoServiceThief- Download and convert your favorites videos from more than 76 websites

xVideoServiceThief (a.k.a xVST) is a tool for downloading your favourite video clips from a lot of video websites (currently supports 76 websites and increasing!). xVideoServiceThief also provide you the ability to convert each video in most popular formats: AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV, MP4, 3GP, MP3 file formats.   xVideoServicethief is across platform, it  is available for  Windows, Linux and MacOSX.


Features :

  • Download from Youtube & Co: Download Videos from a lot of important Web Video Services: YouTube, Yahoo, Google Videos, Metacafe, etc…
  • Convert downloaded videos: Convert each video to one of most popular format: AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV, MP4, 3GP, MP3.
  • HTTP & RTMP support  : Download almost any video from internet via HTTP and RTMP protocols.
  • Schedule configuration : Configure your own download shcedules and let the xVST to download your videos when you are not using your computer!
  • Simultaneous downloads  : Download more than one video at same time and safe time.
  • Core based on plugins :Extend your copy of xVST with your own JavaScript plugins.
  • Pause and resume downloads :Pause, resume or cancel your downloads if you need more connection to perform other important tasks.
  • Search videos :Search videos inside the xVST and download (or play) them!
  • Drag & Drop support  : Drop your video links directly to the xVideoServiceThief so you don’t need to copy and paste the video url’s.
  • Proxy server support : This feature is currently under beta version

Find more in this link.


Ubuntu users can download and install  xVideoServiceThief  from Getdeb repositories.

For other Linux Distributions Download the compressed package from this Link.

The ffmpeg lib is not included in any package! To enable the video conversions you should install the ffmpeg lib.

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Usefull Links: http://xviservicethief.sourceforge.net

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  • Oscar

    Anything with ‘thief’ in the name can’t be good.

  • Conrad

    Copying a video displayed to you on a web site and saving it to your hard drive has all sorts of legal uses.

    Calling this tool "xVideoServiceThief’ is like calling a camera an "image stealing device." It is indeed a poor name.

  • Geoff

    I’ll have to second the previous comments. It is indeed a wretched name and one should feel poorly just for installing it. Like a tattoo that reads, "Snatcher" or something.

    Many videos that "just have to!" be saved can be copied from /tmp/, but then I won’t condone such behavior, either.

  • http://decentralist.wordpress.com decentralist

    There is an alternative, an add-on extension for Firefox called "Video Downloadhelper" that works for audio too, for the most part including Last.FM, even though that site is not officially supported.

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  • Neil Niekerk

    Where you say:

    "install the ffmpeg lib" is not, by me, understandable. In Ubuntu-Natty I find a package named: ffmpeg, but no package named: ffmpeg lib, so what is it I should install, please?

    I would not figure out where to put my email address due to the "cloak" line. So, please delete my email address. Some instructions on how to use that would be helpful.

    I too find the name horrible. But I would remind the other posters that in the US, "time shifiting" videos is not a copyright violation. Especially if you are not selling the video or otherwise making money on it. Personal use only. The US Supreme Court ruled for the people’s right to "time shift" in a case with Sony’s beta video recorder versus the major motion picture and tv studios.