The internet is now full of video streaming sites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, MetaCafe and countless others. Not only have these sites become hugely popular across all demographics but they have also spawned a number of ‘downloader’ tools that allow you to save streamed videos to hard disk. xVideoServiceThief (a.k.a xVST) is one such video downloader tool which stands out from the rest. It’s a cross platform, free, no-bullsh1t downloader which supports over 75 different streaming services –it’s almost like the VLC of video downloaders. The software comes with a host of additional features such as the ability to pause/resume downloads, simultaneous downloads, video conversion, proxy server support (for sites blocked by ISP - beta), child protection, built in search function plus many other useful options.


xVST has a pretty simple user interface and is operable by even novice computer users. All you need to do in order to download a video file is to enter its URL using the ‘Add video’ button. If you are too lazy to even do that, you can simply drag and drop the video into the xVST window to begin download. Some of the key features of this software is highlighted below:

  • Download from Youtube & Co. – Supports over 76 streaming sites including YouTube, DailyMotion, GameTrailers, Metacafe and more. Click to see full list.
  • Convert downloaded videos - AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV, MP4, 3GP, MP3.
  • HTTP & RTMP support
  • Schedule configuration
  • Simultaneous downloads
  • Pause and resume downloads
  • Search videos
  • Drag & Drop support
  • Proxy server support
  • Automatic updates
  • Tray Icon feature
  • Download's Log
  • Session Manager


Note that among the video streaming sites supported by xVST are a bunch of pron sites. If you are worried that your kids may misuse this software, you can block off adult sites with the use of a password through the app’s options menu.


xVST is free software and supports multiple operating systems. It does not come bundled with any toolbars, adware or any other crap.

[Click Here] to download latest version of xVST from the official download page.



  1. Giwrgos // 3/20/2010 05:06:00 PM  

    nice alternative :)

  2. diablo // 3/20/2010 05:19:00 PM  

    the last sentence: with the "use", just thought i'll point it out, other than that, REALLY cool soft, thanks

  3. TEAM FILEnetworks // 3/20/2010 05:20:00 PM  

    Thanks. Fixed the error.

  4. Violated // 3/20/2010 05:25:00 PM  

    Nice software. thanks

  5. Stonecaper // 3/20/2010 07:40:00 PM  

    JDownloader is much Better..Try it

  6. Lellouch123 // 3/20/2010 10:49:00 PM  

    Uh. I prefer something that can download any embedded content.. i.e. Firefox addon Unplug.

    Much easier to use, plus no need to install some random software :)

  7. tuxarmy // 3/21/2010 04:48:00 AM  

    Thanks TFN nice software.. and a plus its open source =]

  8. Tim // 3/24/2010 12:14:00 PM  

    Apparently Unplug doesn't work with the lastest version of firefox.

    I have been using Video DownloadHelper which is another firefox plugin and it's really quick to use and works on nearly all videos.
    Haven't tried this software though.