Jaksta Media Recorder

Jaksta Media Recorder 2.2

Downloads audio and video clips and captures audio and video streams.
3.3  (6 votes)
2.2.5 (See all)

Jaksta Media Recorder is intended for downloading video and audio files so that they can still be played when your computer is offline. Besides, since it can also convert your downloads to a wide range of media formats, the downloaded contents can be readily supported by any kind of media player. The tool can get clips from a long list of media-sharing sites, and it even works when it is not possible to download the file, as it can also capture video and audio streams.

The application has an easy-to-use interface, which is not very different from that of a standard download manager. It helps you keep track of your downloads because it has tabs that work as filters for in-progress and recent tasks. Moreover, you can enable automatic addition of the files to iTunes. Every time a download job is a finished, the application issues a sound notification, which can be upsetting at times.

As said, the tool can strip the real URL of embedded video or audio clips. And, in case it is not possible, the solution may be to capture the part of the screen in which the video is being played. In this regard, various screen capturing modes are supported, like manual selection or full screen.

Jaksta Media Recorder supports converting to multiple audio and video formats, such as AVI, ASF, MPG, MKV, MOV, FLV, MP4, MP3, 3GP, WMA and WMV. Besides, you can set other parameters to meet your exact needs. For instance, you can specify a codec, frame rate, bitrate and size, in the case of videos.

It is also allowed to change the settings and thus limit the number of concurrent downloads as a way to manage the application´s bandwidth share. Besides, you can create custom file naming rules and set the default conversion formats.

In general, Jaksta Media Recorder solves the problem of locally storing Internet media contents so that they can be played when there is no Internet connection available or to save money on data traffic. The product is shareware and therefore can be tried at no cost; yet, only the first half of each clip is downloaded.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports multiple formats
  • Download clips from multiple sites
  • Records streaming audio and video
  • Allows various simultaneous downloads
  • No quality loss

Cons

  • Intrusive notification sounds
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