Videohog for Mac
Large video files take a long time to download, so Videohog is a small Mac OS X application designed to help you expedite the process. Most of the app’s capabilities are organized in one main window, so working with Videohog will prove to be quite intuitive.
To get started, in the Videohog Transfer panel you must set the output folder, paste the source URL and the Press the “Start” Button. If the link is correct, Videohog will check the request validity and then will begin downloading the file.
However, keep in mind that Videohog processes only URLs that reference the data file on a webserver directly: it will not be able to download videos from websites that do not provide a direct link to the video. In this case, you will only see and error message.
On the other hand, if you provided a direct URL, Videohog swiftly downloads the file and gives you the possibility to view the file in the Finder.
At the same time, Videohog facilitates the file playback: you can select from a drop down menu the application you want to use to preview the content and, as soon as you press the “Play” button, Videohog launches the video in the media player of your choice.
What’s more, in the Videohog Configure panel, you have the opportunity to experiment with the transfer settings: you can adjust the hogging amount, the section size, the number of accepted threads and you can enable the download progress notifications.
To conclude, Videohog provides basic tools designed to improve the transfer rate for your videos: as long as you are able to provide direct links to the video file, the application takes care of the rest.