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CosmoPod is an intuitive Safari extension that lets you download Flash videos and audio content from all popular websites like YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Apple Trailers and Tutorial videos, Last.fm, MP3.com etc. CosmoPod can automatically convert downloaded files to an Apple device friendly format, tag them and add them to iTunes so it's all there ready format your next sync.

Best of all, it's one-click simple! Additionally, you can convert videos already on your hard drive with a simple drag and drop and CosmoPod is also a great tool to import your DVD collection to your Mac, iTunes, AppleTV, and more...

What's New

Version 4.5.1:
  • Fixes support for Safari 5 (32-bit) on Mac OS 10.6
  • Fixes Quicktime metadata parsing bug
  • Uses hd=1 to load YouTube HD video automatically
  • Fixes duplicated video downloads

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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--marc Member IconReview+35
--marc
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No developer response since July 21, 2011. This is clearly broken abandonware.

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Version 4.5.1
Bluesoft Member IconComment+12
Bluesoft
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The developer has abandoned their paying customers. They could have, at least, contact registered owners and said, "Sorry suckers, but we're done with you - adios!" They have not updated their product in a long. long time. It is so out of date that it is a joke. No customer support - no response to emails. Nothing has changed on their web site in a year or more.

Try Wondershare's "AllMyTube" is a great product and they provide excellent customer support. It does everything and more than CosmoPod did.

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Version 4.5.1
Ozzpot Member IconComment+19
Ozzpot
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So, it would seem this has definitely been abandoned now. It hasn't worked in over a year and the developer in incommunicado. I just hope they are okay.

As far as a replacement for this goes, I have tried several. iTubeX is good, but it does have to boot another app, so it's not the most streamlined option.

For Safari users, I would HIGHLY recommend the Youtube5 Safari extension: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35606/youtube5-safari-extension

It basically converts all video content (such as Youtube videos, which run with Flash) into HTML5 content. It does so instantly and automatically, and results in faster loading videos and less CPU usage in playing them. It's fantastic.

What's more, you can easily download the videos by clicking on the [i] in the top right corner of a video, where it shows you a list of sizes and formats the video is available in. Just right click on your preferred size/format and choose "Download Linked File".

It's so elegant. Just a 21k file. A little Safari extension. No mess, no extra apps, not even a button to clutter up your tool bar.

What's more, it's free!

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Version 4.5.1
Jskwa Member IconReview+2
Jskwa
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No contact or word from Cocoamug Software in over a year. What's up with them? Use to love their products. No excuse for no contact of any kind.

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Version 4.5.1
Craig42a
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Yes, I sent them emails and nothing. I now use iTubeX. Excellent!

--marc
+0

The last contact i received from Cocoamug was on July 21, 2011 ...

"Dear CosmoPod registered user,

Thank you for writing. With the release of Safari 5.1, you have encountered an incompatibility problem between CosmoPod and Safari. I have been working hard on a fix for this and will provide a free upgrade version of CosmoPod in the next few days ... "

That "next few days" since July 21, 2011 has been a long time.

I've since switched to Videobox.

Mfabache Member IconReview+27
Mfabache
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After 6+ months of no compatibility and no progress, I have officially downgraded Cocoamug software AND the Cosmopod app. Both are now on my:

Do Not Buy List

Now looking for a permanent replacement.

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Version 4.5.1
Dvsdoug
+3

I miss my Cosmopod in a big way, sadly they don't answer my emails. So either the developer is dead or had a personal meltdown of sorts...

Gary30
+3

I was in the same boat and luckily came upon iTubeX. It is much more capable than CosmoPod and has none of the annoyances. Downloads videos from places CosmoPod could not. Lets me select from a list of resolutions, extract audio etc. I'll never look back.

Craig42a
+0

I agree with Gary. It sucked that Cosmopod was abandoned, but I just bought iTubeX today after a trial. It rocks.

Arobulack Member IconReview+31
Arobulack
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This app destroyed my Safari browser. It somehow deleted my entire Toolbar, so I can't even hit Command-L to open web sites anymore. I followed the developer's uninstall instructions, but even then my Safari Toolbar did not come back.

Beware this software -- it will actually harm your computer! The developers are extremely irresponsible to even be distributing it in its current state.

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Version 4.5.1
F451 Member IconComment+393
F451
+1

From the Developer's website:

Important note about CosmoPod and Safari 5.1

The current version of CosmoPod is not compatible with the latest Safari 5.1. We are working on a fix and we will provide a free upgrade when it's ready. Thanks for your patience.

To uninstall CosmoPod, you can delete the following folder (quit Safari first) : /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/CosmoPod.bundle.

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Version 4.5.1
Arobulack
+1

It's not as simple as that. Cosmopod completely deletes your Safari Toolbar!!! Even if you follow these uninstall instructions, your Toolbar does not come back. This software is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. It will destroy your Safari web browser.

F451
+1

@Arobulack, you give no specifics of what OS or Safari versions you are using. But, more important you need to take this up directly with the developer. I simply posted what I found at their website. Be cognizant that talks are continuing in the Apple Support Community forums that users' are incorrectly blaming specific software--be it third-party or Apple's--for issues, when in reality there might many factors at play causing said issues and not just one.

MSU Member IconReview+0
MSU
+0

No support past safari 5.1

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Version 4.5.1
Robertoxic Member IconReview+0
Robertoxic
+0

I what my CosmoPod back... its CostYesNoPod atm.
I´ll even pay fon an UpDate... but no nothing at all is frustration pure. I mean, I go to the developers webpage every one to two month to se the same sh.... text there since... arg... plz do something.

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Version 4.5.1
THECompound Member IconReview+4
THECompound
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CocoaMug Software has cut it's throat! I encourage all of you who have paid for this (formerly) great Safari Add-on to spread the news to EVERYONE you possibly can to steer clear of any offering form CocoaMug. For them to completely ignore their paying customers is untenable. Therefore they should only reap what they themselves have sown!

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Version 4.5.1
Khobe
+0

It's time for a CosmoPod eulogy. A volunteer please or maybe it's not even worth it. Simple we've been had & we're not even given an excuse or a sorry reply, let's get over it people, life goes on. But still spread the word.

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Downloads 62,109
Version Downloads 29,428
License Shareware
Date 11 Jun 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $11.90
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