In this blog I present statistics about the popularity of freely available video download tools. These downloader tools enable piracy of your proprietary video content. These tools in the form of software, plugins, sites and extensions are available quite freely across the web. These tools work against non secure video streaming sites to encourage easy video downloads.
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Number of users of video download piracy tools
I have included the link to sources from where I have obtained the relevant numbers for the video download tools. For sites, I have taken the estimated annual unique visits from Alexa. Details for the top 10 video downloader tools are given here. Total number of video pirates are calculated at end.
|Video Download Tool Name||No. of downloads/Annual Unique Visits||Source|
|Video Download Helper||4,100,000||Sites|
|Internet Download Manager||3,500,000||Alexa|
|Video Downloader Professional||3,200,000||Site|
|Video Downloader Pro||370,000||Site|
|All mytube wondershare||25,000,000||Site|
|ANT video downloader||2,000,000||Alexa|
|Total Users from 10 tools-||110 Million confirmed Pirates|
|World Total user estimate (Assuming top 10 downloaders contributing to 20% of the total downloading piracy, total there are over 100s of options)||500 Million estimated Pirates.
That is Every 4th Computer user in world uses video download tools.
(Total 2 billion desktop users estimated by Reference)
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