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SpeedBit Video Accelerator 3.1.5.7 for Windows

by SpeedBit Ltd.

Avg. Rating 3.4 (93 votes)

File Details

File Size 5.5 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 27,341
Publisher SpeedBit Ltd.
Homepage SpeedBit Video Accelerator

Publisher's Description

SpeedBit Video Accelerator makes your videos stream faster and play smoother, reducing buffering problems and video "hiccups". The unique video search lets you find the latest and hottest videos around the web, and the "Recently Accelerated" list gives you instant access to the last videos played.

Latest Reviews

lakke2120

lakke2120 reviewed v3.1.5.7 on May 16, 2012

Program slowed my computer tremendously and changed my internet primary connection settings. DONT TRY THIS PRODUCT, especially if you do not know how to clean it out of you computer completely. I am a tech with over 10 yrs experience.

jake47

jake47 reviewed v3.1.5.7 on Oct 6, 2011

Dont bother with this it screwed up my laptop.I installed it it didnt work i lost my internet connection on my laptop.It was a pain to uninstall as well.

dude2011

dude2011 reviewed v3.1.5.7 on Feb 27, 2011

Don't waste your time downloading this garbage. After I downloaded it, I couldn't get connected to the internet, I couldn't watch most of my DVDs anymore, and it caused my system to crash. I would rather wait a long time for videos to buffer than have this useless trash in my computer. SpeedBit got lucky that the lowest rating I could give it was a one, otherwise it would've got a -5 like it deserves.

Snicker0076

Snicker0076 reviewed v3.1.5.7 on Feb 3, 2011

Was great, No adware,malware and did as promised.
Did have a problem when trying to change what you were watching (kept downloading the old stream) to another video.
Recent update has destroyed its effectiveness and had to be removed to ensure system stability.
Problems were-
It was unable to connect most of the time.
When it did connect it was saying there was an update.
When it tried to open Firefox to update, Firefox developed a bug that prevented it from opening web pages.
- Bad Jojo.
Pity as it WAS a great little program

madmike

madmike reviewed v3.0.9.9 on Sep 10, 2009

Installed this and boom the videos on youtube are loading like lightning,. excellent product:))

Zer0 Voltage

Zer0 Voltage reviewed v2.2.4.6 on Jul 7, 2008

Count me as another who only gets a BSoD system crash with this. Specifically, a stop 8E on sbbotdi.sys - or even more specifically:

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005,0xA78B6AB6,0xA753E9D0,0x00000000)

sbbotdi.sys - Address A78B6AB6 base at A78B4000, DateStamp 475bb24b

XP SP3 with a 2.8 GHz Intel P4 and 1 Gig RAM.

Happened at the end of the install and after every subsequent reboot. Had to uninstall it in Safe Mode to fix the system.

This is a real bummer since I do quite a lot of video streaming from some of the sites this supports and I was hoping it might help with some of the slower ones (like Dailymotion, tudou, and sometimes Veoh).

Normally I'd give it a 1 after this, but since it is openly stated as potentially unstable beta code and since the concept is excellent and since it works well for others, I'll do an Emeril and bump it up a notch to 2. ;-)

I hope this bug gets resolved and I can try the program someday. For now I'll try submitting a report through their support link since their "Discuss" link doesn't actually point to a discussion...

July 12 Update:

On July 8, I reported the crash details through the support form here:

http://www.videoaccelerator.com/support/

and to my surprise I received a response about 12 hours later asking me to submit a memory dump for analysis (which I did that same day - through a service they have for uploading large files).

I haven't heard back since submitting the dump, but hopefully someone will eventually look at it. I did see that they released a new beta version (2.2.4.9) on July 10, but it still crashes on my system - so I assume that release coming so soon after my report was just coincidence.

If they ever get back to me and/or fix the problem, I'll update this review (or post a new one). In the meantime, I would advise anyone else seeing blue-screen crashes to submit a report through the support form I linked to above. More reports might increase the possibility for a fix.

Zee333

Zee333 reviewed v2.2.3.0 Beta on Mar 5, 2008

Don't listen to peoples stupid reviews.
This program works and it has nothing to do whether you have a good ISP or not, its about how many connections are made to the YouTube servers.
This program really does accelerate streaming not just from YouTube but from like over 100 sites i read on the website.
this program is not full of ads either like people have posted, it prompts you to install the Ask toolbar but you can opt out of installing that.
does exactly what it says it does!

sooti

sooti reviewed v2.2.1.5 Beta on Dec 21, 2007

in general the concept works good, but speebit are know for there ads and unwanted ask.com toolbars.. which is why i give it a 3 instead of a 4 if it had no annoying bugs an ads

keir

keir reviewed v2.2.0.6 Beta on Nov 13, 2007

the last version gave me the blue screen of death, several times, I'm not just talking out of my ass, several minidumps I have identify a .sys driver from this as the culprit, I wouldn't mind seeing a changelog to see if they've fixed that.

exit

exit reviewed v2.1.9.5 Beta on Oct 18, 2007

Will install a Toolbar looks like spy ware to me

Avg. Rating 3.4 (93 votes)
Your Rating
lakke2120

lakke2120 reviewed v3.1.5.7 on May 16, 2012

Program slowed my computer tremendously and changed my internet primary connection settings. DONT TRY THIS PRODUCT, especially if you do not know how to clean it out of you computer completely. I am a tech with over 10 yrs experience.

jake47

jake47 reviewed v3.1.5.7 on Oct 6, 2011

Dont bother with this it screwed up my laptop.I installed it it didnt work i lost my internet connection on my laptop.It was a pain to uninstall as well.

dude2011

dude2011 reviewed v3.1.5.7 on Feb 27, 2011

Don't waste your time downloading this garbage. After I downloaded it, I couldn't get connected to the internet, I couldn't watch most of my DVDs anymore, and it caused my system to crash. I would rather wait a long time for videos to buffer than have this useless trash in my computer. SpeedBit got lucky that the lowest rating I could give it was a one, otherwise it would've got a -5 like it deserves.

Snicker0076

Snicker0076 reviewed v3.1.5.7 on Feb 3, 2011

Was great, No adware,malware and did as promised.
Did have a problem when trying to change what you were watching (kept downloading the old stream) to another video.
Recent update has destroyed its effectiveness and had to be removed to ensure system stability.
Problems were-
It was unable to connect most of the time.
When it did connect it was saying there was an update.
When it tried to open Firefox to update, Firefox developed a bug that prevented it from opening web pages.
- Bad Jojo.
Pity as it WAS a great little program

madmike

madmike reviewed v3.0.9.9 on Sep 10, 2009

Installed this and boom the videos on youtube are loading like lightning,. excellent product:))

Zer0 Voltage

Zer0 Voltage reviewed v2.2.4.6 on Jul 7, 2008

Count me as another who only gets a BSoD system crash with this. Specifically, a stop 8E on sbbotdi.sys - or even more specifically:

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005,0xA78B6AB6,0xA753E9D0,0x00000000)

sbbotdi.sys - Address A78B6AB6 base at A78B4000, DateStamp 475bb24b

XP SP3 with a 2.8 GHz Intel P4 and 1 Gig RAM.

Happened at the end of the install and after every subsequent reboot. Had to uninstall it in Safe Mode to fix the system.

This is a real bummer since I do quite a lot of video streaming from some of the sites this supports and I was hoping it might help with some of the slower ones (like Dailymotion, tudou, and sometimes Veoh).

Normally I'd give it a 1 after this, but since it is openly stated as potentially unstable beta code and since the concept is excellent and since it works well for others, I'll do an Emeril and bump it up a notch to 2. ;-)

I hope this bug gets resolved and I can try the program someday. For now I'll try submitting a report through their support link since their "Discuss" link doesn't actually point to a discussion...

July 12 Update:

On July 8, I reported the crash details through the support form here:

http://www.videoaccelerator.com/support/

and to my surprise I received a response about 12 hours later asking me to submit a memory dump for analysis (which I did that same day - through a service they have for uploading large files).

I haven't heard back since submitting the dump, but hopefully someone will eventually look at it. I did see that they released a new beta version (2.2.4.9) on July 10, but it still crashes on my system - so I assume that release coming so soon after my report was just coincidence.

If they ever get back to me and/or fix the problem, I'll update this review (or post a new one). In the meantime, I would advise anyone else seeing blue-screen crashes to submit a report through the support form I linked to above. More reports might increase the possibility for a fix.

Zee333

Zee333 reviewed v2.2.3.0 Beta on Mar 5, 2008

Don't listen to peoples stupid reviews.
This program works and it has nothing to do whether you have a good ISP or not, its about how many connections are made to the YouTube servers.
This program really does accelerate streaming not just from YouTube but from like over 100 sites i read on the website.
this program is not full of ads either like people have posted, it prompts you to install the Ask toolbar but you can opt out of installing that.
does exactly what it says it does!

sooti

sooti reviewed v2.2.1.5 Beta on Dec 21, 2007

in general the concept works good, but speebit are know for there ads and unwanted ask.com toolbars.. which is why i give it a 3 instead of a 4 if it had no annoying bugs an ads

keir

keir reviewed v2.2.0.6 Beta on Nov 13, 2007

the last version gave me the blue screen of death, several times, I'm not just talking out of my ass, several minidumps I have identify a .sys driver from this as the culprit, I wouldn't mind seeing a changelog to see if they've fixed that.

exit

exit reviewed v2.1.9.5 Beta on Oct 18, 2007

Will install a Toolbar looks like spy ware to me

terrister

terrister reviewed v2.1.9.4 Beta on Oct 14, 2007

Screwed up sleep on my laptop. It would not wake up. Tried to reboot, got a blue screen of death. It ain't worth it. Did not work all that well anyway.

Had to boot in safe mode just to remove it.

Acer laptop with all patches installed. XP sp2.

keir

keir reviewed v2.1 Beta on Jun 13, 2007

4 instead of 5 because I find it does what it says on the tin very well, but I occasionally find it has a horrendous memory leak (on pc startup, without having been to any video sites), and the 'latest changes' suggests they're more interested in adding new stuff than fixing it.

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v2.0 on May 17, 2007

It works. Has a few bugs and isn't perfect, but it lives up to their promise.

Haven't faced any ad-ware/spyware related problems with it.

steveninbeta

steveninbeta reviewed v2.0 Beta on Apr 24, 2007

Hey!! My NOD32 said that it's a Virus!!!
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For the first time I use this program, I was really surprised for its speed of downloading.

However, after few videos, I thought the program has an important bug. Which make the YouTube's videos stop downloading for most of the time. Finally, the speed become slower than the original speed.

Klaus_1250

Klaus_1250 reviewed v2.0 Beta on Apr 22, 2007

NOD32 warns me when downloading this file that it contains a variant of Win32/AdInstaller. That would me it Adware, not Freeware...

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