I use Ant Video Downloader to download from metacafe. Download and install Ant Video Downloader at http://ant.com/video-downloader/ in internet explorer or firefox. Go to the page where the video is playing. Click the Download Button when video is buffering. Close the page or search another video. When the download completes click the Player Button to play the video. It is totally free and contains no adware or spyware at all.