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[Review] Extra Download Converter (or lack thereof)

Posted By Locutus On June 1, 2009 @ 6:44 PM In Giveaway of the Day Reviews | 5 Comments

Giveaway of the day for June 1st, 2009 is:

Extra Youtube Download Converter

Version reviewed:

6.48

Software description as per GOTD:

YouTube is currently the most popular Web’s video-sharing mode. If you want to download any YouTube video, Extra Youtube Downloader + Converter can easily get them and convert to other video formats for iPod, iPhone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3. Extra Youtube Downloader + Converter is easy to use, the interface is intuitive. Simply copy and paste the video URL and press OK button. The window of download will appear.
Now, You can use Extra Youtube Downloader + Converter to download the videos of your choice from home, at the office or in school and convert them to any formats as you like.

The Good: The Bad:
Converts lots of formats Youtube Video downloader won’t run properly (“Application failed to initialize…”)
2 apps in 1 Mac-like interface (and an old mac, too!) (I knoe I shouldn’t complain)
Defaults to C:\ for output

Rating (out of 10)

Features as Described                4
I couldn’t get the Downloader work.  However, the converter was useful.

Ease of Use                    10
Easy shmeesey.

Performance                    6
Reltively OK.

Usefulness                    10
Who doesn’t convert video?

Arbitrary Equalizer
This category reflects an arbitrary number that does not specifically stand for anything. Rather this number is used to reflect my overall rating/verdict of the program in which I considered all the features and free alternatives.                2

Total                        6.4

Quick Verdict

***I couldn’t review the downloader- it wouldn’t work.***
Full Review
Installation was a breeze.  In fact, it was really fast!  However, using it was impossible because I couldn’t get the downloader to run.  So, here’s the review of the converter:

Here’s the supported input formats:

[1]

Here’s a short video showing how to use it:

Converter [2]

Free Alternatives:

Format Factory [3] to convert videos

vixy [4]
converttube [5]
zamzar [6]
GrabTube [7]
Miro [8]
Download Helper [9] for Firefox
Did I miss any?


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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/supportedvideoformats.png

[2] Converter: http://mafia-penguin.com/randomfiles/converter.swf

[3] Format Factory: http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/3963

[4] vixy: http://vixy.net

[5] converttube: http://converttube.com

[6] zamzar: http://www.zamzar.com/url/

[7] GrabTube: http://www.grab-tube.com/converter

[8] Miro: http://www.getmiro.com/

[9] Download Helper: http://www.downloadhelper.net/

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