[Review] Extra Download Converter (or lack thereof)

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

Extra Youtube Download Converter

Version reviewed:


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 formatsYoutube Video downloader won’t run properly (“Application failed to initialize…”)
2 apps in 1Mac-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:

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


Free Alternatives:

Format Factory to convert videos

Download Helper for Firefox
Did I miss any?

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  • Emrys

    Nope. It don’t work; not ready; too gorked to geek.

  • @Kinetix: I was on my XP VM.

  • Did you guys Run As Administrator (if on Vista)?

  • @David Roper: I couldn’t get it to even open! It gave me an error (stated above). Glad to see I’m not the only one (AKA one of several on GOTD) having problems (:

  • David Roper

    I could not get it to work either. It was nice for it to search YouTube and provide thumbnails of each video. The I got the dreaded file length of zero and that stopped it all.

    I could not delete it fast enough, er make that “remove” it.

    Good review.