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Giveaway of the day — AllMedia Grabber

Extract Thousands Pictures, Videos, Music, Sounds hidden inside programs / files on your computer with AllMedia Grabber.
$39.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 139 (34%) 264 (66%) 31 comments

AllMedia Grabber was available as a giveaway on November 4, 2009!

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Helicon Filter is an image editor that fits both beginners and advanced users.

Extract Thousands Pictures, Videos, Music, Sounds hidden inside programs / files on your computer with AllMedia Grabber. AllMedia Grabber searches in files (executables, libraries, custom controls, data files e.t.c.) and extracts multimedia files.

Features:

  • Extract files stored in EXECUTABLES, LIBRARIES, CUSTOM CONTROLS, MICROSOFT OFFICE FILES, DATABASES, RAW or BINARY FILES (like exe, dll, ocx, doc, ppt, xls, pdf, mdb, raw, bin, hex...)
  • Select File(s), Folders, Drives to scan.
  • Integration into Windows shell (Quick extraction from CONTEXT MENU).
  • Can convert all graphics formats to BMP, ICO.
  • Browse all extracted graphic files in thumbnail mode.
  • View graphic files with program viewer.
  • Delete, rename, delete all extracted files, copy to clipboard, set as wallpaper.
  • Language support (currently AllMedia Grabber has been translated to: English, Deutsch, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Portugues Br, Greek).

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

Publisher:

Fotis Software

Homepage:

http://www.fotissoftware.com/multimedia.htm

File Size:

5.33 MB

Price:

$39.90

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long story shortened a little: on September 26, 2009 i was unable to install "AllMySongs Database 1.1", & a routine scan by Webroot Spy Sweeper 2 days before had quarantined the past giveaway "AllMedia Grabber"...

reason stated: high severity adware, which i still believe to be a false positive...

"AllMedia Grabber" had been on my pc since the giveaway, with no problems, and no report of adware from any real-time or on-demand scanners...no other reports of adware from giveaway community members...and one of the "adware" items quarantined was the uninstall entry in the Start Menu (?)...the other was the uninstall.exe in the program file (also a System Restore point)...all were called RegistryCleaner/Adware after a definition update & scan...

i wrote to FOTIS informing them so that they could have the false positive fixed...and i still believe it is a false positive...if not, community members would speak up...

so...today, Webroot Spy Sweeper would not allow an install of “AllMedia Grabber"...same reason...

FOTIS...please contact Webroot & have them verify your program is clean...it is disappointing that this problem was not addressed...and any Spy Sweeper users that want to try-and-buy may be scared away...

sorry to be so negative here today, guys... : (

Violet4714

Reply   |   Comment by Violet4714  –  6 years ago
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TK: I tried uninstalling and reinstalling AllMedia Grabber, but it still won't let me register. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Ant  –  6 years ago
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You probably already have windows media center if you have vista or 7, so there is no need for this software. (WMC does a lot more than this).

Reply   |   Comment by Levi  –  6 years ago
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Very good product.Installed smooth and does what it claims.

Reply   |   Comment by Sides  –  6 years ago
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Sorry, please erase previous post of mine.

Here’s sort of a free alternative:
There are a number of free programs to search inside files for other files (mostly aimed at game files, but might work with just dlls and exes)
http://wiki.xentax.com/index.php/Extraction_tools
Dragon UnPACKer is a pretty good open source one, use its hyper-ripper - http://www.elberethzone.net/lang-en/dup-news.html

Reply   |   Comment by Isaactoo  –  6 years ago
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Here's sort of a free alternative:
Dragon UnPACKer is made for extracting files from video games...not sure if it can do exe or dll...but if you use it's hyper-ripper you can extract from many files - http://www.elberethzone.net/lang-en/dup-news.html

Reply   |   Comment by Isaactoo  –  6 years ago
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This software is lacking in so many ways. The negatives far outweigh the pluses. Better alternatives to this are out there and have been mentioned.

#18 That says more about you than him. You could not be more wrong. His reviews are flawed on a daily basis. They carry no weight at all. It would be a huge benefit to this site if he didn't post his misinformation ever.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  6 years ago
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how do I run in admin mode? I am using Windows 7, i am already logged on as administrater

Reply   |   Comment by kamal  –  6 years ago
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Users having problems registering this, you didn't happen to accept the offer to download the update did you?
If you did the hard coding that is needed to make the GAOTD registration data work won't exist in the downloaded update. FOTIS should have tweaked the installer script for the custom GAOTD build to disable the initial forced update check and the automatic update setting which are enabled by default since they know the update will invalidate the GAOTD free license offer!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 years ago
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Users having problems registering this, you didn't happen to accept the offer to download the update did you? If you did the hard coding that is needed to make the GAOTD registration data work won't exist in the downloaded update. FOTIS should have tweaked the installer script for the custom GAOTD build to disable the initial forced update check and the automatic update setting which are enabled by default since they know the update will invalidate the GAOTD free license offer!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 years ago
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At first glance this software looks promising but that is where it ends.
Doesn't do much at all and what it does do it doesn't do well.

Fotis products in the past have given me nothing but problems. Don't expect any better here.

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  6 years ago
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Quote: #10 (WoodyCurl)
So this is useful just for developers who need to grab icons from executables (or something like).


For icon extraction, I use @icon sushi . It's portable and free, with an easy to use interface. Drop your exe file, and extract the icons you need. It also handles image icon convervsion.

Reply   |   Comment by CodesAway  –  6 years ago
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Ashraf acknowledges that his link is accidentally hooked to the older review, but at the bottom, he provides a link to the newer, updated review. I think that Ashraf is consistently a thorough reviewer, and, considering he is not a paid employee, people shouldn't jump so quickly to find something critical of his work. Nothing is more discouraging than quick fault-finding. I, for one, read his review first, and weigh it more than any other.

Reply   |   Comment by Grateful  –  6 years ago
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I can not register. It says
"not available on GAOTD"

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  6 years ago
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Putting the word "grab" in the program's title is appropriate. Opening the program and then leaving it unattended for a few minutes produced startling results. Without asking permission, or seeking direction from me, I later found that the program downloaded thousands of multimedia files completely filling a small partition. Wiping the partition and starting over again (thinking that I inadvertently did something wrong 1st time around) confirmed that I had installed an uncontrollable monster. BAM!, the program once again begin grabbing files without direction or permission. I am convinced that the grabbing of files is not the product of a program with advanced artificial intelligence capable of reading my mind and acting with purpose. A better description would be a program throwing a tantrum and acting without restraint.
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Reply   |   Comment by Bigun  –  6 years ago
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Attention!
Do not check for updates! You will not be able to have the full product. I uninstalled it and reinstalled for that reason. Also, it can not handle files more than 2 Gigabytes.

Reply   |   Comment by Nathan6342  –  6 years ago
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RE: #12 - Oops. My Bad. This is a slight update and not 4.0. Does asks whether you want to update to version 4.3, but tells you that the version (4.2) you are installing does not support updating.

Sorry for confusion.

Ron

Reply   |   Comment by PayneLessDesigns  –  6 years ago
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I don't expect much difference in this one as it is the same version 4.0 offered back in May of this year. It DOES grab all media though and you may be overwhelmed with what you get.

Ron

Reply   |   Comment by PayneLessDesigns  –  6 years ago
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#8 Jester: As #5 Fubar states, this program looks for multimedia files that are embedded in other files. For example, you might have a game RaceCar.exe, that comes with several resource files ending in .rsc extension. AllMedia graber can search in the EXE and RSC files, looking for images, video, and audio files that might be embedded in these files. When it is done, you might find that you now have the individual car images, the game soundtrack, and the ending "winner's circle" video that plays when you've won the game.

This type of program doesn't do miracles, it merely looks for supported formats that may be embedded inside of files on your hard drive.

It is not a substitute for Media Downloaders that look for media embedded in HTML/XML pages on the Internet.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug A  –  6 years ago
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# 3 your problem can be fixed here
SYMPTOMS
When trying to run a program the following error is displayed:
MSCOMCTL.OCX cannot be found.
CAUSE
This behavior can occur for any of the following reasons:
* Your system does not have a required file (MSCOMCTL.OCX).
RESOLUTION
* Download the Missing File Setup from the link below. It will copy the missing file to your system and register it appropriately.

http://www.javacoolsoftware.net/downloads/missingfilesetup.exe

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  6 years ago
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Hmmn, is asking me for a license and telling me that I cannot extract files larger than 300kb. Am i missing something here of is this it? If so, this is almost useless for extracting any audio or any hi-res pics.

Reply   |   Comment by Anidem  –  6 years ago
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#5 thanks for pointing attention to resource extracting instead of media file finding.

So this is useful just for developers who need to grab icons from executables (or something like).

However, files larger than 2Gb can't be handled.

Reply   |   Comment by WoodyCurl  –  6 years ago
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I believe this kind of software can be useful, but THIS program is unable to manage files larger than 2Gb. So if you have to recover videos or images from a big broken zip archive or from a corrupted iso file of a dvd, you can't.

I tried with a iso ripped from a dual layer dvd found with a magazine. Windows XP pro eng w/sp3, 2Gb ram, sata hd NTFS.

Reply   |   Comment by WoodyCurl  –  6 years ago
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Why not just use DownloadHelper in Mozilla Firefox? Absolutely free, and can even detect the HD videos. It can download videos, audio, zip, exe, and other file types. Also, just use Windows Explorer to download pics by right-clicking.

Reply   |   Comment by Jester  –  6 years ago
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So Very expesnive only for this program!

Reply   |   Comment by PayneDeath  –  6 years ago
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This program tries to do too much and therefore is not good at any of it. This will grab things you do not want and it keeps grabbing them when you try to get to not do so.

With some better controls it might be usable.

Reply   |   Comment by slim  –  6 years ago
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Ashraf gave the link to his 4.0 review, not the 4.2 giveaway version, which he also reviewed (4.3 is current). This is the Standard 4.2 version, not the Advanced. I disagree with several things Ashraf said. This is a many-times giveaway, first on September 30, 2007. On the earlier giveaways, I explained how this works and how to use it. You should uninstall earlier versions. This is a resource extractor, it finds multimedia items within other types of files, it doesn't find multimedia files. You shouldn't expect much from PDF's, etc. Compressed file types would require specific coding, it's just that Fotis makes broad claims without explaining that this only finds embedded media resources in uncompressed/unpacked/unencrypted files (or at least the media resources have to be exposed).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  6 years ago
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PROS:

* Smooth download/installation/activation/registration on Vista HP x64 SP2 OS.
* Registration information is clearly displayed in "About" section of program.
* Clear, Simple, Clean, Easy-to-understand, Easy-to-navigate GUI.
* Post-install multi-lingual support for: Bulgarian, Danish, Deutsch, Dutch, English, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese (Brasil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish.
* Menu tree on left-side window pane displays PC's files/folders.
* Right-side window pane displays individual contents of left-side window pane's highlighted/selected files/folders.
* Supports image formats: ico, ani, cvr, bmp, jpg, gif, png, tif, wmf.
* Supports video formats: avi, bik, flc.
* Supports sound/music formats: mid, mp3, wav
* Allows for: deleting saved files on exit, searching sub-folders, integration of program into Windows extension shell (i.e., display as a right-click context menu option.)
* Allows user to: copy images to clipboard, save images to wallpaper, convert images to icons.
* Smooth, easy, intuitive program operation.
* Relatively small file download size (at 5.33 MB).

CONS:

* Program must be run using Admin Mode. in Vista OS.
* Post-install screen prompts user to update program to newer version - this is misleading, as Giveaway progs that are updated will revert to trial/paid versions.
* No local help guidance located within program (online only.)
* Does not support image formats: pcx, iff, tga, emf.
* Does not support video formats: swf, asf/wmv.
* Does not support sound/music format: ogg
* Price point of $39.90 seems a bit high for my personal taste ($20.00 would be much more reasonable, imho.)

SUMMARY: - Program is easy to install/use, is very feature-rich, and it successfully operates as described. Thanks, GOTD & Fotis.

Reply   |   Comment by HappyPerson  –  6 years ago
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Error in mscomctl.ocx

Will not work.

Reply   |   Comment by reghacker  –  6 years ago
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Seems pretty cool, too bad the low reviews, anyone think this is worth trying?

Reply   |   Comment by Poop  –  6 years ago
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The Good
* Integrates with Windows right click context menu.
* Can search files and folders
* Works well finding images in documents (i.e. .PPT, .PDF, .DOC, etc.).
* Built in image viewer.

The Bad
* Iffy performance with everything else.
* Ugly interface.
* Windows right-click context menu entry is for every file.
* You need to turn off "check for updates automatically" or you may go insane.
* The same file may be saved more than once.

Free Alternatives
Nirsoft Resources Extract

For final verdict, recommendations and full review please click here.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  6 years ago
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