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AllMedia Grabber Standard 6.3 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — AllMedia Grabber Standard 6.3

All Media Grabber will help to get thousands of pictures, videos, music and sounds from programs or files on your computer.
$34.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 235 (42%) 321 (58%) 25 comments

AllMedia Grabber Standard 6.3 was available as a giveaway on June 1, 2015!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$14.99
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Desktop software for health and productivity.

All Media Grabber will help to get thousands of pictures, videos, music and sounds from programs or files on your computer, such as data files, executables, libraries and custom controls.

Key features:

  • Extract files stored in executables, libraries, custom controls, microsoft office files, databases, raw or binary files (exe, dll, ocx, doc, ppt, xls, pdf, mdb, raw, bin, hex etc.);
  • Select Files, Folders, Drives to scan;
  • Integration into Windows shell (Quick extraction from Context menu);
  • Can convert all graphic formats to BMP, ICO;
  • Browse all extracted graphic files in thumbnail mode;
  • View graphic files with program viewer;
  • Delete, rename all extracted files, copy to clipboard, set as wallpaper.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Server 2003/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

OptWin Software

Homepage:

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

File Size:

12.7 MB

Price:

$34.90

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#20

Thanks to all commenters for the mentioned alternatives, as well as the difficulties with and shortcomings of (especially the volume of reg entries) this app. Some of you spent some serious time and energy. I thought this looked intriguing, however will now give it a pass. Thanks anyway, GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by mindkampf  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

I have been a programmer since the year dot - the program we use to access resources included in files is Resource Hacker, which is free.

You can find it here: http://angusj.com/resourcehacker/

The program is very easy to use, but you still must know what you are doing...

Reply   |   Comment by Ixwa  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

Good program! (Windows Vista Home Edition, 32 bit version) -- It might not work for 64 bit programs if it's old code, but seems to work OK for me. I ran it on an uninstaller program that I picked at random and got a couple of icons out of it.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese S.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

I thought I'd give it a try, not that I have much use for it. The install ran properly, but the closing action (usually set to open a program or website) was flagged by AVG's Identity protection. It does get false detections, but only when a program is trying to insert itself into a critical area, record information (keylogger, screenlogger, etc.) or trying to hide it's communication over the Internet. I see no reason this program should be doing any of these, so I'll pass.

Wiped via cache image restore. I don't need a program I'll probably never use which I can't fully trust.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

Given the description, I too wonder what this programme is really useful for.

Have you considered FoxySpider (as the name suggests it crawls over all kind of things)

- video files [mpg|mpeg|mov|avi|wmv|asf|mp4|rm] etc.,

- audio files [av|mp3|mid|midi|wma|ra|ram] etc.,

- image files [jpg|jpeg|gif|png|bmp|tif] etc., though it can tend to be repetitive.

- document files [pdf|doc|docx|xls|xlsx|ppt|pptx|pps|ppsx]etc.

- It has a section for ‘Other files’ but I confess I’ve not tried it so you’d need to read the notes to find out what extensions are accepted.

Mostly for internet sources and FoxySpider is a Firefox Addon: now free to use but donations accepted. I bought it years ago and found it very useful on my own websites and shared server.

I've found it every bit as useful as heavy duty legal programmes such as Snagit. You can alter the size of thumbnails, the skin colour and choose later to download results or save as an HTML Gallery/document.

Don't be doing anything illegal though; not what it's designed for.

Billy

Reply   |   Comment by billy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

Tested previous version to grab the music from small exe. Failed. Uninstalled.
Should be renamed to "Some media grabber", not "All".
And with more than tsousand entries to the registry this code writing way is absolutely inacceptable for such simple utility.

Reply   |   Comment by sgo  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#14

A commercial program to harvest resources from executable and dll files?
This is a market with a few freeware alternatives, among other places, the RCE Collaborative Tools and its Resource Editors section is a good place to start, and so I got somewhat interested.
To stand out, it has to offer something a little extra I thought and so I wanted to put i through a few tests.
Before starting out, I checked the about box and noticed it said "standard" version? Checking it out, I was initially sceptical from the fact that the program is split to two versions and .ogg, .mid, .xm soundfiles only being included with the Advanced version or in other words a resource grabber with limitations?

Oh well, let's see if the program is up to what it claims.
For my test, I did choose Die v0.95 as I know the executable includes a few easter eggs in the form of unexpected bitmap graphics which are not in the resource section of the file.

Running the program, navigating to the DiE folder and hitting scan directory button surprised me though, shot1 - Only 8 icons? shot2 Hmm, that was strange, I know for sure there's more than the 8 icons it found in the die.exe file, besides, the icon is in the resource section and there are loads of programs that can extract that. Investigating this using a tad more advanced freeware tool, CFF Explorer revealed that the file is packed with UPX. This has to be the single most known packer for any and all Windows dll/exe files. I would expect a commercial program of this kind to support unpacking standard (non-protected) UPXed programs on the fly, but alas it does not.
I downloaded UPX and unpacked the whole directory manually using the UPX packer program. The size of the folder increased from about 8 to about 21 megabytes after unpacking.

Same procedure as above, scanning the folder once more finally produced the desired result, shot3 and shot4 / The rest of the found files, the PNG files are from the QT4 dll support files and so is not interesting for this test.

Conclusion
The program does what it claims, but as I see it, there's only one uncrippled version and it costs a whopping $50 to be able to extract ordinary and hidden resources from files. However, it does support extracting resources from bot 64 and 16 bit executables in addition to 32 bit, so for some I guess it may be worth worth the price, but I still think it is odd that it does not unpack UPX on the fly. As a final note from a programmer's perspective, not being able to substitute resources in your own executables may be a negative aspect, but then again, programmers would probably not need the kind of functionality included too often anyway.

2 cents in the fountain

Reply   |   Comment by Egil  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#13

I got the "find in file" to work. Apparently the files I was checking didn't have anything in them.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

I had this program from a previous Give Away and lost it when my hard drive crashed and I had to reinstall Windows. I used it and am happy to get it back again. I can't get the "find in file" to work but the "find in folder" does work so I can use that.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

@givonni I too miss his review. XP-man is also missing. Well!!! i will appreciate @karl for her dedication. About today's give away, it's not of my use and I haven't found any thing interesting in the software which makes me try it.

Reply   |   Comment by Perkin Taylor  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#10

Does anyone know what the difference is between the “standard” and any other version ---->

http://www.optwinsoftware.com/grabber_buy.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Dieu  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#9

This link :- shows the difference between "Standard" and "Advance" versions. Easy enough to find with a few clicks of the mouse.

http://www.optwinsoftware.com/grabber_buy.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#8

Dual-boot here! Installed on both of my physical partitions -Win8.1.3 & Win10 Build 10130- no problems so far. Found a few icons - but did not find any sounds. Does anyone know what the difference is between the "standard" and any other version - maybe that's why I am not finding sounds. No freeze-ups here - keeping fingers crossed. Only suggestion would be keeping the "working guts of the program - including the word menu" and update the GUI maybe with some colours & different borders. Small things like that really do affect the bottom-end. Thanks GOTD & All Media Grabber for today's offering. c u tomorrow HAGD

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

i miss when people used to give really good free alternatives to the offered software. The only reason i read every day is because sometimes you give away some really good software I can use. let givonni come back!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by earl  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)
#6

I really dont know what this program is aimed for. I` would be really happy if somebody could this explain. So this is for grab image files from .exe and .dll extensions? But are they image files in files as with .exe and .dll extensions?
This program has not a really large utility I suppose.

Reply   |   Comment by nameshaker  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

After clicking on setup.exe for All Media Grabber it tried to connect to Giveawayoftheday.com to "check giveaway availability". This failed, displaying the following error message:
"Failed to connect. Please try again later."

My internet connection is working fine with no problems accessing any site.

Has anyone else encountered this problem today or in the past who could advise?

Many thanks in anticipation.

Reply   |   Comment by TC  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

it's a firewall problem

Reply   |   Comment by uno  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Even though you're not using internet explorer, it's what is causing this. I went through this when I switched to Chrome. Sadly, I had to reinstall internet explorer just for gotd activations. Make sure internet explorer is set to "work online" as well. That setting is very important.

Reply   |   Comment by Ralf  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Installed this program and too my surprise it couldn't grab what I needed. My computer had to be rebooted twice cause of program error.... Uninstalled...Thanks anyways GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Z  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#3

I had 6.2 from the previous giveawayoftheday, and all I can say is it is an excellent program, and this is the latest version available.

I have used this program on many different types of .exe and it never fails.
Recommended, for me this one's a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#2

Karl is right, installed pretty easily with a very old interface, looks a little like win 2000. I've tried to grab some mp3 files from a microsoft office game, to no avail. The program crashed when I tried to save them.

Uninstalled via Advanced Uninstaller, I should have followed Karl's way of testing this out dated program with toolwiz.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
#1

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system. Many registry changes due to an Active-X (ocx)

A (Greek?) company without name and address. The HTML header is Fotis Software. We had a previous version AllMedia Grabber Standard 6.2 on May 18, 2014. Here are the old reviews:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/allmedia-grabber-6-2/

Here is the changelog:
http://www.optwinsoftware.com/allmedia_grabber__changelog.htm

If you have problems with this program, run it as Administrator.

An old fashioned resizable interface opens. The software is on the market since 2007. You select a file, search for bitmaps (icons), and save these.

This is done without problems. Maybe you have a real use for such tools, besides any question about copyright.
If you want a specific icon from a DLL, this is surely the right tool for you - if you didn't find a better icon on the I-Net.

A scan of the setup file (Movavi) found two icons. They could be extracted, the result shown as HTML file and saved.
http://i.imgur.com/zIyyCEV.png

For me the time is history, when I searched for a specific right-arrow or a thumbs-down icon. But maybe you like the specific icons of Microsoft Windows. If you want to extract thousands of Window Icons, search shell32.dll in the windows system folder.
http://i.imgur.com/awNJzdL.png


Uninstalled via reboot, have a good start in this new week!

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+123)

"If you want to extract thousands of Window Icons, search shell32.dll in the windows system folder."

But Nirsoft Icon Extract portable freeware (total installed size of 4 files in the folder is only 50 KB) can do that instantly. I just used Nirsoft Icon Extract to extract from shell32.dll and save 420 icons of 32x32 size (chose not to save the other 56 icons of other sizes). So what is the point of using this GOTD All Media Grabber software from OptWin to do that.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

"Many registry changes due to an Active-X (ocx)"

Earlier versions at least also put mscomctl.ocx in the program's folder, & registered it there. That's not good if you have other VB software that uses that shared file, because removing AllMedia Grabber will break those programs. OTOH as VB software gets more rare, the odds of that happening also becomes rare. Originally given away 7/18/10, recorded 1748 entries added to the registry in my XP Mode VM.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

ric: Nirsoft tool is great but this is intended to rip all media types not just icons, could be avi, gif, png plus audio files as well as static raster images like bmp and ico files that may be embeded inside DLL or EXE or other binary library files, my significant problem with all past all media grabber giveaways is when I went to use it some months after installing and activating it on the day of the giveaway, it had lost its registered status without warning and of course they would not re-activate it months later so the thing was useless when I went to use it. Wheither the loss of registration was intentional by the programer or some undiscovered bug in the program I cannot tell but I'll give them one last benefit of the doubt. And yes this an old VB6 application no matter how recent the build the underlying GUI and win API used is ancient which is why it still runs on win2000

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
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