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Giveaway of the day — AllMedia Grabber 5.1

Extract Thousands Pictures, Videos, Music, Sounds hidden inside programs/ files on your computer with AllMedia Grabber.
$46.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 381 (48%) 415 (52%) 39 comments

AllMedia Grabber 5.1 was available as a giveaway on February 15, 2011!

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A handy tool for making animated gifs from video files.

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.

Key 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

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

Fotis Software

Homepage:

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

File Size:

6.04 MB

Price:

$46.90

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#39

I completely forgot the type of system I got, here it is: Win 7 Pro x64, HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC, AMD Turion(tm) II P520 Dual-Core Processor, AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250

Reply   |   Comment by itdontwork  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#38

There's no edit so I'll continue my post in this new one. After waiting for the program to respond for about an hour and maybe a half I was surprised to find that the program didn’t even open the C:\Windows\winsxs folder, the programs window just went white in both the folder and contents panes!?!? After going to Win Task Man. to close the program I thought I might be able to try something so I went to the folder pane to see if I could do anything in the program and it turns out I was able to see the folders again BUT the folders were all distorted, the folders in C: and C:\Windows were showing (but the folders in C:\Windows\winsxs were still not able to be seen though) but when I scrolled down it would show more folders, and drives obviously, but not all of the folders and the folders that are there, when I scroll up and down, they change to different ones (it’s difficult trying to explain what this visual is like in a textual manner). But just to say that, this prog has a little bit of bugs that need to be worked out. Thank you for making this prog though and keep trying to improve it please!

Reply   |   Comment by itdontwork  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#37

This is not at all what I thought it was. Most Media Grabbers allow you to go online and grab all pictures, icons, music, whatever, from other websites, not your own computer! Really disappointed. The quality of what it did grab from me was really bad. I deleted all the junk it collected and don't like the way it just grabs, even if you are not ready to do that yet. I could easily put (*.ico) in my computer search, and come up with all ico files on my computer. So I don't get the purpose of this program. Ive yet to find a Media Grabber that grabbed more than tiny little thumbnails, from the Internet, despite what the developer says.

Reply   |   Comment by Resident Goddess  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#36

Activated fine, but when I look at C:\Windows\winsxs (winsxs has 11,361 folders in it on my comp and there are numerous dll files in those folders which I wanted to look and see what the program will find) but it doesn't open the winsxs folder, instead it just sits there for hours and is unresponsive. I've used Win Task Man. to stop the process and then started the program again and tried to view the winsxs folder and it still does the same thing, sits there idle and unresponsive. So I would like to make the following suggestions to the programmers: either make the program faster at viewing folders with a lot of items in it and/or if it isn't a speed issue then program it better so the program doesn't crash when you try to look at a folder with a lot of items.

Reply   |   Comment by itdontwork  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

I have Win7 64-bit. Installed it as administrator and all is fine. My main motivation if for DAP AOP files (Dynamic Autompainter). Now I can view the embedded brush strokes inside the AOP file (jpegs) where I couldn't before unless I used an adware program that was at that time recommended. Thanks a heap GAOTD. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lyle  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

Went to look at their website to get more info on the product - Trend Micro considers it dangerous and wouldn't load the page. Had to go through cache. As a result, I gave it a miss. Fotis might look at why Trend doesn't trust it, considering they have so many awards.

Reply   |   Comment by evie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#33

AllMedia Grabber is a cool app to extract media [in 24 formats]



#24- mike- count again. 15. note the GAOTD license can't even get a discounted update to 24 formats. not on my dime am I going to dish any praise.

this feels more like what should be a free 'lite' version.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

Re: #20

Probably won't extract pics and such from some exe's etc that are compiled binary files, but works very well on most other exe's etc!

Reply   |   Comment by charles  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

zonie: I agree with Laura (#8) and you that a program should not have to call home to run. Who knows what it’s doing…!



once 'check for updates' is off, letting the firewall/av do a smack-down if it tries to 'alter critical files' and quash network access lets it run fine, and works on the so-so'ish side of fairly well for having so many useful file formats locked out of this 'standard' version.

I would not pay the listed 'standard' price for the 'extended' version's feature set.

IMHO this is crippled to push the higher license, like windows starter edition.

way overpriced, lacking important formats in even the 'extended version' and under-performing compared to legacy software I've used in the past. DOS, Win3.x, and win9x, all.

I'll dig up a handful of freeware that may take more separate start/scan runs but does a better job in total if I lose this.

ho-hum?

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Will this get the sound out of games?

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Works GREAT! It found 10 full Justin Bieber tracks hidden in the main Microsoft Word EXE file. That's pretty good, even though I can't stand Justin Bieber. I am checking all my other files now for hidden gold! Crossing my fingers and hoping Elvis Presley shows up!

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Potato  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#28

Installed perfectly on Windows XP professional 64bit. Program boots up fast and the registration was easy.

There are many pros with this program, one of them being how easy it is to use. The interface is user-friendly and I was able to do what I wanted in just a few clicks. This program is working like it says in the description.

Now even though I really like this program there is a big con. And that is that it is not really useful. Of course you will use it a couple of times, but 46.90$ for a program that will only be used a couple of times is too excessive.

If you are serious about finding images, audio and other things inside a program, then this is the easiest but not cheapest way to go. However if you are only prepared to use it once, I recommend that you skip buying it and try the trial or try other methods.

//Jason

Reply   |   Comment by Jason Bridge  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

Activations requires Internet connection. No problems in my updated 64-bit W7 HP machine. This program seems outdated though.

Reply   |   Comment by Ant  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#26

# 8, 11, 20

Don't be so afraid of the programme "calling home"

Go to "options", then "general", and remove the mark
from the line with automatic version update, which we
by the way are not allowed to receive by GOTD

"Huge risk" eliminated !

(It doesn't hurt to use one's brain !)


Tobiasson, Oslo, Norway, Europa

Reply   |   Comment by Tobiasson  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#25

#8:"Program requires you to allow internet access before it will run."

#11: "Maybe it’s designed to automatically check for updates? But we should have control over that."

Purely FWIW, monitoring AllMedia Grabber in a win7 VM in Portable VirtualBox [have it installed elsewhere, including in XPMode VM], I turned off search formats & Automatically check for updates, then deleted the firewall rule that allowed VirtualBox *any* on-line access. Starting today's GOTD I didn't detect AllMedia Grabber trying to go on-line. Starting Internet Explorer 9 RC caused the firewall pop-up, asking for access, so deleting the rule worked.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#24

AllMedia Grabber is a cool app to extract media [in 24 formats] that are buried inside program files [.exe, .dll etc.]. It goes beyond free-ware apps I have to do the same thing, searching all files in a folder for example, but it doesn't offer features like IcoFX [which works with the icons you extract], or go as far as XN Resource Editor. The only problem I've found using AllMedia Grabber since the last time it was on GOTD, is that when it's integrated with Windows it's annoying -- I just don't have a reason to use it that often, & it too frequently pops up when I don't want it to... thankfully you can turn that off in the Options menu. FWIW, I've found it useful to have AllMedia Grabber scan an app's folder when I'm not sure what file has the icon etc. I'm after.


Monitored Setup added the program's folder [48 files, 28 folders, ~7 MB], 3 files [including 2 (.ocx) Active X files] to Windows' system folder, & added a couple of files + 1 folder to C:\Windows\ . Uniextract won't work to show what other VB [Visual Basic] files are included, if any, that *potentially* might be installed. When you install VB files you generally get a lot of registry entries, & in this case I monitored ~2000 [I deducted 50 obviously garbage entries from the total, but out of 2.5k total I'm sure there's more I didn't catch]. I did not record any bad behavior, such as overwriting existing VB files or registry entries.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#23

Oops!! a slight flicker of electricity here. So will start again. THANK YOU FOSTIS AND GAOTD. I just about passed on this and am so glad I did not. I am in the process of creating an extremely large DB log/record # assignment of all my artworks. A project I was not looking forward to. But, thanks to this software I think I will be able to cut some input time down quite a bit. Scanned a folder that I knew what was there and surprised to find other images. I was looking for them. Good for me. The scan gave me the data I needed for my DB. The scan went fast. Also captured some items to use to change some of my existing icons. Everything installed perfect - no problems. Unchecked the updates since we do not get upgrades etc, and I do not want to lose this program. Again, thank for this software and the ability to get through 3 drives of data. Have a nice day everyone.

Reply   |   Comment by Sharon  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#22

Friendinme (16) You mentioned using sandboxie. GOTD offered Wondershare Time Freeze awhile back and I use it all the time. Works the same as sandboxie, and Wondershare always supports there giveaways.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Friend (#16), thank you for your referral to Sandboxie. Checking further, a recommendation from Steve Gibson (www.grc.com) convinced me of its value. I agree with Laura (#8) and you that a program should not have to call home to run. Who knows what it's doing...!

Reply   |   Comment by zonie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

This was the very first program I got from GAOTD. It installed just fine. However, the program does not work. Even on more modern programs it still extracted nothing. Not even the icon. This was the reason I never came back to GAOTD for quite some time. But since I came back 6 months ago, I have gotten some nice stuff. This one is one that does not work though.

rmfr

Reply   |   Comment by arakish  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
#19

Nice for extracting images and music from power point files.

Reply   |   Comment by magiccrpet  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#18

I was looking for a program like this just the other day. I noticed that the pictures of the icons that it did find and show in its browser window were low quality but that is to be expected, at least it tries not to take too much cpu power finding and showing the results. The pictures it extracted from the files itself were gorgeous, it came out at the quality it said it was in their browser window (an icon at 256). Just find the file where you saved it and view it. It did exactly what it said it would do, extract the exact file from the program and copied it at the same quality it was in the file where you wanted it copied.
Thank You!

Reply   |   Comment by Xanonite  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#17

Laura (#8) makes a good point that I believe ought to be answered.

I notice that GOTD scans these programs for viruses but do they look for malware or spyware?

I might suggest to other GOTD users that they avail themselves of a program like Sandboxie (www.sandboxie.com, free version available) that will install programs inside a "sandbox." This allows you to install any program and try it, but it leaves your system entirely untouched (including the registry). If you hate the program, just delete the sandbox!

HOWEVER be aware, if you want to keep the program, be sure to "un-sandbox" it before the trial is up, or your free registration will be lost.

and no, I don't work for sandboxie. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Friendinme  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#16

Installed perfectly no problems Win 7 32

Reply   |   Comment by Lee Yu Wan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#15

Downloaded and installed with no problems on Vista 32 bit.
Works great, but doesn't do the one thing I was hoping it would.
I have a friend that can't seem to properly forward emails with attachments that contain pictures, all I get is an unknown file with a bunch of ASCII code. I was hoping this would be able to extract the pictures, but no such luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#14

not impressed! downloaded zip file is truncated and won't open.I was hoping to experiment with it as I have heard good things...

Reply   |   Comment by Shaumus  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#13

might be interesting to see how compressed images are when inserted into a msword doc. extract using this app, then compare to original (before insertion) image.
description implies it can extract ico to ico. i wonder if it saves to multi-ico? and if it has rational default filenaming? (eg, extracted from Filename.dll >> FilenameDll-1003_32pix24bit.ico)
1st screenshot on http://www.fotissoftware.com/allmedia_sc.htm seems to use the ico number for beginning of output filename (1003_FilenameDll.ico). 2nd screenshot implies the app saves to only single ico files, and omits size and bitdepth. this leaves a mystery, since often files contain set(s) of similar looking icos of a range of sizes and/or bits, but all with same internal ico number. (drag a file into aiconsushi (freeware) to see these.)
I'm tempted to try this app if it saves time, by bulk/batch extracting based on some user rules.

Reply   |   Comment by 123  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

#8 (Laura in NYC) . . .

I agree!

Maybe it's designed to automatically check for updates? But we should have control over that.

There are so many bad reasons for this: spyware (or worse) needs an Internet connection; maybe it's monitoring and reporting; I can't think of a single good reason this program would require an Internet connection before it worked.

Reply   |   Comment by EuroTrader  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#11

It installed ok; tested it on COD4 main sub-dir; did not get "thousands" of files - in fact although it reported over 100 files it only ripped out 16, and most were useless .ico files. Still, it did what it said it would, although I have no way of knowing what it missed. The output is stored in the sub-dirs under the program folder, and I did not try to change that - can you?
Finally,to comment #3 jim, all my HTML code lines were properly closed with the "/[command]" properly inserted.
I would say this is marginally useful, but needs more experimentation - just from this one test, I would suggest STRONGLY that you generate an HTML file EVERY time, otherwise it will be a nightmare trying to find a specific file, as I suspect they will all be dumped into the category sub-dirs, so the HTML is your best cataloging option.

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

This extracted music and pics I wanted did a decent job. Don't do icons. I'm sure trevor can find a prog to extract icons only. Been waiting for this to return. Win7\64 installed fine

Reply   |   Comment by MuddyMike  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#9

Program requires you to allow internet access before it will run. I tried several times, just to be sure. Nope, won't run unless I allow my firewall to give it access. I uninstalled it. There's no reason a program like this needs to "phone home" to run.

Reply   |   Comment by Laura in NYC  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+96)
#8

Being intrigued by the program I downloaded and installed it on my NC10/XPsp3. Installed and registered ok.
The help file offers no help on how to use the program, its just telling you what it can do but not how to do it!

It would appear to be a glorified icon extractor! It can extract other file types but I dont know why you would want to.

I have other icon extractors (freeware) but will play with this one for a while and see what else it can do. But the price is very high if all its good for is icon extraction.

It doesnt look like a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by trevor  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)
#7

Installed win7x64
Takes LONG time to install
Runs fine
some check boxes in file type settings grayed out?
Like SWF can not be selected??
seems to work ok once figured out all the
buttons :o)

Reply   |   Comment by Sherwood Tucker  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#6

This one seems rather like an solution looking for a problem. I just can't think of a single instance when this would have been useful, and I suspect I won't be the only one.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)
#5

Got earlier version (5.0), and it works well at finding certain types of media files inside other "containers" - e.g., program files, dlls, etc. It can extract music, pictures, videos, icons, and lots of other filetypes from all sorts of files.

Can be quite useful, and even fun, pulling elements out of files, works very well.

This is a slightly updated version (5.1), with only minor updates:
Fixed issue with Windows Shell command.
Improved PNG images extraction.
Improved BMP images detection.

So, if you already have version 5.0 and it isn't giving you problems, you probably don't need to get this, but if you've had problems then go for it.

Nice program, does exactly what it says it does without a lot of fuss.

Reply   |   Comment by JL  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#4

This is a useful program if you like messing with icons.

It loaded and ran OK on Win7 64bit. It looks like it does a good job tho I haven't quite got used to all the functions.

I noted a couple of issues:

The scan results can be saved as an HTML file. Looking into the HTML results file I found that the tags did not have corresponding end tags "". So this is something the developers may want to look at.

The display shows the computer directory, its folders and files all highlighted. Not sure why - but this does make it difficult to see which folder is selected.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#3

Integrates into windows and ferrets out icons, music, pictures,etc.

This program is a must if you make your own profiles or just want to change an existing one because you are bored with the sounds or icons. Or maybe you are looking for an alarm clock sound?

I'm not normally a fan to spend time doing this kind of thing, so I was luke warm at first. But the program pulled off one music riff that I really, really liked and I added it to my music folder, which pushed the whole process from 'mildly amusing in a rainy day kind of way' to 'very worthwhile'.

Reply   |   Comment by c1oudrs  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#2

Not impressed|! Installed it on 64 bit Windows 7 twice, and setup failed each time with an undetermined error.

Set the compatibility to Windows XP and it did successfully install. Grabbed half a dozen icons from various programs, saved them as ICO files using the best quality available, and some were virtually unusable due to the poor quality.

It does seem to work - eventually - but this will not be my favourite media utility.

Reply   |   Comment by Keith Alston  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)
#1

AllMedia Grabber, GiveAway of the Day version,
needs to access internet to check for program updates.
Also needs internet access to complete registration.

From "Options-Settings-General" you can disable to check for updates.

It's absolutely clear from viruses, malwares, spywares e.t.c and does not collect or send any user data.

Thanks to all users for comments and ideas,
Fotis Software

Reply   |   Comment by Fotis  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
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