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RipTiger Full Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — RipTiger Full

World's #1 Downloader for Web Video & TV! Capture Any Web Video Automatically. Convert.
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 170 115 comments

RipTiger Full was available as a giveaway on January 28, 2010!

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RipTiger Full – the world’s #1 online video and TV downloader.

RipTiger is the easiest and the most powerful program to capture web video and TV. The newest version of RipTiger can boast downloading from just about any flash video web-site. Download movies, TV shows, music clips and other video. Convert the downloaded video and transfer it to your mobile devices. Experience online video in a new way!

Most of the popular streaming and file formats are supported:

  • Flash Video (HTTP and RTMP)
  • Windows Media (HTTP, MMS and RTSP)
  • Real Audio and Real Video (HTTP and RTSP)
  • MPEG
  • QuickTime
  • Streaming MP3 (Shoutcast)

System Requirements:

Windows 7 x32/x64, Vista x32/x64, XP x32; the recording speed depends on your internet connection.





File Size:

17.3 MB



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Makes Chrome and IE8 crash when installed. Extra components installed. Tried downloading from a page, and for some time it showed that it was downloading 3 swf files, but these files are not in the download folder. There is a 'processing now' folder including a bunch of zero sized temp files. I run Windows XP on a MacBook. Crash report is way too long to be pasted here.

Reply   |   Comment by Razor  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well, the extra components installed this afternoon.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill B  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

AVG reports this as a virus and removes it from the system. I would like to find a way to make this work, but until it does there is only a very negative experience. What should I do?

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I really don't get it. This was in the product description on GOTD, no doubt provided by the software provider:

"Convert the downloaded video and transfer it to your mobile devices."

It was because of that very line that I downloaded the damn thing in the first place. If I wanted something to just rip the videos from whatever site in FLV format, I'd just use the free RealPlayer feature! Why would I pay for this piece of crap when it's asking me to pay again to download a video converter from another site when I want to convert my files to something my MP4 player can read?

I'll make it absolutely clear again... DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS if you want something that would convert online FLV videos to something else like MP4 or MPEG, unless you want to pay for a seperate video converter. A free (and much easier) alternative would be the RealPlayer add on. It's a million times better than this software.

In any case, thank you GOTD for your efforts. =)

*sigh* Now I just hope I won't come across any problems uninstalling this damn thing...

Reply   |   Comment by Dreghren  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I really wanted this software but there were techical problems yesterday with this giveaway. I never was able to download this. There was problem after problem. I tried everything and still no luck.Is there someway for me to still get this without the problems?

Thank You
John Wallace

Reply   |   Comment by John Wallace  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

(As #86 Alt Brown also commented)

As a wannabe entrepreneur, I always wish the best of luck to the software developers who offer their products for free here on these pages in the hopes of expanding sales and getting useful criticism.

Hey, at least they are trying to take some initiative by putting in a lot of hours being productive to earn a living -- it's a lot of work, whether or not they have a competitive/"winning" package.

I earnestly wish the same to the RipTiger developer.

And although I realize that sometimes one has to "jumpstart" the market to get noticed and get sales going (this GOTD being one such method), it is rare that I've seen such obvious "plugging" for this product as I noticed over on the CNET site customer review pages when looking up info about the file "inpsniffer.dll" on Google:

RipTiger 2.7.9 User Reviews:


RipTiger 2.6.1 User Reviews:


What is odd/unsettling about all the 5-star comments (all with no "cons" to speak of) is that they are all clustered on certain days, as though every couple of weeks someone decided to take a break from doing something else and go post a bunch of glowing reviews that day.

All the occasional less-than-5-star reviews occur on other/independent/single-comment days. Suspicious? You decide...

Meanwhile, let's hope our GOTD users post some honest comments based on actual use, pro and con, to allow today's offering (and those on other days) stand or fall on it's own merits.

Reply   |   Comment by harpo2448  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installed & activated with no problem following the readme.txt. I am not able to download the “extra” components. It fails every time and tells me to restart the computer. XP PRO SP3.

***** DANGER *****

I am using IE8. This program completely destroyed my IE8. It would not run. As soon as I put an address into the address bar it crashed with error reporting to Microsoft. IE8 is not usable. I had to uninstall RipTiger and reinstall IE8. Use this program at your own risk if you really think it will be worth all that trouble after reading the comments above. There are too many trouble-free other programs available that will do the same thing. It was just not worth the hours I spent restoring the damage!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I am able to install and activate; however, the extras will not install for me either. Will we be able to install the updates outside of the 24 hour window?

Reply   |   Comment by Beckie  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Downloaded & followed posted instructions,
Will have to wait on the updates other then that.....
Works Great Thanks GAOTD For correcting and reassuring
the issues & concerns. Awesome & Excellent!

Reply   |   Comment by mrmr38  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Re: 63
I did get it to activate and register. This is the full version, not their ultimate version. So as previously stated, their website indicates only the ultimate version(and, funny enough, the trial version also) record from hulu or other websites with streaming video with commercial breaks etc.

After installing, I tried it on Hulu and also AOL video, and it did not work on either.

Note that the program would not download the additional add-ins/upgrades for me either. In addition, during the install of Riptiger, the install program brought up a window to uninstall WinPCap which is a component for programs that allow you to monitor your network traffic. This seems very odd for a program that is supposedly spyware free.

This program does not seem to allow me to download anything other than the free downloader imbedded in the free Realplayer includes. And the free downloader in Realplayer is much easier and a lot less obtrusive. And I am sure there are many other examples of free software out there that let you do the same thing. Maybe the Riptiger ultimate version is much better, but they should have done that as the free giveaway today and maybe they would have got some loyal customers and much better "free" press for the future.

Reply   |   Comment by Alastair  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have the same problem as #s 47, 58, and 59. I have an XP Pro Laptop/Tablet. I installed and activated fine, absolutely no problems. Then it says
“Riptiger has detected that your system lacks components required to watch and convert web video.
Would you like to download and install Riptiger extras now?”

I do this and it says something about the extras installation failing and that I should restart my computer or download the newest version.
What am I supposed to do?

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Activation is so friggin easy!

I don't get how you guys were NOT able to activate it.

Well... where it says "Activate or Register" I dunno, on Rip Tiger, click it, and the code should already be there.

Hope that helped!


Reply   |   Comment by Joji  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

This is for the developers:

Program was working fine, downloaded well, but then got the following error. I'm running Vista 32bit Home Premium Service Pack 2.

Program still ran though after closing the error box.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: RTMPUrlFinder.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4b5f0ef5
Fault Module Name: StackHash_e52f
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: ba35651b
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: e52f
Additional Information 2: e98dfca8bcf81bc1740adb135579ad53
Additional Information 3: 860f
Additional Information 4: 6eabdd9e0dc94904be3b39a1c0583635

Side note - This program downloaded videos, I couldn't get using any other method ... very impressive!

Reply   |   Comment by Tom C  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Hello, I really hope that everyone realized that even though it said it was activated that it only activated a trial version. You actually have to click on BUY NOW, then click on ENTER LICENSE CODE, then follow the instructions in order for it to actually activate the full version program.

Reply   |   Comment by davideg  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I have trying to get something from Hulu this afternoon but have had no luck. I don't think it will do this.

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Norton internet security 2010's SONAR program flag this setup as suspicious and vaped it =( Rats I want to use this program. Oh well :shrug:

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Norton won't let me...No, no, no!

Reply   |   Comment by Claudia P. Williams  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I don't normally comment - but I have to on this one.
Installed and registered with no problem on WinXP SP3, but that's as good as gets. Prompts to load additional components, but the download fails if you try. I was unable to start Internet Explorer after RipTiger was running (IE window would flash open then immediately close.) Rebooted the computer, after which I could start IE just fine... Until I started RipTiger, then IE would no longer run.
When I went to remove RipTiger, the uninstall hung my computer after completion - had to CTRL-ALT-DEL to get back. I recommend you stay away from this one...

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

Re Msg#37...WinPcap is a packet capture program. That concerns me...a lot. I can see where they might be using that mechanism to capture the video stream, but I also see where it leave the issue of abuse wide open. I wont be installing this one...better safe than sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by tmc  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

This WILL NOT copy Hulu video, or at least the vast majority of them.
It might copy some of the videos, but I haven't found any that it works on yet. Anybody else have any success?

Reply   |   Comment by zippo6  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Posted at Download.com / CNET

"?Dear Mark,

RipTiger cannot capture some HULU videos.

The problem is that HULU.com changed video encoding algorithm for some videos.

We'll try to fix this in future versions of RipTiger

Best Regards,

Konstantin "

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Installed and activated fine for me, Win7 x64

Reply   |   Comment by User8912370123  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Good software, but videoget is a million times better.

Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Useless software...first, fails to update on "extras" (like many other users..) , then downloads ONLY one file at a time...third, u have to keep viewing the video for the software to download it..

there are many free softwares that perform better !!

Reply   |   Comment by dictdict  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Long-time grateful recipient of GOTD... experienced same "bad activation" routine, went through the extra downloads, SYSTEM ID, etc., and it DOES register in XP home and Pro, but does not, as developer stated, take anything from Hulu but pre-ads. Hoping to record some of the great ads, such as that AMAZING song about hunger ("never let go of your hand")

Whew! Dozens and more dozens of registry keys, hope this program uninstalls because previous GOTD gifts do cover most downloading. Sorry this one does not do what it claims (old hand at GOTD).

Back to the freeware search. Thumbs down on this one (Trial does this, demo does that, FULL has yet a third set of features). Still love GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Lee Daniels  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I've never had a problem with anything I've downloaded from GOTD before, but after reading all these comments, I think I'm gonna skip this one and it's uncertainties. We got a good streaming video ripper/converter a couple weeks ago, and I'm perfectly happy with that one. Thanks for all the input, guys...

Reply   |   Comment by reo  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

When auto recording is turned on it slows browsing very badly. Real slow. Tried both on XP Pro SP3 and Win 7.

Anyone else got that?

Reply   |   Comment by Dandy122  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installed fime (it seems and activated) on Win 7 x64

Reply   |   Comment by Tuck  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

As per #62. Hulu, yes or no??

Reply   |   Comment by malahy47  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I downloaded and installed it. It says it is the full version here, and yet what comes up on my computer says it is the RipTigerTrial 2.7.9 (Unregistered). What is up with this and is anyone else noticing it. It has a prompt button down towards the bottom left of the program screen to buy the full version. What's up with this?

Reply   |   Comment by Nora  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Unfortunately Hulu download did not work for me.

Reply   |   Comment by seascoot  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded and was gonna give it a shot, but due to the comments re: bugs, thought I'd check it out further. Went to CNet and checked reviews. Way too many 5* ratings from profiles that joined that day and/or only had 1 review - for this program.
Absolutely does not mean there's anything wrong w/ the program. Just that kind of stuff makes my antennae twitch.

Reply   |   Comment by Alt Brown  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Finally, the program is registered!! Just got home from work, fired up the computer, opened RipTiger and started through the steps and yippee the code was there. Hope this happens for everyone else. Oh I skipped the updates.

Reply   |   Comment by Cassie  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

A real bummer when a company who is marketing their software still uses a 56k modem.

Reply   |   Comment by not50  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

OK. I seem to have solved the problem of the extra components download failing as follows.

Check your temp folder (in WinXP C:\Documents and Settings\"YOURID"\Local Settings\Temp\).

You should find a recent folder containing Updater.exe, msvcp71.dll, mfc71.dll, msvcr71.dll, and a folder named Styles.

Close RipTiger from the system tray.

Launch the Updater executable and let it do its thing. That should prevent the "extra components" download warning on re-opening RipTiger.

Reply   |   Comment by seascoot  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Successful install and I still get a prompt every time the program loads but I am unable to download extra components.

I have downloaded the newest version and still am unable to download more than pre-roll from Hulu.

Unfortunately this one appears to be a turd GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Heidland  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

1.IE + Firefox - OK
2.instal Rip Tiger + registracion - OK
3.IE + Firefox - failed
4.uninstal Rip Tiger
5.IE + Firefox - good function
!!!!!!!! Rip Tiger ist false program!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Ludek  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Often sites don't want you saving some or all of the videos they host, & in most of those cases you can't download video directly, or simply copy it from wherever it's located as a temporary file on your drive(s). More sophisticated video downloading apps can try to sniff out the video's network stream to your browser, getting the download url that way -- this is more-or-less where RipTiger Full fits in. Sometimes that's not enough -- for example there may be keys exchanged between the player in your browser & the hosting site, &/or the video may only stream to a special player, like at CBS.com [I tried RipTIger Full on a playing video at CBS.com (where they use the Move Media Player plug-in), & it didn't work]. In those situations you can most always re-record the video as it plays, using either a special, desktop recording app, or using the "Screen Capture DirectShow Source Filter" from Unreal Streaming along with your choice of compatible video capture app [VirtualDub works].

RipTiger installs & uses winpcap, which is designed basically for sniffing/providing info on network traffic. If you have related problems, want to make sure you have the latest version etc, the winpcap install file is available as a separate download at winpcap.org. In the past it has raised some security concerns -- if that aspect concerns you, Google & make up your own mind. RipTiger also installed it's own flv player, along with ffdshow.

Ffdshow is basically a package for playing (& sometimes encoding) media files -- ffdshow is hosted on source forge, you normally want the latest test or beta version, there are a few versions of the compiled binary (i.e. usable in Windows) files, & you can pick up those versions compiled by clsid2 at videohelp.com. Ffdshow has a somewhat complicated settings GUI, & it works for most -- But Not All -- users. In a word, Backup.

Because RipTiger wants to sort of sit between on-line video & the browser where you have it playing, installation has more of an impact on Windows, & it's made worse with the inclusion of ffdshow -- Installwatch Pro recorded 9 files added to the Windows folder, & 1 of those was a driver. In XP Pro SP3 32 it also recorded ~1500 registry changes -- while some are duplicates, & many just housekeeping, that still leaves a fair amount. Ffdshow & winpcap both have their own uninstall, & together with RipTiger they were pretty good about removing themselves... however, a problem with media related apps is that, as with RipTiger, installation takes over some functions from other apps already installed -- when you remove them registry entries are deleted, but the original entries are not restored. That can break some previously installed & working apps.

If you think RipTiger might work for you where simpler apps &/or FireFox add-ins won't [they list site compatibility on their web site], backup (or at least set a restore point) & give it a try. If those simpler apps do it for you, &/or the site you're interested in isn't listed [like in my case cbs], save yourself the potential install/un-install hassles.

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

My main purpose for this application would be to download video at Hulu. I have tested the application and can report that RipTiger is the best application of this type for downloading Hulu's advertisments! If you like commercials this application will be nirvana for you. If you want to actually record any TV episodes or Movies at Hulu ... This application will fail miserable at that! It does not download Hulu ... to my knowledge no application will. Some may from time to time but none will most of the time. Would you buy a car that only works some of the time?

RipTiger has been ripped off my system!

Reply   |   Comment by Packett  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Does this program contain an ip sniffer inpsniffer.dll malware or not? and does it remove everything when uninstalled? methings you should pre publication tests just like softpedia... now whomever's installed it, how can they know if they are hosting some malware and how can they completely remove it? thanks

Reply   |   Comment by someg  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

For those of you that don't pay attention very well. People like myself for example. Carefully read the online activation page. Like me you may have been entering the wrong info in the fields.

After discoverying my fault it went so fast as could be.

Reply   |   Comment by Guido  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Would be nice if it worked! It doesn't!

Reply   |   Comment by John Wilson  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)


Guys... I have a question; why is the rating for this product SO LOW!?

I don't get it, what's so bad about this software anyways?


Reply   |   Comment by Joji  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just tried to download and received "Zip Header Corrupted" when I tried to unzip. I tried 2 different unzip programs and downloaded several times with the same result. What Gibes?

Reply   |   Comment by Raymond  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed without any fuss on vista 64-bit. The application looks really clean with just enough options to make things easy for the user. Works well with uncomplicated streaming sites. But does not recognise links from encrypted streaming sites.

Reply   |   Comment by Coolavis  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The "Trial" version of Rip Tiger is the same as today's GiveawayoftheDay! The Trial of course is for a limited run.

I am also not able to download the "extra" components which may be only available in the ULTIMATE or MEDIA SUITE Upgrade versions of this software. However, only the representative from Rip Tiger can confirm this.

Anyways, today's GOTD seems to be working fine in my XP Pro SP3 Sony laptop.
I am Downloading Everything in Sight!!!

Thanks for listening.

Reply   |   Comment by GottaBigOne  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

was able to download and install on Windows 7 32 bit with no problems, however I am not able to download required extras after rebooting several times.

Reply   |   Comment by Grace Walk Internet Radio  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The process of the registration was just fine (Windows XP x32). The only problem is- after starting the program- it shows some pop- up dialog for some missing components:
It is offering to download the extras, and after attempting to do it, it shoes an error:
In the install directory exist a file UPDATER.EXE. After executing this file, it downloads something, it shows a dialog about “Installation complete”, or something, and after that the dialog with the “missing components” shows again…
The program works fine without these extras. Does somebody know WTF are these extras?
Seems like the developers have a lot more work to do…

Reply   |   Comment by ReviZoro  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

anything that only gets one star across the board on the user ratings must be pretty bad, so I'm not even going to download this one today.

Reply   |   Comment by computersexplore  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've read nothing but problems with install. am willing to try IF the program will record/convert HULU and other site's offerings such as syfy.com etc. SO...will someone from riptiger please tell us the truth?

Reply   |   Comment by Susan H  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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