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ThunderSoft Video Password Protect 4.0.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — ThunderSoft Video Password Protect 4.0.0

Protect your video files with a password.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 23 15 comments

ThunderSoft Video Password Protect 4.0.0 was available as a giveaway on March 9, 2020!

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An easy to use tool to protect your video files with a password. With this software, you can encrypt your videos/audio/pictures to GEM file or EXE file format, which is protected by a password, and no video player can play it without a password of the built-in Thundersoft GEM player.

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System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10


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File Size:

15 MB

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It is really just a compression and media player program with the ability to encrypt with a password. You can do the EXACT same thing using WinRAR or such. The main difference is you are required to use their own player with this program, whereas, with something like WinRAR, you can create a self-extracting EXE file that is password protected and use your OS's default media player program. It's really not even worth the "FREE" price. Nothing special. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by T.C.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

So what is the purpose of this? If I want to share a video file then why would I lock it and password protect it? I can email the video file along with the password but again, no one else can see it other than the person I am sharing with. Or can I upload it to YouTube or Facebook and email the password to my friends so they can view it? Or just maybe I can upload the video to my one drive and share it with whoever I want.

Reply   |   Comment by Duke  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Just had a look at the free GEM player of theirs ... It demands admin rights in order to run! Not just to install but to run.... on running it extracts various runtime components on the fly including a relatively old version of GPLv3 FFMPEG and a windows 7 and above gsMultimedia.exe "ScreeWings" Copyright by Hendrik Schiffer 2016-2019.

these runtimes are extracted into a folder like:


where that long number is the date/time down to miliseconds the program was launched.

Of course as is the norm for these Chinese companies they are completely ignoring the license terms by which the 3rd party componets are licensed to them and they pretend they are copyright thundersoft or whichever Chinese brand it is.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, Arrrrgh I don't believe it, just built an encrypted executable with this and it demands ADMIN rights just to play the video!!!!! What are these idiots thinking? Trying to get people used to running executables that demand full administrator rights just to play password protected media that is enclosed. This is absolutely crazy!
It also means that anyone using windows as Microsoft recomends for maximum security so that the logged in user should be in a non-administrator limited rights account so that all processes that start in that context cannot easily infect or affect the entire system and all other accounts etc cannot view or listen to any media encrypted by this program whether it be a .GEM or .EXE file since the GEM player which BOTH files use the GEM Player and it always demands admin rights...

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

A reason why this type of software is a bad idea.... if one gets used to executing .exe executable files to view a movie it makes it far more likely you will accidentally open an unsolicted executable claiming to be a video of some topic of possible interest and oh dear you have just been ransomwared... or otherwise pwned. Most reputable email clients *should* prohibit the reception of an executable file attachment.

It also restricts the viewing of the video to the windows x86 compatible environments locking out android/iOS/linux and every other platform as recipiants. If you want to digitally control access to your media use an existing DRM platform. But know that almost all DRM systems have been hacked in some way shape or form even if only by screen and sound output capture and re-encoding so don't expect 100% security as there is no such thing with DRM and certainly not with this product either. Even Thundersofts GEM players rendering of encrypted video and audio can be captured by most games screen recoding software.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Seems to work nicely with exe-files at least :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Azaris  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Please disclose the encryption strength. Please enable a HELP feature that shows ABOUT with License info. In the downloaded version, there is NO way to enter the license key..Cannot display in any other viewer, either. All files in a session get packed into a single file, with the files displayed on the right hand side. Very spartan, almost weird, user interface. e.g., finding files with Explorer is not reliable. Seems buggy, to say the least. May keep trying, but I am not encouraged.

Reply   |   Comment by AnAceBuyer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

I don't understand the use of this software, is it for companies and/or web hosting?
I'm just one person, all my videos go straight to the cloud or Youtube.

Reply   |   Comment by Joel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

No such thing of a password protection unless you archive with RAR or 7zip your video file with a password. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To all those down-voters: Terry does have a point here!

Converting a media file into an exe doesn't seem to be a good idea.
Here's why:

First, your virus protection might wreak havoc. Second, anybody should be really suspicious dealing with files ending in exe that doesn't represent entry points of programs. Third, it does not make sense to integrate a video player in every video file and forth, nobody needs a new container named GEM.

Reply   |   Comment by YourBestFriendAl  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Terry, That is true for the secure transit but once the video file has been extracted using the correct passphrase, in order to be played by an authorised recipient, it is no longer protected and can be freely redistributed or edited to make a fake news meme with it.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The setup readme includes a serial number and says register in the top right of the software, yet there is no registration link available. So how does one input the registration code that is sent?

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Gary, it's there for me....registered fine....on the first screen before launching the program

Reply   |   Comment by PaulW  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gary, this is a rerun of https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/thundersoft-video-password-protect-4-0/ is it possible you installed and activated it back then and the activation data remained when you installed it again today?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

nice software

Reply   |   Comment by jeevan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-67)
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