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Riptiger Review [GotD]

28 Gen/10

Riptiger is a video downloading program for the Windows operating system. Many say that it is one of the most advanced and comfortable video downloaders they have ever tried. The settings in the program – or more precisely the lack of – might confuse some users who would have expected lots of options. There are basically only three options in the program. The first is to set the download directory for the videos which is the Windows video folder by default. The second option are two download filter settings, first to download swf clips and second to enable advanced ripping.

The second option does not seem to be available in this version of Riptiger. The last Riptiger setting is a slider that defines the compatibility mode which is by default set to off.

The downloading itself is handled automatically. This is a very comfortable way of downloading videos but it leads to a problem if the user does not want to download all videos but only selected ones. The only option in this case is to stop the download manually in the Riptiger interface.

Formats supported by Riptiger:

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

Riptiger is compatible with many popular video services such as Youtube, Dailymotion or Gametrailers. It does fail however to download videos from sites such as Vevo. Video urls can also be pasted manually in the application which might be interesting if automatic downloads have been turned off by the user.

Installation:

The Riptiger extracts to a setup.exe and a readme. Just start the setup and follow the onscreen instructions. The software can be registered by visiting the Buy menu in the applications’ interface. A click on Enter License Code will display the activation wizard screen with already filled out data. A click on Continue will register the program.

The automatic registration failed in our test. We had to visit the Riptiger website manually (link provided in the activation dialog) to create an activation code that we had to enter in the activation form.

The video downloader can be installed on 32-bit editions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 as well as 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Positive

  • Comfortable automatic downloading
  • Compatible with many formats

Negative

  • No information about shortcuts to quickly turn on or off automatic downloading
  • Barely any settings provided
  • Limited version of Riptiger that does not offer video conversions, previews or advanced ripping options

There are many tools out there that are more comfortable than Riptiger. These tools might not support automatic downloads but they offer the user a better manageability and options. Riptiger is available for free today at the Giveaway of the Day website. The (very slow) developer website is available here.

Alternatives are for example the Download Helper add-on for Firefox

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