Tuesday, June 21, 2016

thumbapps.org ClipGrab portable, a friendly downloader for YouTube and other sites!
"If you are a Google Chrome fan, for example, you will find that Google doesn't allow any kind of extension in its store that can facilitate the download of clips from Youtube or such... ClipGrab is a hassle-free application that is able to fulfill the simple task of downloading [video] from an online source." —Silviu Stahie, Softpedia.com (September 30th, 2015 15:45 GMT)
"Great piece of software! All you do is copy and paste the url into the program and it gets you the video super quick." —dmoney2023 (a user), download.CNET.com (November 30, 2015)
"The interface is clean and easy to see what to do. Have it running while you browse your fave video site. As soon as you copy the link to the video Clipgrab will popup and ask what you want to do. Select save as original or many other video formats or even just as mp3." —bigaussie (a user), download.CNET.com (October 04, 2015)
ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites.
   It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.

Size: 163 MB (171,282,432 bytes) Packed Size: 53.1 MB (55,783,424 bytes)
SHA-256: DE0C5CF4E86BDB3098EAD90FE62C29F679E49FE29FB1FDEB24FF73846DD232FA

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Release Details

Developer: Philipp Schmieder Medien & thumbapps.org
Requirements: Windows 7 or later
License: Open source (personal and business use)—GNU GPL Version 3
Source: Included in the package (.ini files)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, PortableApps.com Launcher Generator/PAL, PortableApps.com Installer/PAI.

  1. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  2. Get the latest ClipGrab release—the one with "-cgorg, eg. clipgrab-3.8.3-cgorg.exe.
  3. Get the latest MS VC++ Redistributable 2017 archive (32 bit)—the basic package.
  4. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then extract the installer by following this guide.
  5. Move the License.rtf file from extracted embedded folder to {app} folder. Update the C:\0TEST\ClipGrabPortable\App\AppInfo\eula.txt file content with that new License.rtf content.
  6. Move {app} folder to C:\0TEST\ClipGrabPortable\App folder and rename it to ClipGrab.
  7. Extract the MS VC++ archive to App\ClipGrab folder, The complete app binaries...
  8. Browse to ClipGrabPortable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. not just 3.8.3,
  9. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\ClipGrabPortable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  10. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  11. When all is OK, then delete the ClipGrabPortable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\ClipGrabPortable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  12. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  13. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.
Quick and Dirty Update
  1. Make sure you exit ClipGrab portable cleanly—check that no PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-ClipGrabPortable.ini file in the Data folder.
  2. Empty your current App\ClipGrab folder.
  3. Follow step 2-7 of the "DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release" above.
  4. Done.

Portability Notes

  • ClipGrab do not have portable mode. It stores its settings and writes non essential data in Windows registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

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