The increase in available online content has seen a corresponding rise in tools meant to assist users in downloading such multimedia items. Allavsoft is one of the multiple programs that can provide a working solution for such situations.
Download content from YouTube
While the application does not score any points for originality, it does allow users to save videos from more than 100 websites, including YouTube, Vimeo, and MetaCafe. One can transfer multiple items at the same time and a notable feature is the ability to impose download speed limits. Also, the application supports pausing and resuming transfers.
Multiple items can be downloaded at the same time by simply copy-pasting more than one link into the dedicated URL box, and one can select the desired quality of the output clips. Other options available to users include a handy conversion tool, as well a merger module.
Convert to and from most common multimedia formats
Concerning conversions, the utility can encode most common formats, including AVIs, MOVs, and MP4s. Multiple mobile devices profiles are supported and volume adjustments can be applied; one can even cut the video by specifying new start or end timers. Merging two or more multimedia documents is also allowed and a recording tool is also available to create desktop captures.
However good these features might seem, the program is awkwardly slow and can turn unresponsive if too many tasks have been issued. More-so, some simple operations, such as basic MP4 mergers can prolong indefinitely.
On the whole, the multimedia downloader does not score any points for originality but can be used for simple tasks
To sum up, Allavsoft can be employed with reasonable success for simple and limited download and conversion tasks. It can batch transfer videos, as well as issue conversion tasks from and to multiple formats; however, all these functions seem to be a burden too great for the tool.
Specification: Allavsoft – All-in-one Video and Music Downloader
$20.99 – $41.99