Mediaraptor provides an impressive display of audio and visual downloading options. By slowly seeking out legal files, this program simultaneously amazed and disappointed us.
Mediaraptor's interface has a sleek, professional design with intuitive commands that are easy to operate. Though there's a lot happening on screen, we never felt lost or in need of instructions. You can seek out individual songs or artists with the program's simple search menu. Each result displays what Web site it came from, all of them containing songs that are free and legal to download. We were disappointed that downloading a single song actually took longer than the song's running time but were impressed with the results. Not only did Mediaraptor turn up an MP3, but also song lyrics and a video, which helped explain the download time. These extras were more than we expected by a long shot and well worth the wait. The program also gave us more than we anticipated by generously providing a CD burner, a tool for carving tunes into ringtones, and a program to dump songs into an iPod. All these extra features followed the program's simple layout and performed their tasks quickly. While we didn't like not being able to choose not to download extras like videos and lyrics because of the time involved, this program is still a winner.
Mediaraptor has a trial limit of 25 video downloads. While its download time can be lengthy, oodles of extras take it beyond the average MP3 program. We recommend it.
Mediaraptor finds tracks and music videos to download record and save in the desired format for all devices via a direct search of connected Internet sources. Simply enter the artist or track. The tracks found are displayed clearly according to album and are immediately available to listen to and record as a video or MP3 with a click. Mediaraptor displays a record button next to videos and movies in all browsers and streaming players. With a click, Mediaraptor automatically records video streams from websites, media libraries and VoD services and saves the recording in the desired format. Mediaraptor turns your PC into a Cloud for sharing music & videos. However, using the Cloud manager, any other Cloud can also be filled with music and videos, managed and used via a smartphone on the move. Many profiles from the best Cloud services are already pre-configured.
What's new in this version:
Improved music video downloader and video capture recorder.