Shiki Video Downloader

Shiki Video Downloader 1.0.0.49

Search, play and convert YouTube and Daily Motion videos

There's a huge trend at the moment for programs and applications that bring together content from several sites to save you the hassle of visiting them all. View full description

PROS

  • Search engine, player and converter in one
  • Very lightweight
  • Attractive interface

CONS

  • Converter is very basic with limited output formats

Good
7

There's a huge trend at the moment for programs and applications that bring together content from several sites to save you the hassle of visiting them all.

That's exactly what Shiki Video Downloader attempts to do bringing together content from sites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, GoogleVideo and Metacafe. From the search results, you can then watch the videos directly on your desktop in the Shiki Player rather than, as the developers say, "a webpage full of annoying banners". However, it doesn't stop there. It also converts files into the format of your choice so for example, you can take your clips with you on the move. The number of formats you can convert to is rather limited but currently includes .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mp3 and .aac. It also has special settings for those that want to convert content to work on iPod, Zune and iPhone.

The program interface looks very slick in black and it is nice just being able to search from such a huge amount of content. However, you'll find that search results are returned much slower than going directly to any of the video sites themselves.

Shiki Video Downloader is one hell of a package - search engine, video player and converter in one. Once the search speeds are improved, it will score much more highly.

Shiki Video Downloader supports the following formats

MP4, MP3, AAC, WMV, AVI
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Shiki Video Downloader 1.0.0.49