Video-sharing sites are certainly getting their five minutes of fame at the moment, and German software manufacturer X-oom is cashing in on this with X-oom Internet Movies 3.0: YouTube Edition.

X-oom Internet Movies 3.0: YouTube Edition makes the process of transferring video to and from your PC simple. You can copy video from a DVD to your hard drive, or transfer it to YouTube or another filesharing site. You can convert your video files for transfer on to mobile devices, directly from a DVD or a file on your hard drive. Plus X-oom Internet Movies 3.0: YouTube Edition supports all the usual file formats: DivX; WMV; AVI and XviD.

When you first start up X-oom Internet Movies 3.0: YouTube Edition you can choose from five main options: publishing videos to a file sharing site, copying files from a DVD or CD, copying files from your hard drive to a DVD or CD, converting files to a different format or Expert mode, which provides you with basic editing options.

Although X-oom Internet Movies 3.0: YouTube Edition is squarely aimed at novice users, the interface is still less than intuitive and it takes a while to master all the functions. This isn't helped by the fact that some of X-oom Internet Movies 3.0: YouTube Edition's tips are written in German - a schoolboy error.

X-oom Internet Movies 3.0: YouTube Edition's price tag isn't expensive, but that doesn't take into account that there are free, online services that do much the same thing. You won't get X-oom Internet Movies 3.0: YouTube Edition's editing facilities, yet these are very basic - they're too much for novices, and not enough for the more experienced users.

X-oom Internet Movies 3.0: YouTube Edition: Specs

  • 800MHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • 26MB RAM
  • 120MB hard disk space
  • CD or DVD drive
  • 800MHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • 26MB RAM
  • 120MB hard disk space
  • CD or DVD drive

OUR VERDICT

An unintuitive interface combined with several free alternatives make X-oom Internet Movies 3.0: YouTube Edition a less than attractive buy. But X-oom Internet Movies 3.0: YouTube Edition does make getting videos online easier.

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