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Offline DR M

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Downloading from Youtube
« on: October 03, 2018, 06:36:15 PM »
I used several Firefox add ons, which helped me to download from Youtube files in different format, e.g. mp4 and mp3. I found that the most functional were two: Download flash and video, and mp3 Youtube podcaster. Unfortunately they don't work anymore. To do my job I started using this page, which has the possibility to convert the Youtube videos to the format you like. Today, I used this page to downoad an mp3. I noticed that it warned me to disable the Ad-blocker, and I did. Many advertisements appeared (you are a winner ..., play this game etc.), but I just entered the video address and proceeded to convert to the mp3, ignoring MBAM warning about a fraud page and for malvertising. 

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1. It's obvious that the page is a trap for fraud and malware dowload. But this is related to the advertisements, right?
2. Is there any good alternative to the add ons I mentioned above for downloading from Youtube in mp3 and mp4?
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Re: Downloading from Youtube
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 07:02:24 PM »
Hi DR M
I don't know anything about the site you are linking to, but I know a very great alternative software. I make use of the software "Any Video Converter Ultimate"
but you only need the free version of the software.

You can read about it and download the freeware here:

https://www.any-video-converter.com/products-freeware/

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Re: Downloading from Youtube
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 11:34:11 AM »
Hi, Frands.

I used the free version of this product some years ago, but then it was related to malware. Also, my antivirus was giving me warnings, so I decided to remove it. Since then, I didn't install any program for this action, as I found those add ons which were very helpful.
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Re: Downloading from Youtube
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 12:18:09 PM »
Hi, Frands.

I used the free version of this product some years ago, but then it was related to malware. Also, my antivirus was giving me warnings, so I decided to remove it. Since then, I didn't install any program for this action, as I found those add ons which were very helpful.

Hmm, sounds a bit weird to me. I have not used the free one. Maybe it comes with some addons that is no good. I just have the paid version and I have never had any problems at all. I don't know what version of window you make use of, but if win win 8,8.1 or 10 there is some apps over at Microsoft Store.
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Re: Downloading from Youtube
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 12:29:43 PM »
I just went through this a few weeks ago. The addon I'm using in Palemoon and the "old" Firefox didn't seem to work.
I used a standalone on another computer and that too stopped working.

Let me test the two different ones I have before I give you any specific programs. Note: I do not turn off my real time protection malwarebytes when I download.

If all I can download is an mp4 file and I want audio (mp3), I use a free audio extractor to "convert" from mp4 to mp3.

Palemoon addon: Download YouTube Videos as mp4 worked
It adds a download button under the YouTube video and when I click it, I get a choice of 2 resolutions. I usually pick the lower because I'm not interested in the video quality.
Pazera portable audio extractor was able to scrape the audio out of the video

I have the xul Palemoon/olf FF addon archived because if I can't get it, I can reinstall it.
I also have the Pazera portable version archived.

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Re: Downloading from Youtube
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 12:59:19 PM »
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Palemoon addon: Download YouTube Videos as mp4 worked
Used this one in Palemoon's early days. What about this one for palemoon:http://addons.palemoon.org/addon/complete-yt-saver/
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Re: Downloading from Youtube
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 01:04:40 PM »
Since the one I have worked for years, I haven't bothered trying a 2nd addon.

Standalone program: 4K Video Downloader.
I just tested this on another computer in Firefox ESR v 60.2.2

I arrived at that program from following links on a page that mentioned 5 good ones. I was using YTD Video downloader and that wasn't working. It had worked previously. Both are free. You will see an ad to consider buying the pro version.

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Re: Downloading from Youtube
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 01:26:49 PM »
Thanks, plodr and Frands! I will try them. I prefer to use an add on instead of a program, but I'll see what is best for me.

By the way, what's FFmpeg that I have to download if I use the complete YT saver?
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Re: Downloading from Youtube
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 12:19:14 PM »
Some info
https://antmedia.io/what-is-ffmpeg/

If you prefer addons then this is the addon for the new FF
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/easy-youtube-video-download/

though I don't know if I've used it very often. I don't download that many YouTube videos.

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Re: Downloading from Youtube
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 12:21:53 PM »
Some info
https://antmedia.io/what-is-ffmpeg/

Thanks, plodr. I tried many add ons last night. Actually, ant video downloader has the features I want. But ... I can't see it's button to use it.

--> I'm looking for add ons that work with PM. I usually used mp3 from Youtube, rather than mp4 for my job. It's not something I need urgently now, but I would like to have this opportunity.
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Re: Downloading from Youtube
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2018, 12:24:18 PM »
Sorry, Dr. M, I haven't tried ant video downloader and I don't use Windows 10