YoutubeVideoDownloader 1.4


Download video and audio streams (from Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Twitch, Veoh, BBC, +900 more sites) to a videofile or mp3file (windows XP, 7, 8, 10 or higher).



Introduction

This program downloads video and audio streams (from Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Twitch, Veoh, BBC, +900 more sites) to a videofile or mp3file.

Version History

  • Version 1.0 (12/03/2016) youtube.com supported
  • Version 1.1 (19/04/2016) vimeo.com support added
  • Version 1.2 (04/06/2016) mp3 download added
  • Version 1.3 (18/11/2016) video resolution choice added
  • Version 1.4 (06/02/2017) support for +900 sites added

Download and Installation

Download YoutubeVideoDownloader_v1.4.zip.
Install YoutubeVideoDownloader_v1.4.zip.

Description

Start YoutubeVideoDownloader. This will open a dialog box.
Open your Internet browser and search for the webpage containing the video/audio you want to download (Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Twitch, Veoh, BBC, +900 more sites supported). For a complete list of supported sites click here.
Copy your video URL to the "Video Source URL" field in YoutubeVideoDownloader.
Click the "Select Folder" button to specify the "Output Folder" where you want to download your video/audio.
Change the Video Resolution option: Best, 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p. Some video resolutions may not be available. To download the video, click the "Download Video" button.
The video will be downloaded into the specified folder.
To extract and convert the audio from the video, click the "Save MP3" button. The audio of the video will be extract and converted into an mp3 file in the specified folder (VBR average 190kbit/s).
Remark: If you only need the audio part, you don't have to click the "Download Video" button.

Problems

If YoutubeVideoDownloader does not start, the most common cause is that HTA applications cannot start on your pc, or you have removed Internet Explorer or Edge browser completely from your pc. YoutubeVideoDownloader uses HTA (Microsoft HTML Application) based on Internet Explorer.
Normally, even when you don't use Internet Explorer or when it is not installed, Microsoft still installs the necessary core files to keep HTA applications working.
If these HTA corefiles are not available on your pc, you can try to fix this as follows:
First check if you have c:\windows\system32\mshta.exe on your pc. If not, try installing at least Internet Explorer 7.
If c:\windows\system32\mshta.exe is available, it could be possible that the link between .hta files and c:\windows\system32\mshta.exe is broken.
To fix this copy the lines below to a file called hta.reg (with notepad), save it and double click it to add these settings to the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;Open HTA files with MSHTA.EXE
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.hta]
"Application"="mshta.exe"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.hta\OpenWithList]
"a"="MSHTA.EXE"
"MRUList"="a"

License

This software is distributed as freeware. It is based upon open-source youtube-dl and ffmpeg software. If you keep using this software, send me an appreciation or feedback e-mail for my programming effort and sharing this tool for free.
Or even better, buy me a coffee .

Disclaimer

This software and the accompanying files are supplied "as is", without any express or implied warranty. In no event shall the author be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages from the use of this software. The tool is in no way related with, owned by or created by Youtube. The reference to Youtube in the name only means that this tool is written to download streams from Youtube and some other sites.
By using YoutubeVideoDownloader, you agree to the terms of service contained in YoutubeVideoDownloader Copyright Infringement Policy Please read this document carefully before using YoutubeVideoDownloader. Simply stated: this software is only for private use, do not make video archives, do not spread or sell videos!

Copyright © 2017 by Johan Van Barel. All Rights Reserved