YouTube Downloader doesn't work anymore?
01-27-2015, 10:44 PM,
#1
YouTube Downloader doesn't work anymore?
My YT downloader gets a 'failed to download' on both my laptop and PC.... There goes the ability to download Haley vids anymore

Anyone who uses the program to get it to work? I went to Cnet, usually a reliable place to get free download, virus free, but now when I try to download it, my virus software, Norton's , blocks and deletes it.

Is it just me? it doesn't work on either laptop or PC or even after update :/
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01-27-2015, 11:01 PM,
#2
RE: YouTube Downloader doesn't work anymore?
This one always works for me for non Vevo videos.
http://www.clipconverter.cc/

This one works for vevo too (or has so far)
http://savedeo.com/en

I don't actually download downloaders onto my computer, but these websites work really well.
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01-27-2015, 11:09 PM,
#3
RE: YouTube Downloader doesn't work anymore?
Don't know Tusk, I use the program but have refused the offer to update the program that has been popping up for many months each time I use it. I have little trust in these free programs.
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01-27-2015, 11:12 PM,
#4
RE: YouTube Downloader doesn't work anymore?
OMG that works thank You... the thought of not being able to download Haley's videos or any videos for that matter....

Ugh now I'm worried about viruses trying to get YT downloader to work Tongue

Thx again (phew)
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01-29-2015, 01:08 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-29-2015, 01:51 PM by Tusk.)
#5
RE: YouTube Downloader doesn't work anymore?
A word of warning about using clipconverter and similar services,

Be aware of what you're clicking. Even though the service itself may be legitimate, it makes money by selling ads, which in and of itself might carry spam or viruses.

These ads may try to get you to click on them, or mimic part of the function like say "download" to make you click on it, instead of the actual download button.

Also, I've used it a couple times and a window pops up selling something. Caution needs to be dealt w/ these types of pages too, as some may not want you to close the page and ask you are you sure? making you click a page that downloads a virus or redirects you to a harmful web site.

When a window won't let you close, 'usually' you can close it by clicking the red X at the top right corner. Sometimes that doesn't work and something pops up that says 'are you sure" or something similar, again, possibly to get you to click on it. It is also a legitimate process too, but to make certain you don't click on something malicious in your browser window, Press "Control" + "Alt" + "Delete" simultaneously to bring up the task manager. Chose the browser under "Applications", then click "End Task"

My computer won't let me download the latest version of YouTube Downloader, I use it to also convert files as well as download videos. It may be because YTDownloader 'tries' to get you to use "Yahoo's Toolbar" and other applications (how it gets paid) and those are sometimes connected to virus or spam files.

Usually you can opt out of installing those by unchecking and 'declining', (YouTube Download would then install w/o the add ons), so you can use the program. It's the Yahoo add ons and tool bar which I think Norton's recognizes as Spam or Virus activity, and why it blocks then deletes YT Downloader when I try to download it.

It's also possible it's being blocked because it's 'new' version and not yet recognized.

As of now, I can't find a 'safe' way to download YouTubes, most free programs that do this are suspect anyway, so it's treacherous path.

YTDownloader used to be a safe and effective program, unfortunately, until they figure out what the issue is, BE CAREFUL using whatever alternative you find

(My laptop uses Microsoft Security Essential, which allowed YTD to download, but once installed, it still doesn't work... so that's a bummer Sad )

(BTW, I did get a virus, it snuck into my back up hard drive and messed up Norton's for a few hours, wouldn't scan my hard drive, so I had to get help from Norton's to remove it and make certain Norton's worked again and my computer was virus free Angry Not sure I got it from using clipconverter or when I was searching and downloading YTD alternatives sooo.... again, proceed with caution Tongue )

Hope they fix it soon because I use it alot to make my videos Sad
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01-29-2015, 01:31 PM,
#6
RE: YouTube Downloader doesn't work anymore?
Have you ever used savefrom.net? I've been using that for a while without any problems. You just paste in the URL of the video, click "download", select the desired resolution, and specify where you would like the video saved to. Seems to work ok for me.
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01-30-2015, 08:38 PM,
#7
RE: YouTube Downloader doesn't work anymore?
Oh jeez Tusk. Yea, definitely be careful with anything that helps you download from the net. Smile

I've never had a problem with downloading videos. (I do have a Mac, which helps now, but before I never had an issue with either of those websites.) But yea, definitely watch for the ads. Make sure you click on the right thing. So my guess would be that it was from searching for an alternative program, but you never know. Viruses can pop up anywhere. I remember trying to download the Lily Allen song "Smile" three times, and getting a virus three times. irked me. I did finally get the song though. Tongue ) Glad to hear that Norton helped you out, if you have any further problems and Norton doesn't fix it for you, pm me and I've got a few suggestions. (I've got a lot of experience in removing viruses/trojans/worms (the absolute worst)..)

Also, if you ever go on one of those that tells you your java is out of date, or something of that sort, just find a different one. That's asking for a virus.
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