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Post Posted October 28th, 2020, 9:17 am

Morat and therube,

Are you both or either of you talking re: Youtube-DLG?

Trying to follow this thread - the links - YouTube Video Downloader http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/ - and http://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/download.html I get 404 error messages for.

If those links are not for Youtube-DLG, then can you please share the links for the application you're talking about?

Is it then, after downloading the application you're referring to I then have to download the ffmeg and install that as well?

If so, does it matter where I download and install ffmeg?

Will that YT downloading application you're referencing the appear as an icon on my FF tool/task bar so I just click on it once the YT video is playing?

Thank you both.

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Post Posted October 28th, 2020, 9:36 am

I read a post which shared .... https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/91449?hl=en where you're supposed to be able to change the quality of the video you're watching by choosing Settings> Quality. I don't see any cog where it represents Settings to change the quality in FF. Can you pls share where that is and under which FF icon?

Thank you.

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Post Posted October 28th, 2020, 11:43 am

I see in YT I can choose the cog wheel icon beneath the video and choose 1080p and even choose Theater setting.

But, the words in the YT videos are still tiny and not discernible.

Here's the video but I can't attach a jpg in this forum of the screenshot of what I see.

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Post Posted October 28th, 2020, 11:51 am

I'm not familar with Youtube-DLG.

YouTube Video Downloader ( i.e. youtube-dl.exe ) is a command line utility. It has nothing to do with Firefox.

The youtube-dl.exe, ffmpeg.exe and ffprobe.exe executables belong in the same folder. The ffmpeg.exe and ffprobe.exe executables are optional.

The ffmpeg.exe executable is a command line utility that converts audio or video formats.

The ffprobe.exe executable is a command line utility to display media information.

If the links are not working, then I don't know of any alternative links. GitHub took down the pages recently.

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Post Posted October 31st, 2020, 8:55 pm

morat wrote:If the links are not working, then I don't know of any alternative links. GitHub took down the pages recently.


There is at least 1 website working as of Oct 31, 2020

Unfortunately the original link I had saved in my bookmarks (from the Github site) is now dead.

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Post Posted November 2nd, 2020, 11:38 am

There is at least 1 website working as of Oct 31, 2020

While it looks legit... looks can be deceiving...
I would be wary that it is not a look-alike site...

Maybe it is legit... don't know?
He always used to publish hashes for his downloads. Don't see that here...
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Post Posted November 2nd, 2020, 2:27 pm

VideoHelp.com links to that site also, https://www.videohelp.com/software/youtube-dl, so that makes me less wary.
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Post Posted November 2nd, 2020, 3:13 pm

therube wrote:While it looks legit... looks can be deceiving...
I would be wary that it is not a look-alike site...

Maybe it is legit... don't know?
He always used to publish hashes for his downloads. Don't see that here...


A simple click on the "About us" page would have reveal the following: :roll:

Copyright © 2006-2011 Ricardo Garcia Gonzalez
Copyright © 2011-2020 youtube-dl developers

Ricardo is the original owner of the program.
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Post Posted November 3rd, 2020, 10:19 am

My point is a site can be faked.
So day 1, a site disappears (taken down).
Day two, a new site pops up.

Sure, the new site appears to be the same... but to me, I would be cautious - until you can be somewhat confident that this new site is in fact legit.
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Post Posted November 3rd, 2020, 10:41 am

Here are my versions from the old sites.

youtube-dl.exe (8,060,940 bytes) (version 2020.06.16.1)

MD5, SHA1, SHA256:

6cc01266a585e60b41f876117c45a50c
1dfc9d025697af008e0097a2cba02971b7a64a02
23c8a1e22ca9e6bf1d911656a68c7fd9712835f2ebb66f8d87326f001b607af5

ffmpeg.exe (45,825,024 bytes) (version 4.1)

MD5, SHA1, SHA256:

5e9f846588678709b84899028a0aa1f8
9992b0e7bd6c6e3222224e043b7cabdbb905efc1
0c050e420713736b4bdeff95e0b9d17616ff599a3395e56afe87d1d003521aae

ffprobe.exe (45,725,696 bytes) (version 4.1)

MD5, SHA1, SHA256:

a48236fb39afc8343e99a6cf0e21a099
05aa9aae98008891cd915233891461bb332b9c38
0707a67244d4d9fffe9f2364d938a8c7492f4cb5e370674c9a9134ec51cbf0a8

My youtube-dl.exe file matches with the VideoHelp.com file.

VideoHelp.com youtube-dl.exe old versions
http://www.videohelp.com/software/youtube-dl/old-versions
http://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/23c8 ... /detection

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Post Posted November 4th, 2020, 12:44 am

therube wrote:Maybe it is legit... don't know?
He always used to publish hashes for his downloads. Don't see that here...

You being deliberately awkward here? You certainly didn't look very far before spouting that -

https://yt-dl.org/download.html

Remember youtube-dl requires Python version 2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+ to work except for Windows exe.

Windows exe requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) and does not require Python that is already embedded into the binary.
2020.11.01.1 (sig)

SHA256: 4ad7795a1308c927575b5dc4c4e00eeabb54b3312e2fa889098caee8bf849712

Windows exe (sig - SHA256 0f7b9dcb45bd9afcbc8585e9743ea6b23ed3091e1f9f9692a2da44d85302878d)
Full source + docs + binary tarball (sig - SHA256 7a62187bc9f91af42eb5c9c95652e350170a72dbbdac8c7d71a6aeb4885a901a)

To install it right away for all UNIX users (Linux, OS X, etc.), type: sudo curl -L https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

If you do not have curl, you can alternatively use a recent wget: sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

You can also use pip: sudo pip install --upgrade youtube_dl

This command will update youtube-dl if you have already installed it. See the pypi page for more information.

You can use Homebrew if you have it: brew install youtube-dl

To check the signature, type: sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl.sig -O youtube-dl.sig
gpg --verify youtube-dl.sig /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
rm youtube-dl.sig

The following GPG keys will be used to sign the binaries and the git tags:

Sergey M. ED7F 5BF4 6B3B BED8 1C87 368E 2C39 3E0F 18A9 236D

Older releases are also signed with one of:

Philipp Hagemeister 7D33 D762 FD6C 3513 0481 347F DB4B 54CB A482 6A18 (until 2016-05-30)
Philipp Hagemeister 0600 E1DB 6FB5 3A5D 95D8 FC0D F5EA B582 FAFB 085C (until 2013-06-01)
Filippo Valsorda 428D F5D6 3EF0 7494 BB45 5AC0 EBF0 1804 BCF0 5F6B (until 2014)
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Post Posted December 15th, 2020, 7:23 pm

The original site is back.

YouTube Video Downloader
http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/

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