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Old May 9th 20, 11:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Ian Jackson[_4_]
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Default Do Youtube downloaders still work with XP.

All of my favourite (and not-so favourite) Youtube downloaders no longer
work on this XP machine.

Has anyone else got the same problem - or is it just me? Do I have to
resort to a newly-acquired elderly machine running W10? 4K Video
Downloader certainly does work on W10 - but later versions won't install
on XP, and older versions install but don't work).
--
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Old May 9th 20, 11:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
R.Wieser
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Default Do Youtube downloaders still work with XP.

Ian,

Has anyone else got the same problem


Probably.

Do I have to resort to a newly-acquired elderly machine running W10?


Have you already thought of using a Raspbery Pi for that job ? I've got
the 3B here, on which you can instal a program called 'YoutubeDL', which
seems to do the job quite nicely - next to the browser being able to view
Youtube movies directly (which is mainly what I use it for).

Regards,
Rudy Wieser

"Ian Jackson" wrote in message
...
All of my favourite (and not-so favourite) Youtube downloaders no longer
work on this XP machine.

Has anyone else got the same problem - or is it just me? Do I have to
resort to a newly-acquired elderly machine running W10? 4K Video
Downloader certainly does work on W10 - but later versions won't install
on XP, and older versions install but don't work).
--
Ian



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Old May 9th 20, 03:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
No_Name
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Default Do Youtube downloaders still work with XP.

there are several ways, i keep all available if they change
firefox and chrome extensions: by addoncrop site, used to love ff completeyoutube dowload and yamp

tampemonkey/violentmoney/greasemonkey scripts: you can find scripts on greaskfork site it has reviews so you can determine if dowload

non browser: youtubedl and alltomp3, see majorgeeks site it has ratings



On Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 6:07:17 AM UTC-4, Ian Jackson wrote:
All of my favourite (and not-so favourite) Youtube downloaders no longer
work on this XP machine.

Has anyone else got the same problem - or is it just me? Do I have to
resort to a newly-acquired elderly machine running W10? 4K Video
Downloader certainly does work on W10 - but later versions won't install
on XP, and older versions install but don't work).
--
Ian


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Old May 9th 20, 05:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default Do Youtube downloaders still work with XP.

Ian Jackson wrote:
All of my favourite (and not-so favourite) Youtube downloaders no longer
work on this XP machine.

Has anyone else got the same problem - or is it just me? Do I have to
resort to a newly-acquired elderly machine running W10? 4K Video
Downloader certainly does work on W10 - but later versions won't install
on XP, and older versions install but don't work).


Anything which is Internet-facing, tends to "age" like that.

Breakage is understandable.

At one time, we could have a protocol like FTP, and it
"just worked". Someone figured out this was "too easy"...
And the rest is history.

Paul
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Old May 9th 20, 09:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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Default Do Youtube downloaders still work with XP.

On Sat, 9 May 2020 at 11:07:06, Ian Jackson
wrote:
All of my favourite (and not-so favourite) Youtube downloaders no
longer work on this XP machine.

Has anyone else got the same problem - or is it just me? Do I have to
resort to a newly-acquired elderly machine running W10? 4K Video
Downloader certainly does work on W10 - but later versions won't
install on XP, and older versions install but don't work).


The ancient version of DownloadHelper that I use with my Firefox 27
still worked several times today! (FF27 itself won't play the YouTube
pages, but load them into it, and DLH still works. OK, sometimes I have
to click "Next up" then the back button.) I'm on W7 (32 bit), but I'm
pretty sure those two are the same as I was using under XP.

I also endorse the recommendation of youtube-dl (with the "-" in its
name). OK, it's a command-line utility, with lots of fancy parameters,
but you can (and I usually do) use it without any (other than the URL of
the page containing the video, obviously). [And despite its name, it
works on almost any page with a video on it, not just YouTube's ones.]
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Old May 10th 20, 03:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Bill[_50_]
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Default Do Youtube downloaders still work with XP.

J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

All of my favourite (and not-so favourite) Youtube downloaders no
longer work on this XP machine.

Has anyone else got the same problem - or is it just me? Do I have to
resort to a newly-acquired elderly machine running W10? 4K Video
Downloader certainly does work on W10 - but later versions won't
install on XP, and older versions install but don't work).


The ancient version of DownloadHelper that I use with my Firefox 27
still worked several times today! (FF27 itself won't play the YouTube
pages, but load them into it, and DLH still works. OK, sometimes I have
to click "Next up" then the back button.) I'm on W7 (32 bit), but I'm
pretty sure those two are the same as I was using under XP.

I also endorse the recommendation of youtube-dl (with the "-" in its
name). OK, it's a command-line utility, with lots of fancy parameters,
but you can (and I usually do) use it without any (other than the URL of
the page containing the video, obviously). [And despite its name, it
works on almost any page with a video on it, not just YouTube's ones.]


youtube downloader still works!
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Old May 10th 20, 11:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Ian Jackson[_4_]
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Default Do Youtube downloaders still work with XP.

In message , Bill
writes
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

All of my favourite (and not-so favourite) Youtube downloaders no
longer work on this XP machine.

Has anyone else got the same problem - or is it just me? Do I have to
resort to a newly-acquired elderly machine running W10? 4K Video
Downloader certainly does work on W10 - but later versions won't
install on XP, and older versions install but don't work).


The ancient version of DownloadHelper that I use with my Firefox 27
still worked several times today! (FF27 itself won't play the YouTube
pages, but load them into it, and DLH still works. OK, sometimes I have
to click "Next up" then the back button.) I'm on W7 (32 bit), but I'm
pretty sure those two are the same as I was using under XP.

I also endorse the recommendation of youtube-dl (with the "-" in its
name). OK, it's a command-line utility, with lots of fancy parameters,
but you can (and I usually do) use it without any (other than the URL of
the page containing the video, obviously). [And despite its name, it
works on almost any page with a video on it, not just YouTube's ones.]


youtube downloader still works!


You're right! Thanks for the info. Actually, earlier today I had found
that it worked - and I was just about to post news of my success.

I had started off trying to install Youtube-DL - but found it needed (or
might need, depending on what the forums said) Python - and if it did
need Python, only V2.7 would do for XP. It all seemed complicated and
far from cut-and-dried, so I decided to shelve it for the moment.

I then turned my attention to DownloadHelper - only to find that it
needed Download Helper Companion App - and that Companion App would not
install on this PC ("not a valid Win32 application").

I then looked at some of the other Firefox addons for Youtube and some
stand-alones (many of which I had used before, but found no longer
worked, or had discarded for other reasons). By chance I tried Youtube
Downloader (which I'm sure I've used before), and it worked fine.
--
Ian
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Old May 13th 20, 06:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
No_Name
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Default Do Youtube downloaders still work with XP.

On Sat, 9 May 2020 11:07:06 +0100, Ian Jackson
wrote:

All of my favourite (and not-so favourite) Youtube downloaders no longer
work on this XP machine.

Has anyone else got the same problem - or is it just me? Do I have to
resort to a newly-acquired elderly machine running W10? 4K Video
Downloader certainly does work on W10 - but later versions won't install
on XP, and older versions install but don't work).


3D YouTube Downloader's current version (1.19.3 beta) still works fine
with XP... the author updates it reguarly too.

https://yd.3dyd.com/download/
  #9  
Old May 14th 20, 11:44 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Ian Jackson[_4_]
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Default Do Youtube downloaders still work with XP.

In message ,
writes
On Sat, 9 May 2020 11:07:06 +0100, Ian Jackson
wrote:

All of my favourite (and not-so favourite) Youtube downloaders no longer
work on this XP machine.

Has anyone else got the same problem - or is it just me? Do I have to
resort to a newly-acquired elderly machine running W10? 4K Video
Downloader certainly does work on W10 - but later versions won't install
on XP, and older versions install but don't work).


3D YouTube Downloader's current version (1.19.3 beta) still works fine
with XP... the author updates it reguarly too.

https://yd.3dyd.com/download/

Thanks. I think I've tried (and used it) before). But no go now, with
either 1.19.3 beta 1 or 1.19.2 (neither install nor portable). It tries,
but..........

11:10:32, 3D Youtube Downloader 1.19.3 beta 1
11:10:33, ffmpeg (ext): lavf 57.83.100, lavc 57.107.100, lavu 55.78.100,
lswr 2.9.100, lsws 4.8.100
11:10:33, libcurl (ext): libcurl/7.67.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1d zlib/1.2.11
brotli/1.0.7 nghttp2/1.39.2
11:13:25, #01, Page analysis,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhmshcrRNno
11:13:25, #01, Opening given Youtube URL...
11:13:25, [[email protected]] retrying at 0 after 0 seconds: client error:
Couldn't connect to server (7)
etc.

But, as I've found, Youtube Downloader (as a Firefox add-on) IS one
that's still OK.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/youtube_downloader/
--
Ian
 




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