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  #166  
Old July 18th 19, 07:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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Default Win7 support: video capture

In message ,
Robert in CA writes:



btw since I have your attention,. is there
a way to record from the computer to a device
or drive or flash key or something?

Record what?
[]

Likely to be "screen recording".

[]
I used to make miscellaneous VHS tapes with
all sorts of programs on them. With the advent
of DVD's I've lost those programs. I've managed
to find some of them online on YouTube etc. and
would to record them somehow because I've found
that over time some links no longer work and the
documentary can no longer be found, at least in
the original version.

Robert


If you're talking about capturing video from external sources, then
you'll need extra hardware - unless you've got a particular kind of
multimedia PC that already has it. Almost anything currently available
will _probably_ manage: old SD video (especially NTSC) isn't
particularly demanding, and VHS is even more bandwidth-limited. Expect
to be disappointed by the quality though - it's amazing what we put up
with (or even didn't notice!) in the VHS era. (The difficulty might be
finding a working player, especially one with hifi sound if your
recordings had that, to connect to the hardware!)

If you want to capture video from websites that contain it, such as
YouTube, that's a different matter: the main point is that general
"screen recording" software isn't particularly good at it - it mostly
can't capture at better resolution than the screen window, will capture
mouse movements and computer noises, and may even just record a black
(or green!) rectangle for that patch of screen.

This subject has been discussed recently, and will be again. I'll
mention the two I use: usually I try with the version of DownloadHelper
that works with my old version of Firefox (27.0), and that actually
works in most cases including most YouTube (the free version that works
with modern versions of Chrome is less satisfactory - in particular it
doesn't work with YouTube at all, and will only let you record at
maximum resolution once every couple of hours). The one that I think has
so far worked with everything is youtube-dl: despite the name, it
_doesn't_ only work with youtube. It _is_ commandline, but unlike most,
if you just use it in default mode, thus
youtube-dl URL
where URL is the address of the page containing the video, it'll work.
(It does have lots of extra parameters you can use if you want, but you
really don't have to.) Note: paste (the URL) into a command window with
alt-space e p - hardly any typing required.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Old professors don't fade away - they just lose their faculties.
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  #167  
Old July 18th 19, 07:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert in CA
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Posts: 519
Default Win7 support: video capture




btw since I have your attention,. is there
a way to record from the computer to a device
or drive or flash key or something?

Record what?
[]

Likely to be "screen recording".

[]
I used to make miscellaneous VHS tapes with
all sorts of programs on them. With the advent
of DVD's I've lost those programs. I've managed
to find some of them online on YouTube etc. and
would to record them somehow because I've found
that over time some links no longer work and the
documentary can no longer be found, at least in
the original version.

Robert


If you're talking about capturing video from external sources, then
you'll need extra hardware - unless you've got a particular kind of
multimedia PC that already has it. Almost anything currently available
will _probably_ manage: old SD video (especially NTSC) isn't
particularly demanding, and VHS is even more bandwidth-limited. Expect
to be disappointed by the quality though - it's amazing what we put up
with (or even didn't notice!) in the VHS era. (The difficulty might be
finding a working player, especially one with hifi sound if your
recordings had that, to connect to the hardware!)

If you want to capture video from websites that contain it, such as
YouTube, that's a different matter: the main point is that general
"screen recording" software isn't particularly good at it - it mostly
can't capture at better resolution than the screen window, will capture
mouse movements and computer noises, and may even just record a black
(or green!) rectangle for that patch of screen.

This subject has been discussed recently, and will be again. I'll
mention the two I use: usually I try with the version of DownloadHelper
that works with my old version of Firefox (27.0), and that actually
works in most cases including most YouTube (the free version that works
with modern versions of Chrome is less satisfactory - in particular it
doesn't work with YouTube at all, and will only let you record at
maximum resolution once every couple of hours). The one that I think has
so far worked with everything is youtube-dl: despite the name, it
_doesn't_ only work with youtube. It _is_ commandline, but unlike most,
if you just use it in default mode, thus
youtube-dl URL
where URL is the address of the page containing the video, it'll work.
(It does have lots of extra parameters you can use if you want, but you
really don't have to.) Note: paste (the URL) into a command window with
alt-space e p - hardly any typing required.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Old professors don't fade away - they just lose their faculties.




Paul didn't think there were anything good
out there that worked or if it did it came
with adware.

It seems to have a high review rating but I
checked the reviews and seems some people
have a problem with it.

I checked up and this is an add-on to FF is
this free or something I have to pay for? How
does the video get stored? Within DownloadHelper
itself or can I select my HD?

Thanks,
Robert
  #168  
Old July 18th 19, 07:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert in CA
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Posts: 519
Default Win7 support:

On Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:20:09 AM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2:45:22 PM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
[]
Above the download button it says that
Classic Shell is no longer in active
development but I assume I could still
use it?
[]
Whereas this link finds the executable needed.

https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases


https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-S...wnload/v4.4.13
1/OpenShellSetup_4_4_131.exe

OpenShellSetup_4_4_131.exe 7,086,592 bytes
[]
Thanks for that, Paul.

Having said that, the version on the original website may have stopped
development, but I'm using it, and it works well: since 7 stopped
development a while back too ... though I have downloaded 4_4_131 (I
assume that includes a 32-bit setup as well) and _might_ get round to
looking at what's been added (-:
btw since I have your attention,. is there
a way to record from the computer to a device
or drive or flash key or something?
Record what?
[]
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"I'm a paranoid agnostic. I doubt the existence of God, but I'm sure there is
some force, somewhere, working against me." - Marc Maron





That's why I always go to Paul for
downloads etc and he knows my history
and system very well.

Robert


I'm sure someone knows of a better video recorder
for desktop than I do.

I always seem to test the bad ones.

I got a copy of CamStudio before they put adware
in it, and that's why I could test it :-/

Paul




What do you think of DownloadHelper?

Robert
  #169  
Old July 18th 19, 07:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert in CA
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Posts: 519
Default Win7 support:

On Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:20:09 AM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2:45:22 PM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
[]
Above the download button it says that
Classic Shell is no longer in active
development but I assume I could still
use it?
[]
Whereas this link finds the executable needed.

https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases


https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-S...wnload/v4.4.13
1/OpenShellSetup_4_4_131.exe

OpenShellSetup_4_4_131.exe 7,086,592 bytes
[]
Thanks for that, Paul.

Having said that, the version on the original website may have stopped
development, but I'm using it, and it works well: since 7 stopped
development a while back too ... though I have downloaded 4_4_131 (I
assume that includes a 32-bit setup as well) and _might_ get round to
looking at what's been added (-:
btw since I have your attention,. is there
a way to record from the computer to a device
or drive or flash key or something?
Record what?
[]
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"I'm a paranoid agnostic. I doubt the existence of God, but I'm sure there is
some force, somewhere, working against me." - Marc Maron





That's why I always go to Paul for
downloads etc and he knows my history
and system very well.

Robert


I'm sure someone knows of a better video recorder
for desktop than I do.

I always seem to test the bad ones.

I got a copy of CamStudio before they put adware
in it, and that's why I could test it :-/

Paul




Would this be the correct download page if I wanted
to install it? Should I?

https://www.downloadhelper.net/

Robert
  #170  
Old July 18th 19, 08:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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Posts: 10,348
Default Win7 support:

Robert in CA wrote:
On Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:20:09 AM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2:45:22 PM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
[]
Above the download button it says that
Classic Shell is no longer in active
development but I assume I could still
use it?
[]
Whereas this link finds the executable needed.

https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases


https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-S...wnload/v4.4.13
1/OpenShellSetup_4_4_131.exe

OpenShellSetup_4_4_131.exe 7,086,592 bytes
[]
Thanks for that, Paul.

Having said that, the version on the original website may have stopped
development, but I'm using it, and it works well: since 7 stopped
development a while back too ... though I have downloaded 4_4_131 (I
assume that includes a 32-bit setup as well) and _might_ get round to
looking at what's been added (-:
btw since I have your attention,. is there
a way to record from the computer to a device
or drive or flash key or something?
Record what?
[]
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"I'm a paranoid agnostic. I doubt the existence of God, but I'm sure there is
some force, somewhere, working against me." - Marc Maron



That's why I always go to Paul for
downloads etc and he knows my history
and system very well.

Robert

I'm sure someone knows of a better video recorder
for desktop than I do.

I always seem to test the bad ones.

I got a copy of CamStudio before they put adware
in it, and that's why I could test it :-/

Paul




Would this be the correct download page if I wanted
to install it? Should I?

https://www.downloadhelper.net/

Robert


I use Youtube-dl, and run it from Linux.

It handles more than just Youtube, but you also
have to keep updating it, as the sites work to
make themselves in-compatible with Youtube-DL.

Things that integrate into a web browser, it's hard
to tell what they're doing. It's because of the
un-trsutworthy nature of web plugins, that I don't
collect them. Adobe Flash is still installed though.
Even though it doesn't work very often.

Paul
  #171  
Old July 18th 19, 09:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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Posts: 306
Default Win7 support: video capture

In message ,
Robert in CA writes:
[]
Paul didn't think there were anything good
out there that worked or if it did it came
with adware.


(So you _are_ talking of capturing video from websites, not from a VHS
tape or similar. It'd probably save time when Paul or I [or anyone else]
ask you "do you mean this or that", you were to answer which you mean as
the first line of your post. I think a lot of the W10 upgrade thread,
for example, would have gone more smoothly if you'd answered
clarification questions earlier. Observation made not for the sake of
criticism, but in the interests of helping us all move forward.)

It seems to have a high review rating but I


(And say what "it" is. I _think_ you mean, in this case, DownloadHelper.
But I'm not sure!)

checked the reviews and seems some people
have a problem with it.

I checked up and this is an add-on to FF is
this free or something I have to pay for? How


If you _are_ talking about DownloadHelper, it is available as an add-on
to Firefox, Chrome, and I think some other browsers. There are free and
paid versions (well there are for modern Chrome, and were for old
Firefox - I don't use modern Firefox, but I expect it is the same
there). In modern Chrome, the free version sometimes won't let you use
it - I'm not sure if only at maximum resolution or at all - more than
once in 90 or 120 minutes. On the version that worked with my old
Firefox, the paid version would do format conversion on the fly and
various other utilities; I never bought that as I have other
format-conversion utilities, and VLC plays most formats anyway, and I
have lots of disc space for the moment so just keep what comes (I don't
download a lot of complete movies, in fact I think I only have about 5).

does the video get stored? Within DownloadHelper
itself or can I select my HD?


No, it gets stored on the HD. In my old Firefox, I always get the usual
where-shall-I-put-it dialog - I have FF set to ask me that for downloads
anyway, and don't know if DLH picked that up or has its own setting; in
Chrome, I've found where it puts it rather hard to control (but that
could just be me), but it is definitely stored on the disc, not within
DLH in some way.

The command-line youtube-dl, if used plain, stores the saved video file
in the folder your command window is running in; you can specify
otherwise, but that involves using more parameters. I just have a
temporary folder - with a copy of youtube-dl.exe (it's less than 8M) in
it - and just use "command window here", then use it, and move the
result afterwards. So it's: encounter a webpage with a video I want to
save on it; copy the URL (address); go to temp folder; "command window
here"; type youtube-dl followed by a space; paste (ctrl-space, E, P).
That's all there is to it, and is easier to do than describe. The "go to
temp folder" stage means I'll have explorer open there already, so
moving (and renaming first, often) the video file is ready-easy.

Thanks,
Robert


John
--


Three- (or four-) way referendum, if we _have_ to have another one.

(Where has the "treat northern Ireland differently" option gone?)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Nunc Tutus Exitus Computarus (It is now safe to turn off your computer).
  #172  
Old July 18th 19, 09:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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Posts: 306
Default Win7 support:

In message ,
Robert in CA writes:
[]
Would this be the correct download page if I wanted
to install it? Should I?

https://www.downloadhelper.net/

Robert


Yes it's a valid download page. You have little to lose by trying it -
you don't have to use it if you don't like how it works, and can always
unload it. I haven't downloaded it recently, so will give the usual
warnings - watch out for extras you don't want, both during the download
and during the install.

Do also get youtube-dl.exe; don't be put off by Paul's mention of Linux
- it works just as well in Windows.

All such download things have a constant arms race with operators of
video-containing websites. Some have automatic updaters, some manual. So
far, the only times I've found youtube-dl has failed, I've updated it
(very simple: you type "youtube-dl -U"), and the new version had already
had incorporated into it whatever had broken the previous version.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
-Robert Maynard Hutchins, educator (1899-1977)
  #173  
Old July 19th 19, 02:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert in CA
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Posts: 519
Default Win7 support:


Would this be the correct download page if I wanted
to install it? Should I?

https://www.downloadhelper.net/

Robert


Yes it's a valid download page. You have little to lose by trying it -
you don't have to use it if you don't like how it works, and can always
unload it. I haven't downloaded it recently, so will give the usual
warnings - watch out for extras you don't want, both during the download
and during the install.

Do also get youtube-dl.exe; don't be put off by Paul's mention of Linux
- it works just as well in Windows.

All such download things have a constant arms race with operators of
video-containing websites. Some have automatic updaters, some manual. So
far, the only times I've found youtube-dl has failed, I've updated it
(very simple: you type "youtube-dl -U"), and the new version had already
had incorporated into it whatever had broken the previous version.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
-Robert Maynard Hutchins, educator (1899-1977)




I started to download it to give it a try
and it took me to this page asking me to
download another:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ownloadhelper/

Just wondering if this is normal and should I proceed?

Robert
  #174  
Old July 19th 19, 08:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert in CA
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Posts: 519
Default Win7 support:

On Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12:46:59 PM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
On Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:20:09 AM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2:45:22 PM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
[]
Above the download button it says that
Classic Shell is no longer in active
development but I assume I could still
use it?
[]
Whereas this link finds the executable needed.

https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases


https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-S...wnload/v4.4.13
1/OpenShellSetup_4_4_131.exe

OpenShellSetup_4_4_131.exe 7,086,592 bytes
[]
Thanks for that, Paul.

Having said that, the version on the original website may have stopped
development, but I'm using it, and it works well: since 7 stopped
development a while back too ... though I have downloaded 4_4_131 (I
assume that includes a 32-bit setup as well) and _might_ get round to
looking at what's been added (-:
btw since I have your attention,. is there
a way to record from the computer to a device
or drive or flash key or something?
Record what?
[]
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"I'm a paranoid agnostic. I doubt the existence of God, but I'm sure there is
some force, somewhere, working against me." - Marc Maron



That's why I always go to Paul for
downloads etc and he knows my history
and system very well.

Robert
I'm sure someone knows of a better video recorder
for desktop than I do.

I always seem to test the bad ones.

I got a copy of CamStudio before they put adware
in it, and that's why I could test it :-/

Paul




Would this be the correct download page if I wanted
to install it? Should I?

https://www.downloadhelper.net/

Robert


I use Youtube-dl, and run it from Linux.

It handles more than just Youtube, but you also
have to keep updating it, as the sites work to
make themselves in-compatible with Youtube-DL.

Things that integrate into a web browser, it's hard
to tell what they're doing. It's because of the
un-trsutworthy nature of web plugins, that I don't
collect them. Adobe Flash is still installed though.
Even though it doesn't work very often.

Paul




That sounds beyond me like the FFMPEG.
I do have Adobe Flash installed but I
can't use that to create movies only to
watch them is that not correct?

Robert
  #175  
Old July 19th 19, 10:14 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert in CA
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Posts: 519
Default Win7 support:


[]
Would this be the correct download page if I wanted
to install it? Should I?

https://www.downloadhelper.net/

Robert


Yes it's a valid download page. You have little to lose by trying it -
you don't have to use it if you don't like how it works, and can always
unload it. I haven't downloaded it recently, so will give the usual
warnings - watch out for extras you don't want, both during the download
and during the install.

Do also get youtube-dl.exe; don't be put off by Paul's mention of Linux
- it works just as well in Windows.

All such download things have a constant arms race with operators of
video-containing websites. Some have automatic updaters, some manual. So
far, the only times I've found youtube-dl has failed, I've updated it
(very simple: you type "youtube-dl -U"), and the new version had already
had incorporated into it whatever had broken the previous version.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
-Robert Maynard Hutchins, educator (1899-1977)


I re-read your post and saw you recommend
YouTube -DL which is what Paul uses and yes
I was put off by Linux. So maybe I will give
that a try first. Is this the correct download
page for YouTube-DL?

https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/index.html

Robert
  #176  
Old July 19th 19, 10:31 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert in CA
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Posts: 519
Default Win7 support:

On Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12:46:59 PM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
On Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:20:09 AM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2:45:22 PM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
[]
Above the download button it says that
Classic Shell is no longer in active
development but I assume I could still
use it?
[]
Whereas this link finds the executable needed.

https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases


https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-S...wnload/v4.4.13
1/OpenShellSetup_4_4_131.exe

OpenShellSetup_4_4_131.exe 7,086,592 bytes
[]
Thanks for that, Paul.

Having said that, the version on the original website may have stopped
development, but I'm using it, and it works well: since 7 stopped
development a while back too ... though I have downloaded 4_4_131 (I
assume that includes a 32-bit setup as well) and _might_ get round to
looking at what's been added (-:
btw since I have your attention,. is there
a way to record from the computer to a device
or drive or flash key or something?
Record what?
[]
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"I'm a paranoid agnostic. I doubt the existence of God, but I'm sure there is
some force, somewhere, working against me." - Marc Maron



That's why I always go to Paul for
downloads etc and he knows my history
and system very well.

Robert
I'm sure someone knows of a better video recorder
for desktop than I do.

I always seem to test the bad ones.

I got a copy of CamStudio before they put adware
in it, and that's why I could test it :-/

Paul




Would this be the correct download page if I wanted
to install it? Should I?

https://www.downloadhelper.net/

Robert


I use Youtube-dl, and run it from Linux.

It handles more than just Youtube, but you also
have to keep updating it, as the sites work to
make themselves in-compatible with Youtube-DL.

Things that integrate into a web browser, it's hard
to tell what they're doing. It's because of the
un-trsutworthy nature of web plugins, that I don't
collect them. Adobe Flash is still installed though.
Even though it doesn't work very often.

Paul


I tried installing YouTube -dl but don't know if I
have and if I have I don't know how to use it. To
create different site pages than it already has.

https://postimg.cc/Xpkt3xjS

https://postimg.cc/cg35zB9z

https://postimg.cc/HrPZshFK

https://postimg.cc/Tp5qJ3sk

https://postimg.cc/9rywfRKj

https://postimg.cc/QKGxLSXK

When I open up 'all programs' I see nothing
new has been added. Do I have to do more?

Thoughts?
Robert
  #177  
Old July 19th 19, 10:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert in CA
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I checked Programs and Features also
downloads and it's not listed. So
I must have done something wrong?

Do I need to make an account or
something? Because I see no icon
or program to start it?

Robert
  #178  
Old July 19th 19, 10:55 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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Posts: 10,348
Default Win7 support:

Robert in CA wrote:

That sounds beyond me like the FFMPEG.
I do have Adobe Flash installed but I
can't use that to create movies only to
watch them is that not correct?

Robert


I installed it, in Windows 10 in a VM, with a
Firefox 67 or so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_DownloadHelper

It asks for a "Companion App".
This is what it expects you to download.

https://github.com/mi-g/vdhcoapp

So what happens is:

1) Download and install Video_DownloadHelper
2) Try to snag your first Youtube video.
3) It gets part way through and asks for Companion App.
And that file is not coming from the Mozilla site
as far as I know.
4) Now, when you download a video, it's going to save it,
put a watermark on top of it, and ask you to pay to
remove the watermark.

*******

I think the problem here, is John is using the old version
which is .xpi based (works in Firefox 52ESR perhaps).

The newer version is for WebExtensions on the newer browsers.
And it got broken into two or more pieces.

Just a guess.

Maybe John can elaborate on how well the .xpi version works.

Paul
  #179  
Old July 19th 19, 11:14 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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Robert in CA wrote:
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Would this be the correct download page if I wanted
to install it? Should I?

https://www.downloadhelper.net/

Robert

Yes it's a valid download page. You have little to lose by trying it -
you don't have to use it if you don't like how it works, and can always
unload it. I haven't downloaded it recently, so will give the usual
warnings - watch out for extras you don't want, both during the download
and during the install.

Do also get youtube-dl.exe; don't be put off by Paul's mention of Linux
- it works just as well in Windows.

All such download things have a constant arms race with operators of
video-containing websites. Some have automatic updaters, some manual. So
far, the only times I've found youtube-dl has failed, I've updated it
(very simple: you type "youtube-dl -U"), and the new version had already
had incorporated into it whatever had broken the previous version.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
-Robert Maynard Hutchins, educator (1899-1977)


I re-read your post and saw you recommend
YouTube -DL which is what Paul uses and yes
I was put off by Linux. So maybe I will give
that a try first. Is this the correct download
page for YouTube-DL?

https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/index.html

Robert


https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl

https://yt-dl.org/latest/youtube-dl.exe == for Windows users

"Windows users can download an .exe file and place it in any
location on their PATH except for %SYSTEMROOT%\System32
(e.g. do *not* put it in C:\Windows\System32). "

I would probably just put the program in the same folder
as the downloads are going into.

Paul
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Old July 19th 19, 11:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert in CA
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On Friday, July 19, 2019 at 3:14:35 AM UTC-7, Paul wrote:
Robert in CA wrote:
[]
Would this be the correct download page if I wanted
to install it? Should I?

https://www.downloadhelper.net/

Robert
Yes it's a valid download page. You have little to lose by trying it -
you don't have to use it if you don't like how it works, and can always
unload it. I haven't downloaded it recently, so will give the usual
warnings - watch out for extras you don't want, both during the download
and during the install.

Do also get youtube-dl.exe; don't be put off by Paul's mention of Linux
- it works just as well in Windows.

All such download things have a constant arms race with operators of
video-containing websites. Some have automatic updaters, some manual. So
far, the only times I've found youtube-dl has failed, I've updated it
(very simple: you type "youtube-dl -U"), and the new version had already
had incorporated into it whatever had broken the previous version.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
-Robert Maynard Hutchins, educator (1899-1977)


I re-read your post and saw you recommend
YouTube -DL which is what Paul uses and yes
I was put off by Linux. So maybe I will give
that a try first. Is this the correct download
page for YouTube-DL?

https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/index.html

Robert


https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl

https://yt-dl.org/latest/youtube-dl.exe == for Windows users

"Windows users can download an .exe file and place it in any
location on their PATH except for %SYSTEMROOT%\System32
(e.g. do *not* put it in C:\Windows\System32). "

I would probably just put the program in the same folder
as the downloads are going into.

Paul



Thanks for the link; I'll try it but a more pressing issue has
come up. I was using my Imagine Imagining software when it
suddenly was gone. Sometimes that happens and its get overloaded
or whatever and shuts down and I just restart it and carry on. It
doesn't happen allot but only once in awhile but this time it gave
me this message and I cannot find it in Programs and Features.

https://postimg.cc/p580kwY7

What happened? I got a message from Avast
shortly thereafter that it had blocked an
attempt. I can't remember what it was.

So how do I get my Dell imaging back and not loose the data?
Would a Macrium restore restore the Dell Imaging software?
I have the original disk and can reload the program but I had
allot of data I don't want to loose on there.

I tried restarting the computer and still the same.

Thoughts/suggestions?
Robert
 




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