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Flashgot lost its ability to download from youtube

Postby TalonKarrde » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:11 pm

I'm using the latest Flashgot (1.5.6.14) on Firefox 52 ESR.

For some time now I can not get any youtube download. In the past, Flashgot used to offer a secondary menu with the various formats and resolutions the particular YT page offered. This submenu is gone - I only get the option to get separate mp4 and m4a downloads of an audio and a (soundless) video track in the primary menu that appears when I right-click on the media download icon.

Is there something I can do to fix this beyond waiting for a bug fix (hopefully to arrive in autumn)?
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Re: Flashgot lost its ability to download from youtube

Postby FlashGotter » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:30 pm

Workarounds with a player that will play both files concurrently:

Try VLC. Search in their forums and in their wiki documentation. Plenty of 'Media' menu options for
this kind of playback in their UI.
If you're lucky VLC will also convert both to a single file. It's a bit hit and miss if you aren't a video geek,
but it does have the tools if you want to spend the time learning.

For a better and more complete solution there is mkvtoolnix. I believe there's a windows version now.
This involves you converting the video to matroska - pretty simple - and from there the application has
tools to combine audio with the .mkv file for a keeper.
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Re: Flashgot lost its ability to download from youtube

Postby therube » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:40 pm

Confirmed.
(I was going to say something some time back, but then thought, why?)

I will note, that the... what was it now... ? ... perhaps that flashgot.media.Youtube.* prefs differed between a new & existing Profile (though not that the new Profile did any better on Youtube).
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Re: Flashgot lost its ability to download from youtube

Postby GrumpyOldNan » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:53 pm

Howdy therube, long time :)

Sniffing media's all changed with ggle enforcing scripting before it will even display its home page, much less
load files for html player. Giorgio's got a task ahead.
It annoys me that I'm forced to run the youtb player before I can lift an audio file with FG, but since most audio
doesn't exactly break the bandwidth bank, a double dl isn't so bad.

Youtb is as much of a minefield for the casual visitor (ie naked and no ggle whitelist) as ggle now, with default auto displays of stupid choices made by geo-ip and auto playing endlessly if you don't remember to toggle the follow-on button before you get called away from the desk.
Bookmarklet searching is a must for me now.
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Re: Flashgot lost its ability to download from youtube

Postby therube » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:19 pm

Bookmarklet searching is a must for me now.

Just don't look to use your bookmarklets in FF 59.
While they will work, you now have to Allow the top-level domain first, which contradicts, well, everything.
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Re: Flashgot lost its ability to download from youtube

Postby GrumpyOldN » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:54 pm

have to Allow the top-level domain first, which contradicts, well, everything.


Indeed, I'm talking about an actual real client-included browser space, not a zombie clickfest.
I see that ESR's eol has been extended yet again; haha, reminiscent of MS with XP.
FGot still makes good work of sniffing on sites I'm interested in, not mainstream media ones, so
I'm not so upset about staying with it for the time being.

Also, I noted from sampling a couple of pages, that the webm video files from gargle are matroska-ready, so using the mkvtoolnix converter/muxer thingy is instantaneous and needs no tweaking.
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