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    Join Date: Sep 2013
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    Using Google I was able to download movies from utube with internet download manager always came in mp4 format
    Latest IDM download made me switch to Google Chrome to download movies using the same program. the movies now come down as mkv that I can no longer convert to mpeg2 using format factory.
    IS there any way to get utube downloading to mp4 again or any other way to fix the problem so as I can play on my player

    since writing this post I have found that my u torrent download is also mkv opens with windows media player which fails to work when requested , so it seems all video downloads are now mkv format
    Last edited by kevinshere; 18th Jul 2014 at 22:01.
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  2. Your download tools probably use mkv since you are downloading streams which are using vp8/vp9 video (and probably ogg vorbis audio), which can not be packed into mp4.
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  3. Can you post example link to youtube video that came in mkv?
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    If it was vp8 or vp9, shouldn't it have used .webm instead of .mkv?

    Anyway, you can use: http://www.clipconverter.cc/
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  5. If it was vp8 or vp9, shouldn't it have used .webm instead of .mkv?
    just a choice of the programmer (+ webm = restricted mkv)
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