I felt that youtube-dl and ffmpeg are to complex to use for the common end-user.
So I decided to write a simple freeware User Interface (UI) to download video and audio streams (from Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Twitch, Veoh, BBC, +900 more sites) to a videofile or mp3file.
Remark: YoutubeVideoDownloader is now renamed to TVDownloader
So here is my freeware TVDownloader
There is no website for my tool, the only source is here.
Feel free to comment and test here.
This program downloads video and audio streams (from Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Twitch, Veoh, BBC, +900 more sites) to a videofile or mp3file.
For a complete list of supported sites click here.
Version 1.0 (12/03/2016) youtube.com supported
Version 1.1 (19/04/2016) vimeo.com support added
Version 1.2 (04/06/2016) mp3 download added
Version 1.3 (18/11/2016) video resolution choice added
Version 1.4 (06/02/2017) support for +900 sites added
Version 1.7 (28/06/2017) userid/password support and added resolutions
Version 1.8 (28/07/2017) added option to download subtitles and write metadata to video/audio file
Version 1.9 (18/08/2017) engine replacement for vrt.be, vier.be, vijf.be, youtube.com, ...
Download and Installation
Start TVDownloader. This will open a dialog box.
Open your Internet browser and search for the webpage containing the video/audio you want to download (Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Twitch, Veoh, BBC, +900 more sites supported).
Copy your video URL to the "Video Source URL" field in TVDownloader.
If the site requires a userid/password, please provide this.
Click the "Select Folder" button to specify the "Output Folder" where you want to download your video/audio.
Change the Video Resolution option: Best, 1080p, 720p, 540p, 480p, 432p, 360p. Some video resolutions may not be available.
Check/Uncheck option to Download Subtitles (SRT) if available
Check/Uncheck option to Write Metadata into Video/Audio file.
To download the video, click the "Download Video" button.
The video will be downloaded into the specified folder.
To extract and convert the audio from the video, click the "Save MP3" button. The audio of the video will be extract and converted into an mp3 file in the specified folder (VBR average 190kbit/s).
Remark: If you only need the audio part, you don't have to click the "Download Video" button.
If TVDownloader does not start, the most common cause is that HTA applications cannot start on your pc, or you have removed Internet Explorer or Edge browser completely from your pc. TVDownloader uses HTA (Microsoft HTML Application) based on Internet Explorer.
Normally, even when you don't use Internet Explorer or when it is not installed, Microsoft still installs the necessary core files to keep HTA applications working.
If these HTA corefiles are not available on your pc, you can try to fix this as follows:
First check if you have c:\windows\system32\mshta.exe on your pc. If not, try installing at least Internet Explorer 7.
If c:\windows\system32\mshta.exe is available, it could be possible that the link between .hta files and c:\windows\system32\mshta.exe is broken.
To fix this copy the lines below to a file called hta.reg (with notepad), save it and double click it to add these settings to the registry:
LicenseCode:Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ;Open HTA files with MSHTA.EXE [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.hta] "Application"="mshta.exe" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.hta\OpenWithList] "a"="MSHTA.EXE" "MRUList"="a"
This software is distributed as freeware. It is based upon open-source youtube-dl and ffmpeg software. If you keep using this software, send me an appreciation or feedback e-mail for my programming effort and sharing this tool for free.
Or even better, buy me a coffee .
This software and the accompanying files are supplied "as is", without any express or implied warranty. In no event shall the author be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages from the use of this software. The tool is in no way related with, owned by or created by any of these video-sites.
By using TVDownloader, you agree to the terms of service contained in TVDownloader Copyright Infringement Policy Please read this document carefully before using TVDownloader. Simply stated: this software is only for private use, do not make video archives, do not spread or sell videos!
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Last edited by xplorr; 18th Aug 2017 at 10:46. Reason: New version
This is COOL! Genius. Thank you very much.
Was tempted to take a look under the hood. Wanted it portable so extracted your files (I'm nosey, forgive me ).
Now, maybe because of the way it exits this bare file structure (have not installed) I get the error
'The procedure entry point GetNumaNodeProcessorMaskEX could not be located in dynamic link library KERNAL32.dll'
Have I broken it? Get this error twice (first ffmpeg.exe crashes after download, then again straight after when probe crashes)
Not tried installing proper...the program works though. Downloads fine.
EDIT: I'll install. Let you know.
Vista x64. Probably me. Wait for more feedback before you go tweaking.
Might i ask, did you build this in an XP system?
It's something to do with the processor threads on my system, I think.
Might be unique to me for all I know. Not to worry.
At first i thought it might be some form of exception handling, now I think it's just Vista not being able to set the processor group.
Not a huge problem. Like I said, it works. Thanks again for such a tidy interface.
Edit: I don't get the errors if a video CANNOT be downloaded. The command shell closes without exception. Any ideas?
Last edited by transporterfan; 6th Feb 2017 at 15:19.
Hi xplorr, I tried your program to download an NHK VOD program and it worked flawlessly! Thank you very much
transporterfan helped point me in this direction so thanks to him as well
Hi. Can you make your program portable too? I prefer programs that we can use without any kind of installation . Just unzip /unrar the files and use it.
Created a new account here on VideoHelp just to thank you for this software. Thank you for taking the time to put that together for us. It's an amazing little piece of software and saves me lots of time downloading videos that I really need.
Hi. How to proceed when updated versions from ffmpeg or youtube-dl are available?
Just download such updated versions and paste on your program folder, replacing the old ones?
PS: can you provide a portable version for us too, not the only exe that you create and made it available here?
Thanks for your time!
hi, I download from CBS.com and ABC.com a lot and they have different resolutions like 576p and 648p would it be possible to make them available to download?
Could you allow the software to show a list or drop down box
Of all resolutions it finds/detects for the video URL you paste
Hi @xplorr ,
Many thanks for this software .
It works on XP sp3 ( 32bits ) .
Try done with "Zorba le grec" "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxdHMHuTxUQ"
I have been able to create a portable version .
=== batch for updating youtube-dl ( to be put in the folder containing youtube-dl.exe )
Cheers .JE SUIS CHARLIE !!!
Excelente programa me a servido e descargado algunas animes con los subtitulos
estaria bueno que tuviera un indicador de progreso para que no apareciera la ventana simbolo de sistema
cuando lo instale, en otra ubicacion se creo un archivo hta queria preguntarle si se podria modificar con el block de notas
RULOM 64, better in English. From a translator program:
Excellent program i served and downloaded some animes with subtitles
would be good to have a progress indicator so that it does not appear the command prompt window
when you install it, in another location was created an HTA file I wanted to ask if you could edit with notepad
And welcome to our forums.
Kindly develop some module for Iflix/Netflix
Hello thank for your software
I have an account in alphorm website (a site of tutorials) and I try to download( with your soft ) the videos of tutorials for studies in my pc but alphorm prohibits the download
for exemple ( i copied in source with explorer )
<video class="jw-video jw-reset" style="margin: 0px; left: 50%; top: 50%; width: 854px; height: 480px; transform: translate(-428px, -241px) scale(0.91, 0.92);" src="http://web.alphorm.com/FR_430/FR_430_02_00_part1.mp4?Expires=1495173692&Sign ature=hc~l6R0mwzNYR7mJoD3QTOMzZQLxxG~FmMl698qDwHuK DuEuhBYC6iT9oGaAC8C4copJ7LUg2i8zBdg-A3GRcIxX3f07zCe8BW-oZrtiquktHvcqKHnGjyGAhy8CANIkxQ7gaTdT9eUK-a-74Xu4ODwPNDCIsXvAtli9YqQ4iFg_&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJF2PMCJPGKXG2GEA" preload="none" disableRemotePlayback="" webkit-playsinline="" playsinline="" jw-loaded="data" jw-played=""></video>
i have windows\system32\mshta.exe in my syteme
have you one solution ?
( sorry for my english )
Last edited by marlonbrandade; 17th May 2017 at 05:49.
Awesome program xplorr - outstanding work.
I usually use Tubedigger but was having problems with one video for some reason (would freeze downloading everytime at 83%) and this did the trick.
(I used GetThemAll chrome browser extension to get the video files URL)
Last edited by notoriousrfp; 14th Jul 2017 at 15:03.