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  1. A simple 'front-end' to the great 'youtube-dl' - credit to their authors. TUBE4 features five fully independent, asynchronous 'youtube-dl' downloaders.



    INFO
    This is just a program I made a couple of years ago to simplify a few things for me. I decided to clean it up a little over these past days. Maybe it's of some use to other people.

    TUBE4 is x64 ONLY and requires .NET Framework v4.6.2 or greater.

    DOWNLOAD (Windows 7 x64 or greater) - ONLY TESTED ON WINDOWS 10.
    This programme is currently in BETA stage - expect anomalies, please report.

    DOWNLOAD (portable version) (Windows 7 x64 or greater) - ONLY TESTED ON WINDOWS 10.
    This programme is currently in BETA stage - expect anomalies, please report.

    Please Note: This is just a very simple, intentionally, simple front-end to Youtube-dl, with very few options.
    Last edited by video.baba; 10th Feb 2019 at 05:19. Reason: Update
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  2. QUICK START GUIDE

    DOWNLOADERS
    Five fully independent, asynchronous, 'youtube-dl' downloaders.


    FORMAT SELECTION
    You can select your format-quality using the button that appears after scanning.
    The ‘youtube-dl’ default format of ‘best’ is also selected by TUBE4 by default.
    The current selected format is highlighted as shown below:



    You can also link video and audio IDs by ‘right’ clicking a video only format followed by an audio only format, see below:




    PLAYLIST/PROXY
    Press the little 'PL' button to get the whole playlist if your video you're downloading is part of a playlist.
    Press the little 'PX' button to use a proxy. (You need to add a valid proxy beforehand).
    Last edited by video.baba; 9th Feb 2019 at 06:36.
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  3. BETA 2
    Added a couple more options:
    -Download youtube captions.
    -Download video playlist if video part of a playlist.
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  4. BETA3
    Just a few code clean-ups and moved the playlist option on to the individual downloader panels (a small P).
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  5. BETA 5
    Changed interface, re-started from scratch... I was bored.
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  6. BETA 6:
    Added 'Retry' button.
    Leave download title displayed after download.
    Added button 'ToolTips'.
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    Thanks!.. will try this
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  8. Thanks. Anything bizarre let me know.
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    Hi,

    I Installed the program, it works great!

    I like the Visuals!, clean and simple.

    I do have some comments and grouses tho.

    1. when I select Format, it does not show (best) or recommended (might help some people to show this.

    2. it installs some dlls, and installs to the computer, I do not know what is installed, maybe spyware/addware (please do not feel insulted, I choose to trust you, I therefore installed it) so this should be handled in some way. Personally I would prefer a Portable app so I could run it from a portable drive, this will also make me more comfortable as nothing need installing.

    3. There is no summary or details after the download, I do not know if a malformed bitstream is present in the download, nor do I know it there was 1 if it was fixed. I intentionally downloaded a file with this error which I was able to fix with the commandline+ffmpeg in youtube-dl


    I will keep you updated if any errors prop up
    Last edited by syalazar; 5th Feb 2019 at 12:34. Reason: Added new findings
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  10. Thanks for the feedback, glad it seems to work fine.

    From your comments:
    1: When you select 'Format it *should* show you the "best-recommended" or whichever format you have changed to. You should see this:

    Format ID is displayed at the top and chosen format should be high-lighted as in the screen shot. Can you confirm if this is the case or not?

    2: Those DLLs are part of FFMPEG, contained in the TUBE4 bin/ folder. No DLLs are placed outside TUBE4 folder. For now, you can just 'prune' the folder and move it anywhere.

    3: At the moment, if no summary/message is shown after the download then... "No News is Good News". Currently, only errors are shown and for malformed bitstreams, this will be fixed automatically without notification.
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  11. Started to add some instructions. Well, a 'quick start guide' at least. Post #2
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  12. BETA7:
    Corrected an accidental double-click in format selection.
    Corrected the title display in the formats window after selection.
    Corrected the format|resolution info on the downloader after linked format update.
    Add an exception 'Catch' in the URL scan deserialisation procedure.
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    hi, your very nice app don't support --user-agent mode...
    i want download stream like this: youtube-dl https://hls.hydrax.net/6crB7cd765********/playlist.m3u8 --user-agent "Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 10_14 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.1.1 Mobile/15E148 Safari/605.1.15"
    this string work with youtube-dl...

    please, on future new realise, implement this possibility....
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  14. Thanks for the comment. I'm certainly not a 'youtube-dl' expert, but I'll look into your comment tomorrow when I have more time.
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    if you are interested in learning more about the topic, read my post about youtube-dl and --user-agent here: https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/391939-grabbing-video-streams-ffmpeg
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  16. Thanks for the link, I just had a quick speed-read, I'll read again later when I have more time - cooking and cleaning to do

    I've not dealt with, I mean I don't know much about 'user agent' at the moment so as I read into that a little more later I have just a few questions about its implementation into TUBE4.

    1. Is it something that just needs an option to input the user-agent text (you would write or paste it in), similar to the 'TEMPLATE' options.
    2. Would this be a GLOBAL option? What I mean is... Is it something that would get applied, if needed, to ALL TUBE4 downloaders? Saved in "settings".
    3. Would it need an ON|OFF switch on each TUBE4 downloader, similar to the PL|PX options?
    4. I guess, from the little information I have just read, that it may better to have a 'list' of user-agents stored and you select the appropriate one?

    Speak soon...
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    i think option 3...
    and for question to point 4. it would not be necessary.... just write it manually....
    the question (for me, my personally opinion) it would implement the function --user-agent because I know that many sites they adopt a different behavior between pc desktop and device mobile, then with switch to user-agent it is possible download streaming .m3u8 file! that's all!
    however this is not a global rule... on more site this behavior not work... but anyway, i might as well try!
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