I am usually using Video Download Helper to get videos from YouTube but it is not getting anything now other than ADP videos. I tried youtube-dl and it says "video unavailable". I assume the folks that make YouTube-dl are working at figuring out how to solve the YouTube video download issue. I am going to have some faith they will figure it out fairly soon and I suppose life will go on without being able to download videos from YouTube.
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I haven't had any problem downloading from youtube with youtube-dl lately. Do you have a link? Have you updated youtube-dl?
Oops! I just tried a few random videos and am seeing the same error. It must have changed in the last day or two.
Last edited by jagabo; 11th Sep 2019 at 11:06.
I tried updating just before my earlier post but there was nothing new. But after seeing your latest post I tried again. The update succeeded and I was able to download from youtube.
Asking youtube-dl for it's version number and not getting it - or am I misunderstanding what that option does.
[debug] System config: 
[debug] User config: 
[debug] Custom config: 
[debug] Command-line args: ['-version']
Usage: youtube-dl [OPTIONS] URL [URL...]
youtube-dl: error: invalid rate limit specified
I noticed problems downloading & streaming around 18:00 BST and for the rest of the evening.
For me, Internet Download Manager picked up no downloads even though videos played fine (in Firefox & Google Chrome).
YouTube-dl caught nothing when inputting a video URL.
Same for Internet Download Accelerator (which also uses YouTube-dl).
No videos streamed when inputting video URL into either VLC or PotPlayer.
Whether this was a world-wide problem I don't know.
What I do know is that this morning when I tried, everything was working again as normal.
Bless you for taking pity on me.
Also the reason why I couldn't get any free proxies to work with youtube-dl until now (hangs head in shame).
Last edited by sambat; 12th Sep 2019 at 14:29. Reason: Further expose myself to ridicule.