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YTD Install

- Getting "Abort, Retry, Ignore" error when installing the latest version of YTD.
- Getting a "file not found" error when running YTD.
- Uninstalling YTD?

Downloading videos

- Getting a Failed error when downloading a video.
- There is no sound for the downloaded video
- How can I record videos with YTD?
- Is Recording Streaming Video Allowable?
- Some videos downloaded with YTD have an unknown file type.
- Asking for a username / password when downloading a video from Facebook.
- Using a proxy server for downloading.
- The proxy server is requesting a password.

Converting and playing videos

- Receiving an error message when attempting to convert.
- Removing the video and keeping only the audio.
- Converting a video with YTD for iPod Touch.
- Not able to play a video file converted using YTD.
- Converting a file to video DVD or audio CD.
- Converting to PSP format is failing.
- Downloading videos with subtitles using YTD.

Miscellaneous

- Identifying the version of YTD.
- Not able to locate the video files downloaded/converted using YTD.
- Changing the name of the videos downloaded/converted using YTD
- Available languages for YTD.
- YTD for Mac and mobile devices.

License

- How can I recover my license?
- Can I transfer my license in case my computer crashes or it is replaced?
- Why do I receive a Communication Error message when trying to register my license key?
- Does YTD offer a free version?
- Does YTD offer a PRO version?
- What is the validity of a YTD Pro license?
- When does my YTD Pro license expire?
- How can I purchase a YTD Pro license?
- Can the YTD PRO license be used on multiple computers?


YTD Install

Getting "Abort, Retry, Ignore" error when installing the latest version of YTD.

The existing file is being used by Windows and cannot be modified. In case you are installing the new version of YTD in the same location as the previous one, make sure to close any instances of YTD that are running before installing a new version. We recommend you to restart your computer and try installing YTD again. In case the issue persists, uninstall the older version of YTD by using "Add or Remove Programs" in the Windows Control Panel and the install the latest version.

Getting a "file not found" error when running YTD.

In order to operate YTD requires Visual Basic Runtime. In case you don't have it installed you will receive these error: "A required file, MSVBVM60.DLL was not found" or "Class not registered, MSSTDFM.DLL needs to be installed on your machine." The issue can be solved by downloading and installing the Visual Basic Runtime from Microsoft. Make sure to restart your computer after the install.

Uninstalling YTD?

In order to uninstall YTD simply go to "Add or Remove Programs" in Windows Control Panel. Or select "Uninstall" from the "YTD Video Downloader" folder in the "Programs" section of the Windows "Start" menu.



Downloading videos

Getting a Failed error when downloading a video.

There can be multiple causes for this. First, make sure you are using the latest version of YTD by opening the program and going to “Help” > “Check for updates”.

YTD uses cookies on Internet Explorer to download videos. In case you encounter issues downloading videos from specific sites, try playing them in IE and try downloading the video while Internet Explorer is running. If you cannot view the video please make sure IE is up to date.

If you receive a "Pause, waiting for internet connection" or "Failed 6" error please perform the following actions: Regardless of your default web browser, reset your Internet Explorer settings by going to "Tools" (Alt + X keyboard shortcut) > "Internet Options" > "Advanced" tab. Select "Reset", making sure to choose the "Delete personal setting" check box.

YTD's connection can be blocked by your antivirus or firewall. Make sure to add YTD to your firewall's list of allowed programs. If the issue persists, try switching your Antivirus and/or Firewall off and try using YTD again.

If you are using AVG Internet Security please make sure to disable the AVG Accelerator option by going to "Options" -> "Advanced settings" -> "Web Browsing protection" -> "Online Shield".

In case you use Zone Alarm, go to COMPUTER Protected section, then to Application Control. Select YTD, click on the ? (question mark), select ALLOW. Try using YTD. If the issue persists please uninstall Zone Alarm from your computer and try again.

YTD's connection can be blocked by McAfee. When prompted about YTD's access, please select "Allow". If the issue persists please uninstall McAfee and try again.

As a final solution you can uninstall YTD. Run a registry cleaner program and reinstall YTD.

There is no sound for the downloaded video

If you encounter sound issues with the downloaded videos, please update your media player codecs. Otherwise we recommend you to use VLC player which can be downloaded for free from here: http://www.videolan.org/

How can I record videos with YTD?

YTD uses the URL from the web browser to download a video. Simply copy the URL from the address bar of your web browser and paste it to YTD and select "Download" in order to download the video to your computer.
For more details please check this video tutorial.

Is Recording Streaming Video Allowable?

We think that recording streaming videos for the later personal enjoyment or edification of yourself and members of your immediate household is allowable, whether as a "fair use" under the United States Copyright Act or the equivalent in the territory of the rights holder or you, or otherwise, and is the equivalent of using a digital video recorder (DVR), or an old fashioned VHS or Sony Betamax video recorder (we suspect that most of you don't remember the Betamax) hooked up to your TV, or a video camera pointed at your screen, to record. And there are many videos that are in the public domain (meaning, at least in the United States, there is no copyright or all copyright has fully and irrevocably expired), or where the copyright holders are okay with you saving or recording these videos for your later personal enjoyment or information. Some copyright holders are even okay with you making more copies of those videos or other works for the purpose of distributing them (or making them available) to others, without charging for them or otherwise financially benefitting, but this may be a pretty complex area of the law, and it isn't always crystal clear what a particular copyright holder may be okay with, and what the law is or may be, so we urge caution and unless you are certain about who the rights holder are and what they may be okay with please do not distribute or make them available to others. Sometimes a copyright holder will actually inform you that you can re-use or re-distribute their videos or other works, in whole, or in part, including by notifying the world at large that a particular Creative Commons type license [1] is applicable to a video. Here is where Creative Commons lists organizations and projects powered with Creative Commons licenses: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Content_Directories.

The Internet Archive has a large collection of educational and entertainment video's that are available either because they are in the public domain or have some sort of some, but not all rights, reserved Creative Commons type license: http://archive.org/index.php . Under C-SPAN's copyright policy a license is generally not required to post a recording of C-SPAN's video coverage of federal government events online for non-commercial purposes so long as C-SPAN is attributed as the source of the video (http://www.c-span.org/About/C-SPAN-Copyright-Policy/). YouTube® allows uploaders of videos to indicate that certain videos can be edited, re-used, or re-distributed, in whole or in part (see, http://www.youtube.com/t/creative_commons).

We suggest that for those videos where you are not sure if they are in the public domain, or where you are not sure that the copyright holder would be okay with you making more copies of those videos or other works for a purpose of distributing them (or making them available) to others, or doing something else typically within the exclusive rights of the copyright holder, without charging for them, that you not place those videos or other works in any folders where you might make the content of such folder(s) available to others, whether on a VPN (virtual private network) or through any P2P (peer-to-peer) file search and sharing networks. Also, although some agreements (the "Terms" or "EULA" [End User License Agreement]) with various streaming video websites might say that you shouldn't convert or record videos that stream, we think the same reasoning applies to recording for your own later personal enjoyment, and we don't think those parts of the website agreements are enforceable. We also think that it is fair, in most instances, for you to convert audio/video files to audio files, again for your later personal enjoyment. This may be particularly true if you are visually impaired. As a matter of fact, in many instances the video you are streaming is actually being recorded and saved already. When you watch a video in flash from a website, the video is downloaded into your computer, in the folder "Temporary Internet Files" of your browser. The YTD program does pretty much the same thing, allowing you to select the destination folder. This means that the file is saved on your computer while you watch the video and there remains until you do delete it. Some, but obviously not all copyright holders may feel that this is not always fair or allowable. For example, some "major label" music recording or music publishing companies, and performers and songwriters may believe that with regard to music videos it is not fair for users to either record, or continue to keep the video streams that have already been recorded to your computer, or to just keep the audio portions of the videos, especially if a user can continue to play those files after they have been removed from the streaming website, or they think that you should have bought what they were allowing to be streamed for free if you were going to do anything other than watch or listen from the streaming website. That's kind of like saying you can't make a recording of what is playing on a radio station, or music videos playing on you television, whether delivered over the air, by cable, by satellite, by telephone line, or other communications carrier or delivery mechanism. We, and many many others from all walks of life, from economists, to scholars, to industry insiders, to average citizens and consumers, to some in government, feel that, all things considered, it is okay for you to record, convert to audio, and save for later personal use. But we recognize that some believe otherwise, and you should know this too. And so while we think that we are right, and it is within your rights to record even music videos for later personal use, it is your choice to make an informed decision. And we will repeat because we think it is important, that we do not condone copyright infringement, we don't think that you should attempt to sell or make money from streamed audio-video files (unless the rights holder says you can, or perhaps you are using parts in something like news reporting, or for scholarly or educational purposes, or the like . . . but the exceptions to the "no profiting" rules are even more stringent and complex than the average person will want to try to figure out). And you should be very very careful about making some such content available for distribution, even if not for profit. Also, we encourage you to support authors and artists whose works you like. But ultimately, unfortunately, we can't give you advice about any of this. You might want to consult with an experienced and good lawyer who knows about these issues, or ask some public interest groups to publish information on these topics and help you stand up for your rights. Also, this was written with the laws of the United States principally in mind, as we understand them, though may of the same principles apply elsewhere. If you are outside of the United States you might want to look into what the laws are of the territory where you are, the Electronic Frontier Foundation provides a database of copyright laws around the world at http://copyright-watch.org. In European Union countries, the Commission website has some helpful information and links: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eyouguide/navigation/index_en.htm .

WIPO has a list of Intellectual Property and Copyright Offices internationally, you can find the one applicable for your country here: http://www.wipo.int/directory/en/urls.jsp

See http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.pdf for more information about U.S. copyright law.

For more information on US copyright law and fair use, check out the following materials.

http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter9/

http://www.copyrightwebsite.com/Info/Law/FairUse.aspx

http://chillingeffects.org/fairuse/

The School of Communication American University Center for Social Media has a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication .

Greentree Applications SRL respects intellectual property rights and expects the users of YTD to do the same. Any use of YTD that violates an intellectual property right of a third party is not allowed.

Other Stuff our lawyers like us to say:

All defenses, remedies, rights, claims, etc., reserved without waiver or prejudice. No admissions, waivers, etc. made, including by silence or only partial response. No promises made or implied. Emails, other Posts, and written and oral discussions do not make or modify contracts and are not digital or electronic signatures or writings.

 

[1] Creative Commons (CC) is a nonprofit entity dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. CC licenses provide a standard way for authors to declare their works as having "some rights reserved" (instead of "all rights reserved"). CC provides free license types and other legal tools to mark creative works with the freedom the author wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof. To learn more, visit www.creativecommons.com. If the source you're quoting has a Creative Commons license or public domain dedication, you may have extra rights to use the content. Licenses don't trump fair use, but if you want to do more than fair use allows, look at the terms of the license to see what it permits and what, if anything, it requires you to do in return. The attribution license, for example, lets you copy, distribute, and display a work so long as you name the original author. Share-alike lets you make derivative works so long as you use the same license for your re-mix. A work in the public domain is no longer under copyright, so you can use as much as you want in any way you like.

 

Some videos downloaded with YTD have an unknown file type.

There are several video formats that can be found on the video sites. Most common formats are "flv" and "mp4". YTD will download videos in their original format. In case a downloaded video doesn't contain its extension within the file name (for example, is missing the ".mp4"), you will need to identify the correct type of the video file and rename it accordingly. For that open the video file in a text editor program such as Notepad and see if the first line of the file has "flv" or "mp4" in it.
If your computer doesn't recognize a certain format and is unable to play it we recommend you to use the following program: VLC Media Player is a free, open source program that can play almost any video type without requiring additional software. It also tells you what type of video a file is (load the video and select "Media Info" under the Tools menu).

Asking for a username / password when downloading a video from Facebook.

A log in is required by Facebook to access any content. YTD will prompt you for your Facebook username and password when each time when you want to download a video from Facebook. Simply enter the same username and password you use to log in to Facebook.

Using a proxy server for downloading.

YTD uses the default proxy server defined in Internet Explorer Options. Make sure to set your proxy settings there.

The proxy server is requesting a password.

YTD does not allow the use of a password for HTTP proxy.



Converting and playing videos

Receiving an error message when attempting to convert.

In case you receive the following message: "The conversion of your video file has failed, etc." please check the file name under "Select video file" and make sure it is properly set. This file name needs to be a full path to the file, not just the name of the file. For example, if you downloaded a video and saved it as "myvideo.mp4" in your "C:Videos" folder, the "Select video file" box should have "C:Videos myvideo.mp4" in it not just "myvideo.mp4" (no directory name) or "C:Videos myvideo" (no file extension, e.g. ".mp4"). To get the entire file path in the "Select video file" box, click the "Browse" button and locate the video on your drive, select it and try the conversion again, making sure the entire file and path is present and correct.
In case you are still receiving the error message, you may be missing a codec or have conflicting codecs on your computer. This is likely if you are using older version of Windows or you have many video processing applications on your computer. You will need to identify what codec is missing or corrupt and fix it. There are several codec packs available at sites like download.com, eg: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack however we do not recommend, we do not endorse and we are not responsible for a particular codec pack.

Removing the video and keeping only the audio.

Simply go to the Convert tab, select the video file and choose MPEG Audio Layer 3 (MP3) from the drop-down menu. In the "Choose Quality" dialog you can choose the quality of the mp3 output file. Keep in mind that a higher quality implies a larger file size. You can modify the volume or select only a certain part of the video from the advanced conversion options. Click "Convert Video" and follow the progress in the activity tab.

Converting a video with YTD for iPod Touch.

Since the iPod Touch is more similar to the iPhone, than to the iPod, in order to convert videos for iPod Touch, please choose "iPhone Video" as the file type in the Convert tab.

Not able to play a video file converted using YTD.

It is possible that your computer does not recognize the format of the output file. For best playback results we recommend you to install VLC Media Player In case you are using Windows Media Player, you need to install or upgrade your audio and video codecs with a product such as the Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack.

Converting a file to video DVD or audio CD.

YTD downloads videos from various sites and converts them to several formats. Creating a video DVD or audio CD requires converting audio and video to the correct types and formats, as well as the ability to write files with correct names and locations. There are several commercial and free products available that will help you create a video DVD or audio CD with videos downloaded using YTD.
Please also review this FAQ.

Converting to PSP format is failing.

Converting a file in PSP requires both audio and video data. MP3 files will not be successfully converted to PSP. Also, video files without sound or with the volume set to 0 will not be converted to PSP. Make sure your file has both audio and video data before converting to PSP.

Downloading videos with subtitles using YTD.

YTD will download only the original video. The subtitles are separately introduced in it and will not be downloaded by YTD.



Miscellaneous

Identifying the version of YTD.

From the main screen, go to "Help" > "About YTD Video Downloader" the version you are currently using.

Not able to locate the video files downloaded/converted using YTD.

The location of your downloaded / converted files is displayed in the Download/Convert tab, next to the "Save to" label. Click on the directory to see the files. Click on the folder icon to change the destination folder.

Changing the name of the videos downloaded/converted using YTD

Go to the Activity tab and right click the video, then select Rename.

Available languages for YTD.

YTD Downloader is available in English, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Chinese Simplified, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Kurdish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

YTD for Mac and mobile devices.

You can download YTD for Mac from here. You can download YTD for Android from here. YTD for iOS is available here



License

How can I recover my license?

Please complete the form here and we will send you an email with the license key.

Can I transfer my license in case my computer crashes or it is replaced?

Yes. In order to transfer your YTD Pro license simply go to Help > Transfer Your License. If you need to reset your YTD Pro license please go here.

Why do I receive a Communication Error message when trying to register my license key?

The registration process is blocked by something. We recommend you to disable your firewall and/or bypass your modem/router in order to use a direct connection to the internet.

Does YTD offer a free version?

Yes, YTD offers a free version which is downloadable here.

Does YTD offer a PRO version?

Yes. YTD offers a Pro version which provides additional features. For more details please go here.

What is the validity of a YTD Pro license?

The Pro license is valid for 1 year from the moment of purchase, for all YTD versions that are released during that time frame.
We recommend you to carefully review the Pro license terms before purchase since future versions may contain new or different license terms.

When does my YTD Pro license expire?

To view this information please go to Help > Your license. There you will find the expiration date. You also have the option to renew your YTD Pro subscription.

How can I purchase a YTD Pro license?

You can securely perform the transaction using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Banking Account or a Paypal account. Some other payment methods are accepted as well.

Can the YTD PRO license be used on multiple computers?

No, the license can be registered on a single computer at a time.
In case you wish to use YTD Pro on several computers, we are offering discounts for multiple licenses purchased within a single payment.