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NO game! 'Video Downloader Pro' (Universal, works w YouTube) $3.99 > Free

06-15-2015, 11:27 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vienna, Austria
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NO game! 'Video Downloader Pro' (Universal, works w YouTube) $3.99 > Free




Very useful (not only for music downloads)! Highly recommended! (Although opens mobile YT so max. is 720p.) Very easy and intuitive interface (read the short FAQ).

Downloads a local *.mp4 file. Export iPad Air 2 => MacBook Pro via AirDrop worked fine und very fast here at a test. Export to Camera Roll and E-Mail as well: Menu option "Folder" (center below) > Line with entry > Information-i in blue circle (far right) > "Export to Camera Roll/Send Email". (Two minutes 720p make a file with about 44 Megabyte.)

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06-16-2015, 12:24 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
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Thanks. Been looking for an app like this

had something similar but youtube downloads were blocked in an update. This works great though

06-16-2015, 01:19 AM
#3
Joined: May 2014
Location: with Habakuk
Posts: 195
needed something like this, thank you.

Habakuk <3 rdmd

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06-16-2015, 03:39 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,937
Does it work with the new api though?

Nope, nothing to download on the current api.

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Last edited by sapphire_neo; 06-16-2015 at 03:54 AM.
06-16-2015, 04:29 AM
#5
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Location: Vienna, Austria
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Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Thanks. Been looking for an app like this

had something similar but youtube downloads were blocked in an update. This works great though
Yup. And all of that without any ads.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire_neo View Post
Does it work with the new api though? Nope, nothing to download on the current api.
Would you be so kind and explain what you're meaning with this? What api?! Thx in advance for enlightenment.

I tested this with all kinds of embedded video clips and it just works fine. The export options are great. So even if the app gets pulled by Google or YouTube or some1 else your downloaded videos will remain safe.

psj3809 is right. There were lots of comings and goings, working and not working (mostly after silent YT updates) among iOS YT downloaders. This one is still existing for years now. It seems to be a cat & mouse game between devs and Google (like the game between jailbreak devs and Apple). Can you see how they're avoiding to mention the word YouTube in the official app description? ;-)

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06-16-2015, 05:15 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 170
Didn't YouTube change their code, which stopped a lot of ios YouTube apps from working and downloading. And if the app was updated by the Dev then apple has forced them to remove the download feature.

I was using instatube which was great until this happened.

I tried this today and cannot seem to download from YouTube.
Others have been successful ?
06-16-2015, 05:36 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,937
Quote:
Originally Posted by Habakuk View Post
Would you be so kind and explain what you're meaning with this? What api?! Thx in advance for enlightenment.
There was an API update for YouTube in April that stopped the existing downloaders (and mobile clients in general) on iOS from functioning. When using this app if I open up a YouTube video, I get Downloads (0) for the page, and if I long press on the play icon I get the message "saving is prohibited on this site".

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06-16-2015, 07:55 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vienna, Austria
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CookingPie View Post
I tried this today and cannot seem to download from YouTube.
Others have been successful?
Well we tried it with iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPad Air 1 and iPad Air 2 (all iOS 8.3) and they are all working fine with 'Video Downloader Pro', YouTube, Vimeo & Vevo. Export to Camera Roll/email works. "Open In…" (another app) works.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sapphire_neo View Post
There was an API update for YouTube in April that stopped the existing downloaders (and mobile clients in general) on iOS from functioning.
Thanks. I knew that Google/YouTube updates "secretly" without notice but I didn't know what exactly (and when).

Quote:
When using this app if I open up a YouTube video, I get Downloads (0) for the page, and if I long press on the play icon I get the message "saving is prohibited on this site".
Sorry for you and CookingPie. That leaves me disconcerted. You know that you have to use the app-internal browser, don't you? Please read the FAQ (it's a bookmark inside, see below). There are some hints on using another browser user agent if you can't download (we didn't test that since all went fine).

http://royaldevs.com/tubedl/startpage/en/
http://royaldevs.com/tubedl/startpage/de/

The only problems we had were with the iPhones where the dialog with the popup (for typing in a name for the download) right after the command "Download this" did't work. But it downloaded anyway (even if the command didn't show up). You can change the default name "videoplayback.mp4" later in the file manager.

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06-16-2015, 09:30 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Habakuk View Post
Sorry for you and CookingPie. That leaves me disconcerted. You know that you have to use the app-internal browser, don't you? Please read the FAQ (it's a bookmark inside, see below). There are some hints on using another browser user agent if you can't download (we didn't test that since all went fine).

http://royaldevs.com/tubedl/startpage/en/
http://royaldevs.com/tubedl/startpage/de/

The only problems we had were with the iPhones where the dialog with the popup (for typing in a name for the download) right after the command "Download this" did't work. But it downloaded anyway (even if the command didn't show up). You can change the default name "videoplayback.mp4" later in the file manager.
I browsed to the video page through the browser and did as they had said, no dice. If it's working for you then post a few screenshots so we can be sure we are on the same page.

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06-16-2015, 09:37 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Works fine for me with youtube. Very fast downloading

iphone 6 ios 8.2