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23-12-2014, 09:31 AM
xbmc/kodi running on vista.
The youtube downloader will play videos but won't download any.
Used to work fine on gotham, then developed this problem.
So updated to kodi but same problem.
Has youtube put the brakes on down loads?
I have searched xbmc & kodi forums but can't find a solution.

23-12-2014, 10:35 AM

23-12-2014, 11:16 AM
Yes there are many other 3rd party programs that could be used but most have other agendas as well.

23-12-2014, 01:26 PM
The only one I've found that will download in proper 1080p at the moment is the 'Easy YouTube Video Downloader Express' addin for Firefox. It's up to version 7.37 now, and works pretty well.

23-12-2014, 03:05 PM
savemedia.com or keepvid.com
Do it all from the browser as a Java applet. No "downloadin".

23-12-2014, 04:45 PM
Thanks for that advice guys but I would still like to know why the xbmc downloader no longer works.

24-12-2014, 07:40 AM
youtube constantly changes their code which usually breaks the download ability of many apps. If xbmc is not maintained to keep up with the changes, then you cant use it to download.

Some free apps that will grab YT vids:
YouTube Downloader HD
4k Video Downloader

24-12-2014, 11:41 AM
I use 4K Video Downloader.

09-01-2015, 11:35 AM
If any ones interested XBMC downloader is now working again.

09-01-2015, 11:55 AM
I use Utube Downloader HD.

09-01-2015, 01:44 PM
I tried that & also the 4K one.
They work ok but you still have copy & paste.
The XBMC downloader is all in one.