How to install Media Converter for Youtube Download

For version 2.4.7.22 and over.

When trying to download file for some sites like Youtube, you may miss the media converter (aka. ffmpeg).

 

Click on the button Install. It will download and install the package automatically for you. 

The process can take some time. You’ll be notified :

In case of failure with automated installation, you can still install manually ffmpeg on your computer and provide the path to it into the configuration. 

 

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    Ben Galas

    I already have a separate converter.  Please don't ruin my system ant.

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    Landis Reed

    FYI : on openSuSE Linux running KDE desktop, in configure, click 'Browse' and add /usr/bin/ffmpeg as your converter (there is No 'extension' to this 'executable' nor trailing '/' (slash)).

    p.s., I'm assuming you have and should have installed ffmpeg.d as you video processor backend.

    Landis.

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    christina

    Why my vision was 2.4.7.26 but i still can't download on youtube.

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    christina

    FYI; I followed '' How to install Media Converter for Youtube Download", so many times retry no use also, I wonder why this problem happened. Somebody pls tell me......... thks!

     

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    Oksana

    Hello Christina,

    You have installed Ant Downloader.. Now what is your version of Mozilla Firefox and what are the exact links where you have a download problem? I will try to reproduce your problem.

    Ant V

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    Ramon Michel

    Gracias

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    lloyd mparadzi

    fantastic very fast  app in downloading  and very reliable

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    Oksana

    Hi Lloyd, thank you for your positive feedback! We are glad of help to you :)

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    Shadows Knight

    I already have ffmpeg installed, so why does ant downloader want me to install another???

    ubuntu 14.04

    firefox v37.0ant-downloader v2.4.7.30

     

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    Shadows Knight

    Whoops, forgot some things... forget the previous post.

    I already have ffmpeg installed, so why does ant downloader want me to install another???

    ubuntu 14.04

    firefox v37.0

    ant-downloader v2.4.7.30


    I am trying to download the info video off of the bottom of this page.

    http://takeyausa.com/discover-takeya/

     

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    Shadows Knight

    Just tried to install the ffmpeg and ant downloader came back with an error 9.

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    Oksana

    Hi Shadow, can you show me at least a screenshot of the error? 

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    Drazen Zagar

    Here's the screenshot of error 9. I'm having the same problem.

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    Shadows Knight

    I finally got the MANUAL install to work.  I ALREADY had FFMPEG installed and this downloader for some reason could not or would not see and utilize it.

    ubuntu 14.04

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    Oksana

    Hi drazen, have you already tried MANUALLY installing it? 

    Hi Shadow Knight, can you elaborate for your meaning of utilize it? You mean you cannot see the button?

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    sarawut kulkammalas

    Good

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    Gdelva2003

    I already installed the converter but whet I download I only get html links.

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    Gdelva2003

    The downloader was working fine at one point. Why did you guys have to mess with everything. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    Oksana

    Hi Gdelya, can you give me perhaps a screenshot of the actual problem? I need to see it as i have tested it and cannot replicate. 

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    Gdelva2003

    When I download it on youtube it downloads in webm format.

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    Oksana

    Hi Gdelva2003, 

    Please, contact our support http://support.ant.com/anonymous_requests/new and if possible provide details, such as your browser/browser version, Ant Video Downloader version, and the exact links where you have the mentioned problem. We need this information, so we can test. 

    Thank you in advance!

    Regards, 

    Ant.com Team 

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    rye encoke

    not working for me, either automatic or manual. 

     

    what is path for manual download supposed to be, maybe that is the problem.  Seriously, why did you have to mess with something that was working fine and now is just another piece of useless software?

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    rye encoke

    some videos will download fine,  most now download EXTREMELY slow compared to previously, still others will not download at all and give the converter popup

     

    this one for example refuses to download

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX_ce1XQCNo

     

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    Ant R

    Hello rye encoke,

    You can install ffmpeg automatically by selecting 'Install' button at the bottom of  ADV Toolbar 'Preferences'  window. In this case ffmpeg will be pasted automatically to your browser profile directory.

    Either you can download ffmpeg manually from official site, save it to some folder and select it with 'Browse' button at the bottom of 'Preferences'  window. In this case just select 'OK' after you browse to ffmpeg, dont select 'Install'.

    In both this cases ffmpg.exe application file must be present in folder by selected path, so ensure that it was not deleted for some reason.

    Downloading and convertation speed depends of media size and can be not fast if you trying to save long timing video.

    If you still encounter any issues after those operations, please try to reinstall Ant Video Downloader from Ant.com site: http://www.ant.com/video-downloader or provide us with more details as versions of your browser, OS and ADV  version and we would try our best to fix them.

    Regards,

    Ant.com Team

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    Jiya Dave

    Ya, Go for these steps to install Media Converter for Youtube Download. It was working for me. you may get problem during time downloading some videos but most of the videos get download easily.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Jiya, Technicial at <a href="http://helpbase.in">helpbase</a>

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    Zachariah A Lloyd

    I am not sure if I have a converter installed, and if I do, I have no clue where to find it.

    Please advise!!

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    Zachariah A Lloyd

    If I do not, where would I download it from please provide link....

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    Ant V

    Hi Zachariah A Lloyd, 

     

    A program file with ffmpeg is normally suggested for installation together with AVD. Due to a technical problem on our side, it is currently not offered. We are in progress with the fix. The problem should be solved soon. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. 

    Regards,

    Ant V

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    Zachariah A Lloyd

    Thank you Ant V!!

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    Caleb Madura

    ok so I downloaded the base system without a problem, But now the converter is being a pain. I click the install button but it keeps saying that you are under maintenance. Are you guys actually under maintenance, or is this a technical error?

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