Ant.com had to change AVD downloads format

Dear Ant.com users,


Recently Ant.com had to change AVD downloads format due to switching YouTube HTML5 player to Opus audio.

For now videos will be saved in MP4, WEBM or MKV depending on YouTube player streams format supported by your browser and system configuration.

In case of video or audio playback problems with downloaded videos in your default system media player we recommend you to update your codecs with help of K-Lite Codec Pack Mega: http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

Either you can try to use third-party media player with Opus audio support. Ant.com recommends the last version of VLC player for this purpose: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Meanwhile, temporarily you can force your browser to save videos in MP4 format with help of YouTube flash player switching add-ons or by making a few simple changes in the Firefox configuration.

You need to open "about:config" page in browser address bar, type "media.webm.enabled" in search field and change it to "false" by double-clicking.

Format should be changed after restarting Firefox.

Regarding,
Ant.com team

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8 Comments

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    david carrie

    I did that, (set media.webm.enabled to false) and avd worked great again.  Until just recently.  Now, avd doesn't detect any video.  It still works on my windows 7 and 8 but it stopped seeing the video on my windows 10.  firefox just updated today 51.0.1 (x86 en-us) and mozilla maintenance service.  This downloaded on all three computers 7.8.10 but only 10 has this problem

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    Ant R

    Please note that recent Firefox 51 update with enabled by default Electrolysis(e10S) multi-process architecture is currently not supported by AVD and some another add-ons. The new version of AVD with multi-process architecture support is under development.

    Meanwhile, you can temporarily disable multi-process architecture by making a few simple changes in the Firefox preferences.

    You need to open Firefox configuration page by typing "about:config" in browser address bar, confirm that you will be careful, type "browser.tabs.remote.autostart" in search field and set all found preferences to "false" by double-clicking.

    Next just restart the browser to apply changes.

    Hope this information was helpful.

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    Mary E. Block

    NO that wasn't helpful!  You gave the same information that David Carrie just said he had done and it didn't work.  I've done the same thing and it didn't work for me either. Please help I really want my player working again!

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    Ant R

    Please follow to instructions from my previous comment

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    david carrie

    set "media.webm.enabled" to false

    set "browser.tabs.remote.autostart" to false

    set "media.mediasource.webm.enabled" to false

    and now it records like before.  don't know why but it works for now.  you can always change them back but at least it's working for me now

     

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    Petros Papavasiliou

    Had the same problem.
    That 3 options worked for me too!!

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    Martin Lauzon

    Hi,

    Ant was working fine until firefox installed the latest version yesterday.

    Now, I get no audio from videos downloaded from vimeo Youtube videos are fine. It`s not a playback problem. There is simply no audio track.

    I set all the config settings as indicated above and installed the K-Lite Codec Mega Pack. I am still on windows 7.

    Can you help please? Thank you.

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    Ant R

    Unfortunately AVD encountered an audio detection problem with videos from vimeo.com due to the recent changes in the way of streaming.

    Our developers are already working on solution and fix for this issue will be included to the nearest AVD release.

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