Open source Video Downloader/Converter: recommendations?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by davidlynch, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. davidlynch

    davidlynch Registered Member

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    I'm looking for a replacement to Freemake Video Downloader. It would be better if free, open source and with an active community backing it.

    Any recommendations on this?

    Thanks and best regards,
     
  2. Brummelchen

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    freemake is adware overall, neither nor recommended. and you wont find much OS software for that.

    which video sites it should support? there are so many. i dont expect a free build to support all sites - even close as OS.

    i would use a browser extension to grab videos right there, where i am watching them.

    a very good and supported program is "Applian Replay Media Catcher" but that is not free.
     
  3. Stupendous Man

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    I like 4K Video Downloader, it's freeware, according to OpenMedia LLC the code is open source, there's no adware in the installer, but you can get some recommendation/ad in the user interface. I don't know of a community backing this software.
     
  4. davidlynch

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    It should support at least YouTube and Dailymotion, and this latest one is specially tricky on downloading a full channel/playlist.

    Both suggestions are quite interesting and I surely will try them. If you guys would like to add others to the list, please.
     
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    HandBrake: Open Source Video Transcoder

    HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

    Reasons you’ll love HandBrake:

    • Convert video from nearly any format
    • Free and Open Source
    • Multi-Platform (Windows, Mac and Linux)
     
  7. Reality

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    I found with 4K downloader (portable) it phoned home on each launch. Smartsniff showed 2 ip addresses. I blocked them in my firewall.
     
  8. davidlynch

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    I must say that this one surprised me. It just lacks a true, complete user interface, as the existing is too simple.
     
  9. davidlynch

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    Is anyone else aware of this? Do developers say something about it?
     
  10. Stupendous Man

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    I haven't investigated, but I guess it is because of the mechanism that shows you a recommendation/ad in the user interface.
    I guess if you block those connections, the recommendation/ad in the user interface is not shown. Is that correct?
     
  11. Rasheed187

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    Yes I believe so, same thing happens with YTD Video Downloader, it's not a big deal. If you don't fully trust these tools, it's best to block them from accessing important data with a file/folder protection tool.

    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/ytd-video-downloader
     
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