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banjofool469 - Posted - 12/23/2019:  20:35:56

I've been using Keepvid pro for a few years to download from YouTube and convert to audio. I just installed the latest version on a new computer. Now when I try to download from YouTube a message comes up that basically says that I can't download copyrighted material. I also tried to download something that I personally put up, which is definitely not copyrighted, with the same result. Is there a way around this? If not, Keepvid is useless to me and I'll try to get the purchased reversed. Any thoughts? Jim

DRH - Posted - 12/31/2019:  17:20:05

I've been using Free Download Manager for about 4 years. I have always had intermittent download failures with youtube, and they aren't limited to copyrighted content. I've never uploaded anything to youtube but I read somewhere that youtube allows content owners to block downloading. If true then Google is writing code that crashes known shareware downloaders such as FDM. With a paid downloader such as Keepvid, Google can simply threaten and bully them into compliance.

Perhaps the people who developed Keepvid Pro have some kind of DRM arrangement with Google. It wouldn't be the first time a software company had to kowtow to the big guys.

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