I am using Internet Download Manager(IDM) to download Youtube videos. But after December update of Youtube website its not downloading the videos. I get same size video (2.26 MB) whenever try to download any random video.
GetGo has also stopped downloading Youtube videos. I thinks Youtube and Google wants their viewer to come back to the website whenever they want to watch a video. This will eventually increase the time a visitor spends on Youtube. This is the main goal of Youtube in this update, Read this.
Now i am searching for any downlaoder which can download videos from new Youtube website.
How Youtube Stopped the Video Downloading?
I did a little test to find out how Youtube stops IDM or GetGo from downloading the videos. Here is what i found:
When i replay the video after disconnecting my internet connection. The video plays for sometime but stops if i forward it. The new videos are no longer downloading as a video file type in the buffer or cache memory. Because on reply it takes some time to play the video. But the time taken is less than the fresh play. So what might be possible is that Youtube saves the video in small bits of encoded data which requires a internet connection to play them in sequence.
Benefits of blocking the download:
This could enable Youtube to engage its users and make them to return to the site. But the more possibilities are of loosing those visitors. It also opened a way for Youtube’s competitors to promote them as a Downloadable video host. They can give a facility of downloading those videos using IDM or GetGo. Which everybody liked in old Youtube.
Now how can you download them now?
I cannot guarantee this solution because i don’t know why this happened. What i did is this:
- Opened the video i want to download.
- Forward the video to end by clicking on the playback indicator. Do this in 3 or 4 step to reach to the end.
- After reaching to the finish Youtube shows the related video and replay button in the window.
- Click on the replay button and what i found is that the videos starts downloading in the buffer. Amazing!!!
- Now you can start the download using any of downloader. I used IDM, but should work on GetGo also.
I don’t know why this happened but found it useful.
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