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Old 04. Jan 2013, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default YouTube downloading with Freemake

OK, I've read the review and have installed FVD. According to the info, I should now see a "Download" button over each YouTube video. I don't. What have I done wrong? Have I somehow not configured FVD properly?
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Do you have a browser extension or security/firewall program that is interfering with this?
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Thanks for the reply, MidnightCowboy... I have disabled the only YouTube specific extension I have and I have set my Windows 7 firewall to allow Freemake. Still no download button. Where exactly should it be appearing? Oh, I'm using Chrome and Windows 7 (32).
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If you want to download youtube videos, use this website: http://deturl.com/

I use the bookmarklet to directly download videos. It's simple and no software is required.
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Thanks, Brian12... I'll give this a try.
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Thanks for the reply, MidnightCowboy... I have disabled the only YouTube specific extension I have and I have set my Windows 7 firewall to allow Freemake. Still no download button. Where exactly should it be appearing? Oh, I'm using Chrome and Windows 7 (32).
Can't help with this directly because I'm mostly a Linux user and I don't have Freemake installed on my Windows partition. I just made the suggestion because from experience, extensions like NoScript, Ghostery etc. can sometimes render these widgets invisible. We do have Freemake users amongst our team though so maybe you will get something more constructive from them.
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OK, I've read the review and have installed FVD. According to the info, I should now see a "Download" button over each YouTube video. I don't. What have I done wrong? Have I somehow not configured FVD properly?
If what you say is Free Video Downloader, it's a program running independently from a web browser.

After install, run the app and click Paste URL, it will scan the video link for the available quality, such as in the range from 180p up to 1080p, and then pop up a window for you to select one and click the Download button, as shown in the screenshot on the developer's webpage, like below.

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weybrew, welcome to the forum

Freemake Video Downloader works in two ways. The first way is what Jojoyee described in his post, where you run the program, and there is a place to paste the URL of the video you want to download. You can set the additional settings of the program from the interface.

In case you want to download from the browser, while installing, it gives the option to install plugins for browsers. Did you notice that option? If you had selected that option, then you should see something to download the video in your browser. If you did not select that option, then you won't. I haven't used this feature, because I don't like additional things in browser, unless required, so I don't know how it works. I download videos by pasting URL in the program interface. That's much easier for me.

Which browser are you using BTW, and what extensions do you have on that browser? As MC says, some extensions might be interfering with the working. Checkout the plugins or add-ons section, if you are using Firefox, and see if FVD plugins appear in the list. This will tell you if the plugins got installed in the first place or not.

In case you are not satisfied with Freemake Video Downloader, and you want to download videos from the browser itself, then try Real Downloader. In the review, just read the comments... in one of my comments, I have described different downloaders that are good. You can read description, and give them a try.
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Yup, there's a custom install in FVD where you can select to install the plugin to a browser during the install as mentioned by Anupam.

When this option is taken, your browser, such as Chrome, will have a download button added to a YouTube page like below.



Clicking the green Download button brings you back to the FVD program to run, and saves you the trouble of copying and pasting the URL into the program. After which, you can select a video file in the quality you like, and press another download button (which is blue in color) from the program.

p.s. The above green Download button is enabled by default. You can enable or disable it, for example in Chrome, via Menu > Tools > Extensions.

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Thanks for the details Jojo. I now noticed that OP did mention the browser being Chrome. I was not sure whether FVD allowed plugin for Chrome, so I would have to reinstall and check. You saved me the trouble .

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