How to Download Videos from Youku, Pandora etc.

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Adamdome wrote:
Ok, how about if the youku video is marked private or something? Like you need to be friends with the uploader to view that particular video. Does anyone know of a solution that works then, 'cause none of these do. Thanks in advance!


Unfortunately I've only read that you'd have to try and send them a friend request to be admitted in, same as when there is a Private Youtube video. Further down this forum page some discuss how to send a message:
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_114818.htm
I always use these site to download video from Youku > http://www.flvcd.com/. Then merge all video parts with mkvmerge GUI > http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/. :smoke:
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There's also a program called TokyoLoader, but the instructions are in Japanese.
I might write a post when I have time, if people are interested.

It's not perfect but automatically downloads most things for you.
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GodzillaRadio wrote:
There's also a program called TokyoLoader, but the instructions are in Japanese.
I might write a post when I have time, if people are interested.

It's not perfect but automatically downloads most things for you.


Thanks for the rep mate, tokyoloader works well normally, still not an answer to locked private videos though.

P.s I'm not a voyeur or anything, just that the videos I'm trying to access belong to a user who hasn't checked in for ages, so a friend request doesn't work |(
Adamdome wrote:
GodzillaRadio wrote:
There's also a program called TokyoLoader, but the instructions are in Japanese.
I might write a post when I have time, if people are interested.

It's not perfect but automatically downloads most things for you.


Thanks for the rep mate, tokyoloader works well normally, still not an answer to locked private videos though.

P.s I'm not a voyeur or anything, just that the videos I'm trying to access belong to a user who hasn't checked in for ages, so a friend request doesn't work |(


Do you mean videos with passwords?
There is a method, although the instructions are in Japanese.

Or how you have to befriend them?
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GodzillaRadio wrote:

Do you mean videos with passwords?
There is a method, although the instructions are in Japanese.

Or how you have to befriend them?


No the instructions are pretty straightforward (cheers for google translate!), the videos are just private. Not password locked as far as I can see, just require you to befriend the uploader.
Follow this to become friends with peeps on youku bro.

http://jburogu-godzillaradio.blogspot.c ... -make.html
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Ahh wait, just read that you're having problems because the user isn't active.
Yeah, don't know how to figure that one out yet.

Well I suppose that post I just did might be useful to some other people.
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Yeah I'm sure it'll be useful. Some good channels that require you to Friend Request unfortunately. I friended JTVall too using some basic instructions on D-Addicts heh, but your instructions has pictures and is more detailed which is great. :)
Where you say "Click to Accept" I can't click that, it's just plain text, I guess that means I already accepted or something, been awhile so I can't even remember. :rofl:
soudou wrote:
Yeah I'm sure it'll be useful. Some good channels that require you to Friend Request unfortunately. I friended JTVall too using some basic instructions on D-Addicts heh, but your instructions has pictures and is more detailed which is great. :)
Where you say "Click to Accept" I can't click that, it's just plain text, I guess that means I already accepted or something, been awhile so I can't even remember. :rofl:


Yeah, once you click it, it becomes unclickable because you already accepted.
Exactly what you said heh :)
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Just a tip about downloading from Youku after everything became "Mainland China Only". I was using WantYoutube + JDownloader but recently WantYoutube has been failing for me sometimes (might be my browser and the Java). I came across this thread on another forum and the solution the thread-maker found seems to be working for me.

Basically:
  • Check this website for a working Chinese proxy: http://spys.ru/free-proxy-list/CN/
  • In JDownloader go to the Settings tab and to Basics > Download and Connections > Internet Network
  • Tick Use Proxy and put in the proxy IP (the numbers before the : ) and the port (the number after the : )
  • Go to the LinkGrabber tab and it'll say JDownloader needs to restart, do so.
  • Now JDownloader is working via a Chinese proxy, go to Youku and copy the video URL. JDownloader will pick it up in the LinkGrabber tab. (If nothing happens, you may need to use a different proxy)
  • Select to continue with the package you want (e.g. HD or non-HD) and it'll go to the Download tab.
  • In Settings, untick Use a Proxy and restart JDownloader. Then hit the Start button to re-activate your downloads. You can now download the videos without a proxy (the proxy is just to bypass the link-grabbing block).

The speed is slow for me but if you right click on the package heading in the Download tab and select "Force Download" it'll initialize all segments at once. This way at least all the parts can download at the same time making it quicker. After that you can use Andy's FLV Joiner to join the parts into 1 video.

Hope it helps!
soudou wrote:
Hope it helps!


soudou, it works and it helps! thanks a lot :bow:
sebas-chan wrote:
soudou, it works and it helps! thanks a lot :bow:


Glad it helped! :)

All the recent changes to Youtube seems to of made it so many software/sites like JDownloader, KeepVid etc. can't grab higher quality than 360p. I think I read its due to them splitting higher res videos up. Hopefully they can update to work with Youtube's new system.

For now I've had to get a different program called FreeMake Video Downloader
http://www.freemake.com/free_video_downloader/

As their news section says, they've made it so the software can still download high quality Youtube videos:
http://www.freemake.com/news/download_y ... 080p_again

But when you install it make sure to tick "Custom Installation" at each stage, then untick the other stuff it wants to install (browser junk). Make sure you just install the Freemake software and its browser addon since I don't know if the rest is malware. Anyway it seems to work well, but it's a real resource hog when videos get to 100% downloaded, I guess its merging the video. Bit of a pain when you want to download a ton of HQ videos.

So yeah it works OK for now, but hopefully other software finds a way to work again with less resource hogging.
If you update Jdownloader, the problem with download Youtube videos is fixed now. You can download again videos in High Quality ;)
Arlekin wrote:
If you update Jdownloader, the problem with download Youtube videos is fixed now. You can download again videos in High Quality ;)


Hm I'm using JDownloader 2 Beta, it updated and it'll download Youtube videos but not 480 - 1080p. I think JDownloader team have only fixed it so you can download standard Youtube videos.

There's a thread on the JDownloader forum discussing it and recently the staff reccomended people use other software like Freemake until they can fix it. :(
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Tested userscripts.org, tested video download helper, tested Flashgot.
Doesn't work!

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EDIT

The following 2 programms download youtube 1080p videos without any problems:
dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-YouTube-Download.htm
freemake.com/free_video_downloader/
Warning: Make sure you don't install their included Adware!


http://board.jdownloader.org/showthread.php?t=48894

Their bug tracker page says their progress towards being able to grab 1080p Youtube videos is 80% currently though, so here's hoping a patch will come up soon:
http://svn.jdownloader.org/issues/9958 - 1080p
Other Youtube-related bug reports (I guess they'll be cleared once 1080p is possible):
http://svn.jdownloader.org/issues/10113 - 480p
http://svn.jdownloader.org/issues/10211 - General HQ
http://svn.jdownloader.org/issues/10120 - General Youtube Issues
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