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Why won't downloadhelper download MP4 format from youtube anymore ? it only downloads flv which is useless,I need MP4 I have enabled MP4 etc but nothing seems to work.What is the problem ?


It used to download MP4 a few days ago ! but now its only useless FLV format ? I need MP4 format so I can continue to make videos

It used to download MP4 a few days ago ! but now its only useless FLV format ? I need MP4 format so I can continue to make videos

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  • np-mswmp
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • HBLite Firefox Plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
  • Default Plug-in
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • DivX Web Player version
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20110614 Firefox/3.6.18 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)

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This is due to a recent change at youtube. This version fixes the problem: http://www.downloadhelper.net/install-beta.php?version=4.9.5a1 Discussion is here: http://forum.downloadhelper.net/content/youtube-august32011-changes-quality-variants-no-longer-available-download

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zaherhamdoun 0 solutions 1 answers

a very big "thank you" :)

a very big "thank you" :)
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There is a alpha 2 version available. *http://bugzilla.downloadhelper.net/show_bug.cgi?id=365#c6 *http://www.downloadhelper.net/install-beta.php?version=4.9.5a2

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