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Downloader latest Beta released

Postby Jacques (VSO) » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:14 am

Please note: Due to its inherent nature and the fact that websites providing video are constantly changing, Downloader need to be updated very often.
We're currently making some internal changes so that these updates are very easy.

Click here to Download latest beta version

The following issues have been addressed Released 2019-06-25
Autodetection feature fixed for older computer
0013632: [Bug] Downloader doesn't detect video on Firefox if installed on a fresh window 10 installation
0013633: [Bug] Secure HTTPS support doesn't work
0013635: [Bug] Autodetection no longer work Released 2019-05-17
Fix installation issue and firefox support
We've discovered that the external tool we use to provide support in Firefox had a dependency on Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 redistributables which may not be present on user's computer.
This new version fix the issue and the side effects related.
0013628: [Bug] SSL support issues in VSOD Beta
0013629: [Bug] Issue with SSL certificate installation
0013630: [Bug] HTTP activation / disactivation failure from main window Released 2019-05-10
Fix Error when activating/disactivating SSL support
0013629: [Bug] Issue with SSL certificate installation
0013630: [Bug] HTTP activation / disactivation failure from main window
0013631: [Suggestion] Console window appearing from time to time Released 2019-03-21
Improved automatic updating system.
0013620: [Bug] International support / langage issue
0013623: [Unsupported file/stream format] Unsupported site: BING Video
0013625: [Bug] XP compatibility
0013626: [Bug] Better support of recent Firefox version
0013627: [Bug] Issue with installation of redistributable C runtime libraries. Released 2019-03-03
Fix automatic update issue
0013619: [Bug] Automatic update of extraction engine
0013621: [Bug] v5.0.1.56 Update Engine always fail / Menu Check For Updates does nothing now ! ?
0013622: [Bug] Update fail consistently

Some notes about the recent release.
Downloader is by its nature a software that need to be very frequently updated, just to keep it compatible with many video sites that constantly changes the way they deliver their videos.
so staying up to date with Downloader is a key.
To simplify the process, we have introduced in V an automatic update feature that is capable to update most part of the software in a very simple way: 1 click confirmation and that's all. We made it so most of the time Downloader don't even need to be restarted.

However, in some case this update is not possible without "elevation", which is executing the software under administrative privileges so to gain the write access to the files/folders that need to be updated.
V did not include a mechanism to trigger this elevation, which is the root cause of most if not all the update failure reported with this version.
Starting from V5.0.1.57 the issue is addressed and if elevation is required, it'll be prompted. Released 2018-12-04
Updated skin engine, 1 click update of extraction engine
0013151: [Suggestion] maybe improve message about Visual C++ x86
0013553: [Bug] Conflicting OpenSSL dll disturb Downloader and prevent it from operating
0013578: [Feature Request] Visual Appearence: Update to Alphaskin 14
0013593: [Bug] Downloader fail to load with exception about OpenSSL
0013614: [Feature Request] Unsupported site: putlockers
0013619: [Feature Request] Automatic update of extraction engine

A side note about the new Automatic update engine: it's very new and designed to install hotfix and or updates when they are needed.
The overall goal of this automatic update engine is to provide faster and easier solutions to download failures, often without needing to restart downloader or to open a web browser to download a new version.
So when there is a failed download in the download queue, a check for update is issued and if one is available, it can be installed in 1 click and all the failed download resubmitted automatically after the update.
So far this autoupdate feature is limited to components of the network extraction engine of downloader, but it is very scalable and will be used to update parts of software such as user interface langage, visual appearance and the entire software itself, in semi-automatic (1 click) or fully automatic (0 click) way.

As a warmup of this automatic update engine, on the first launch of this beta version user should be notified of the availability of an update - this is normal. Released 2018-09-12
Restore support of some sites
0013554: [Bug] Unsupported site:
0013569: [Bug] Partially unsupported site: Youtube Released 2018-06-20
BBC Iplayer support restored
0010127: [Bug] support for BBC iPlayer is broken
0012360: [Bug] Programmes from not supported
0012579: [Feature Request] support
0012630: [Bug] copy paste of url doesnt always work
0012664: [Bug] no auto detection with IE of some BBC content
0012680: [Bug] stream wanted not detected by downloader only extra fragments downloaded with bbc iplayer
0012682: [Bug] bbc sport - download error
0012818: [Bug] download completed with error
0013341: [Feature Request] Trying to download from bbc iplayer
0013483: [Bug] BBC iPlayer: Long radio program are not downloaded in full
0013527: [Bug] videos won't download if links entered manually
0013528: [Bug] Site unsupported . Video are not downloaded in full
0013534: [Crash] Scaler crash
0013538: [Bug] BBC Iplayer is Unsupported
0013540: [Feature Request] Add checkmark to keep automatic detection off when switching to manual download

Downloader -
Fix re-encoding issue
0013478: [Bug] Produced video/audio has glitches, encoding stop before the end (wesson)

Downloader - Released 2018-03-16
0011356: [Bug] files downloaded but not playable, not correctly merged (dash+webm) (wesson)
0013276: [Bug] Incomplete video downloaded - first seconds missing (wesson)
0013362: [Bug] first 4-5 seconds of videos not downloading (wesson)
0013416: [Feature Request] german TV station WDR Mediathek (wesson)
0013468: [Bug] Specific YT file fail to download (wesson)
0013354: [Bug] Add missing DLLs for localisation tool (felicia)
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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby Panchdara » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:29 pm

Not sure if it's me, but I'm having a singular browser issue when Downloader is running. Difficulties seem to be isolated to Firefox Developers Edition 60.0b12. Initial looks are that pages load as text, not HTML, and then bad certificate messages and finally, no connection. However, when I use Firefox Quantum 59.0.2 all is fine. Using 64bit versions.
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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby Steel Toecap » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:38 am

Using Windows XP SP3, gives the following error:
"VsoDownloader.exe - Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point GetErrorMode could not be located in the dynamic link library kernel32.dll."

Rolled back to version which works flawlessly.
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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby dosibo51 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:20 am

The Automatic update engine: .. update always fails (failed 2 days ago, failed today):


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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby onedot3 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:07 pm

I am getting the same messages as dosibo51 posted.

There seems to be some confusion with the version number is it or is it
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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby yoyo57 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:08 am

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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby yoyo57 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:58 am

feature request. ability to download subtitles/ CC so helps with hearing-impaired and foreign language films
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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby Cougar_II » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:37 pm

Hello guys,

The latest version is v5.0.1.56 (Dictator) did a typo on this forum. (FIXED NOW :D )

Also, regarding the Engine Updates always failing, I have reported it on their Bug site:

You will need to create yourself an account to see the bug site...

Hopefully this will be looked into soon and resolved !
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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby jimmiej » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:44 pm

I get the same message as dosibo51 too. It also does not automatically find files like it use to when running a VPN. To use the software now I have to copy and paste each each web site link into Downloader for the program to work. Automatic detection does not work.
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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby yoyo57 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:38 am

error with update
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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby yoyo57 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:46 pm

vso say below, and it worked 100% ok
"hello, this problem may occur if your security settings prevent the software to update itself (i.e. to write / rename / delete files in its own installation folder).
this can be avoided if you launch downloader as an administrator.Right click on the desktop icon, select "Run as administrator".
Try to download something. When it fail, downloader will check the update, find there is one available, ask you if you want to proceed, and if you run as admin, the process should not fail.
we are working to make it easier, but for now it's the immediate solution."
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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby samuel82 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:08 pm

Hi. I was testing v5.0.1.57 (beta) and i found that i have no access to HTTPS sites on Chrome and Firefox when SSL is enabled in VSO Downloader. As soon as i disable it, i can access to any HTTPS site. I tried to re/install VSO Downloader CA certificate on both browsers but didn't work. Previous version ( is working fine.

Tested on Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) and Windows 10 Pro 1809 (x64).

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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby samuel82 » Fri May 17, 2019 6:54 pm

New beta still having the same issue than previous versions for me, internal VSOD proxy blocks all my HTTPS traffic when HTTPS detection is enabled, can't connect to any HTTPS site in Chrome & Firefox.

I give up on this, last version working fine was I think i'll have to move to another alternative now. :(
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Re: Downloader latest Beta released

Postby MarcusR » Fri May 24, 2019 5:02 am


works fine on page zumba.

but wenn i updare click no confron of an upda´te.

Greetings from Germnay :)

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