Feature Request - Provide ability to specify and override User Agent String

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achugh
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Feature Request - Provide ability to specify and override User Agent String

Post by achugh »

Hi,

Can you please provide the ability to specify the User-Agent String when manually entering the download URL screen and also make a default preference around which user agent string should be used?

When downloading videos from YouTube sending a User-Agent string of an iPad will trigger YouTube to return an MP4 file instead of MKV file. I prefer MP4 files over MKV as they have better cross-platform support and I do not like converting files using the VSO Downloader converter when I can get MP4 directly from YouTube or other sites which respond differently based upon the user agent string.

I see the feature in other downloaders and VSO Downloader is missing this ability.

Thanks
-achugh

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Re: Feature Request - Provide ability to specify and override User Agent String

Post by Cougar_II »

Hello,

I also like my videos to be .MP4 with H264 video and AAC Audio.

I see you are not a fan or the conversion portion in downloader :(

The issue with VSO Downloader 5 is it will probably download the lowest quality video.
I use Youtube High Definition ADD-ON for Firefox and ask to get the highest quality video.

Not sure it will help your problem, but wanted to share...
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