TVDownloader 1.7


Download video and audio streams (from VRT, VTM, VIER, Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Twitch, Veoh, BBC, +900 more sites) to a videofile or mp3file (windows XP, 7, 8, 10 or higher).



Introduction

This program downloads video and audio streams (from VRT, VTM, VIER, Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Twitch, Veoh, BBC, +900 more sites) to a videofile or mp3file.

Version History

  • Version 1.0 (11/01/2016) canvas.be and een.be streams added
  • Version 1.1 (12/01/2016) deredactie.be and sporza.be streams added
  • Version 1.2 (13/01/2016) ketnet.be streams added
  • Version 1.3 (18/01/2016) support for xp and win7
  • Version 1.4 (11/04/2016) fix for deredactie.be and sporza.be streams
  • Version 1.5 (22/01/2017) complete parser rewrite and UI added
  • Version 1.6 (24/01/2017) vrtnu.be supported and video resolution option added to UI
  • Version 1.6b(26/01/2017) bugfix in UI: output folder with blanks in name now accepted
  • Version 1.6c(27/01/2017) 'check new version' link added, some small bugfixes in UI
  • Version 1.6d(05/02/2017) command line .exe version replaced by UI version
  • Version 1.7 (28/06/2017) complete engine replacement, userid/password support, audio download, support for over 900+ video-sites

Download and Installation

Download TVDownloader_v1.7.zip.
Install TVDownloader_v1.7.zip.

Description

Start TVDownloader. This will open a dialog box.
Open your Internet browser and search for the webpage containing the video/audio you want to download (VRT, VTM, VIER, Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Twitch, Veoh, BBC, +900 more sites supported). For a complete list of supported sites click here.
Copy your video URL to the "Video Source URL" field in TVDownloader.
If the site requires a userid/password, please provide this.
Click the "Select Folder" button to specify the "Output Folder" where you want to download your video/audio.
Change the Video Resolution option: Best, 1080p, 720p, 540p, 480p, 432p, 360p. Some video resolutions may not be available.
To download the video, click the "Download Video" button. The video will be downloaded into the specified folder.
To extract and convert the audio from the video, click the "Save MP3" button. The audio of the video will be extract and converted into an mp3 file in the specified folder (VBR average 190kbit/s).
Remark: If you only need the audio part, you don't have to click the "Download Video" button.

Problems

If TVDownloader does not start, the most common cause is that HTA applications cannot start on your pc, or you have removed Internet Explorer or Edge browser completely from your pc. TVDownloader uses HTA (Microsoft HTML Application) based on Internet Explorer.
Normally, even when you don't use Internet Explorer or when it is not installed, Microsoft still installs the necessary core files to keep HTA applications working.
If these HTA corefiles are not available on your pc, you can try to fix this as follows:
First check if you have c:\windows\system32\mshta.exe on your pc. If not, try installing at least Internet Explorer 7.
If c:\windows\system32\mshta.exe is available, it could be possible that the link between .hta files and c:\windows\system32\mshta.exe is broken.
To fix this copy the lines below to a file called hta.reg (with notepad), save it and double click it to add these settings to the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;Open HTA files with MSHTA.EXE
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.hta]
"Application"="mshta.exe"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.hta\OpenWithList]
"a"="MSHTA.EXE"
"MRUList"="a"

License

This software is distributed as freeware. It is based upon open-source youtube-dl and ffmpeg software. If you keep using this software, send me an appreciation or feedback e-mail for my programming effort and sharing this tool for free.
Or even better, buy me a coffee .

Disclaimer

This software and the accompanying files are supplied "as is", without any express or implied warranty. In no event shall the author be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages from the use of this software. The tool is in no way related with, owned by or created by any of these video-sites.
By using TVDownloader, you agree to the terms of service contained in TVDownloader Copyright Infringement Policy Please read this document carefully before using TVDownloader. Simply stated: this software is only for private use, do not make video archives, do not spread or sell videos and respect the copyright policies of the video-sites!

Copyright © 2017 by Johan Van Barel. All Rights Reserved