YouTube App Not Working Properly, What to Do?
It’s no longer a secret that anyone can rip movies and music from YouTube. It’s much more convenient than watching them online. First of all, you won’t need a connection to watch a video or listen to a music track, and then you will be sure that you won’t lose an access to the video you like. It might happen if an owner decides to delete the file or a YouTube account. Moreover, you can upload a saved video or MP3 track to your smartphone or tablet and enjoy it wherever you go and whenever you want.
To save a YouTube MP3, video, playlist, or channel, it’s necessary to have a special tool called YouTube recorder. It might be a browser-plugin (e.g. Video Downloadhelper), an online service, a browser with a built-in option to grab content or software. It’s up to you what to use. In most cases, the software is preferable. It is more stable than services, updated on a regular basis and provides many output options like MP4, MP3, M4A, WebM, FLV, etc. Besides that, a right YouTube ripper is safer than plugins and services. Good software won’t install any 3d party apps and won’t change your browser settings.
Since functioning of all these tools depends on a lot of inner YouTube mechanisms, it’s a frequent problem that you can’t save files for offline mode anymore using them. What to do? Find answers in the article below.
Why YouTube saving tools stop working?
YouTube is the most popular video site, and it’s constantly being improved and updated. There are frequent experiments with the site design and layout. Very often they do experiments with coding, which an average YouTube user will never notice, but which can affect the way YouTube videos are hosted, streamed and saved.
For example, at the beginning of 2015 YouTube switched to HTML5 video player mode instead of a Flash one. Visually, nothing has changed, but this transition influenced the video hosting technology, and some YouTube tools stopped working.
From our own experience, we can say that YouTube makes changes in streaming code at least once in two months. Usually, these changes affect the majority of YouTube ripping software and services because they use the pretty similar copying algorithms. The rare exceptions are the tools which work on youtube will not download video capturing basis, but they are not among the top used apps for fast video download.
What to do if you fail to rip YouTube?
First, don’t panic. Before writing to support or asking on forums, have a look at your software official developer’s social channels. They might announce the problem and possible troubleshooting time frames. So you have nothing to do than to wait until they fix the problem and release an update. Of course, you can search for another free or paid ripping tool, but as a matter of fact, all of them experience the same problems.
Check your Internet connection. Try to save other files or stream movies. If you have any limits, check whether you have not exceeded available incoming traffic.
Make sure your software gets regular updates, especially if you use browser plugins. Unfortunately, many developers forget about them forever and ever. If your plugin has not been updated for many months, it’s high time to search for a new one.
Here at Freemake, we try to react to YouTube download problems as soon as possible. Believe me, some of our developers have fixed YouTube capturing problems at night and on holidays. That’s why Freemake tools are among the first to overcome YouTube changes. So if you see “Freemake failed to obtain video info” message or Freemake YouTube to MP3 Booom stopped working, the only thing you should do is to wait for an update. Freemake tools inform you about the new version available in the main window, once you start the program.
Alternatively, you can go to the product pages, click the main button and install the new software:
Please note that Freemake YouTube to MP3 tools can be installed only on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Win 10. Mac OS and Linux are not supported.
In case you use other software or service to convert YouTube videos and MP3s, go to the official site and see if there’s youtube will not download any new version or update message displayed. If the utility you use is regularly updated, it won’t take much time for the developers to fix the YouTube to MP3 tech issue.
In case you use savefrom.net or convert2mp3 service and they stopped working, you have to either wait for some time or download Freemake MP3 Boom. The drawback of the services of a kind is that when many people use them, they might become too slow or stop working at all.
What to do if I can’t extract an exact YouTube MP3 track?
In case you don’t see youtube will not download any announcements from developers concerning the mass service outage trouble, this might be a local problem on your PC. For example, you’ve just downloaded dozens of streaming movies and tracks and now can’t rip a particular one. The problem might be a system glitch or that exact link.
In the first case, a simple PC reset and software relaunch must help. Additionally, you can re-install the software from the official website. Also, don’t forget to check if there are issues with your Internet provider.
In the second case, there’s a possibility that YouTube MP3 can’t be ripped in your region. To check it, click the play button on YouTube. If there appears a text like “We are sorry, converting YouTube music videos is not possible in your territory/region”, then you need to find free proxy settings on the Net and add them to Freemake to MP3 tool to get a geo-restricted MP3.
That’ how to do it:
Download Freemake MP3 Boom; Install Freemake MP3 youtube will not download software on PC or laptop; Run the software and go to Options -> Connection; Insert the proxy settings you’ve found; Click the OK button to save the settings; Copy a URL of the restricted MP3 track; Choose an output MP3 format and quality; Click the “Convert” button in the center.
Pay attention that proxy using reduces your connection speed and thus increases the conversion process time. So when your restricted MP3 song or movie is saved, disable the proxy settings to get non-restricted content at normal speed.
One more case of YouTube to MP3 not working issue is unsupported content. Freemake freeware supports a wide range of web content types (playlists, channels, favorites, movies), but it can’t grab real-time media and paid files hosted by branded official channels. Thus you can’t convert them to MP3. Here you may try other good downloaders.
The third case is the new type of media. YouTube updates the parameters of the uploaded content quite regularly. The service adds new formats and codecs. If your MP3 was uploaded not long ago, you may write to us with a link to this MP3. We will test it and add the support for the new algorithm to our YouTube to MP3 software.
If you extract a playlist to MP3 and see that one or more files can’t be ripped, go to the website and check whether the clips are available for playback. They might have been deleted by an owner or due to copyright issues.
Hope this article helped you overcome the YouTube to MP3 not working issues and get all your favorite clips for offline listening. Please share it with your friends!
How to Fix YouTube Video or Music Download Failed Problem.
Various YouTube downloader are available in the market to help you download videos, music, playlists or movies from YouTube or other more sites for offline watching or saving to portable devices. The YouTube downloader includes browser plug-ins, online services and specific desktop software. For more stable and smoother using experience, more output format and output quality options, desktop software must be the most users’ choices.
Due to the constantly updated video coding, site design and layout, and any other updates from YouTube, you may encounter the errors when downloading YouTube videos including: YouTube "failed to download video file", "404 error" or other more. Here we will take one of the best YouTube downloader - Any Video Converter as an example to show you guys how to fix the error when downloading YouTube videos, music, playlists etc.
The Solutions Available to Fix "Fail to Download YouTube Videos"
1. Check internet connection and YouTube is not blocked in your country.
Please make sure that the internet is well connected and YouTube is not blocked in your country. And you can enter the valid Proxy server to make it work.
2. Reset or temporarily disable the anti-virus program or firewall.
The anti-virus program or firewall on your Windows PC may block or interface the downloading pr converting YouTube videos or music. You can reset the anti-virus program or firewall to allow the process. If you don't know how to configure the settings, you can just temporarily disable it.
3. How to fix "Download video file failed" error or other similar prompts?
I can not download from YouTube and get a message "Analyzing failed. Cannot determine video format to be downloaded" or downloader keeps looping "Analyzing successfully, start downloading videos", as a result "Download video file failed". Can you help?
(1) Keep the download engine or program updating.
Sometimes, youtube will not download you cannot download YouTube videos, music or movies because the download engine of the YouTube downloader is out of date. For example, Any Video Converter series have always been keeping updating, you just need to install the latest version of AVC or update your download engine from prompts.
(2) Keep the video drive updated or flash player installed correctly.
If the YouTube downloader and the download engine are updated to the latest, please check that your video drive is updated, if not, please update it according to your Windows OS.
In other words, if you has a 34 bit flash player installed, it will block videos that run on 64 bit. You can install a 64 bit flash player to fix this error.
(3) Keep the Google Internet Authority updated.
If you use Google browser to access the YouTube website, you can follow the instructions to see whether your Google Internet Authority G2 from GeoTrustCA had expired. If it was expired, you can delete it and get a valid certificate from https://pki.google.com/. Then delete the old ones and try to download the YouTube videos, music with Any Video Converter or other YouTube downloader.
Here are the steps to manually remove an expired Google cert:
Run certmgr.msc -> menu -> action -> find certificates.
Choose "Look in Fields: issued to".
Type "google" at the "contains" field and click "find now".
Mark all the expired certs (useful to sort by exp. date), right click and choose "delete".
Get a valid certificate from https://pki.google.com/.
Run Any Video Converter or other YouTube downloader to download videos.
3. How to fix "Insert failed" problem after add YouTube videos to downloader?
If you receive this error message "Cannot get media information from video file…pv.mp4, insert failed" while trying to add a YouTube video into the downloader, it’s probably that the video file name contains non-English character. To avoid downloading YouTube videos which have non-English file name not being recognized by the downloader, please go to Edit > Options > Online Video, and then uncheck "Use HTML Title as output file name" option before downloading.
If the solutions above still fail to fix the issue, you can contact the developer for help. For Any Video Converter "failed to download YouTube video files" error, you can send a message to [email protected] for help.
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