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====================================== README of YouTubeDownloader2 ====================================== This file is part of ytd2 ytd2 is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. ytd2 is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with ytd2. If not, see <>. USAGE YTD2 is for downloading videos as flv/mp4-files on your computer. The web-browser downloads webresources (e.g. binary data) to a temporary folder before displaying it. YTD2 does the same except You can choose where to save the files. YTD2 is meant for private non-commercial use only. FILES The source code is available via subversion at The repository contains either the latest released sources or changes for the next upcoming release. There are no branches or tags for now. The jar-files/sources of the http-components can be downloaded at INSTALL There is no need to install it. YTD2 consists of just one runnable file. Maybe there is an option of Java Web Start in the future. RUNNING runytd2.jar should be executable via Java Runtime Environment JRE 1.5 and later. running ytd2 via command shell: java -jar runytd2.jar running ytd2 via file explorer: just click on the jar-file (works if the file has execute file permissions (on *ix platform) and JRE is a registered application for jar-files) PROXY You can set the proxy either before running ytd2 or after start via input "proxy http://proxyhost:proxyport" with or without http:// example (on GNU/Linux) before start: knoedel@section60:~/workspace$ set http_proxy=http://localhost:3128 knoedel@section60:~/workspace$ java -jar runytd2.jar example (on M$-Windows) before start: c:\> http_proxy=http://localhost:3128 c:\> java -jar runytd2.jar example after start - type in as URL: proxy http://localhost:3128 localhost:3128 is just an example (of a local squid-cache proxy) TODO - GUI option for proxy - correct handling of directories for download (esp. on M$-Windows) maybe: Java Web Start, translated GUI (or no text at all), video from other websites (,,..) Any hints, suggestions, features, questions .. are welcome! CHANGES V20110308 2011-03-08 changed to work with new webpage source code V20110219 2011-02-19 new option (ndl) to only show file sizes 2011-02-15 video resolution can be selected 2011-02-05 files get renamed if download was canceled V20110121 2011-01-21 bug fix (drop events from Firefox on GNU/Linux) minor changes in GUI 2011-01-12 proxy can be set with input german text in GUI if JRE environment is german V20110111 2011-01-11 bug fixes (better handling of drop events) V20110103 2011-01-03 URLs with a playlist now work selected folder will be saved entire GUI as drop target for mouse events V20101223 2010-12-27 better handling of URLs pasted in bugfixes: proxy now works with/without protocol application can be shut down while download runs 2010-12-23 files being downloaded are shown with "downloading " percentage is correct now ;) V20101219 2010-12-19 URLs to mp4 (hd) now work initial version 2010-12-17 fixing bugs regarding application shutdown 2010-12-16 project page registered and initial version uploaded 2010-12-01? development started I decided not to provide a single version number but rather a releasedate_time. A number does not provide any extra information but the date does. (IMHO) YTD2 is named after ytd ( but the author never changed any bug reports nor answered forum posts. THANKS My special thanks to "loki" and "odie" for testing and support! :)
Source: README, updated 2011-03-20