Have there been times
when you have been on YouTube watching something, and got any of
the following: ads, buffering delays, losing the video or having
to keep the whole lot even if you only want parts of it.
There is a program
called Free YouTube Downloader which allows you to download the
video to your PC or a portable device, so the show can be
watched at a later date or on the run.
You can download a
copy of the program from the following link at https://youtubedownloader.com/
When you first open
the program, it is broken up into different sections. These are
(Please note: When you
open up the program you will hear NVDA say Enter search, paste
YouTube URL or select local file to convert).
The first edit box is
where your YouTube link will be copied to (via the clipboard) or
it can be backspaced and the link pasted into this area.
This clears the URL
that you have pasted into the first edit box.
There is nothing until
you go to download the video.
bring up a dialogue box that says Choose file to convert
Here you can tab
around and locate a file you want to convert. Make sure you note
the name of the file you want to convert and also into which
format you are going to change it to (for example Files of type:
Supported video formats (*.avi;*.mp4;*.flv;*.mkv;*.mpeg;*.webm).
The next time you tab
you might hear something like the following… (This will be
different for each project you do). For example, if there is no
file selected to be ripped, you will hear NVDA say list and if
there is one selected, you will hear NVDA say the following.
Name: S01E02 Force Of Life (1); Format: MP4; Size: 133.45 MB;
Progress: 100; Speed: 0 Kbit/s; ETA: 00:00; Dimension: 328 x 240
This will change
whatever AV format the file is in, into an mp4 file. This will
convert the video file from off YouTube into an MP4 format.
This will take the
audio file out of the YouTube project you are doing and convert
it into an MP3 file.
When you press the
Enter key on the link, it will bring up the browser and give you
directions on what to do (from downloading the program, going to
YouTube, locating a video, and downloading it to an MP4 video or
You will need to route
your mouse to this link. Use the NVDA key + the divide key on
the numeric keypad. When you hear the link name spoken, you will
need to double click on the divide key to open it.
When the left mouse
key is pressed twice quickly, it will bring up the browser which
will take you to a forum called Recent Discussions – Vforum.
To access the
preferences link, the same procedure will have to be done to
this link as well. Route the mouse to the link with the NVDA key
+ the divide key on the numeric keypad. When you hear the link
name spoken, you will have to quickly left click the mouse
You will be given the
following options… (You can tab through these options).
notifications…Balloon notifications…Run search only when Enter
key is pressed
…Remember last quality
used…Check for new version on startup…Cancel…Ok
On any of the check boxes, you can check or uncheck them with the spacebar.
This button when
pressed will take you quickly to where your videos will be
stored once they have been downloaded.
This button will
quickly take you to where your MP3 files are stored.
To listen to an audio
tutorial on how to use the free YouTube Downloader program,
please visit the following link https://www.dropbox.com/s/tbfr4ldnjbhdg37/How%20to%20use%20the%20free%20YouTube%20downloader%20program%20with%20NVDA.MP3?dl=0