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Offline Nothing_Special

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Video downloader not working (as usual)
« on: May 23, 2021, 01:57:26 PM »
So it's become more or less the standard it seems that the video downloader will only work for a short while after an update and then stop working all of a sudden..
What's up with the browser? In recent months it's been very unstable and it seems the crew doesn't get it fixed soon enough? Sure it's a free product, but still...

I get the following error in extensions/video downloder info:
Unrecognized manifest key 'dataKeys'.
 "dataKeys": [ "VDLData" ],

WARNING: ytdl-core is out of date! Update with "npm install ytdl-core@latest".
Error in event handler: Error: Attempting to use a disconnected port object


How to fix this?
Come on Avast, get your crew together and get back to a stable browser already...

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Re: Video downloader not working (as usual)
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 09:51:33 AM »
Hi, please could you check if you have video downloader still installed? Go to Extensions page, enable dev mode to see it.

If it is installed and enabled, then I think the problem could be on YouTube. We know about the YouTube issue and is being investigated by our team. Unfortunately websites changes from time to time and VD stops working because of it.

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Re: Video downloader not working (as usual)
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 11:25:46 AM »
Hi, please could you check if you have video downloader still installed? Go to Extensions page, enable dev mode to see it.

If it is installed and enabled, then I think the problem could be on YouTube. We know about the YouTube issue and is being investigated by our team. Unfortunately websites changes from time to time and VD stops working because of it.

Thank you for the answer!

Yes, it is enabled in the extensions page, but there is a red text button saying "error" next to the info button and the information given there is the one I mentioned in the first post.



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Re: Video downloader not working (as usual)
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 10:51:45 PM »
I have Avast Video Downloader 2.5.143
It stopped working for me a couple of days ago after the last Avast Secure Browser update. The error messages it returns are:
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Unrecognized manifest key 'dataKeys'.
Highlighted code: Line 23

and

Error in event handler: Error: Attempting to use a disconnected port object
Highlighted code: Line 11
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Mine is a paid version of Avast using Avast Secure Browser, Program Version: 21.3.2459 (build 21.3.6164.665)

YouTube is a total problem, not only does the Video Downloader no longer work, but neither does the Ad Blocker (not just for YouTube but for any site I visit now).

Saw one other poster suggest you broaden your Video Downloader to include other Video streaming sites like Rumble, Bitchute, etc. I'd like to add my vote to that, YouTube's ridiculous video blocking policies are a real pain.

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Re: Video downloader not working (as usual)
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 11:28:59 PM »
I have Avast Video Downloader 2.5.143
It stopped working for me a couple of days ago after the last Avast Secure Browser update. The error messages it returns are:
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Unrecognized manifest key 'dataKeys'.
Highlighted code: Line 23

and

Error in event handler: Error: Attempting to use a disconnected port object
Highlighted code: Line 11
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Mine is a paid version of Avast using Avast Secure Browser, Program Version: 21.3.2459 (build 21.3.6164.665)

YouTube is a total problem, not only does the Video Downloader no longer work, but neither does the Ad Blocker (not just for YouTube but for any site I visit now).

Saw one other poster suggest you broaden your Video Downloader to include other Video streaming sites like Rumble, Bitchute, etc. I'd like to add my vote to that, YouTube's ridiculous video blocking policies are a real pain.
What's the browser version? not the Avast software.
Here's the version I'm using, and the Downloader works.

See if this helps, https://youtu.be/MWnHRin2bho
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Re: Video downloader not working (as usual)
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2021, 03:23:50 AM »
Avast Secure Browser is up to date
Version 90.1.9508.213 (Official Build) (64-bit)

I've seen that video, it doesn't apply to my problem, my Video Downloader is turned on. :)

Current error messages:
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Unrecognized manifest key 'dataKeys'.  Line 23
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Error in event handler: Error: Attempting to use a disconnected port object  Line 11
Context
_generated_background_page.html
Stack Trace
js/background.bundle.js:11 (_)
js/background.bundle.js:11 (anonymous function)
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WARNING: ytdl-core is out of date! Update with "npm install ytdl-core@latest".  Line 8
Context
_generated_background_page.html
Stack Trace
js/background.bundle.js:8 (anonymous function)
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« Last Edit: May 25, 2021, 03:39:30 AM by pax1 »

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Re: Video downloader not working (as usual)
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2021, 02:55:54 PM »
@pax1
I've reported this to Avast. Let's see if that helps resolve the errors.
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Re: Video downloader not working (as usual)
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2021, 05:44:36 PM »
Hi, please could you check if you have video downloader still installed? Go to Extensions page, enable dev mode to see it.

If it is installed and enabled, then I think the problem could be on YouTube. We know about the YouTube issue and is being investigated by our team. Unfortunately websites changes from time to time and VD stops working because of it.

Could you please explore expanding your Video Downloader to download from other sites like Rumble and Bitchute? At present, I still have no Download button for YouTube. It was working fine until your last update. It's up to date, installed and turned on. Particulars in other posts this thread.

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Re: Video downloader not working (as usual)
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2021, 05:46:27 PM »
@pax1
I've reported this to Avast. Let's see if that helps resolve the errors.

Thank you. :)

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Re: Video downloader not working (as usual)
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2021, 06:29:01 PM »
@pax1
I've reported this to Avast. Let's see if that helps resolve the errors.

Thank you. :)
Here was my problem,

My first reply from an Avast developer is:
"Issue is known and under investigation for youtube.com website."
« Last Edit: May 25, 2021, 06:31:07 PM by bob3160 »
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Re: Video downloader not working (as usual)
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2021, 03:20:03 AM »
WILL AVAST PROGRAMMERS Ever Fix the Browser VIDEO DOWNLOADER FOR GOOD?

It still Works on my Laptop! - Windows 10 64bit

It does Not Work on My Desktop - Windows 10 64bit

What can be So Hard????

Unfortunately, AVAST is disappointing Lots of Customers and Potential subscribers.

> > > > Pay me enough and I'll Fix it For you! )

Just Saying,,,

George

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Re: Video downloader not working (as usual)
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2021, 10:09:18 AM »
WILL AVAST PROGRAMMERS Ever Fix the Browser VIDEO DOWNLOADER FOR GOOD?

It still Works on my Laptop! - Windows 10 64bit

It does Not Work on My Desktop - Windows 10 64bit

What can be So Hard? ???

Unfortunately, AVAST is disappointing Lots of Customers and Potential subscribers.

> > > > Pay me enough and I'll Fix it For you! )

Just Saying,,,

George
It works without any problems in the latest version of the Secure Browser.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=303284.msg1654526#msg1654526
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