|Q: What is BYTubeD?
A: BYTubeD is a Firefox extension to download YouTube videos in bulk. It can be used to download all/selected YouTube videos on any page which has some links to YouTube videos, by clicking the BYTubeD menu item in the Tools menu or in the context menu (i.e., the right-click menu). It becomes particularly handy in downloading YouTube playlist. BYTubeD can be downloaded from here.
Q: How do I invoke BYTubeD?
A: There are atleast 2 ways to invoke BYTubeD:
- Right click and then click on BYTubeD
- Click on the Tools -> BYTubeD menu item
Q: How do I select the videos to download?
A: Either enter an appropriate selection filter in the Selection Filter field, or select the titles manually by holding Ctrl key while selecting the individual titles. Use Ctrl+A to select all.
Q: How does the selection filter work?
Q: What does MP4 > FLV mean?
A: MP4 > FLV means that you would like to download the videos in MP4 format if they are available in MP4 format. If they are not available in MP4 format, then BYTubeD will try to fetch them in FLV format.
Q: I have selected the videos to be downloaded. Then what?
A: Click "Start" or press ENTER.
Q: Ok! Then what happens?
A: Depending on the value of the "What to do?" field, BYTubeD will either start generating video links or it will start enqueueing the requested videos into Firefox's Downloads window. Once the process of enqueueing/generating is completed, the Downloads window or the generated links window will popup. Now you can close the BYTubeD queueing status window.
Q: Can I use a download manager like DownThemAll to better manage my downloads?
A: Yes! Starting from version 1.0.4, BYTubeD provides a way of using your favorite download managers to better manage downloads.
Q: Oh! That's great! How do I use my favorite download manager with BYTubeD?
A: On the selection window (i.e., the first window that you see when you invoke BYTubeD), select "Generate Links" for "What to do?". Now when you say Start, BYTubeD will generate all the downloadable video links in a new window, where you can invoke your favorite download manager.
Q: I don't want to see too many error report requests. Can I suppress them?
A: Yes. In the Preferences tab of the selection window, check the "Suppress error messages..." checkbox.
Q: I am not able to download certain videos with BYTubeD. It says "Embedding disabled by request. Watch on YouTube". What should I do?
A: Now that problem has been fixed. Get the latest version. With the latest version you can download almost any YouTube video.
Q: I have some queries/comments/suggestions!
A: Please post them as comments below or send a mail to bytubed (at) gmail (dot) com.