moderated Re: question on downloading from YouTube


PMD is also totally free, as in it's not a 30 day trial.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner []
Subject: question on downloading from YouTube
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 12:07 AM
To: <>
I like Ponties Media Downloader.
The latest version will even download an entire playlist into its own
I found the below note from the developer on the blind tech site. You do
not need a subscription to YouTube.

Hi, everybody!
I've noticed some discussions here about Pontes Media Downloader and I
just want to let you all know that we've just released version 3 of the
The major technical difference is that version 3 has a javafx interface
instead of the older dot net interface.
Also it includes ffmpeg 4 for converting and, of course the latest
version of youtube-dl for downloading.
It comes with oracle java 8 included and accessibility features enabled
(tested with nvda and narator on windows).

I've tried to keep the same keyboard shortcuts as in version 2.1 There
is also a window that lists all the shortcuts (control k opens it)
I've added a downloads table in which you can manage individual
downloads. It is possible to download more than one file at a time.
Default setting is 3 downloads simultaneously.
The program will automatically detect a playlist now and will open a
window where you can choose the elements from the playlist that you want
to download. By default all items are checked.  You can check/uncheck an
item from the list with space All the checked items will be added to the
downloads table
You can also view each download's log (control g) This is useful if for
some reason a file was not downloaded (usually the last line of the log
is the error)

The downside is that the installer is bigger (around 70 mb in windows)
and it takes more space on the hdd (around 250 mb mostly because of java
and ffmpeg)
The major advantage is that the program is now cross-platform (there are
also mac and linux versions available).
The official webpage of the program is here <>

You can download the program from here:
Windows version (32 and 64 bit)
Mac OsX version (64 bit)
Linux (Debian based, 64 bit)

Version 2.1 will remain available (for those who just need a simpler
utility) at


Pontes Media Downloader is just a friendly interface for youtube-dl - a
wonderful command line utility that does all the complicated media
Have fun using Pontes Media Downloader!


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discuss people." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

On Aug 4, 2021, at 7:51 PM, HH. Smith Jr. <> wrote:

Hi Jeff,

Applian Replay media capture. The free version(demo) downloads 100%
YouTube and 50% everybody else. HTH

*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Jeff
*Sent:* Wednesday, August 4, 2021 10:36 PM
*Subject:* question on downloading from YouTube

Hello List,

I remember that there was several programs to allow you to download
stuff from YouTube. Can anyone recommend the best program, app, or set
of instructions to download music from YouTube.

Also, what is the best program to split large music files.

I would think you would need a subscription to Youtube to do this, but
if that not the case, please also let me know.


Jeff Lukacsena

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