Multiple instance downloads
This user guide applies to WM Recorder YT
version 2.3.1 or higher.
Welcome to WM
Recorder YT, a complex yet easy to use video/audio recorder. This program
includes all the components necessary to record video and audio to your
computer. It can be used to
download YouTube video, video playlists
download many other Internet video/audio
record anything you see on your screen
record anything you hear on your speakers
convert recordings to any video/audio
formats you need.
the UNICODE international encoding standard allows displaying text and symbols in their original languages.
The downloading part of the program is based on
YouTube-dl app which is updated almost on a daily basis. We encourage
customers to check the YouTube-dl developers website (https://youtube-dl.org/)
and if possible make a donation.
Open WM Recorder YT, open YouTube video page
or other Internet video web page.
If you're using Google Chrome browser
click Get Video URL to capture the video URL. Then click Video
or Audio to start downloading. For other browsers copy/paste the URL
from the browser address bar.
When downloading a YouTube playlist
download you may want to select the From/To or the Numbers of
the videos to download.
Click Single video if you want to
download only one video from a YouTube playlist.
including YouTube live streams can be downloaded. Note that Live
downloads with the same name are overwritten.
Downloaded file names (UNICODE) are shown
in the download list in order of downloading. Note that when Best
video quality or Audio format are selected the name of download is
not shown until conversion is finished (if necessary).
Each file name (regardless the language
characters or symbols) is tagged with a double digit number. Tags can be
removed when download is finished. Use Settings, Remove tags
to do this.
Run downloader only option from Settings
to get details on errors or missed downloads.
WM Recorder YT
allows opening up to 5 Instances (windows). Each Instance can be used to
simultaneously download multiple streams and playlists in the same or
different folders as the other opened Instances. Most program settings can
be controlled separately in any of the opened instances (see Save
To open/close another instance click Instance
on the main screen or open another program instance.
DEMO version allows 2 minute of
downloading for each instance.
Since all downloaded files are shown in
the download list it is a good idea to separate downloads of different
types. For example use Instance (1) to download one or more live broadcasts
from different websites while using Instance (2) to download a large
YouTube video playlist.
names are tagged with a double digit number placed in front of the initial
file name. The first number shows the Instance number, the second is the
download number in the same Instance. Below are a few examples
11-file name, download # 1
in Instance (1)
12-file name, download # 2 in Instance (1), from a different URL
23-file name, download #3 in Instance (2)
To remove tags open the Settings
menu and click Remove tags.
Download stops automatically if no more
streaming data is available.
Right click a downloading item
in the list, click Stop download.
If the item belongs to a playlist the
entire playlist download is stopped.
on the main screen to stop all downloads in the current Instance.
This is mostly useful when downloading
live streams. Up to 99 hours of continuous download can be specified.
Enter a download time duration in the Download
Elapsed time is displayed
below the Download time.
The Download time and Elapsed
time must be reset to zero before a new timed download begins in the
settings control can be used to save or not to save different
downloading parameters. These parameters
are Best, Normal, Single video, On top, Playback, View downloader.
Not saving these values allows different Instances to have their own
download settings otherwise all Instances have the same settings.
/ Run downloader only
View downloader option from the
Settings menu allows monitoring the YouTube-dl console during
download. It can be open and closed any time. The console window closes
when the download is finished or stopped.
Run downloader only option can be
enabled from the Options menu. YouTube-dl runs now without
communicating with WM Recorder YT and it does not close when downloads are
finished. This option should be used especially when there are errors or
other events not captured and displayed by the main program.
file can be useful sometimes to download videos that require TV cable
Install cookies.txt extension in your
Chrome browser from Chrome Web Store https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cookiestxt/njabckikapfpffapmjgojcnbfjonfjfg
Using the Chrome browser, open the web page
you want to download click the cookies.txt extension which opens the cookie
file. Click "To download cookies for this tab click here...".
This creates the file cookies.txt in your Windows ‘Downloads’ folder (or
any folder your Chrome browser use to save downloads).
Move this file to your playlist directory.
On WM Recorder YT click Settings, Use
cookies.txt, click Run downloader then click Get Video URL,
Video to start downloading.
You can add your
credentials and/or the website name (MSO) instead of using cookies.txt to
download videos from websites that require subscription. Just as with the
cookies.txt option using credentials doesn't work all the time. Keep
in mind that is not always safe to send your credential through the Command
From Settings, click Use
user/password to open the User/Pass/MSO dialog.
Click Save, then OK if you
want to save these values in your computer.
If you Cancel the dialog the
user/pass option is disabled.