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Old 25.10.2018, 22:19
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Gweilo Gweilo is offline
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Originally Posted by Jiaz View Post
I recommend to place the old/working version to a different folder than the default JDownloader one and update the paths in Settings-Advanced Settings-search for ffmpeg/ffprobe instead of placing into default folder. That way you keep your working one and not risk the next ffmpeg update to replace your custom ffmpeg binaries instead.

I did that and it worked until today when I tried to get a Youtube soundtrack and it gave me:
"An error occurred (
Try restarting the link (plugin outdated)"

Eventually I checked the ffmpeg setting and saw that the "binary paths" had been reset to the Windows 7 ffmpeg.
So I changed them back to the XP ffmpeg.

Failed again.
Had a look and JD had changed the paths back to the Win7 ffmpeg.

Tried again, same thing.
So I deleted the Win7 ffmpeg and now it works.

JD should not override a manual setting without at least informing me.
And the error message in any case is at best uninformative, since the error is nothing to do with Youtube.

I assume JD will next time it updates download and reinstall the Win7 ffmpeg and do this again?
Or will it only do that when there is a new version of ffmpeg?

Last edited by Gweilo; 25.10.2018 at 23:02.
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