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Old 14.05.2018, 06:54
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Default FFMpeg && Windows XP, manual install required

Earlier today I faced some problem with Jdownloader, it wouldn't start and said there was some update issue. I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it again. However when I am trying to download some video, it says that the Jdownloader is missing the FFmpeg component. I clicked the button to install it, but it merely says that the latest version has been installed, and nothing happens afterwards. What should I do?
I am using Windows environment, if that helps.

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Old 14.05.2018, 16:49
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The issue got fixed today morning. Please make sure that your JDownloader is up2date
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Old 17.05.2018, 13:05
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Default Same issue

I am also getting this issue.
I searched the forums and tried some of the fixes I found there along with what was mentioned in this thread:
I have checked to make sure I am full updated and I am.
I tried deleting FFmpeg from the tools folder to force a reinstall of it but receive the "you already a have the latest version installed" message.
I did a reinstall of Jdownloader but still have the message FFmpeg is missing, though it was reinstalled when not found on the full reinstall of Jdownloader.

Any other possible fixes?

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Old 17.05.2018, 01:03
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Default Youtube FFmpeg issue

For some reason I get "FFmpeg missing" error when trying to download these videos

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right after I downloaded

**External links are only visible to Support Staff****External links are only visible to Support Staff** .

Perhaps it's because that 4 videos are 5+ years old. I clearly remember I installed FFMPEG, even rechecked paths in "advanced settings" - FFmpeg.exe IS there and paths are correct. Restarting JD2 didn't help either - the 1st video I downloaded is still downloadable, the others are not.

16.05.18 18.00.22 <--> 17.05.18 01.25.32 jdlog://7114854433151/
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Old 17.05.2018, 10:30
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There has been an update to ffmpeg binary and that no longer supports old Windows XP. You will have to replace ffmpeg.exe and ffprobe with older/outdated versions that still work on Windows XP. For example from here
github.com/rdp/ffmpeg-windows-build-helpers/issues/219
rwijnsma.home.xs4all.nl/files/ffmpeg/ffmpeg-N-86763-g341f012-win32-static_legacy.7z
I'v got feedback that this version still works on windows xp
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Old 17.06.2018, 18:35
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You need to replace the content of the folder ?

"JDownloader 2.0\tools\Windows\ffmpeg\i386"

With the files you gave to us from the "ffmpeg-N-86763-g341f012-win32-static_legacy.7z"
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Old 17.06.2018, 18:39
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So, ok, i replace the two files and it's working, but we replace 200KB files with 55MB files ???
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Old 18.06.2018, 11:58
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@jdboy: the old files where static ones (no external dll, all in exe) and the updated ones share the dll and that's why the new exe are very small.
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Old 28.06.2018, 20:42
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So I downloaded and installed the static build and it works again, on WinXP.

Since the ffmpeg files that were in the JD folder were dated 21 May 2018, obviously JD installed them with a recent update.

Will JD install new shared builds in place of these in the next update, and break it again?
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Old 28.06.2018, 21:12
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Will JD install new shared builds in place of these in the next update, and break it again?
https://board.jdownloader.org/showpo...84&postcount=4
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Old 29.06.2018, 09:00
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**External links are only visible to Support Staff**...
That doesn't answer the question I asked.
Unless offering a workaround implies that JD will keep installing files regardless of whether they work on the OS.
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Old 29.06.2018, 10:11
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Since the ffmpeg files that were in the JD folder were dated 21 May 2018, obviously JD installed them with a recent update.
See my first answer in this thread
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Old 29.06.2018, 10:11
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JDownloader does not touch those binaries/paths until we release a new update of those binaries.

In case you're overwriting/replacing files that part of JDownloader file structure, of course those will be replaced/updated in case there is an update for them.
That is the reason why we recommend to place customized binaries somewhere else and not simply replace the existing ones
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Old 01.07.2018, 06:14
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JDownloader does not touch those binaries/paths until we release a new update of those binaries.

In case you're overwriting/replacing files that part of JDownloader file structure, of course those will be replaced/updated in case there is an update for them.
That is the reason why we recommend to place customized binaries somewhere else and not simply replace the existing ones
Surely the installer knows what OS it's running on, and so that it should not install files that will not work on it?

"Customized" implies you are adding your own feature; but if you don't use these builds, none of the ffmpeg functions work at all. These ffmpeg builds should be standard on XP, not a "customization" that most users will have no idea they need or where to find them.
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Old 02.07.2018, 01:17
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I'd like to thank Jiaz and jdboy6 for the fix. I'm another MS-curmudgeon, who prefers to stick with WinXP. A while ago my jdownloader broke, started getting ffmpeg error messages on about half of all attempts to fetch YT videos. I tried installing a new ffmpeg, same problem. Identified to incompatibility with bcrypt.dll and ntdll.dll, leading into versionitis and registry-hack hell. Thanks a lot ffmpeg guys, not.

Putting the relevant two files from
rwijnsma.home.xs4all.nl/files/ffmpeg/ffmpeg-N-86763-g341f012-win32-static_legacy.7z
into JDownloader 2.0\tools\Windows\ffmpeg\i386
Works for me. Thanks!
I'll deal with any future jdownloader version overwrites of those, if & when they happen.
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Old 17.05.2018, 13:28
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I guess you're on old WindowsXP/Vista?
https://board.jdownloader.org/showpo...51&postcount=2
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Old 17.05.2018, 14:08
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Thank you sir for the help, that was indeed the issue. I am guessing the update just occurred as everything was working till about a day ago. I suppose yet another indicator that it is time to upgrade, at least the OS, on my old workhorse download machine. I imagine the increase in the two executables size is based on standalone vs portable and shouldn't impact usage?
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Old 17.05.2018, 14:09
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Size is different because of shared/static builds and no, has no impact on usage. The new version simply no longer works on old os.
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Old 17.05.2018, 14:16
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Instead of using old xp, maybe switch to a linux distribution for your old workhorse Then you're more on the *safe* side and still can use old hardware
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Old 17.05.2018, 15:31
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I also encountered the ffmpeg issue after JD's update a few hours ago...
Finally followed instructions and DLed the older ffmpeg version and put the files into C:\Program Files\JDownloader v2.0\tools\Windows\ffmpeg\i386

It works, but download speed is VERY slow, see attached

Before that the Youtube download speed would be something like three digit kb/s...

Unfortunately my main computer is still running on XP and it's my daily workhorse...

Can someone investigate??
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