Archive for the ‘YouTube’ Tag
We have received a notice from Google requesting that Zamzar stops offering users the ability to download video files from YouTube, as this is in apparent violation of YouTube’s terms of service. Unfortunately this means we have been left with no choice but to cease to offer video downloads from YouTube via Zamzar with immediate effect.
Zamzar will continue to function as normal for all other conversions. We will continue to offer support for the conversion of hundreds of different file formats that are relied upon by thousands of people everyday. We are also planning to expand the number of conversions on offer and will be developing a range of exciting new features over the coming weeks and months.
We realise that the ability to download and view YouTube videos locally will be missed by many of you (especially teachers), and we’re sorry we can’t do more to support this – Unfortunately this decision was taken out of our control:
Zamzar has been around for over 5 years, we know many of you love using the service, and we have received the odd comment that we’ve saved lives (ok not literally!) We hope you will continue to use Zamzar for all your file conversion needs.
Happy 2012 to everyone ! We start the year here at Zamzar HQ with the curious case of the button, the browser and the global international mega-corp …
The Zamzar Web Browser Button has been around for a few years now, and is the best way of converting your files at the touch of a button from within your web browser. If you don’t have it already stop everything and get it here now !.
Recently some of you who use the button reported it isn’t working in the Google Chrome web browser when trying to convert YouTube videos.
We’ve taken a look into this problem and there is a bug in Chrome which is causing this to break. If you want the juicy technical details you can see them here, but in layman’s terms we can tell you:
“Google broke it”.
How to fix it
Fortunately there is a simple way to fix the problem … unfortunately it’s something you need to do rather than us.
Step 1 – Open a new tab in Chrome and click “Apps” at the bottom of the browser
Step 2 – Right click the YouTube app and select “Remove from Chrome”
Step 3 – Click uninstall
Step 4 – Restart the web browser
Step 5 (optional) – Sing joyfully
Hopefully this will help if you come up against the problem whilst we wait for Google to pull their fingers out and fix things in Chrome
We’ve just updated Zamzar’s YouTube video conversion service, so that converted videos are now named with the title of the video from YouTube.
Previously videos had just been using the YouTube video ID, which often resulted in some rather odd names for your converted videos !
We hope you enjoy the change