Version history

  • 1.1.0, September 5 2019

    • Bandwidth selector is removed until further notice. Not sure if anyone is even using it?
    • Upgrade to Qt 5.12.2. This does unfurtunately mean a MUCH larger application due to the transition from QWebKit to QWebEngine and a few new bugs I’ve trying to work my way around. Fortunately, it also means that some older Qt bugs now has been fixed on the MacOS platform.
    • Small UI adjustments here and there, most due to Qt upgrade.
    • This version introduces the integration with an external download helper, which is automatically downloaded. The download helper is the (to some) well known youtube_dl tool, packaged with a standalone version of Python.
    • Fixed row selection issues in Bookmarks and History
    • History date format fixed for dates more than a year ago
    • Playlists are visible again if available
    • Increased amount of pixels scrolled when using scroll wheel
    • Fixed conversion timeout for long media
    • Preferences: Default download format was always set to Video when opening the dialog. Fixed.
    • Preferences: “Delete original files when added to iTunes library” checkbox now works as expected
    • Changed most controls to flat design
    • Numerous other fixes and improvements
    • Windows version: Fixed right click problems in browser

    • Fixed YouTube compatibility issue which could not be fixed in plugin alone.

    • Fixed YouTube compatibility issue which could not be fixed in plugin alone.
    • Fixed wrong message in some cases where video not availble
    • Fixed missing thumbnails in download list in some cases (SSL protocol errors)

    • Upgraded to YouTube API V3. Due to the nature of the new API, this unfortunately means slower page loads because more requests are needed.
    • Added login access for YouTube (adult content now supported). Access is supported via a saved cookie. No password is saved.

    • Fixed crash-proneness when removing items from download queue/changing download rate/quitting application (caused by a stupid typo)
    • Fixed bug when removing download queue item by right clicking (item persisting on relaunch)
    • All items can now be removed from download queue regardless of state
    • Added media format/preferred media size/download rate selectors in status bar (same controls as in Preferences/Options)
    • Occasionally “hanging” downloads should now be properly aborted when appropriate
    • Download queue thumbnails are now cached
    • Fixed skewing of thumbnails
    • Removed code accidently triggering active corners on Mac OS (workaround for a bug that seems to be fixed in the framework used)
    • Fixed bug where URL of opened tab shows in current tab’s address field
    • Improved Mac OS 10.10 compatibility
    • Improved consistent download speed

    • Fixed potential crash at startup when many (1000+) downloads in download pane (possibly due to v. 1.0.3 not showing download history)
    • Mac OS: Don’t show icon in menu bar when system notification is shown
    • Fixed wrong link transformation when HTML in media/user descriptions
    • Clicking links in media/user descriptions now correctly opens in web browser – Potential problem fixed when downloading media when no concersion is necessary

    • Fixed crash caused by third party library
    • Fixed UI unresponsiveness when joining longer YouTube files
    • Search result tabs can now be ordered (drag tabs to reorder)
    • Fixed corrupt downloads in certain cases (missing audio/video from random spots in media file)
    • Regression fixed: Download queue continues after finished download (not just after conversion)
    • Audio and/or popup notification on finished download queue (Growl necessary for Mac OS 10.7 and earlier to show notifications)

    • Mac version: Fixed slow background downloads on Mavericks caused by AppNap power saving feature
    • Fixed missing youtube redirect in some geographical regions which caused downloads to fail
    • Fix: If clipboard contains supported URL at startup, the URL is loaded automatically
    • Stability improvements
    • Support for audio only services ( plugin added in this version)
    • Fixed various download queue problems
    • More reliable pause/resume
    • Massively improved download speed when not limiting bandwidth
    • Now shortly pausing downloads when browsing to improve page load times
    • Improved compatibility with Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite (now using Qt 5.3.1)
    • Fix: Removing downloads from download list now effectively stops all downloads

    • Stability issues addressed (introduced in last version, which had major changes)
    • Limited height on thumbnails in media detail view
    • Support for segmented media ( among others)
    • iTunes integration: Missing artist fixed
    • Fixed failed conversion in some cases on Windows (FFmpeg incompatible)

    • Fixed problem limiting number of simultaneous downloads
    • Settings for dding media to iTunes library are now obeyed
    • Checked searchable services are now remembered at application relaunch
    • Improved download success ratio; automatic retry
    • Fixed download resume after crash/power outage/force quit, which previously could render a media file corrupt
    • Fixed encoding of search parameters
    • Fixed missing status icon of previous downloads in thumbnail view
    • Fixed missing Cancelled state overlay icon
    • Downloads list: Clicking on cleanup button now leaves downloads with errors
    • More domains and URL formats added to YouTube service
    • Search URLs now supported
    • Fixed double loading of feeds (results in slight speed improvement when loading pages)
    • Plugin update checks now done in background at each launch
    • Changed trial period to 14 days
    • Corrected problem in WIndows version where Vimeo could not be reached in certain cases (HTTPS related)
    1.0 final:

    • Fixed problem with Vimeo in Windows version (missing SSL DLLs)
    • Added conversion to WMV and DivX
    • A few UI fixes
    • Fixed confusion in preferences pane when download directory did not exist
    • Download directory is now created at startup (as well as detected/auto created when downloading)
    1.0 Beta Build 1501:

    • Fixed problems with resuming downloads at startup (crashes among other issues)
    • Fixed complaint about wrong license code when closing sevice update window (Tubulator 2 does not yet require a license key!)
    1.0 Beta Build 1500:

    • Got rid of the last YouTube specific code, ie. the last step to full service generalization
    • Added proof-of-concept Vimeo plugin (adding new services should be a breeze now – sort of)
    • It is now possible to search multiple services at once
    • UI changes here and there
    1.0 Beta Build 1401:

    • Fixed: New users could not download media services.
    1.0 Beta Build 1400:

    • Stability improved, especially on Mac OS 10.6
    • Thumbnail load time improved
    • Fixed bug where a non-english system language would give problems downloading
    • Fixed compatibility issues with YouTube, where some videos would not download
    • UI fixes / improvements
    • Mac version: The application is now signed with an Apple developer ID, which means the application will run with normal security settings
    1.0 Beta Build 1300:

    • Fix issue with crash when tabs closed and opened under certain circumstances
    • Fixed compiler warnings
    1.0 Beta Build 1200:

    • Some stability issues fixed
    • Added unified toolbar on Mac
    • Preferences icons given some love
    • Hanging context menu fixed
    • Now showing correct context menu when right clicking on uploader user name
    • Added “Feedback” menu item in order to send suggestions/bug reports via email