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FAQ @ Flash Video Downloader

I'm trying to download video but I keep on getting the Download temporarily unavailable error message in response. What shall I do?

In most cases this error appears when you insert a wrong link into the Video Downloader or when the site containing the video (YouTube.com, for instance yes, sometimes even YouTube has problems) itself is temporary unavailable. However, if you are sure you are doing everything right but still can't download the video, don't hesitate to contact us with the help of the form you see every time you get that error message – we will do our best to fix the error as soon as we can.

What is .flv video format all about and how can I watch a video in this format?

Flash Video (FLV) file format, media container used in the process of transferring video over the Internet. It is used by such video hosting services as YouTube, Google Video, Facebook, etc. Even though the description of the container format was published, the used codecs are patented and, therefore, remain copyrighted.

FLV format is intended for streaming video even though one can also use it when storing and viewing video on PC. FLV files are viewed in Adobe Flash Player, which is distributed online as a plugin for various browsers and operation systems. The format is also compatible with various multimedia players, such as MPlayer or LightAlloy.

Popular media players that can be used for viewing FLV files:
Light Alloy
Winamp
MPlayer
GOM Player
The KMPlayer
VLC media player
Crystal Player

Since FLV is a media container and not a format, there might be certain problems with viewing video or playing audio in some media players when the codecs used in the process of creation of the played file are lacking.

It' also worth pointing out that you don't really have to view video in FLV format with the help of FVD Suite software you will be able to convert FLV into AVI, MPEG, MP4, PSP, WMV, etc. You can even convert FLV into MP3 thus turning a good video into a good audio track. :)

On youtube das_captcha - what is it ?

If you try to download the video from youtube.com, and you get URL like this: http://www.youtube.com/das_captcha?next=/watch%3Fv%3Dum6ERR4jskU, it means that at this moment Youtube can't give you the link to flv and you should use F5 bottom to renew the web-page. Probably after next request you will able to download the video.

You give me video in some strange format, at one moment in IFLV format, at another just in get_video or at all something's strange. And where is FLV video? Where is MP4 video?

Point is that we give the video in formats we get it from web-sites and we can do nothing with it. But you can watch such video without any problems, just change the file format (or add) to needed to you FLV-format (using Windows Viewer or other file manager) and watch with pleasure.

TypeError:This DownloadInstance is null’ - what is it ?

If you see the 'TypeError:This DownloadInstance is null' error message when you attempt to download a video, it means that you are probably using an outdated version of Mozilla Firefox Internet browser. In order to solve this problem, install Firefox 6.0 or a more recent version of the browser. Alternatively, you can use an older version of the plugin, such as 2.0.33 - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-video-downloader-youtube/versions/2.0.33

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