Installing converter for Video DownloadHelper

On all operating systems, the conversion feature of Video DownloadHelper relies on Libav.

Once installed, Video DownloadHelper should automatically recognize and use the converter.

On Windows

Since installing Libav on Windows is not very user friendly, we packaged the application into an easily installable binary you can download from here then execute on your computer.

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On Mac OS X

An easy method for installing Libav consists of using Homebrew from a terminal:

  • Start the Terminal application from Applications → Utilities → Terminal
  • Type brew install libav

If Homebrew is not installed on your Mac:

  • Start the Terminal application from Applications → Utilities → Terminal
  • Type ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

For more details about installing Homebrew, check their homepage.

On Linux

On Ubuntu, you should be able to install Libav using:

sudo apt-get install -y libav-tools ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo apt-get install -y libavcodec-extra-54 libavformat-extra-54

On other distributions, you should find hints from the Libav web site.