Frequently Asked Questions

This page is dedicated to helping you to solve your problem as quickly as possible. We have gathered solutions to the most common problems and questions. The easiest solution is to download and install the latest version from our website.

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Questions:

  1. Source: Stream connection: Connection closed
  2. Program loads heavily computer. It keeps on 100% usage.
  3. "No such file or directory" error
  4. "No file or directory" error
  5. "Failed to query info. Check connectioin and try again." error
  6. "Protocol "" is unknown" error
  7. Error: all streams protected in this video
  8. Error: Read-only file system
  9. Stream connection: Unknown error
  10. How to locate my downloaded files?
  11. How to turn on iTunes import?
  12. It says X amount of mb skipped. Why?
  13. Incorrect url: error when pasting link
  14. "Error: Forbidden" when trying to download playlist.
  15. no access to iTunes: error message when Add to iTunes option is enabled

Answers:

  • Error: Connection closed

    Try to enable safe download mode option in the Preferences->Network. It will reduce amount of connections to YouTube and prevent its ban.

  • 100% usage

    Firstly, check your "Preferences". Switch to "Download" page and check "Simultaneous downloads" option. Default value is 5. You can decrease it to minimize CPU usage.

    Also, we recommend you to remove completed downloads. Large list can cause this problem. To do it select "minus" icon at the left bottom corner of program's window. And select "Remove completed".

  • "No such file or directory" error

    Check output folder specified in Preferences. To do it open Preferences and switch to Audio output tab. Specify output folder with write access.

  • "No file or directory" error

    If you are using Ubuntu we recommend you to type the following command in Terminal:

    sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libmp3lame0 libavcodec-extra-53

    If you are using Window or Mac OS then uninstall current version, download installation from our site and install it.

  • "Failed to query info. Check connectioin and try again." error

    Check connection to YouTube.com in program's Preferences. Open Preferences and switch to Network tab. There is indicator which displays connection to YouTube server. It is located at the bottom.
    If it is red then specify correct settings (like proxy). Also, you can check your firewall settings.

  • "Protocol "" is unknown" error

    The content in the clipboard you are trying to paste is incorrect. Maybe you've copied some extra characters and the video link became broken. Try to drag'n'drop the link on program's window.

  • Error: all streams protected in this video

    This mean that all streams in this video are DRM-protected and unable to be downloaded. You can read more about RTMP protocol and protected streams at Wikipedia.

  • Error: Read-only file system

    Probably you have set your output folder to folder located on external drive/usb stick with NTFS file system. Mac OS X include only read-only support for NTFS-formatted partitions. You can read more about NTFS at Wikipedia

  • Stream connection: Unknown error

    You can disable multiple connections. To do it open program's preferences. Then switch to "Network" tab. And set "Maximum connections per video" to 1.

  • How to locate my downloaded files?

    By default all files are saved to Downloaded by MediaHuman subfolder of your Music folder. You can also right-click on downloaded track and select Locate saved file

  • How to turn on iTunes import?

    Open Preferences, it located under small gear icon on the bottom left side of app's window. Next open Audio output tab and select desired iTunes options.

  • It says X amount of mb skipped. Why?

    This is a normal situation when Boost mode is enabled. It means that the app downloads only audio track skipping the video part. Output audio quality is the same but is saves a lot of traffic and time.

  • Incorrect URL:

    If you are using security software from Webroot, when you need to allow our app to access clipboard. To do so open SecureAnywhere -> Identity Protection -> Application protection and click on Allow near youtubetomp3.exe. You can read more in their FAQ.

  • Error: Forbidden

    Your playlist is private, so make it public before download or setup YouTube Authorization in the program's Preferences

  • no access to iTunes:

    This is one of those hard to replicate bug, but the majority of our users who are affected by this issue reported that iTunes reinstall fixes this bug.


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