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  • Download Streamed Videos in Many Apps With This New Free Jailbreak Application


    Video downloading is one of the most demanded features of video streaming services such as YouTube. Unfortunately, the services do not offer this functionality to users and it is up to third party developers to create options for users. That’s exactly what this new free application will do for you.

    Dubbed Universal Video Downloader by Harrison Apps, LLC, the application will allow you to download streamed videos in many different video streaming applications from the App Store. It also works in Google’s own YouTube application for iOS, or from Web applications in Mobile Safari.

    As shown above, one simply needs to load a video in a video streaming application such as the YouTube application (which we will use for this tutorial) and the tweak will automatically detect that you’re starting a video and ask you if you want to download the video. You can tap Download to download the video, or tap dismiss to simply watch the video and not download it. If you tap Download, you'll start going through the download process, which begins with asking you what you want to name the video:



    After you have entered the name that you will use to identify the video, you can tap on the Download button in the top right-hand corner of the application. After doing that, the application will start processing the download and begin the download with a live download indicator showing the megabytes downloaded out of the full file-size. For larger videos, processing the download will take longer. Each video must process before it can download:



    If you noticed that this interface looks different than the YouTube application, that’s because it is. Universal Video Downloader adds a new application icon to your home screen. You will be able to watch and manage your downloaded videos from this application. As shown above in the download manager, a badge will appear on the downloads tab of the application with the number of downloads occurring.

    After the video downloads are all finished, you can simply move over to the Videos tab of the application and you’ll find your downloaded videos. You can tap on any of them to play the videos right from the application with the built-in video player.




    The application also comes with a Settings and Apps tab. From the Apps tab, you can select the applications that you want Universal Video Downloader to attempt to download videos from when you start watching videos. You can enable the “Enable All Apps” switch and the application will display the alert in every application you stream videos through. If you disable this feature, you will be able to manually select the applications one-by-one that you want the alert to pop up in. This feature may be useful if you never plan to download media from one application, but plan to download media in another application all the time since you won’t want to see the rather annoying popup in applications that you never plan to download media from.



    From the settings tab, you can manage video download quality, manage the default audio for a video, choose to continue watching a video where you left off after it downloads, and enable or disable download alerts. The download alerts are rather useful because in the event that you download a large video and don't want to sit there and wait for it, you can do other things and the application will let you know when the download is finished.



    The ability to download videos from a video streaming application is useful because you can download videos to watch on the go from your home Wi-Fi network and never worry about eating up your limited data plans while abroad. It also gives people without cellular service a way to watch these videos offline.

    Universal Video Downloader is compatible with many applications, but just be aware that it won’t work with all of them. The developer states in the Cydia description that the application cannot download files specified in QuickTime reference movies and that some applications come with their own custom video players that may not be compatible with Universal Video Downloader. This is unfortunately a flip of the coin that the user will have to deal with, but the tweak is free so there’s nothing to lose by giving it a try.

    Users can remove the videos from the video library of the application whenever they want to, but unfortunately the application doesn’t come with any importing options to add the videos to the iOS device’s media applications.

    If you want to be able to download streamed videos from sites like YouTube on your iOS device for free, then Universal Video Downloader is something you have got to check out. Remember to exercise video downloading with caution, as some video content is protected by copyright laws – you should always get permission from the video owner to download the content before doing so.

    Name: Universal Video Downloader
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 4.3+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Harrison Apps, LLC
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Download Streamed Videos in Many Apps With This New Free Jailbreak Application started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      comfirmed it does download netflix.. but why would you want to ? files are huge.

      works on Vevo too.. excellent.
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      I don't see it on either when I search... Hmmm
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by daytonaviolet View Post
      comfirmed it does download netflix.. but why would you want to ? files are huge.

      works on Vevo too.. excellent.
      The files are huge I'm assuming since it's HD. I suppose it's all right if you have a 32/64gb iPad though. It's probably best just to transfer them to a PC though after they have downloaded. This tweak does not work on all apps though. Any other UK users (like me) that frequently use BBC iPlayer, videos cannot be downloaded (I'm assuming it's because of the encryption on their videos they use)...
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by aidanharris View Post
      If it works with Netflix it clearly isn't legal but a nice tweak for sure...
      Netflix should thank them,I reactivated my account because of this tweak!
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      Purely for my own educational purposes ( I love a challenge ) .. I was able to get one of the videos I downloaded to play on windows.. took some decryption, merging and muxing to get audio and video combined properly.. but the whole process now completes in about a minute.

      I won't be providing instructions.. I'm sure that is a violation .. but for anyone who likes a challenge and is technical, I can at least attest to the fact it works.

      Cheers!

      Quote Originally Posted by HeliPilot View Post
      Yes, as long as you don't sell or distribute.
      Perfectly legal for your own use. Law set in the early 80's when Hollywood went after SONY's BetaMax. SONY won.
      I'm not sure that is a true statement.. he's not actually buying the movie, he's licensing a right to stream it on demand.. he might be ok as long as he has an account in good standing to do it.. but the moment he terminates his account then I don't believe he would be legal anymore.. ( if legal at all .. ) their TOS may very well prohibit having a local, offline copy.

      The laws you're referring to have to do with fair use.. Hollywood did not want people making copies of movies they purchased because they could use it to distribute the films.. but they lost because the court decided it was acceptable for the person to be able to make a back-up copy of their legally purchased content.

      You're allowed to do that with CDs for the same reason.. it just gets tricky when it comes to DRM / Encryption because the DMCA has a provision which prohibits reverse engineering the protections.. so while you're able to backup your files.. you're not allowed to decrypt them.. the DMCA became a huge push for Hollywood because the DVD encryption key leaked and it made it possible for people to decrypt them and convert them to other formats.. remove region encoding .. etc

      That's why I don't believe the Sony decision on fair use applies to legally being able to save netflix movies
    1. HeliPilot's Avatar
      HeliPilot -
      @Oneduality, your arguments make sense when it comes to copying physical media. The Sony law also covered the recording of broadcast media from television to be viewed at a later date using the Betamax video tape recorder and/or VHS, which in this case applies. Again, as long as the content isn't being distributed or sold. This app falls under the same rules as using a DVR or VHS to record broadcast material.
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      The only crime here is paying Netflix and Hulu $8 a month and no option to download the movies,lol
    1. jmartesc's Avatar
      jmartesc -
      Hi..help please!! I Switch off the "Enable all apps" switch and the app crashes everytime.. I cannot select the apps tab.. And doesnt work anymore..tried reinstalling but same problem again and again..
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmartesc View Post
      Hi..help please!! I Switch off the "Enable all apps" switch and the app crashes everytime.. I cannot select the apps tab.. And doesnt work anymore..tried reinstalling but same problem again and again..
      Try going into Cydia --> Universal Video Downloader --> FileSystem Content --> Delete everything that appears in FileSystem content and then uninstall and reinstall the tweak.

      You can also download crash reporter from Cydia to see if there is any reason why it is crashing.
    1. jmartesc's Avatar
      jmartesc -
      I did what you told me in Cydia bu deleting everything in Ifile then uninstalling in Cydia.. Reinstall again and same problem.. Downloaded Crash Report but honestly dont know what to do with it..i mean theres a error logged..but i cant interpretate it..what should i do?
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmartesc View Post
      I did what you told me in Cydia bu deleting everything in Ifile then uninstalling in Cydia.. Reinstall again and same problem.. Downloaded Crash Report but honestly dont know what to do with it..i mean theres a error logged..but i cant interpretate it..what should i do?
      Did you try and reboot your phone then try again?
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmartesc View Post
      I did what you told me in Cydia bu deleting everything in Ifile then uninstalling in Cydia.. Reinstall again and same problem.. Downloaded Crash Report but honestly dont know what to do with it..i mean theres a error logged..but i cant interpretate it..what should i do?
      Download sbsettings (if you don't already have it) and open the sbsettings application. Once open scroll down and go to mobile substrate addons and toggle everything off apart from "UniversalVideoDow...". This should solve your problem. You can then enable everything else one by one until you find out which other "Dylib" (to use the technical term) is conflicting with UniversalVideoDownloader...
    1. jmartesc's Avatar
      jmartesc -
      I did everything you suggest me to do...i even upgrade today to version 1.0.3... Same problem..:S

      When i try to select Apps Tab it crashes...

      The first time i installed it worked great...without problems... But when i decided to selwct in wich apps i wnt

      In wich apps i want the prompt by turning off enable all apps inmediately crashes and doesnt work any more..cause i deselect it and its configured to work with NO applicattions at all.. Uninstall and respring and install again and all the solutions here wont work... Weird i know..
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmartesc View Post
      I did everything you suggest me to do...i even upgrade today to version 1.0.3... Same problem..:S

      When i try to select Apps Tab it crashes...

      The first time i installed it worked great...without problems... But when i decided to selwct in wich apps i wnt

      In wich apps i want the prompt by turning off enable all apps inmediately crashes and doesnt work any more..cause i deselect it and its configured to work with NO applicattions at all.. Uninstall and respring and install again and all the solutions here wont work... Weird i know..
      Well there was a new update today,give it a try and see what happens
    1. jmartesc's Avatar
      jmartesc -
      Indeed with the new update it worked.. it actually told me what the problem was...it seems to be a malfunction of the AppList dylib... The application told me when entering App tab..
      Reinstalled it and worked like a charm...
      Thanxs for your time and help..
      Great day 2 U!!
    1. Iamangeln's Avatar
      Iamangeln -
      Quote Originally Posted by oneduality View Post
      Purely for my own educational purposes ( I love a challenge ) .. I was able to get one of the videos I downloaded to play on windows.. took some decryption, merging and muxing to get audio and video combined properly.. but the whole process now completes in about a minute.

      I won't be providing instructions.. I'm sure that is a violation .. but for anyone who likes a challenge and is technical, I can at least attest to the fact it works.

      Cheers!



      I'm not sure that is a true statement.. he's not actually buying the movie, he's licensing a right to stream it on demand.. he might be ok as long as he has an account in good standing to do it.. but the moment he terminates his account then I don't believe he would be legal anymore.. ( if legal at all .. ) their TOS may very well prohibit having a local, offline copy.

      The laws you're referring to have to do with fair use.. Hollywood did not want people making copies of movies they purchased because they could use it to distribute the films.. but they lost because the court decided it was acceptable for the person to be able to make a back-up copy of their legally purchased content.

      You're allowed to do that with CDs for the same reason.. it just gets tricky when it comes to DRM / Encryption because the DMCA has a provision which prohibits reverse engineering the protections.. so while you're able to backup your files.. you're not allowed to decrypt them.. the DMCA became a huge push for Hollywood because the DVD encryption key leaked and it made it possible for people to decrypt them and convert them to other formats.. remove region encoding .. etc

      That's why I don't believe the Sony decision on fair use applies to legally being able to save netflix movies
      How do I decrypt the netflix files? I have been looking all over the internet and you're the only person who seems to have been able to successfully accomplish this. Please, if you could, explain to me the process of doing so. Thank you in advanced!