Re: Pontes Media Downloader - version 3 released


This would make it a perfect program for downloading from YouTube.


On 3/3/19, Mario <> wrote:
Nelu, using 2.1, is it possible to create a list of acceptable URLS (say
using Notepad), start PMD, open the download Multiple Clips dialog,
paste the list of gathered URLs, and start the download/conversion process?
I ask because I couldn't figure out any steps on how to get PMD to
download/convert a batch of videos without having to do each video one
by one, which is tedious.

. also, I noticed that the first URL was downloaded/converted, but the
second URL listed failed to download. I then inserted a blank line
between the first and second URL and tried again to download, but PMD
failed right after the second URL started to download.

I also discovered the included help to be not very useful since it was
somewhat vague and lacked an example to follow. I hope version 3 is not
too buggy since it is a new version.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Nelu Cîmpean []
Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 8:30 AM
Subject: [BlindTech] Pontes Media Downloader - version 3 released

Hi, everybody!
I've noticed some discussions here about Pontes Media Downloader and I
just want to let you all know that we've just released version 3 of the
The major technical difference is that version 3 has a javafx interface
instead of the older dot net interface.
Also it includes ffmpeg 4 for converting and, of course the latest
version of youtube-dl for downloading.
It comes with oracle java 8 included and accessibility features enabled
(tested with nvda and narator on windows).

I've tried to keep the same keyboard shortcuts as in version 2.1 There
is also a window that lists all the shortcuts (control k opens it)
I've added a downloads table in which you can manage individual
downloads. It is possible to download more than one file at a time.
Default setting is 3 downloads simultaneously.
The program will automatically detect a playlist now and will open a
window where you can choose the elements from the playlist that you want
to download. By default all items are checked. You can check/uncheck an
item from the list with space All the checked items will be added to the
downloads table
You can also view each download's log (control g) This is useful if for
some reason a file was not downloaded (usually the last line of the log
is the error)

The downside is that the installer is bigger (around 70 mb in windows)
and it takes more space on the hdd (around 250 mb mostly because of java
and ffmpeg)
The major advantage is that the program is now cross-platform (there are
also mac and linux versions available).
The official webpage of the program is here

You can download the program from here:
Windows version (32 and 64 bit)
Mac OsX version (64 bit)
Linux (Debian based, 64 bit)

Version 2.1 will remain available (for those who just need a simpler
utility) at

Pontes Media Downloader is just a friendly interface for youtube-dl - a
wonderful command line utility that does all the complicated media
Have fun using Pontes Media Downloader!

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