3.x and 4.x have basically become two products. Which one is needed is the latest version.
Downie is the only video download for macOS you will ever need. It isn’t simply another YouTube-downloader: Downie supports at this moment over 700 different sites! The full list may be viewed in Downie’s preferences, under the Sites tab.
Supports many sites – currently support over 750 different sites (including YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and the number is rapidly growing.
4K video YouTube support – unlike many other YouTube downloaders, Downie supports HD video on YouTube, up to 4K.
Postprocessing – need your video in MP4 for iTunes? Or want just the audio track? No problem, Downie can handle this for you automatically!
International – not only that Downie supports country-specific sites, it is localized into various languages. If your language is missing, contact us – we can offer you a free license in exchange for a translation.
UI Redesign – Most of the UI is completely redesigned, including the app icon.
Menu Bar Control – Ability to control Downie from the menu bar.
Link Filtering – Select the links you want to download in case Downie finds multiple downloads on a single page.
Scheduled Downloads – Schedule delayed download start.
Windowless Mode – Ability to close the main window without closing the app.
Simple Mode – Less distracting way to display your downloads.
Download Folder Hierarchy – Options to sort downloaded files by website, playlist and include playlist information in the file name.
Automatic Ordering – Option to automatically order the queue by progress or name.
Automatic Clearing – Option to automatically remove completed downloads from the queue.
Safari Extension Options – Option not to activate Downie when using Safari extension.
Browser Extensions + Postprocessing – Browser extensions are updated and support sending links to Downie with a postprocessing intent.
DASH Stream Support – It’s a good thing!
HLS Subtitles Support – More weird letters, but trust us, it’s a good thing.
AAC Support – Option not to enforce MP3 with audio postprocessing.
User-Guided Extraction + Pop-Ups – User-Guided Extraction now supports pop up windows (disabled by default), which allows signing into some services using e.g. Facebook, Google or LinkedIn.
Improved: 3sat.de, bfmtv.com, le.com, mtv.ca, markiza.sk, nfb.ca, qq.com, rumble.com, youku.com..
Compatibility: macOS 10.11 or later
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