Why I can't download my video's MP4?

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Why I can't download my video's MP4? Pablo7 6/22/09 9:05 PM
There was an option on "my_videos" section to download as MP4. I only was able to download two, and then the button has dissapeared. I want to make a backup of my oldest videos uploaded to YT.
Re: Why I can't download my video's MP4? epontius 6/22/09 9:08 PM
The button disappeared from all the videos  even the ones you already downloaded? Or did you just have a video that doesn't have the button?
Re: Why I can't download my video's MP4? Pablo7 6/22/09 9:11 PM
All my 82 videos had that button under http://www.youtube.com/my_videos page. I downloaded two different videos with no problem, but when clicked to download a third video, it said "error, try again later". I refreshed the page, and now none video has the option to download. Even the ones I've already downloaded. It's like the feature vanished away.
Re: Why I can't download my video's MP4? YtVigilantes 6/22/09 9:11 PM
Yeah.  I had that happen on one of my channels after downloading 2 videos.  Looks like Youtube is limiting how much it can be used by a single user..

Re: Why I can't download my video's MP4? epontius 6/22/09 9:11 PM
Interesting... I just got it to do the same thing. On clicking the third one for down a red banner that appears that says "This video not available for download now" and all the download buttons disappeared.
Possibility that there is some time period that has to pass before downloading another...
Re: Why I can't download my video's MP4? Pablo7 6/22/09 9:14 PM
I hope so. I want to recover all my video files, because I want to close my YT account. I got ABSURD copyright strikes and they went to my GOOGLE account (unlinked my YT from google, and created a new YT account and the new one has the bad standing, so my Google Acc was marked forever).

This is hell, I don't want to use YT anymore since I use my Google Acc for everything and if they do smthing to it... geez, it will be a prob.
want to backup all my videos :S
Re: Why I can't download my video's MP4? ebbixx 6/22/09 9:32 PM
The feature is limited to those videos for which an MP4 encoding has been rendered.  In the case of some older videos, no such version has been encoded, so they may not have that option available.  Keep checking though, lack of the newer encoding may only have been temporary.

Is the option still shown as available for those videos you were able to download?
Re: Why I can't download my video's MP4? Pablo7 6/22/09 9:35 PM
Nope. The feature has vanished. Absolutely none (0, zero, なし, cero) video has the option to download now. :S
Re: Why I can't download my video's MP4? YtVigilantes 6/22/09 10:21 PM
Right, and the two videos I was able to download before the link vanished were my two oldest videos... from 2006.

However, the links are back.  It appears that YouTube only allows a certain number of Mp4 downloads over a certain period of time.  I'll have to test it out tomorrow to see what that time period is.  We already know, however, that it's 2 videos max during that period.
Re: Why I can't download my video's MP4? xfactxor 6/22/09 10:27 PM
it comes back i think it's limited to 2 a day.
 
Re: Why I can't download my video's MP4? Pablo7 6/22/09 10:42 PM
Uhm, yes, it came back. Again, only two.
But i've found another limitation, I was subscribing to all my previous subscription in another account, and it got bloqued and pops a JavaScript alertbox saying "Please wait...".
It would be nice to know all the limitations in these things, it's pretty annoying all these.
Definetively, will try to desist using YT forever and follow my subscriptions via feed.
Re: Why I can't download my video's MP4? epontius 6/22/09 10:59 PM
Mine have returned as well...perhaps it's 2 downloads then wait 2 hours. I suppose they just want to limit the number of consecutive downloads to save bandwidth/money....
Would be nice if they'd document the limit, perhaps a message that tells you'll need to wait a few hours to download another.