Download YouTube videos to MP4 or WMV

If you are a big fan of the excellent video site YouTube and love to watch funny, entertaining and exciting videos then we will bet this guide is perfect for you. You might have noticed that it is not possible to download YouTube videos via YouTube itself – only watch them online.

But most of us want to share our favourite YouTube videos with friends and sometimes copy the videos to MP4 players like an iPhone or iPad. To accommodate these wishes we have implemented a feature in Audials One, so it is very easy for the user to download YouTube videos and save them in either MP4 or WMV video files.

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Audials One will quickly identify those YouTube videos you are playing in your browser and make sure they are downloaded to your computer. The process is fairly simple and if you follow these steps you are on the right track:

  • Open Audials One.
  • Shift to the “Save Music” window, which is available in the “Streaming” section.
  • Click on “Video Recording”, if this feature is not already activated.
  • Now you have to choose the profile (desired output video format) via the “Convert” option.
  • Open your browser and visit YouTube.  http://www.youtube.com/
  • Now play all the videos you wish to download.
  • Click on the squared “Download” button, which becomes visible in the top of the YouTube video.
  • The video will be downloaded to your computer and saved in the chosen video format. The process can be observed via “Save Video”.
  • After download is completed Audials One will pop up on the right side of the screen. You can play the video via Audials One or “drag” it to another program or handheld device like your iPhone etc.

How to rip music from Last.fm

In this guide we’ll show how to rip and save the music streamed via Last.fm to MP3 audio files. For this guide we will use the Audials One.

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It is actually very easy to rip and download music from Last.fm using Audials One. Audials One will automatically identify each song, or piece of music, streamed via your browser and to your computer. This feature enables Audials One to rip the song and save it to individual MP3 audio files – that means each song is saved individually and you are free to use it afterwards.

But enough of explanation and let’s get down to business. Follow the steps below and you will be able to rip all the music you want, while streaming it via Last.fm:

  • Open Audials One
  • Shift to the window called “Save Music”, which is located in the “Streaming” section.
  • Click on “Audio Recording”, if this feature is not already activated.
  • Now open your browser and visit Last.fm.
  • Play all the music you want to listen to and rip via Lst.fm.
  • Now Audials One will create a list in “Save Music” with all the played songs. You can keep track of the progress here.
  • After download is completed the audio files will show on the right side.
  • You are now able to play the files on your computer or “drag” them to another player, e.g. MP3 player or iPod, or just share them with your friends.

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  • The music will now be downloaded and converted to MP3. You can change this output format if you want.
  • After the music is downloaded, you’re free to play it on your computer or copy it to your iPhone, laptop, or another electronic device.

Soultion: “Audials has detected a conversion problem”

When using Audials One, or any other of the software products in the Audials series, and you receive the following error “Audials has detected a conversion problem” while converting DRM-protected files, then there are several ways to solve the error. The error is usually due to a conflict between installed software on your computer and the software Audials or Tunebite.

This error is similar to issues with “Windows Media Revocation and Renewal” and is also caused by a conflict/incompatibility with other software installed on the computer. As mentioned, there are several ways to solve this error and we’ve listed all solutions here – all the listed solutions here are tested and approved by our support team and other users.

When you use Tunebite or Audials some third-party software products will interfere and cause an internal conflict in Windows. As a rule of the thumb we advise users to shut down most other software applications, before converting and removing DRM from files using Tunebite or Audials – you can always start the applications again after Tunebite or Audials have completed their tasks. At the moment our tests and feedback from our users indicate the following software applications causes complications and conflicts:

  • BullGuard Antivirus og Firewall
  • BullGuard SpamFilter
  • AnyDVD
  • Avast (but only in rare cases)
  • MySecurityCenter

In order to check if these applications are currently active in Windows you can use the “Task Manager” (just click CTRL + ALT + DELETE simultaneously to open the Task Manager). Close those applications, which are active and causes conflicts with Tunebite or Audials.

If none of the above-mentioned software applications is the cause of the error, then try to shut down all applications which are activated in the Windows startup:

  • Click the “Start” button and type “msconfig” in the search box. Click Enter to search.
  • Choose the tab called “Start” and click the button “Deactivate all”. Click OK.
  • Now shutdown all applications and restart your computer. Start Tunebite or Audials and resume conversion.

Upgrading security component

  • Go to the site Windows Media Technologies Security to update security components in Windows Media Player.
  • Click “Update” and the site will check if your version of Windows Media Player has the latest security components installed. If not, then an upgrade is automatically performed.
  • Now start Windows Media Player and play the files reporting errors. Then start Tunebite or Audials and resume conversion of files.

Windows Media Digital Rights Management

Another cause of the errors with “Audials has detected a conversion problem” is that the Windows Media Digital Rights Management system is not working correctly on your computer. To solve this issue, you must follow the steps in this article from Microsoft:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=891664

Deactivate value in the Windows registry

This fix for the “Audials has detected a conversion problem” error is related to a wrong value in the Windows registry. Since tampering with the entries in the registry is potentially devastating, if wrong values are added. We encourage you to be very careful or ask for assistance – one wrong value will only cause more error.

  • Click the “Start” button and type “regedit” in the search box.
  • You’re now in the Windows registry. Click “+” next to HKEY_LOCAL_Machine -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion and choose “Audio”.
  • Double-click “”DisableProtectedAudioDG” and change the value to “0”.
  • Close Windows registry and restart your computer. Try to play the files in Windows Media Player and the convert them via Tunebite or Audials.

Tunebite for Macintosh

Tunebite is developed for the Windows platform but is not yet developed in a specific Macintosh version, so you cannot download and install Tunebite as an individual software application on a Mac computer. But it is still possibly to run Tunebite on a Macintosh computer and in this guide, we’ll show you how to do it.

The solution is installing a third-party software application and set up a virtual computer on your Macintosh computer – the virtual computer is able to execute the Windows operating system and Tunebite in the virtual Windows environment.

Run Tunebite on a virtual computer

Several software applications allow you to set up a virtual computer and with the virtual computer you decide, each time you start your computer, which operating system you wish to run – Macintosh or Windows. Here are the two solutions we recommend for running Tunebite via a virtual computer:

  • Apple Boot Camp – read this official support article from Apple (it is free to use Apple Boot Camp):

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1461?viewlocale=en_US

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac – Parallels is a competent third-party software application developed to configure a virtual computer on your Mac. Parallels Desktop for Mac is easier to use than Apple Boot Camp.

Remove DRM with Tunebite

Tunebite, and the other software products in the Audials series, is able to legally remove all kinds of DRM protection from both audio and video files – so if you’ve music, films, audio books or other files protected with DRM Tunebite will help you remove it and free the files from all limitations.

Is it legal?

Yes, because Tunebite never cracks nor uses any unauthorized techniques to remove DRM – all Audials software products are completely and 100% legal and completely comply with all Copyright Laws. Technically, Tunebite and the other Audials software products uses sophisticated recording tools to re-record all music and films to a new set of files. The DRM protection is never broken or abused – all files converted with Tunebite is re-corded as a new, unique file.

In the following guide we’ll show you how to use Tunebite to remove DRM protection from audio and video files in an easy way – follow these steps:

  • Download Tunebite or Audials One
  • Start the software and shift to “Converter” window
  • Click “Files” and the click “Add Files…”
  • Now select the DRM protected files you wish to unprotect and convert
  • Click “Open” and the files will be listed in Tunebite or Audials
  • If you desire to change the output format of the files, then click the “Menu” and select another format
  • To unprotect and convert the files click “Start” and the process will begin

Rip Spotify to MP3

In this tutorial we’ll show how to rip and download music from Spotify with the feature “Spotify Stream Ripper and Recorder”, which is an integrated feature in Audials.

Spotify is a very digital music service that gives the user access to millions of songs and music. Spotify prevents its music from being downloaded by using a specialized process. Audials, the upgraded version of Tunebite, will help you to rip the music Spotify is playing and afterwards download in separate MP3 audio file to your PC. The method uses the soundcard in your computer to record the songs ´to MP3.

Audials will record all the music streamed via Spotify to your PC and will identify each individual song, so all music is downloaded to separate audio files either in MP3 or WMA.

For this tutorial you need Audials One

How to rip music from Spotify

  • Sign up for an account at Spotify and download the software. Install Spotify on your PC.
  • Start Audials.
  • Switch to the window “Save Music” located in the “Streaming” section.
  • Click on “Sound recording with tagging” and then on the “OK” box in the following window. Audials will no record all music from your PC.
  • Please be advised to not play other sounds while you’re using Audials to download music from Spotify (avoid emails or chat sounds).
  • Back in the Spotify software you can now play the music you wish to rip.
  • Audials list in the “Save Music” window a list with all the songs being played and downloaded to MP3.

About Spotify

Spotify is a new and different way to enjoy music. Simply download and install Spotify software, and you have access to all types of genres, artists or songs of your choice – millions of music at your disposal. With Spotify you are never far away from the songs you want. There are no restrictions to what you can listen to or when.

How to fix “Windows Media Revocation and Renewal”

When converting DRM-protected MP3 and WMA files (and DRM files in general) Microsoft Windows 7 will sometimes show an error message stating “Windows Media Revocation and Renewal”. This error message usually shows after 20 to 30 files have been converted in Tunebite.

This is not an error in Tunebite, but a conflict in Windows Media Player. The same error would occur, if you played several DRM-protected files in a related video/audio player.

When this error message occurs Tunebite will display a box stating the software applications causing the problems. The easiest solution is to disable this/these software applications as long as you use Tunebite to convert DRM protected music and movies.

To verify that these applications are running in Windows you can use “Task Manager” – click the CTRL + ALT + DELETE keys simultaneously to open it. Please do the following:

  • Close down the application(s) Tunebite indicated as being in conflict via the Task Manager.
  • Disable this/these application(s) from starting up in Windows automatically. Click the Windows button and enter the following into the search box “msconfig.exe” -> Select Startup tab and tick applications here you wish to disable from starting up with Windows.
  • Start Tunebite as an administrator. Right-click the program icon and select “Run as Administrator…”

Solution: “Playback error” in Tunebite

If you encounter the message “Playback error” in Windows, while using Tunebite to convert protected filer then apply this solution to solve the problem.

All you’ve to do is to play the audio or video filers in the original media player – e.g. WMA and WMV in Windows Media Player or M4V, M4P, and .aa files in iTunes.

By playing the files in the original media player the DRM license is automatically downloaded to your PC and you’re now able to utilize Tunebite to remove it from the files in question.

Remove DRM proctection with Tunebite

Tunebite removes DRM protection from audio and video files perfectly legal by re-recording the copy-protected audio or video to a new file. In this way the DRM protection is preserved on the original file, while the user can convert the contents to a new audio or video file – this newly created file is free of DRM.

Is it legal?

Yes, because Tunebite never cracks nor uses any unauthorized techniques to remove DRM – all Audials software products are completely and 100% legal and completely comply with all Copyright Laws. Technically, Tunebite and the other Audials software products uses sophisticated recording tools to re-record all music and films to a new set of files. The DRM protection is never broken or abused – all files converted with Tunebite is re-corded as a new, unique file.

In the following guide we’ll show you how to use Tunebite to remove DRM protection from audio and video files in an easy way – follow these steps:

  • Shift to “Converter” in Tunebite
  • Click on “+ Files” and then “Add Files…”
  • Select the files you wish to remove DRM from
  • Click on “Open” and the files will be listed in Tunebite
  • If you wish to convert the files to a different format, after removing the DRM protection, then click on on the menu and choose a new format for the output files
  • Click on “-> Start” to initiate the conversion

Convert MP4 to AVI

If you wish to convert your MP4 video files to the AVI video format, then study this little guide where we will show how to use Audials One to perform the conversion. AVI is one of the best video formats for your computer, DVD player and handheld devices like iPhone, iPad etc. You can play all AVI files via Windows Media Player or related software application in Windows.

Audials One is able to convert almost all types of video files to AVI, also AVI to MP4 and AVI to DVD.

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Here we will show you how to convert MP4 to AVI

  • Start Audials One.
  • Shift to the window called “Converter”, which is activated via the section called “Universal Converter”.
  • Click on the button “Files” and then click “Add Files” via the drop-down menu.
  • You can now select all the MP4 video files you wish to convert to AVI video files. The files will be listed in the “Converter” window.
  • It is time to configure the profile you wish to use for the conversion i.e. which output format du wish. The standard option is “Universal, videos for Windows Media Player”, but you can also define output files for e.g. iPod, iPhone, Xbox etc.
  • If you wish dig deeper into the advanced options available, then click the two arrows pointing downwards. When clicking that button, you will have access to a menu with a variety of output formats e.g. Android phones, BlackBerry, Apple iPad etc.
  • When you have decided upon a output video format click the button “Start” to initiate conversion. After your MP4 video files are converted to AVI you are free to copy them to external devices and share them with your friends.

About MP4

MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) is a multimedia container format with a standard as a part of MPEG-4. The MP4 video format is used to save digital video and digital audio along with subtitles and related data. MP4 can be streamed via the Internet and if often used my online video services.

About AVI

AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) is developed by Microsoft. An AVI video file can be used with different codecs and formats, so there is not a standard format attached to AVI files like VCD Video, which sets a specific standard for resolution, bitrate, codecs etc.