Re: Using NVDA with Pontes Media Downloader

Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>

after you download the youtube-dl program, extract it, then simply copy the youtube-dl.exe file into the same directory that contains ytdlui and everything will work just fine.  If you want to use web downloading in general, then grap wget and place the wget.exe into the same directory as well, and again, all works just fine.

I don't call dlls, but the youtube-dl.exe program directly, that's the only program you need.  Just make it's the actual executable, and not the install program.
That's all there is to it.
I would include said programs with ytdlui myself, but that would require me to add all kinds of stuff to my documentation, and also it would kind of defeat the whole purpose of ytdlui in the first place.
On 11/2/2017 12:56 PM, David Griffith wrote:

Dear travis

I have downloaded your program but I don’t appear to have the knowledge or skills to find the youtube.dll file on the page you point to in the Help file.

I downloaded a file called youtube_dl but it was not at all clear what I should do  with it. I tried renaming it  to a dll file which did not  appear to do anything.

I then downloaded and exe file from the same site which again appeared to do nothing. I then tried extracting the exe file and whilst loads of stuff came out I could find no dll files in this.

I then consulted the download help which seemed to indicate that you needed to be programming in Python in order to use the downloads. Is this right or is there a link for just the YouTube.dll fileanywhere?


David Griffith


I went back to the page you pointed to and did a page search for dll  but came up with no results.



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From: Travis Siegel
Sent: 02 November 2017 01:15
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using NVDA with Pontes Media Downloader


It doesn't offer you the ability to change file formats, but you can use

youtube downloader located at:


to download youtube videos, and other url types as well.  The

documentation has pointers where to get the programs that do the various

functions, (some of which are the same programs ponts downloader uses. 

I've not been asked for it, but I can certainly look into adding format

options to the download options.  I was thinking of adding mp3 format as

an option anyhow with the next update.



On 10/31/2017 8:45 PM, Hareth wrote:

> Hi Rich,

> I select the preferred file format by tabbing one time after opening

> the app, there's a list of 15 choices, then I shift tab and put the

> URL.

> does the app version has something to do with what you get?

> I have the V2.9.5 something.

> If it still not working with you, I can send you the one I have.

> Best

> On 11/1/17, Rich De Steno <ironrock@...> wrote:

>> I am trying Pontes Media Downloader based on various recommendations.

>> However, I cannot read the download file format options with NVDA no

>> matter what I do.  Is anyone using this program successfully with NVDA,

>> and if so, how do you select file formats with the keyboard?


>> --

>> Rich De Steno













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