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Version 4.5.0(April 1st, 2024)
[All]
- Support internal downloading and updating svtplay.
- "Show media Options" menu now has a context menu with a list of video players you can use for
streaming a media instead of downloading it.
- Its now possible to select random entries in batch and playlist downloader tabs and batch download
only those selected.


Version 4.4.0(March 3rd, 2024)
[Windows]
- Fix a bug that caused Media Downloader to not show progress report when file names contained invalid
json character.
[All]
- Add a boolean config only option named "DeleteFilesOnCanceledDownload" to delete temporary files
when download is cancelled.
- Add a file size colum in "media options" table to easily show media file sizes.
- Now buildable with Qt6. Pass "-DBUILD_WITH_QT6=TRUE" option to cmake to build for Qt6.


Version 4.3.1(February 1st, 2024)
- Hot fix release so just repeating changelong for version 4.3.0.
[Windows]
- Automatic updates of Media Downloader can now be configured to track git updates. Look for
option named "WindowsUpdateChannel" in the config file and change its value to "git" to start
monitoring git channel. Change the value back to "release" to go back to monitoring release channel.
[All]
- Fix a bug that causes a crash when trying to be clever with certain user provided yt-dlp options.


Version 4.3.0(February 1st, 2024)
[Windows]
- Automatic updates of Media Downloader can now be configured to track git updates. Look for
option named "WindowsUpdateChannel" in the config file and change its value to "git" to start
monitoring git channel. Change the value back to "release" to go back to monitoring release channel.
[All]
- Fix a bug that causes a crash when trying to be clever with certain user provided yt-dlp options.


Version 4.2.0(January 2nd, 2024)
[Windows]
- Fix a bug that caused older version of ffmpeg to be used when user install newer version of MD
that uses newer version of ffmpeg without first unistalling older version of MD that uses older
version of ffmpeg.
[All]
- Add ability show entries in the library tab in various orders.
- Add ability to filter and sort media list to easily choose which ones to download.
- Rework UI options that control checking for updates and autodownloads at startup.


Version 4.1.0(December 1st, 2023)
[All]
- Various changes and improvements.


Version 4.0.0(Novermber 2nd, 2023)
[Windows]
- Update bundled version of ffmpeg to version 6.0.
- Fix a problem that caused the UI to hang when reading clipboard data.
- App title bar is now black when using dark theme.
[All]
- Respect an option to save not downloaded entries when the apps quits unexpectedly.


Version 3.4.0(October 1st, 2023)
[All]
- Add a config option to auto hide downloaded entries in batch and playlist downloader tabs.
- Add a "proxy" sub tab in a configure tab to set proxy settings.
- Default to h264 video codec instead of yt-dlp's vp9 when downloading youtute videos.
- Update Italian translations.


Version 3.3.0(August 1st, 2023)
[Windows]
- Fix a problem that caused installed version to keep on updating updated version of Media Downloader and other engines.
[All]
- Update Chinese translations.
- Update Russian translations.
- Fix problems in basic downloader tab.
- Various changes and improvements.


Version 3.2.1(June 30th, 2023)
[All]
- Only show yt-dlp output we care about in the log window.
[Non Windows]
- Do not auto update media downloader because it works for windows only.


Version 3.2.0(June 25th, 2023)
[All]
- Update to make it compatible with yt-dlp version 2023.06.22.


Version 3.1.0(April 4st, 2023)
[All]
- Add Dutch(Netherlands) translations.
- Fix a bug that was caused by lux backend changing names of its binaries.


Version 3.0.0(April 1st, 2023)
[Windows]
- It is now possible for the app to update itself.
[All]
- yt-dlp now works as expected and it shows downloading media size instead of "NA".


Version 2.9.0(March 2nd, 2023)
[All]
- Add Portuguese(Brazilian) translations.
- Make entry table in the playlist tab larger after it is populated.
- Required minimum version of yt-dlp is 2023.01.06.
- Its now possible to cancel populating library tab.


Version 2.8.0(January 3rd,2023)
[All]
- Download all missing executables on startup if they are not present for some reason.
- Also check updates for extensions when "check for updates" option is set. This option previously checked
for Media Downloader updates only,
- Check for extensions update and automatically download them if newer version are found when both
"Show Version Info When Starting" and "check for updates" options are set.
- Cancelling a download now also terminates ffmpeg or aria2c if they were started by the download.


Version 2.7.0(Novermber 10th, 2022)
[All]
- Add German translations.
- Add a GUI option to check for Media Downloader update on startup.
- Add a GUI option to download a section of a media in batch downloader tab.
- Update other langauge translations.


Version 2.6.0(October 1st, 2022)
[Windows]
- Bundle wget 1.21.3.
[All]
- Add GUI options in playlist downloader tab to enable/disable internal archive file and to clear it.
- Fix a bug that prevented downloading of urls from a file if the file use "rn" as line separator.
- Add ability to have multiple profiles for downloading options.


Version 2.5.0(August 1st, 2022)
[Windows]
- Bundle python 3.8.10.
- Replace bundled 7zip with bsdtar.
[All]
- Add Swedish language.
- Update other langauge translations.
- Add a button in the configure tab to make it easy to reach a folder where binaries are located.
- Automatically download and manage folder based you-get executable.


Version 1.0.0(Jan 30th, 2021)
- The GUI can be used to download any media supported by youtube-dl.
- The GUI can show all available media a url can offer.
- The GUI allows user to choose what media entry offered by a url they want to download.
- The GUI offers a preset list of options to choose from to select what media entry
offered by a url they want to download.
- The GUI offers an ability to change preset options or add new ones making it possible
to use the GUI to automate any use case supported by youtube-dl.
- The GUI offers an ability to download single media or multiple medias in batches.
- Works on Linux and Windows.

Version 1.1.0(March 1st, 2021)
[All]
- Add polish translations.

[Linux]
- Add support for downloading media using wget in addition to youtube-dl.

[Windows]
- Add ability to automatically download youtube-dl binary on first run and a button
in the configuration tab to update it on demand.
- The "Cancel" button now works as expected.

Version 1.2.0(April 1st, 2021)
[All]
- Add json based plugin system to make it possible for users to use their preffered
backends to download media.

[Windows]
- Bundle ffmpeg.

Version 1.3.0(May 1st, 2021)
[All]
- Add simplified chinese translations.
- Add Spanish translations.
- Add an option to do batch downloads concurrently.
[Windows]
- Add a portable version(A self contained version that keeps everything in the application folder).
[Linux]
- Add an option to prefer system executables over private media downloader executables.

Version 1.4.0(June 1st, 2021)
[All]
- Add dark themes support.
- Add Turkish translations.
- Update translations.
- Make each tab control its own default engine.
- Add a tab in a configure tab that allow changing of default downloading options for each engine.
- Add a library tab that allows management of downloaded media from within the app.
- Make it possible to launch a media by double clicking its entry in the batch tab,playlist tab and library tab.
- Add support for gallery-dl extension(https://github.com/mikf/gallery-dl).
[Windows]
- Update bundled OpenSSL to version 1.1.1j.

Version 1.5.0(July 1st, 2021)
[All]
- Show thumbnails in the playlist downloader tab and in the batch downloader tab. An option has to be set in the
configure tab to enable thumbnails to show up in the batch downloader tab because fetching thumbnails
is a slow process.
- Make it possible to start downloading or cancel an ongoing download at an individual entry in the batch downloader
or playlist downloader tab.
- Make it possible to set downloading option per entry in the batch downloader or playlist downloader that overrides
global options that are set in the "Enter Options" field.

Version 1.6.0(August 4th, 2021)
[All]
- Add a context menu in the batch downloader tab and playlist downloader tab to save add added entries to disk.
- Show progress in the title bar when downloading media through the batch downloader tab and playlist downloader tab.
- Add "--max-media-length" and "--min-media-length" options to exclude playlist entries that falls outside the media lenght boundary.
- Update translations.
- Add ability to show history of receantly used commands in all relevant places.

Version 1.7.0(October 2nd, 2021)
[All]
- Switch default engine from youtube-dl to yt-dlp.
- Add "--break-on-existing" playlist downloader option to stop processing playlist when the id of a current entry is found in the
archive file. This option goes in the "Get List Options" text field in the playlist downloader tab.
- Add "--skip-on-existing" playlist downloader option to show in the UI a playlist's current entry when its id is in the archive file
but not downloading its media. This option goes in the "Get List Options" text field in the playlist downloader tab.
- Add a checkbox in the playlist downloader tab to save entered playlist for processing.
- Above three options in combination with manual setting of archive file option
(configure tab->engine default option tab->"default download options" text field makes it possible to
easily monitor and download new entries in playlists.

Version 1.8.0(October 12nd, 2021)
[Windows]
- Bundle "aria2c" binary.
- Bundle "aria2c" extension.
[All]
- Add support for "yt-dlp-aria2c" extension that causes yt-dlp extension to use aria2c as its downloader.
- Add support for "aria2c" extension.
- Add Russian translations.

Version 1.9.0(October 17th, 2021)
[All]
- Add Japanese translations,

Version 2.0.0(Novermber 3rd, 2021)
[All]
- Add "-u" commnd line option to add a Url to the application's batch downloder tab. This feature is useful when used
with browser extensions that can open links in external application and it can be used to quickly add a link to the application.
- Add "-a" commnd line option to automatically start downloading Url added with "-u" option.

Version 2.1.0(December 1st, 2021)
- Add ability to set what engine should be used and with what options based on entered url. This ability allows for
example to say "i want yt-dlp to be used with download option of "mp4-mobile" with any link from streamable.com".
- Add ability to bookmark channels in the playlist downloader tab to make it easier to monitor favorite channels.

Version 2.1.1(December 2st, 2021)
- Fix a bug caused by a change in yt-dlp output.

Version 2.2.0(January 1st, 2022)
- Add French translations.
- Add ability to show and save comments in batch downloader tab and playlist downloader tab.
- Automatically add clipboard contents to the active tab if it contains url. Off by default for now and
look for option "MonitorClipboardContents" in the app's config file set it to true to enable it.
- Various changes and improvements.

Version 2.2.1(March 3rd, 2022)
- Make it possible to customize fusion dark theme by saving theme options in a config file.
- Add ability to show in the UI available media subtitles and to download them or embed them in downloaded file.
- Add an option to auto save not downloaded media on exit.

Version 2.3.0(May 1st, 2022)
- Add lux backend. Project page is at: https://github.com/iawia002/lux
- Update language translations.
- Add a checkbox in batch downloader tab to make it easy to enable/disable monitoring of clipboard for Url.

Version 2.4.0(July 1st, 2022)
- Add svtplay-dl extension. Project page is at: https://github.com/spaam/svtplay-dl
- Add you-get extension. Project page is at: https://github.com/soimort/you-get
- Add Italian translations.




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