Tubecaster 2.0.1 Released!

I’m pleased to report that Tubecaster 2.0.1 for Windows is now available for download.  Click here to go to the downloads page on the Tubecaster homepage.

Highlights of this release:

  • Supported media formats:
    • MP3
    • FLAC
    • WAV
    • Ogg Vorbis
    • AVI
    • MPG
    • MP4
    • 3GP
  • Additional language support: Afrikaans
  • Automatically downloads HD version of the chosen video if available
  • Proxy server support
  • Login support – for downloading videos marked as private or age restricted

I’m keen to get feedback on what people would like to see in the next release.  You can report bugs or request new features here.  On that same site you can also vote for features that have already been requested.  The more votes a feature gets the more likely and quickly it is to be implemented.


Tubecaster: First Linux version

If you’d like to try an early version of my port of Tubecaster to Linux, you can download it here.

Please see the readme file within the archive for dependency details. Basically run “python” after installing the “ffmpeg” and “python-wxgtk2.8” packages from your distro’s package manager. Tested on Ubuntu 8.04.

It pretty much works 100% except for a bug I get on my system which I haven’t had a chance to fix yet:

– After downloading one video and the interface resets itself the window doesn’t refresh properly anymore.  It’s hard to explain but basically the app keeps working in the background but the window and its contents don’t “repaint” themselves so you just see the outline of the window.  Very bizarre and I’m hoping it’s just because I’m running my test box in a virtual machine and I have a dodgy ATi video card.



Tubecaster Reviewed!

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to find an e-mail in my inbox from a website called “” informing me that they had tested Tubecaster and thought that their visitors would find it useful and so had written a mini review for it and provided a download link on their site. Apparently they get over three hundred thousand hits on their site every day, and Tubecaster is linked on the front page at the moment. I’m really flattered and hugely pleased that even in this reasonably early stage of development (although it already “Does what it says(TM)”) people are finding it useful. Thanks guys!

The review (in Spanish only) and link can be found here.


P.S. I’m proud to report that Tubecaster is the only Free & Open Source YouTube video downloader on the Uptodown website :-)