Frequently asked questions
My browser plays the video instead of downloading it
Most recent browsers automatically play a video if it is a format they know how to play. You can usually download the video by doing File > Save to or ctrl + S.
alltubedownload.net is too slow
AllTube probably won't switch to a more expensive hosting because this project does not earn any financial resources and you are encouraged to host it yourself.
alltubedownload.net often says "An error occurred in the application…"
Change config parameters
You need to create a YAML file called
config.yml in the
for a list of parameters you can set and their default value.
Enable audio conversion
In order to enable audio conversion, you need to add this to your
convert: true ffmpeg: path/to/ffmpeg
You will also need to install
ffmpeg on your server:
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
Deploy AllTube on Heroku
Create a dyno with the following buildpacks:
You might also need to add the following config variables:
Then push the code to Heroku and it should work out of the box.
I can't download videos from some websites (e.g. Dailymotion)
Some websites generate an unique video URL for each IP address. When using AllTube, the URL is generated for our server's IP address and your computer is not allowed to use it. (This is also known to happen with Vevo YouTube videos.)
There are two known workarounds:
- You can run AllTube locally on your computer.
- You can enable streaming videos through the server (see below). Please note that this can use a lot of resources on the server (which is why we won't enable it on alltubedownload.net).
I get a 404 error on every page except the index
Enable streaming videos through the server
You need to add this to your
Note that this can use a lot of resources on your server.
Download M3U videos
You need to enable streaming (see above).
The downloaded videos have a strange name like
AllTube can rename videos automatically if you enable streaming (see above).
Download a video that isn't available in my country
If the video is available in the server's country, you can download it if you enable streaming (see above).
Run the Docker image
docker run -p 8080:80 rudloff/alltube
Download 1080p videos from Youtube
Youtube distributes HD content in two separate video and audio files. So AllTube will offer you video-only and audio-only formats in the format list.
You then need to merge them together with a tool like ffmpeg.
You can also enable the experimental remux mode that will merge the best video and the best audio format on the fly:
Convert videos to something other than MP3
By default the
convert option only allows converting to MP3,
in order to keep things simple and resources usage low.
However, you can use the
convertAdvanced option like this:
convertAdvanced: true convertAdvancedFormats: [mp3, avi, flv, wav]
This will add new inputs on the download page that allow users to converted videos to other formats.
Use other youtube-dl generic formats (e.g.
You can add new formats by using the
genericFormats: bestaudio: Best audio
These will be available on every video page.