[Updated] 4K Video Downloader keeps crashing? You’re not alone


New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….

The original story (published September 1, 2022) follows:

Many 4K Video Downloader users have reported that they cannot download videos because the program keeps crashing while analyzing a video.

This issue seems to have surfaced at least a few hours ago and there is still no fix as of this writing.

We have shared some user reports below for reference:

@4kdownload stops after a few seconds trying to fetch information from youtube (Source)

Why does 4kdownload keep crashing when analyzing a video? 🙁 (Source)

According to user reports on Reddit and Twitter, 4K Video Downloader keeps crashing while trying to download videos from YouTube specifically.

Some have confirmed that the program allows them to download videos from Vimeo and Dailymotion without any problem.

This has led many to believe that the problem is not with the 4K Video Downloader servers, but rather could be caused by a change on YouTube’s side.

One person claims that it could be due to YouTube captcha verification which recently started popping up a lot.

Same here. Looking how it is, probably Youtube again. Recently I received a lot of captcha checks. (Source)

The program’s developers have yet to publicly acknowledge the problem. So anyone can guess how long the problem will last.

Of course, if the problem is caused by an intentional modification by YouTube, the developers will have to work around the change to fix the problem.

That said, we will keep track of the situation and post an update if and when there are further developments.

Update 1 (September 1, 2022)

1:07 p.m. (IST): One of our readers suggested going back to the previous version of the app as a potential workaround. For this, you must first uninstall v4.2.1, then install the old v4.2.0.

Thanks for the tip: Matthias Mallešič!

4:33 p.m. (IST): 4K Downloader support on Twitter acknowledged the recent issue with their platform and said they are currently working to resolve it.

Guys, thank you all for your messages about 4K Video Downloader We are aware of the issue, so we are doing our best to fix it! Thank you for your patience (Source)

Update 2 (September 2, 2022)

10:24 a.m. (IST): According to some of those involved (1, 2), a new update with v4.21.3.4990 is already available and fixes the crashing issue on 4K Video Downloader.

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