Package Details: 4kvideodownloader

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Package Base: 4kvideodownloader
Description: Quickly download videos from YouTube in high-quality.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom:eula
Submitter: Muflone
Maintainer: Muflone
Last Packager: Muflone
Votes: 64
Popularity: 1.49
First Submitted: 2013-06-30 01:38
Last Updated: 2021-07-11 14:30

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Muflone commented on 2018-12-26 15:25

@everyone Any issue related to ffmpeg2.8 package has nothing to do with 4kvideodownloader. If you have difficulties in install ffmpeg2.8 you could ask to the ffmpeg2.8 package. Since today 2018/12/26 the package ffmpeg2.8 builds and installs fine without any error.

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Archer76 commented on 2021-06-22 08:19

@Domarius: That actually works! Thanks so much for that tip, I use this program heavily so the latest version is required. Thanks again!

Domarius commented on 2021-06-11 01:14

I just download the "stand alone" Linux version off the developer's site and use that. It's always up to date and runs fine.

Go here

Click the down arrow next to "Ubuntu" and download the "Portable" version. Unzip and just run the, it works perfectly fine on Manjaro.

GentlemansKiller commented on 2021-06-10 16:54

Can you please update the version ( )? The latest version has a lot of important fixes I need

mosgerila commented on 2021-05-08 11:21

Manjaro KDE 4kvideodowloader cannot be used, does not start

$ 4kvideodownloader [2021-05-08 14:11:39.175957] [0x00007f81468b1640] [info] notificationsCheckingThreadFunc started terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::runtime_error' what(): locale::facet::_S_create_c_locale name not valid /usr/bin/4kvideodownloader: line 8: 1657 Aborted (core dumped) "$SCRIPT_DIR"/4kvideodownloader-bin $*

Everton commented on 2020-09-30 01:57


ge4rsh0t commented on 2020-08-14 03:32

I was not able initially download it because the source filename in the PKGBUILD does not match the upstream source filename. I had to edit the source link to match the upstream in order to download and install it.

This is due to version number being "" while the upstream named the package with the version "4.12.5" so maybe the PKGBUILD version changing to "4.12.5-1" might help solve this problem.

Muflone commented on 2020-06-27 18:09

Package updated to the latest version

toxin commented on 2020-06-27 12:40

This PKGBUILD working with minimal changes: _pkgver=$(wget "" -q -O - |grep "tar.bz2" | grep "4kvideodownloader" |cut -d "_" -f4)


I made new md5sums with makepkg -g >>PKGBUILD, but in first line change md5sum to 'SKIP'

delete all sha256sums

In package() section after this line: install -m 755 -t "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/${pkgname}" "${pkgname}.sh"

(one line) sed -i 's/\$(dirname \$(readlink -f \"\$0\"))/\"\/usr\/lib\/4kvideodownloader\"/' "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/${pkgname}/${pkgname}.sh"

Working fine without .SRCINFO (because version number changing every time, now

Domarius commented on 2020-06-21 11:15

Thanks Tritol and Everton. I followed Tritol's instructions, and got an error about missing "4kvideodownloader.install", but Everton's link had what I needed. Then after uninstalling the existing 4kvideodownloader, and trying again, it's working. Perhaps all this is basic Arch Linux knowledge, but this is the only way I've been able to learn this, and I appreciate it. I saved the steps into my Manjaro notes file.

Everton commented on 2020-06-20 13:44