What's new?

Whenever a new version of ClipGrab is released, it comes with new features and bugfixes.
Here is a chronological list with all of those changes.

3.8.5 (2019-09-18)

  • Added Improved YouTube search function
  • Added Additional compatibility layer for YouTube videos

3.8.4 (2019-08-10)

  • Fixed Restore all quality options for YouTube videos
  • Added Downloading embedded Vimeo ( URLs)

3.8.3 (2019-05-10)

  • Fixed Error messages with some YouTube videos
  • Fixed Downloading Vimeo videos with password now possible again

3.8.2 (2019-02-28)

  • Fixed Occasional error messages with some YouTube videos
  • Improved Opening videos via double-click is now more reliable
  • Improved Complete Portugese Translation

3.8.1 (2019-02-14)

  • Fixed Occasional crashes since 3.8.0
  • Fixed Errors with some DailyMotion videos
  • Added --start-minimized command-line option

3.8.0 (2019-01-23)

  • Fixed Login problems with YouTube resolved
  • Fixed Connection issues with Vimeo resolved
  • Improved Search function is now more responsive
  • Changed Switched to Qt5
  • Important note This version requires at least Windows 7

3.7.2 (2018-11-16)

  • Fixed Fixed download problems with some YouTube qualities
  • Fixed Allow saving files on Windows SMB shares
  • Improved Prevent usage of invalid characters in file names

3.7.1 (2018-10-03)

  • Fixed Restored compatibility with DailyMotion

3.7.0 (2018-09-07)

  • Fixed Restored compatibility with YouTube

3.6.9 (2018-08-20)

  • New Full support for downloading Facebook videos
  • Improved More search results displayed in search function
  • Improved Video links pasted in search function are recognized
  • Fixed Don’t close YouTube login dialog when enter is pressed to confirm email
  • Fixed Corrected typos in Finnish translation

3.6.8 (2018-02-19)

  • Improved Faster download speed for YouTube videos

3.6.7 (2018-02-14)

  • New Translation for Basque added
  • New Translation for Bulgarian added
  • Fixed Restored compatibility with some YouTube videos

3.6.6 (2017-10-15)

  • New 8K60FPS support for YouTube
  • New https support for Heuristics
  • New Translation for Lithuanian added
  • New Translation for Croatian added
  • New Translation for Macedonian added
  • New Support for shortened Dailymotion URLs
  • Fixed Support for Dailymotion restored
  • Fixed YouTube search restored
  • Improved Translations for Farsi, Korean and Hungarian

3.6.5 (2017-05-11)

  • New Translation for Korean added
  • Fixed Restored compatibility with Vimeo
  • Fixed Added support for new YouTube signin page
  • Fixed Cancelling signin dialog no longer blocks further input

3.6.4 (2017-03-08)

  • Fixed Restored compatibility with certain YouTube videos
  • Fixed Empty downloads for certain YouTube videos
  • Fixed Host not found for some Facebook videos
  • Fixed Use correct file extension for Facebook videos
  • New HTTPS support for Dailymotion
  • New Catalan translation added
  • New Farsi translation added
  • New Slovenian translation added
  • New Swedish translation added

3.6.3 (2017-01-31)

  • Fixed Retrieving YouTube player URL

3.6.2 (2016-11-24)

  • New Added Facebook as officially supported site
  • New Option to save login data for YouTube and Facebook
  • New Support saving last used video quality (enabled by default)
  • New Translation for Catalan added
  • Fixed Restored compatibility with Dailymotion
  • Fixed Fixed problem with YouTube urls containing a redirect parameter
  • Improved Better handling of sign-in form for restricted YouTube videos
  • Improved Improved compatibility with certain YouTube videos

3.6.0 (2016-06-21)

  • New Automatic update notification and download
  • New Translations for Swahili, Norwegian and Vietnamese added
  • New Keyboard shortcuts [Ctrl]/[Cmd] + [1]…[4] for accessing the different tabs
  • New Support for downloading password-protected Vimeo videos
  • Fixed Fixed bug which caused some downloads to be incomplete or cut off
  • Fixed Restored compatibility with older Mac versions
  • Improved Dragging video URLs from other programs now possible anywhere in the ClipGrab window
  • Improved Better quality support for certain YouTube videos

3.5.6 (2015-12-19)

  • Fixed: Restore compatibility with YouTube

3.5.5 (2015-11-13)

  • Fixed: Restore compatibility with YouTube
  • Improved: Quality support for Vimeo

3.5.2 (2015-11-04)

  • Fixed: Restore compatibility with Dailymotion
  • Improved: Better download performance for YouTube videos
  • Improved: Better support for videos with high resolutions on YouTube

3.5.1 (2015-08-01)

  • Added: Download context menu with new functionalities
    • Pause/Resume
    • Restart download
    • Copy video link
    • Show in Finder/Explorer (Mac/Windows only)
  • Added: New raw audio format for extracting the original audio track
  • Added: Show in Finder/Explorer feature
  • Improved: Less CPU usage while downloading
  • Improved: Improved compatibility with OSX 10.11
  • Fixed: Delete temporary files when quitting program
  • Fixed: Several smaller fixes

3.4.11 (2015-05-09)

  • Added: Support for 60fps videos on YouTube
  • Improved: Better support for 4K videos on YouTube
  • Improved: Better support for WebM videos on YouTube
  • Improved: Circumventing SSL handshake errors on OSX by providing required CA certificate
  • Fixed: Restored search functionality

3.4.10 (2015-04-09)

  • Fixed: Prevent »SSL Handshake failed« error messages on OSX Yosemite 10.10.3

3.4.9 (2015-01-28)

  • Fixed: Restore compatibility with YouTube
  • Added: Improved support for additional sites like Facebook
  • Added: New login interface for YouTube logins
  • Added: 1440p support for YouTube
  • Added: Hungarian translation by Ákos
  • Added: Persian translation by Majid Abdollahi
  • Added: Punjabi translation by Sukh Panech
  • Added: Turkish translation by Emre Erokyar


  • Fixed: 403 error with some YouTube videos


  • Fixed: 403 error with some YouTube videos


  • Added: Portugese translation. Thanks to Bruno Gonçalves from
  • Fixed: SSL Handshake errors on Legacy Mac



  • Fixed: Restored compatibility with Vimeo
  • Fixed: Automatically fill in the video title in the save dialog on OS X Mavericks


  • Fixed: 403 errors on some Windows configurations


  • Changed: Version scheme is now using Semantic Versioning 2.0.0
  • Fixed: No more recurring 403 errors on some YouTube videos
  • Fixed: Allow connecting to proxies that require authentication
  • Fixed: Downloading WebM when selected
  • Fixed: 1080p support for Mac Legacy versions
  • New: Download of age-restricted YouTube videos that require login
  • New: Support for Mac Notification Center
  • New: Support for avconv
  • New: Feature detection of avconv/ffmpeg
  • New: Metadata support for OGG Vorbis
  • New: Chinese Translation

  • Fixed: Problem with downloading audio tracks from YouTube

  • New: More flexible HTTP download manager
  • New: Audio and video are now being downloaded separately
  • Fixed: Restored support for 1080p YouTube videos

  • Fixed: Problems with some YouTube videos

  • Fixed: Support for non-embeddable videos from Vimeo
  • Fixed: Download from Dailymotion
  • Fixed: Displayed progress peaking to over 100 %

  • Added: New ultra-fast download mechanism for YouTube
  • Added: Support for
  • Added: Support for
  • Fixed: Retrieving video titles from Myvideo
  • Fixed: Downloading videos from Vevo
  • Dropped: Defunct support for Tudou, Collegehumor and Sevenload