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Atempting to download a sermon today the following message appeared on the screen, why is this necessary for this particular video & is it expedient to do so please? :scratch: :thankyou: Dave.
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I generally distrust websites that require additional converters. I'm not suggesting that this particular website is malicious, but many "shady" websites try to trick you to install malware by disguising it as a converter...
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HansV wrote:I generally distrust websites that require additional converters. I'm not suggesting that this particular website is malicious, but many "shady" websites try to trick you to install malware by disguising it as a converter...
I agree with Hans, Dave.
Have you used this site before?
What kind of file extension does the download have?
Can you contact the owners of the website to inquire about this?
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Have you got the WOT (Web of Trust) browser add on installed, if not, I suggest you install it. And, as mentioned by others, don't blindly follow instructions to download anything, the easiest way to end up with malware.
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It's not the website that is asking Dave to install a converter, it's the utility he's using to download the video:
https://www.downloadhelper.net/
I've got that add-on in my Firefox, it is a safe add-on.

Dave, Read this, it should explain why you need the converter:
https://www.downloadhelper.net/conversion-manual

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Thanks, Ken.
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same for me Ken, many thanks for the assuring words. The video is simply a sermon on You Tube by a teacher who I have downloaded many times without a prompt for the add on so -as ever prudent after reading so many posts on the lounge- hense my question. :thankyou: Dave.

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Dave Davison wrote:...I have downloaded many times without a prompt for the add on...
This time though the video must be encoded differently and so, as it is explains in the manual I linked to:
...some video variants on some sites are not available as a single file, but instead, the video and the audio are downloaded separately then assembled locally to generate a unique file that you can use...
and that's why the add-on needs the help of the converter.

Ken

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I have just moved this thread from "Other Applications~" to "Graphics and Video Software"
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