1. Introduction

In an era when streaming services are everywhere, there are still cases when music and video consumers need to enjoy their favorite music, songs, and videos in a completely offline environment. The all-new DVDFab Downloader aims to offer music fans and videophiles a comprehensive platform to download online music (up to 320 kbps in quality) and videos (up to 8K in quality), manage and organize the entire media library in a better and professional way.

DVDFab Downloader has two PC versions for Windows and macOS respectively, a mobile app for Android and a browser extension for Chrome and a Firefox add-on in the works. The PC versions include three basic modules that can be purchased separately, the YouTube to MP3 (used to be named as Music Downloader for a while), the Video Downloader and the DRM Video Downloader. But by installing the PC versions on your computer, all the three modules will be installed at one go. The Android version however, does not contain the DRM Video Downloader module as of now. In either case, if you only ordered one of the three modules, then you can only use particular features accordingly.

Features at a glance:

• Download tons of online music & videos from 1000+ websites
• Download DRM-protected subscriber-only videos from Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, HBO NOW and more   
• Choose your preferred audio quality from 128 kbps to 320 kbps 
• Choose your preferred resolution from 144p all the way up to 8K UHD 
• Turn on the Turbo-Speed to download music & videos 10X faster 
• Download an entire playlist simply at one go 
• Process 5 download tasks simultaneously 
• Auto-update newly uploaded music/videos from saved playlists 
• Organize the downloaded music & videos the way you want 

2. Download and Installation

To download and install DVDFab Downloader onto your computer, use the two download buttons below, one for Windows operating system, the other for macOS, choose the one that matches yours.

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To install the Android Downloader App on your Android devices, use the download button below.

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To add the Download browser plugin to your Chrome, click the button below.

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3. Authorize/Deauthorize DVDFab Downloader

DVDFab Downloader uses the online verification method for authorization. To remind you: authorizing DVDFab Downloader requires a live internet connection, so check your Firewall or anti-virus software settings to make sure they do not block DVDFab Downloader from accessing the internet. Besides, before authorization, make sure you are already a member at DVDFab Member Center; otherwise, go Create an Account first.

3.1.1 Upon DVDFab Downloader startup, click the hamburger icon near the top right corner of the main interface, and then from the drop-down menu, click the Authorize tab to pop up the Authorization Window;

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3.1.2 Enter your registered e-mail and password at DVDFab Member Center, and then click the Authorize button to proceed;

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3.1.3 If the information you entered is correct, you shall see all the Device Authorized window pops up next. Then you can dismiss the window by clicking the OK button.

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3.1.4 In case you want to check the license information of the product module(s) you've purchased, click the License Info tab from the hamburger dropdown menu;

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3.1.5 To deauthorize DVDFab Downloader on your current PC, click the Deauthorize tab from the hamburger dropdown menu;

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3.1.6 Enter your password and then click the Deauthorize button to proceed. You can also deauthorize all your current PCs at the Member Center.

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4. Update DVDFab Downloader

There are two basic ways to update DVDFab Downloader to the latest version, one is through the live update feature, and the other is to manually download the latest installer which is always available at the product page and Download Center of DVDFab official website.

4.1 Old-Fashioned Update

For users preferring an old-fashioned way of making an update, simply visit the Downloader’s product page at https://www.dvdfab.cn/downloader.htm, or the Download Center at https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm to download either the installer program or the offline installer, and then manually perform the installation prompts to complete the installation procedures.

4.2 Live Update

Live update can be only realized from inside the program itself, which means only users already installed DVDFab Downloader can use this method to keep their installed versions up-to-date. To do that, follow the steps below:

4.2.1 Click the hamburger icon near the top right corner of Main Interface, and then from the drop-down menu click Check for Update;

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4.2.2 Once a newer version is detected, click the Update button to download the update package;

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4.2.3 Wait for the download to complete;

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4.2.4 After the download finishes, exit DVDFab Downloader and proceed to install the updates;

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4.2.5 Wait as the update package is being installed;
4.2.6 When the update package is successfully installed, you are ready to use the newest version.

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Note that, due to network reasons, the Live Update might occasionally fail to detect the new version. When this occurs, users can also use the traditional way to make the update.

5. Hamburger Dropdown Menu

The Hamburger Dropdown Menu at the top right corner of Main Interface.

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Settings: This tab opens the Settings panel.

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Authorize: This tab opens the Authorization panel where you can activate DVDFab Downloader on your computer.

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Deauthorize: This tab opens the Deauthorization panel where you can deactivate DVDFab Downloader on your computer.

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License Info: This tab opens the License Info panel where you check your license status for the downloader modules you’ve purchased.

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Forum: This tab leads you to DVDFab Official Forum, where you can join the community, discussing the products, posting your questions to seek help from others, etc.
Online Help: This tab takes you to the FAQs page of DVDFab Downloader.
Check for Update: Click this tab if you want to see if there is a new version available.

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Open Log Folder: This tab directs you to the location where you can find the log files of DVDFab Downloader.

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Feedback: Click this tab if you encounter a problem or want to send us your feedback.

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About: This tab opens the window where you can find the version info, access our official website, etc.

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6. Settings Panel

To open the Settings panel, click the Settings tab from the Hamburger Dropdown Menu mentioned above in Chapter 5.

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6.1 General

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Language: Select the UI display language you want here.
Auto-start upon system startup: Tick the checkbox if you want to automatically launch up DVDFab Downloader each time after your computer is logged in.
What to do when closing the main interface: Choose what you want to do when closing the main interface if the downloader, you have three options to go, Ask me each time, Exit the program, or Minimize to systray.
Audio Directory: The default path where all the downloaded MP3 music files are stored on your computer hard disk drive. You can change it anytime when necessary.
Video Directory: The default path where all the downloaded video files are stored on your computer hard disk drive. You can change it anytime when necessary.
Temp Directory: The default path where all the temporary files are stored on your computer hard disk drive. You can change it anytime when necessary.
Download Audio: Choose a default quality level for the music you download.
Download Video: Choose a default quality level for the videos you download.
Default video download quality for subscription: Choose a default quality level for the videos downloaded from your subscribed YouTube Channels.
Subtitle: Choose what language of subtitles you want to download.
Safety: Decide whether or not you want to show the supported adult websites on the main interface.
System: You can choose to monitor the clip board and automatically open the containing folder when the download finishes.
OpenGL rendering mode: decide which OpenGL rendering mode you want to apply.

6.2 Network

This is the place you configure up the network settings for DVDFab Downloader.

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6.3 DRM Video Downloader

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DRM Video Downloader has its own settings page, including the options of resolution, audio quality, download subtitles, output directory, and whether you want to create a separate subfolder for each streaming website or not, you can also decide whether you want to use the GPU hardware acceleration.

7. Main Interface

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Upon launching DVDFab Downloader, you will be brought to the Main Interface, to be more specific, to the Homepage of the inbuilt Explorer section. At the left Navigation Pane, you can jump from the Paste URL button, the Explorer, the DRM Video Downloader, other DVDFab Products and Your Library containing your Subscription, Local Files and Downloading task queue.

Paste URL: If you’re already watching a video with your own web browser, then you can simply copy the video URL and then click this button to download the video you’re watching.

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Explorer: DVDFab Downloader has its own inbuilt web browser and this means you don’t necessarily need to use your own web browser to copy & paste the video URL to download the music or videos you want.

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As shown in the above pic, on the Homepage of the inbuilt browser, you can directly search your wanted videos from YouTube using the Search Box on the top, access your Frequently Accessed Websites, visit the Popular Websites, or browse through all the supported music & video hosting websites using the Alphabetical Table, scroll down the slider on the right to see more websites.

DRM Video Downloader: This is the place you should go if you want to download paid streaming contents (including TV Shows and Movies) from Netflix, Disney+, CBS All Access, HBO MAX, HBO NOW, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, EPSN and other subscriber-only streaming services that are DRM-encrypted.

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DVDFab Products: This section gives you the easier access to all the information about the other products from the DVDFab software family. In case you are interested in any of them, just click it from here and you will be taken the product page of that specific product for the detailed information.

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Subscription: DVDFab Downloader allows you to subscribe to your favorite YouTube Channels right from within the program, and all your subscribed Channels will be listed here.

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Local Files: This is where all your downloaded music, videos, TV Shows and movies are sorted and organized. You can access them here directly, play them with the default media player DVDFab Player 6, or delete them when necessary.

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Downloading: All your current downloading tasks will be listed here, you can come back check the real-time download status anytime you want. You have the options to Pause All and Start All (Resume) downloads, or Delete All of them, too.

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8. How to Use YouTube to MP3 to Download Non-Paid Online Music

DVDFab YouTube to MP3 allows users to download music and videos from over 1000 websites. The downloaded music files (by the module) will be stored in MP3 format, with varying quality levels ranging from 128 kbps to 320 kbps.

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8.1 Paste the Video URL to Download

This way is usually used when you want to download the music video you’re currently watching in your own web browser to your hard drive as MP3 file. In this case, you just need to copy the video URL from your browser’s address bar, and then click this Paste URL button and paste the video URL at the popup window to download the music.

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At the next window, paste your copied video URL into the upper box, select Music at the Format selection box, choose a music quality at the Quality selection box among 320 kbps, 192 kbps and 128 kbps, then hit the Download button to start the download.

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Additional Tips:

If you want to batch download multiple music videos at one go, then you can copy their URLs into a .txt file line by line, and load the .txt file using the Select file button to import all the URLs in a single time.

8.2 Use the Inbuilt Browser to Download

It is also very convenient to download music using the inbuilt web browser. To do that, navigate to the Explorer section from the left navigation pane, which you shall be taken to the default Homepage of the inbuilt browser. There you can choose your target website either from the Frequently Used Websites, Popular Sites or the Alphabetical Table that lists all the supported websites. Just click the website logo or name, YouTube for example, the inbuilt browser will open the website in a separate tab.

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Then, search your target music by entering the keywords into the search box like you usually do on your own browser.

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Next, from the search results, pick out the one and play it by directly clicking on its thumbnail picture. When the music starts to play, a black Download button shall appear at the top left corner of the playback screen, click on that download button.

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Now choose the Music tab, and choose your wanted music quality as you wish. Click the Download button at bottom of this window to start downloading the music.

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To check the real-time download progress, click the Downloading tab at the left navigation pane. When the download completes, you should be able locate the downloaded music at Local Files > Music, right-click on the music title and click the open containing folder to locate the downloaded music.

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9. How to Use Video Downloader to Download Non-Paid Online Videos

DVDFab Video Downloader allows users to download videos from over 1000 websites. The downloaded videos will be saved in MP4 format, and the video quality can also vary from 144p all the way up to 8K UHD.

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9.1 Paste the Video URL to Download

This way is usually used when you want to download the video you’re currently watching in your own web browser. In this case, you just need to copy the video URL from your browser’s address bar, and then click this Paste URL button and paste the video URL at the popup window to download the video.

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At the next window, paste your copied video URL into the upper box, select Video at the Format selection box, choose a video quality at the Quality selection box, then hit the Download button to start the download.

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Additional Tips:

If you want to batch download multiple videos at one go, then you can copy their URLs into a .txt file line by line, and load the .txt file using the Select file button to import all the URLs in a single time.

9.2 Use the Inbuilt Browser to Download

It is also very convenient to download videos using the inbuilt web browser. To do that, navigate to the Explorer section from the left navigation pane, which you shall be taken to the default Homepage of the inbuilt browser. There you can choose your target website either from the Frequently Used Websites, Popular Sites or the Alphabetical Table that lists all the supported websites. Just click the website logo or name, YouTube for example, the inbuilt browser will open the website in a separate tab.

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Then, search your target video by entering the keywords into the search box like you usually do on your own browser.

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Next, from the search results, pick out the one and play it by directly clicking on its thumbnail picture. When the video/movie starts to play, a black Download button shall appear at the top left corner of the playback screen, click on that download button.

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Now choose the Video tab, and choose your wanted video quality as you wish. Click the Download button at bottom of this window to start downloading the video.

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To check the real-time download progress, click the Downloading tab at the left navigation pane. When the download completes, you should be able locate the downloaded videos at Local Files > Videos, right-click on the video thumbnail and click the open containing folder to locate the downloaded videos.

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10. How to Use DRM Video Downloader to Download DRM-Protected Streaming Contents

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The DRM Video Downloader module is the one that you can use to download streaming TV shows and movies from the major streaming services, including Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, HBO Now, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, ESPN and a couple others. To use this feature, you need to navigate to the DRM Video Downloader section from the left Navigation Pane. There you can find the currently supported streaming platforms as of now.

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When you’re at the homepage of DRM Video Downloader, then you can click the website logo, Netflix for example, from the supported website list that shall take you to the webpage with a separate window.

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Login with your Netflix account and then search your wanted title of your favorite movies as you normally do. Next you need to play back the video as usual. When the playback begins, a popup window shall show up asking you whether you would like to download the video immediately or add it to the download task queue and manually start to download it at a later time.

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If you click the Download Now button, then the video shall begin to download immediately under the Task Queue > Downloading tab. Here, you can monitor the download progress in a real-time manner, and you can also toggle on the High Speed button to take advantage of your bandwidth, or Cancel the download anytime you want.

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Once the download begins, you can no longer do anything on the website until the download is complete. When the download finishes, you will be able to find the downloaded video under the Finished tab.

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However, if you would rather add the video to the task queue for a while and manually start to download it later, then feel free to click the Add to Queue button. This is quite useful when you want to add more than one movie to the download queue. You can put them in the queue and start the download later.

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If you are going to download a TV Show including multiple seasons, then you can take advantage of the Batch-Download feature that allows you to add the entire show to download at one go.

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11. Organize & Manage the Downloaded Media

DRM Video Downloader stores the downloaded videos under its own Task Queue > Finished. While YouTube to MP3 and Video Downloader organize and manage its downloaded media contents at Your Library > Local Files > Music/Videos. All the downloaded music is categorized under the Music tab, and videos under the Video tab.  

11.1 Manage Music

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The Play All button under the Music tab lets you play all the downloaded music in current order, with DVDFab Player 6, the default media player to play back the downloaded media files. If you haven’t install the Player 6, there will be a popup asking you to install it. The Delete All button next to it completely deletes all the downloaded music;

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To change the music order, you can click the small triangle buttons to sort the music by title name, artist and duration;

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Right-click on a specific title, a drop-down menu shall pop up, from where, you can play the selected title, copy its source URL, open its source page with the inbuilt browser, open its containing folder on your HDD, or delete the title if you want. The horizontal three-dots icon at the end of that title line can also bring up the same drop-down menu as well.

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If you just want to play back one specific title, you can also click the tiny playback button behind each title, which shall appear when you point your cursor over that title.

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11.2 Manage Videos

Compared to managing music, the management of videos is much easier.

The Play All button adds all the videos into a temporary playlist in Player 6 to play them in order, and the Delete All button deletes them all.

Similarly, right-click on a specific video, a drop-down menu shall pop up, from where, you can play the selected video, copy its source URL, open its source page with the inbuilt browser, open its containing folder on your HDD, or delete the video.

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And also, to play back one specific video, the Play button appear at the bottom right corner of the video thumbnail still works as it is designed.

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11.3 Play Videos and Music

When you click the Play tab from the contextual menu of any downloaded item, MP3 music file or MP4 video file, DVDFab Downloader shall start DVDFab Player 6 for the playback, because it is the default 4K media player associated with DVDFab Downloader. If you haven’t yet install DVDFab Player 6 on your computer, then there will be a prompt reminding you to download and install the 4K media player.

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That being said, if you prefer your own media player for the playback, then you can open the containing folder of your downloaded contents, and play them from there using your own media player.

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