why can't i download some you tube videos ?

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I am new to miro and would like to download some music videos in case they get rmoved form the youtube server. I have had no trouble downloading some videos, but some say "error file not found". whilst other files download no problem; If I can watch the video in youtube then surely this makes the file available for download ; Am I right ?
Also, windows firewall keeps asking for me to un=block the "miro downloader" but I am unsure whehter to do this as I do not know what it is or if it can give me a virus; Is this why some videos won't download ? and if so, is it safe to allow the miro downloader through my firewall, i.e. will this open up my ports to anyone (i.e. hackers) ?

Thanks for any help, and the actual software seems very impressive.

P.S. Is there any way to make it a default that when I play a video it plays in the pop-out every time ?
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1. you should have no fear about allowing the downloader through the firewall.
2. some youtube videos can't be downloaded as youtube won't allow it. In some cases it is a copyright issue, in others embedding is disabled, or it could be restricted geographically.
3. In the Preferences window under playback click the box for 'Always play videos in a separate window'
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Thank you very much for the help.

What does embedded do ?

Is there any way to download this video ? it is just the one that I am interested in and there are others of the same but the quality is very bad. but it won't download even though I have allowed miro through the firewall.

Still a great piece of software either way.

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Wendy Robinson

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Hey, you can use another downloader to help you. The video you want is on youtube, but it says file not found, this is absolutly the problem of your downloader. May you try another one can help you grab youtube video.
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