Tubesock not working (?)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nullibist, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. nullibist macrumors newbie

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    Hi, Tubesock lately seems to be giving a lot of "file doesn't exist" messages when i put in a valid url from YT, i even play the video in safari and do a cut and paste from the address bar *where the video is currently playing!* and paste that into Tubesock and it still says it doesn't exist. I've upgraded to latest version. Currently using some free alternatives but does anyone have any ideas on this? Thx.
     
  2. batfan78 macrumors newbie

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    same problem here

    i use tubesock like everyday and to my horror , all the valid links i try
    say file doesn't exist. i have not updated any software , and this does suck.
    but i've finally gotten around to using the old method through safari, using the activity window to download the file i need from youtube. seems to work, just sucks because i love to use tubesock for just about everything. guess the ride had to end sometime, would love to hear if anyone has a solution!
    peace-
     
  3. nullibist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, for a while it was working if i started playing the video and copied the link from the little 'url' field to the right of it or from the address bar, now even that is not working. I guess i could send an email to the Tubesock people. I used Tooble today and thats pretty good.
     
  4. batfan78 macrumors newbie

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    here's to hoping

    i really hope they give you back an answer, if you wouldn't mind posting what they tell ya, since we're both kinda in the same boat, most appreciated!
     
  5. nullibist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I emailed them and will post any info i get back :)
     
  6. mcelheny.doug macrumors newbie

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    I also have this problem.

    hello

    just wanted to say that i also have the same problem as you two. it started all of the sudden yesterday. i have version 2.0.2 and i downloaded 2.0.3 and had the same problem. i did find though that i could download dailymotion movies but only as flash files. this is the first time i have ever tried to downoad something from dailymotion so this might be normal for that sight.

    i guess youtube must've found a way to stick it to us. funny though that video download helper and zamzar still work. i guess we just have to wait and see what the tubesock people say.:mad:
     
  7. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    I recommend using TubeTV, I've been using it for some time and works just fine-I just tried it right now and was able to download video from youtube no problem. Oh, and it's free :D
     
  8. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Same here - File does not exist. Wonder if this is intentional on the part of Google, or if its just the result of some change not specifically meant to counter TubeSock.
     
  9. .adam macrumors regular

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    Why not just use Clipnabber.com?

    It lets you save as .MP4 for iPod, what more could you want?
     
  10. edzapple1979 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip.

    The TubeTV recommendation saved the day, now that my tubesock v2.0.3 does NOT work. Thanks
     
  11. edzapple1979 macrumors newbie

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    I sent an email to

    cases@stinkbot.fogbugz.com

    last week, Oct 9th 2008, and have not heard from them either.
     
  12. dbernelle macrumors newbie

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    TubeSock (Stinkbot) Support

    First of all I love TubeSock.

    My only complaint has been that it didn't default a save to the last folder that I saved to.

    Now the "file doesn't exist" problem has stopped the application from working at all.

    I don't know if Stinkbot really has any support.

    On a number of occations I have sent email to the support email id regarding TubeSock. I have never received a reply, other than the automated "open" ticket reply email.

    In fact, one trouble I opened on 5/11/08, never showed a status change and now that I have submitted a trouble for the "file doesn't exist" problem, see that my 5/11/08 ticket was closed without any notification to me.

    Not the best response or support.

    What do I want? I want the developer to provide feedback to folks that report problems (perhaps a support forum) and to fix the TubeSock application so that it works again, providing the application developer support that my purchased license is suppose to provide.

    I'm happy to purchase software that works and is supported.

    Also, thanks to the other forum users that provided names of alternate YouTube capture applications - none of them, IMHO, that are as slick as TubeSock's UI, but I must do what I must do.

    I urge Stinkbot to focus some time on the popular application, TubeSock, and fix it.

    Thanks!
     
  13. dorfenwell macrumors newbie

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    Tubesock

    Hello
    I have the same "file does not exist" problem. I went through Tubesock support over a week ago. They gave me a number, but have not replied.
     
  14. K D F macrumors newbie

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    Tubesock R I P.

    Seems i am not alone on this one, Tubesock in my view is the slickest conversion package for youtube stuff ,nothing could be better and it is only now that it is not working that i realise how much i miss the thing for ease of
    use. I have sent Stinkbot an email like everyone else....not holding my breath
    on that one, just a question of how long before they sort the problem out.
    I feel sorry for the people who may have just purchased it , i got 7 months out of mine. I tried updating quicktime etc...just a question of time to see if
    they sort the problem
     
  15. mwilliams macrumors newbie

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    Tubesock

    Tubesock doesn't work any longer. Sent them an e-mail, no reply. What is another program like this?
     
  16. moh2o macrumors newbie

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    It is Happening again,

    I stopped updating QT for my MacBook about a year ago. This happened to me before. I sent TubeSock an email when this first happened to me back in 2006 and they sent me back a fix.
    It worked and I have had no problems since ,,,,,,,,until just now Oct. 18th 2007.
    Now I can't download with TubeSock. I get an error message "File does not exist".
    I think THIS TIME it is YouTube,, not Tubesock or QuickTime.
    I noticed that YouTube has added something extra onto their URL lately.
    Hmmm. what is that? "&feature=related"

    &feature=related,,,,,,,,,,,,What is that?
    I'm writing TubeSock!

    -Mo
     
  17. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    ...
     
  18. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Just keeps blowing up for me... every time I add in a URL... POOF...

    Just downloaded and used TubeTV, it works great and even made a YouTube smart list in iTunes. Smiles here.
     
  19. nullibist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I originated this thread, and like a few others, i've received nothing back from the Tubesock people. They're keeping a low profile :(
     
  20. wudaijie macrumors newbie

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    Help

    Like everyone here, I cannot use it for like a month or so. I started to wonder whether the new update of Mac doesn't fit with the setting of Tubesock. It's so sad that I cannot download anything I love. And I sent email to the technical support person of Tubesock, no response at all.
    :confused:

    Anyone can help out here??
     
  21. dbernelle macrumors newbie

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    Told 'em so...

    I sure miss the User Interface of TubeSock (Paste the URL & Download a converted file).

    I sent email to the support email address (a second time) that a thread was open on the problem on this website and that users' troubles should be acknowledged, a forum started, and the TubeSock application fixed.

    ---
    Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 10:28:51 -0500
    To: <support@stinkbot.com>
    Subject: =>Please fix TubeSock & start a user forum

    Hello -

    PLEASE SEE MY POST ON THE MACRUMORS FORUM.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=6433295#post6433295

    Also, please provide feedback with status after a support email is issued.

    Thanks, I love TubeSock.

    --



    All I got was the automated reply:

    > From: Stinkbot Support <cases@stinkbot.fogbugz.com>
    > Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 11:29:27 -0400
    > Subject: Re: (Case 9105) =>Please fix TubeSock & start a user forum
    >
    > Thank you for your message. We have received it and will get back to you as
    > soon as possible.
    >
    > You can check the status of your message at the following URL:
    >
    > https://stinkbot.fogbugz.com/default.asp?9105_1r2anjv1
    >
    > You may want to save your case's tracking ticket: 9105_1r2anjv1
    >
    > Please reply to this message if there's anything else we can do for you.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Stinkbot Support
    > support@stinkbot.com
    > -----------------------------------------------
    >
    >
     
  22. tbmwright macrumors newbie

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    Tubesock not Working

    I agrre that it is not working, but note that they are still selling the product. Fortunately any1 who tests it will also find it not working and not buy. However I would really like to understand why it no longer works. I have also had trouble with TV-Tube which is not nearly such a good product and wonder if it is some action by YouTube which has made this and similar products stop working.
     
  23. moh2o macrumors newbie

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    Fix For TubeSock, easy!

    Hey its easy! You have to go to TubeSock's site (stinbot.com) and 'reload the whole program, you don't need to repay if you already paid. Updating will not work, you need to totally re-upload the new "3.0 beta" for Mac.
    Here is the link for Mac;
    TubeSock beta for Mac 3.0
     
  24. moh2o macrumors newbie

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  25. motieboy macrumors newbie

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    Tube Tv ng

    When my TubeSock failed, I downloaded Tube TV, but that doesn't work for me either. I downloaded "Pavtube", and the trial version works, but I haven't bought the license yet so it watermarks the videos. I hate to buy yet another program while there is still a chance the TubeSock can be made to work. I used to use Safari to download the videos from YouTube as .flv files, but that has stopped working too, so I think the problem is something that has been done at YouTube.
     

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