Piracy is not something that should be promoted. But then there can be some videos or a soundtrack that you like a lot and would want to have access to it even when offline. Whether it be Pewdiepie’s Cocomelon diss track (which was removed by YouTube) or a random meme template you found online, saving the video can help you create your own content. And with software like 4k video downloader, users can download video, audio, and picture files from almost all the well-known social media platforms. It is definitely not recommended to use software that promotes piracy. However, you can be your own judge on the topic.
This article in particular is aimed at giving you a fix in case the 4k Video downloader does not work. So, if the 4k video downloader software is not working, here are some troubleshooting steps you can try. Keep reading to find out more about it.
Fixes for 4k video downloader not working:
Turn off antivirus or firewall:
Almost all users use a third-party firewall or antivirus to have that extra layer of protection on their devices. However, this third-party software tends to restrict certain apps and their features. The same can happen with the 4k Video downloader as well. So go to the dashboard of that third-party firewall and let 4k Video downloader have complete access to your device. Just add the app to the whitelist. This will fix the issue.
Restart your computer:
A quick restart is always the answer to confusing system errors. Restart your device and then try downloading something you like using the software. However, this step will only be useful if the problem troubling you is just a minor glitch and nothing else.
Tweak settings in Smart mode:
Smart mode is a feature in 4k video downloader that allows users to preset video download settings. If you have the download quality and other settings to something specific, try making changes to it. Change the settings slightly and then try downloading the content you want. According to the instructions given on the 4k video support page, this should fix the issue.
Change proxy settings:
In the 4k video downloader app, go to Tools > Preferences > Connection. Under the Connection tab, enable Proxy. In the check box under the Proxy settings, select one of the following protocols – HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4, and SOCKS5 protocols. Now you need to enter the Server, Port, Login, and Password fields. Close the preferences window and paste the link to the video or content you want to download. Check if the download proceeds successfully. This step is extremely helpful if a YouTube video is “blocked” from being downloaded through the 4k video downloader.
Use a VPN:
Another suggestion from the 4k video support page is to use VPN to change your location and IP address. Using a different Wi-Fi network can help as well. Now try downloading content from 4k video downloader again.