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Joseph Simmons

We are happy to announce the release of WhaleDown Desktop version 2022.3.0. This version ships with lots of new features and bug fixes.

The most exciting feature is supporting HLS(m3u8) streams which stream videos and audios separately. You may have already noticed that some videos downloaded do not contain audios. From version 2022.3.0, WhaleDown can download and merge videos and audios seamlessly. As a result, the Experimental Downloader option is removed from the downloader's preferences view.

In this version, we add some new interceptor rules to detector to support DASH(mpd) streams. For DASH streams, WhaleDown will download videos and audios sequentially, then merge them after downloading finishes. We also updated the DASH downloader to diplay the downloading progress and status of videos and audios.

There is a new option Download without asking in the detector. When it is checked, WhaleDown will download videos without showing a confirming dialog. And a Download All button will be displayed on the top toolbar of the detector. (Thanks to @Mike_Toasted)

For more details, please refer to the changlog.

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Joseph Simmons

We are happy to announce WhaleDown Desktop 2022.1.0 releases today. This version brings lots of new features and bug fixes.

Since this release, WhaleDown will not support Windows 7 and macOS 10.14. Please use version 2021.2.5 if you want to run WhaleDown on unsupported operating systems.

What's new

  • [app] New tray icon and tray window
  • [app] New menu entry - Find My License
  • [browser] Suggestions pane for address bar
  • [browser] Bookmarks manager
  • [detector] Side by side mode (Thanks to @Mike_Toasted)
  • [detector] Add support to 20+ Chinese video sharing websites
  • [downloader] Free to download TikTok videos

For more details, please refer to the changlog.

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Joseph Simmons

We are happy to announce WhaleDown Android 2022.1.1 today. This releases ships with lots of updates and bug fixes.

What's new

  • [browser] New settings view.
  • [browser] Update design of top toolbar.
  • [browser] New navigation controls.
  • [detector] Optmize rules for TikTok and DouYin.
  • [downloader] Long press to show context menu".
  • [downloader] Show download speed.

Bug fixes

  • [browser] Fix can not navigate bug after going back to blank page.
  • [detector] Fix a critical bug in detector rules engine.
  • [downloader] Fix file size estimation bug.
  • [downloader] Fix a critical performance bug.

Credits

Thanks to @Anonymos for suggestions.

· One min read
Joseph Simmons

We are happy to announce WhaleDown Android 2022.1.0 releases today.

What's new

  • [browser] Suggest filling URL from clipboard.
  • [browser] Optimize logic for hardware back events.
  • [downloader] Show downloaded size instead of timestamp".
  • [downloader] Support base64 encoded key of HLS(m3u8) protocol.

Credits

Thanks to @Anonymos for suggestions.

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Joseph Simmons

Today we are excited to announce the new version 2021.4.3, an Apple Silicon only version.

To support Apple Silicon, the technology stack used by WhaleDown updated the minimum system requirements to Windows 10 and macOS 10.15. Therefore, we have to drop support of Windows 7, macOS 10.13 and 10.14.

In the following years, we will continue to develop and support macOS Intel version until it is dropped support by Apple.