IDM not taking over downloads from Chrome, for some sites.

When I try to download some youtube video from '', Internet Download Manager doesn't take over download from Chrome automatically.
This happens with a couple of other sites too.

While generally, it behaves correctly, and takes over downloads automatically. What is the problem? Is this a bug in IDM?

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One more time.

I had the same issue, but fortunately solved an issue.

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Google who writes Chrome and runs YouTube actively works to stop a lot of downloading so it's hit or miss about downloading.

I guess you didn't know this or read the YouTube agreement.

Nothing broke here.

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This doesn't make any sense. Why will they(Chrome) stop the downloading from IDM, just so to take over by itself(Chrome download manager)?

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Because the IDM is not required.

I think you have to read the YouTube agreement to find about the stance on downloading. Why would google make the IDM work if downloading is covered in the agreement?

I'm running across folk that don't read these agreements and melt down over this.

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That was a bouncer to me.

Went over my head. Can you elaborate?

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I'd read Kees reply and will add this. is the agreement and down the page is this:
"You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content."

Those downloaders are unsupported by Google and YouTube and in fact there are signs Google breaks them to force the agreement.

Can cause folk to melt down and bounce.
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Re: is this a bug in IDM

Apparently, until now, nobody here answered your question.

So better go to and go to "Contact us" or "Support". After all, you've paid for the product, so their customer service should be able to answer questions, or register this as a bug or a change request.

Does is work as you want in Firefox and Internet Explorer? Then you have a free work-around.

Post was last edited on December 30, 2016 3:33 AM PST

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Already did that.

Thanks, I already did that.

Apparently, IDM's support is not very good. I've also sent few follow up emails, but no response!

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Add IDM manually to chrome might solve your issue

Some months ago I did solve this problem.
How I soved ?
First go to IDM installed directory and find a file called IDM.crx. This file is specially designed to integrate IDM to Google Chrome. Keep the folder open wher your IDM.crx file is located. Now head over to Chrome Settings > Extensions and then drag the file IDM.crx into that extensions window. After that you should not get download issues with IDM using chrome.

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