A workaround for me is turn of Wifi which cancels the downloads. Then I re-enable Wifi and manually click to continue the downloads. Most of then go to max speed.I've been using the licensed version of ArkTube for years, but recently it seems to be having a lot of problems downloading videos. Sometimes the download will fail immediately after starting it, other times it will get to 95-99% and then fail. When it does work, it often downloads at 50 KB/s which takes forever.
Is there anything that can be done about this? Maybe an update to the youtube-dl library is needed?
Edit: It looks like yt-dlp (the currently active fork of youtube-dl) has fixed the throttling issue in their fork. According to the release notes, the below command-line argument works around the throttling. So maybe switching to yt-dlp would resolve this issue.
No professional here. But the issue is coming from Youtube I think. I haven't found a downloader (Android and Windows) that currently can go above 1 MB/s download speed. Maybe we just have to wait until someone comes up with a solution for this.
I have issues with this awesome app.A new update to address the speed issue is now live.
Sorry that it took so long, the new engine swap took a lot more effort than I originally anticipated.
Fixed download speeds getting throttled too extremely
Switched engine to yt-dlp 2021.12.01
Fixed an error causing downloads to fail on videos with multiple subtitles
ffmpeg updated to 4.4.1
Python updated to v3.9.9
aria2c updated to 1.36.0
Android NDK updated to r23b
Other misc bug fixes