Mediathek
Mediathek
2.6.4b

4.5

Mediathek free download for Mac

Mediathek

2.6.4b
18 September 2012

Download videos from ARD, ZDF, 3sat, ARTE and WDR (discontinued / eingestellt).

Overview

Mediathek allows you to search and download videos from the online portals of ARD, ZDF, 3sat, ARTE, WDR and more.

Mediathek bietet die Suche und den Download von Beiträgen zahlreicher Sender, darunter ARD, ZDF, 3sat, ARTE und WDR.

What's new in Mediathek

Version 2.6.4b:

Note: Development of Mediathek has been discontinued. Der Betrieb von Mediathek für Mac wurde eingestellt.
  • Ready for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

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Reaverx
17 March 2011

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Dieses Programm ist schlicht der Knaller! This is simply great!
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Version 2.0.3
makeingcool
28 October 2016
You may try use Allavsoft to download 3sat TV programs, movies and other video clips in batch to your computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, iPad, PSP, Zune, X360, Smart TV, etc.
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Version 2.6.4b
Leoncahun
05 February 2013
This website is the best stand-in for Mediathek I know of: http://vavideo.de/ You can search for any program, and (other than with zdfmediathek.app) high-quality mp4’s (not Flash-files) are offered. Of course, it can’t hold a candle to Mediathek; however, it gets the job (somewhat) done.
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Version 2.6.4b
5 answer(s)
Bjoernowitsch
Bjoernowitsch
29 April 2013
Tonight, I tried to open the www.vavideo.de, but I found that the page had been closed. This is the message I read: "Welcome to Parallels! If you are seeing this message, the website for vavideo.de is not available at this time. If you are the owner of this website, one of the following things may be occurring: You have not put any content on your website. Your provider has suspended this page. Please login to https://vavideo.de:8443 to receive instructions on setting up your website".
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Leoncahun
Leoncahun
03 May 2013
As of now, vavideo.de is up (again).
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Bjoernowitsch
Bjoernowitsch
06 June 2013
Now the vavideo web page has been taken down, but this time there has been no notice of maintenance left. This is the message I read instead: "Web Server's Default Page This page is generated by Parallels Plesk Panel, the leading hosting automation software. You see this page because there is no Web site at this address. You can do the following: Create domains and set up Web hosting using Parallels Plesk Panel."
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ZahraE1193
ZahraE1193
24 October 2013
Hello . Thank you very much for your good introduction .
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Bjoernowitsch
Bjoernowitsch
17 April 2014
Vavideo has changed it policy. From having offered downloadable livestreams in the .mp4 format, it has been reduced to nothing but a collection of links to the livestreams from the TV stations. This makes me unable to even watch the livestreams, since they require the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player, and my old Power Mac is a G5 machine. What a luck that I did not donate any money to them, because they would have been wasted now. I suppose that the public service TV stations have agreed to stop the facility of downloading their programs for copyright reasons. Should someone else offer the same service in the future, never spend money on donating to them!
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Krabbe
03 January 2013
try this java app: http://zdfmediathk.sourceforge.net/download.html Seems to be German only. You may need to activate java (from your applications/utilities folder)
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Version 2.6.4b
6 answer(s)
Bjoernowitsch
Bjoernowitsch
03 January 2013
Hello, Krabbe! Thank you for your tio, but it seems to work only with Windows or Linux, not Mac OS X any more.
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Krabbe
Krabbe
03 January 2013
As mentioned, you need Java to use the proposed app. I'm still on Snow Leopard, so I have Java installed by default. For newer versions of OS X I found this link on MU: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/44788/java-se-runtime-environment-7 I did not try this Java installation, though. The app itself works for me, at least - but it is extremely poor compared to the original "Mediathek".
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Bjoernowitsch
Bjoernowitsch
03 January 2013
Hello again, Krabbe! My system is still the Mac OS X 10.5.8 PPC, so I cannot use the Java version you suggested. My old Mediathek 2.6.4b simply stopped working last night, and I have uninstalled it. When I try to install it again, it informs me that there is no connection with the server, and that I have to check the settings of my network.
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Krabbe
Krabbe
03 January 2013
Apparently the original "Mediathek" project is discontinued and its server is taken offline. RIP. I don't have any idea for a workaround for 10.5 PPC. There are a few recorders for TV programmes on the internet like onlinetvrecorder, save.TV, Bong.TV and others.
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Bjoernowitsch
Bjoernowitsch
05 January 2013
Hello again, Krabbe! today I have received an e-mail from the developer. It says that they had to close down the server because of copyright issues, which I have feared ever since I found and installed this software. This means, if anyone else would run such a server and develop a similar software, the same thing would happen again.
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Leoncahun
Leoncahun
09 January 2013
Krabbe, thanks for the hint concerning MediathekView. I installed it successfully on 10.6.8 and, apparently, downloading works. However, VLC refuses to play the file ("undefinable format"). As far as I can figure it out, the file (or the transfer?) is an Adobe RMTP/Flash-file (Real Time Messaging Protocol). That is why, apparently, there is the application flvstreamer involved. Still, this doesn’t seem to work for me. Moreover, could RMTP be the culprit that "Mediathek" stopped working? Any proprietary Adobe stuff/licenses involved? On Twitter, the two German broadcasters ARD and WDR explicitly refused responsibility as regards the demise of "Mediathek". Of course, everybody is free to be skeptical about their assertions. But it could mean that the "legal issues" claimed by the developer do not have to do with the broadcasters (as far as right holders of the content) but with the (with the new year apparently changed) technical infrastructure of the broadcasters. Just an idea.
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Krabbe
03 January 2013
try this java app: http://zdfmediathk.sourceforge.net/download.html Seems to be German only. You may need to activate java (inside your applications/utilities folder)
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Version 2.6.4b
Bjoernowitsch
03 January 2013
What has happened to Mediathek? The last version, 2.6.4b, is the last one available, but the developer seems to have cancelled developing the software, and the server is taken offline, which means that nothing can be downloaded.
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Version 2.6.4b
1 answer(s)
Widber
Widber
03 January 2013
Schlechte Nachricht von http://appdrive.net/mediathek/discontinued/ "Der Betrieb von Mediathek für Mac wurde eingestellt."
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Monkeyjunkey
18 September 2012
2.6.4b working again on 10.8. Thanks a ton. :)
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Version 2.6.4b
1 answer(s)
Tschigg
Tschigg
18 September 2012
Dear developer, since 2.6.4b I'm in an update loop with the sparkle updates.
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IkeC
14 September 2012
You can find a working updated version (2.6.3) here: http://www.chip.de/downloads/Mediathek_43412004.html
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Version 2.6.2
Gerhard-Uhlhorn
08 September 2012
Auch bei mir läuft es unter 10.8.1 und 10.7.x (letzte 10.7) nicht mehr. Kein Server zu erreichen. Ansonsten ein tolles Programm! Ich würde es sehr vermissen!
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Version 2.6.2
philanonyme
07 September 2012
Hi, since I update Mediathek on my mac (10.5.8), it doesn't work :( And now it is impossible to go back to old version of Mediathek. Someone can help? Bonjour, la dernière version de Mediathek ne fonctionne plus sur mon mac 10.5.8 :( Le programme me dit que je ne suis plus relié au web ou que le serveur est innaccessible alors que tout marche nickel. Et à présent, il est impossible de remettre l'ancienne version de Mediathek (obligation de la quitter car j'aurais créé une banque de donnée avec Mediathek mis à jour, et ce même en mettant cette nouvelle database à la poubelle). Quelqu'un peut aider?
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Version 2.6.2
JoRa-b02c5b32
07 September 2012
problems with mountain lion, please update application!!!!!
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Version 2.6.2
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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