Dear readers,

We'll get right into it: Today we ask you to help Sownloader. This services relies on your kind donations to keep our servers running and to develop new features for our service in the future. 3$ are enough to pay for the servers for a month.

Since the launch of Sownloader in 2014, people keep asking us to develop an app for Sownloader. Creating an (useful) app has always been a dream of mine, but to achieve this goal I need new equipment to develop for the iOS and Mac platform

If you want to help us to keep this service alive, or you want to support the development of the app, then please consider a donation.

Update history

Functions, changes and bug fixes.
  • 52

    Sownloader 8.2.2

    August 14, 2020

    ~ Updated GeckoFx
    # Fixed TLS error for downloading update.bat
    # Fixed server connection error 501 during download an update

  • 51

    Sownloader 8.2.1

    March 19, 2020

    ~ Updated GeckoFx
    ~ Updated TagLib#
    # Fixed Sownloader help
    # Fixed Sownloader update search

  • 50

    Sownloader 8.2.0

    March 9, 2019

    + Sownloader now shows the current progress for a file download
    + Added support to convert video files into mp3 files.
    + Added download progress to taskbar
    ~ Gecko Browser has been updated to v60.0.26
    # Fixed an issue which caused Sownloader to be unable to override existing files
    # Fixed an issue with the HTTP-Headers when requesting image files from the server

  • 49

    Sownloader 8.1.2

    January 14, 2019

    [General]
    #Fixed missing FFMpeg

  • 48

    Sownloader 8.1.1

    December 25, 2018

    [General]
    ~ Updated GeckoFx to Version 60.25

  • 47

    Sownloader 8.1.0

    December 7, 2018

    [General]
    ~ Updated GeckoFx to 60.

  • 46

    Sownloader 8.0.1

    May 9, 2018

    [General]
    # Fixed missing donation button
    # Fixed that the default save path setting was not initialized correctly
    # Fixed error logging if converting crashes
    # Fixed incorrect download server for Sownloader updates

  • 45

    Sownloader 8.0.0a

    April 19, 2018

    ~ Updated update.bat to V1.1.

  • 44

    Sownloader 8.0.0

    April 9, 2018

    [General]
    + Added GeckoFX 45 Core to Sownloader -> Sownloader is not longer based on Internet Explorer, now it uses Firefox.
    + Sownloader has been completely rewritten in C# instead of VB.NET
    + Sownloader URL search engine 3.0
    + Added ALT related shortcuts to buttons and menus
    + Added FFMpeg 3.4
    + Added Mozilla Public License
    + Added new MarvinKleinMusic favourites
    + Added new update mechanism
    + Added history suggestions back to the address bar
    + Added "Send feddback..." to Help Menu
    + Added "About Sownloader 8" to help menu
    ~ Renamed "?" to "Help"
    ~ Adjustments to the config class
    # Fixed an issue with finding video urls
    # Fixed an issue with video files which are too big
    # Fixed an issue with converting when the file path contains a white space
    # Fixed an issue which caused Sownloader to detect the wrong performance URL
    # Fixed that Sownloader was not able to download on computers, where the webclient is blocked by default
    # Fixed "ding" sound by pressing enter in the address bar
    # Fixed wrong animation for reloading a webpage
    # Fixed blank Smule website
    # Fixed an issue with invalid album cover art URLs
    - Removed setting to delete temporary files -> Sownloader will do this automatically now.
    - Removed setting to set the current year as default ID3Tag -> Sownloader will do this automatically now.
    - Removed the button to open appdata in settings -> config.ini is now saved in the applications default path
    - Removed switch for ID3Tag settings -> the ID3Tag popup will now be default -> can be turned off in the settings
    - Removed options for network access -> Sownloader uses the default connection of your system
    - Removed Supdater

    [Design]
    + Introducing Sownloader DarkTheme
    + Sownloader is now 100% resizeable
    + Tag Editor is now resizeable
    + Added new icons which fit into the new DarkTheme
    + Added color for disabled buttons

  • 43

    Sownloader 7.3.3

    December 14, 2017

    [General]
    ~ Adjusted MarvinKleinMusic favourites to hide links for Sownloader Web

  • 42

    Sownloader 7.3.2

    October 3, 2017

    [General]
    # Fixed unreachable converter

  • 41

    Sownloader 7.3.1

    July 7, 2017

    [General]
    ~ Updated News, MarvinKleinMusic favourites and Website links to https
    # Reduced the code to run even faster
    # Fixed wrong application title in taskbar
    # Bugfixes for wrong autofocus

  • 40

    Sownloader 7.3.0

    June 7, 2017

    [General]
    # Fixed empty URI bug (Thanks to Gillian R Watts)
    - Removed old files which aren't necessary anymore

    [Converter]
    + Added support for 8k bitrate
    + Added support for 16k bitrate
    + Added support for 24k bitrate
    + Added support for 32k bitrate
    + Added support for 40k bitrate
    + Added support for 48k bitrate
    + Added support for 64k bitrate
    + Added support for 80k bitrate
    + Added support for 96k bitrate
    + Added support for 112k bitrate
    + Added support for 128k bitrate
    + Added support for 224k bitrate
    + Added support for 256k bitrate
    + Added support for 320k bitrate
    # Fixed outdated FFmpeg arguments
    # Fixed 60k bitrate

    [Tag Editor]
    ~ Updated error reporting
    # Optimizations

  • 39

    Sownloader 7.2.4

    May 23, 2017

    [General]
    # Fixed AJAX Loading animation
    # Fixed url textbox
    ~ Updated INI-File management

  • 38

    Sownloader 7.2.3

    May 1, 2017

    [General]
    # Fixed too small buttons in Media-URL section
    # Fixed wrong textbox focus in Sownloader.vb

    [Supdater]
    + Added Supdater 1.4 to Sownloader
    + Added browser optimization to Supdater
    # Fixed "Start Sownloader" button - a click on the button will close the Supdater now
    # Fixed missing config.ini

  • 37

    Sownloader 7.2.2

    April 18, 2017

    [General]
    + Added Smule login to bookmarks

  • 36

    Sownloader 7.2.1

    March 24, 2017

    [General]
    + Added option to set default ID3Tags
    + Added new class: INIManager
    # Optimizations in config.ini
    # Optimized RAM-Usage for image loading
    # Fixed progressbar in statusstrip

    [Layout]
    ~ Changed almost each icon

  • 35

    Sownloader 7.2.0

    March 13, 2017

    [General]
    + Added support for Yokee Karaoke
    + Added converting support for Yokee Karaoke
    + Added Taglib# support for Yokee Karaoke
    + Added new "MarvinKleinMusic favourites" section
    ~ Updated Sownloader width for new MarvinKleinMusic favourites section
    # Fixed wrong animation for reload button

    [Supdater]
    + Added Supdater 1.3 to Sownloader
    + Added Sownloader User-Agent to Supdater
    + Added server connection to Sownloader.com for statistic purposes
    + Added version search to Supdater
    + Added control for Sownloader BETA (coming soon!)
    ~ Server URLs to SSL

  • 34

    Sownloader 7.1.0

    February 15, 2017

    [General]
    + Added ID3Tag form
    + Added new option to turn off the automatically add of the current year
    + Added sownloader certificate
    ~ Updated User-Agent to Mozilla/5.0
    # Fixed wrong save path initialization for new users
    # Fixed positioning of forms
    # Fixed a grammar mistake in program description

    [Sownloader.log]
    + Added elapsed time for update search

    [Layout]
    + Added background gradient to licenses
    ~ Groupbox labels to Calibri 9pt, bold
    ~ Changed button fonts to Calibri 10-12pt
    ~ Sharper text for menus and buttons
    ~ Changed all types of fonts to "Calibri"

  • 33

    Sownloader 7.0.0

    January 26, 2017

    [General]
    + Added new setting to config.ini
    + Added update search to menu
    + Added MarvinKleinMusic favourites to "Extras"
    + Added converter to Sownloader
    + Added social media buttons to about
    + Added shortcuts for Update search, Settings, Help, News, MarvinKleinMusic favourites & Tag Editor
    + Added licenses form
    ~ Updated copyright information
    ~ Changed donation currency from Euro(€) to USD($)
    # Fixed the skipVersion command in Sownloader main form
    # Fixed error while starting Sownloader
    # Fixed security issues
    # Fixed an issue with the config.ini
    # Fixed progressbar in statusstrip

    [Website]
    ~ Updated favicon icon
    # Fixed help section

    [Layout]
    + Added new icons to menu
    + Added new logo
    + Added new loading screen
    ~ Updated fonts for menus and buttons
    # Fixed flickering of tab control in settings
    # Fixed grammar mistakes in labels and menus
    # Fixed position of each form
    # Fixed wrong autofocus in main form and settings.
    – Removed background gradient in settings

    [Sownloader.log]
    + Added error reporting for Tag Editor
    ~ Updated Sownloader.log error reporting

    [Converting]
    + Added multi-thread support
    # Fixed freeze while converting a song
    # Fixed audio quality of converted mp4 files
    # Fixed converting crash with files that contains a blank space

    [Supdater]
    + Added Supdater 1.2 to Sownloader
    + Added button to start Sownloader after updating
    ~ Updated copyright information/description

    [Tag Editor]
    # Fixed layout issues in the Tag Editor
    # Fixed System.IndexOutOfRangeException in Tag Editor

    [MarvinKleinMusic favourites]
    + Added one MarvinKleinMusic favourite video performance (great performance Adrian & Chanticleer!)
    + Added three Magic Piano songs to MarvinKleinMusic favourites

    Added MarvinKleinMusic favourites:
    https://www.smule.com/recording/the-animals-house-of-the-rising-sun/225212212_824299592
    https://www.smule.com/recording/beyonce-halo/414010542_915896026
    https://www.smule.com/recording/alter-bridge-wonderful-life-original-acoustic/632816155_870481806
    https://www.smule.com/recording/aerosmith-i-dont-want-to-miss-a-thing/389180235_910126944
    https://www.smule.com/recording/lauryn-hill-tanya-blount-sister-act-2-his-eye-Is-on-the-sparrow/492506800_770540802
    https://www.smule.com/recording/eva-cassidy-autumn-leaves/56089930_201505114
    https://www.smule.com/recording/sixpence-none-the-richer-kiss-me/565210116_390415011
    https://www.smule.com/recording/falling-slowly/373723159_171048752
    https://www.smule.com/recording/drake-hotline-bling-piano-r-b/836848587_758723968
    https://www.smule.com/recording/lorde-lorde-royals-acoustic-beat/173630729_446621750
    https://www.smule.com/recording/ellie-goulding-feat-tarrus-riley-powerful-acoustic/533775705_530236225
    https://www.smule.com/recording/the-rolling-stones-ruby-tuesday/949726964_859857336
    https://www.smule.com/recording/adele-when-we-were-young-male-key/377974586_852031637
    https://www.smule.com/recording/pink-bridge-of-light/120933022_900389656
    https://www.smule.com/recording/sara-bareilles-brave/273235153_119657569
    https://www.smule.com/recording/callum-scott-dancing-on-my-own-lower-key-acoustic/490018200_891101304
    https://www.smule.com/recording/justin-cry-me-a-river-acoustic/494609242_522167589
    https://www.smule.com/recording/amanda-seyfried-little-house/92760682_826790599
    https://www.smule.com/recording/dj-sammy-heaven-candlelight-mix/103610044_208226031
    https://www.smule.com/recording/michael-buble-buble-version-what-a-wonderful-world/989936829_915422881
    https://www.smule.com/recording/skyfall/208157041_197404115
    https://www.smule.com/recording/michael-buble-on-an-evening-in-roma/532683785_865946411
    https://www.smule.com/recording/sia-cheap-thrills/262201552_888773325
    https://www.smule.com/recording/train-hey-soul-sister-piano/212278671_883041256
    https://www.smule.com/recording/ed-sheeran-i-see-fire-female-key/687813295_864886348
    https://www.smule.com/recording/hans-zimmer-time/376069011_841862703

  • 32

    Sownloader 6.1.2

    December 31, 2016

    # Fixed http-URL error
    # Fixed Taglib# crash with https cover art

  • 31

    Sownloader 6.1.1

    November 14, 2016

    # Fixed Empty.String in settings
    # Fixed Dropdown menu in settings

  • 30

    Sownloader 6.1.0

    October 21, 2016

    + Added one MarvinKleinMusic favourite performance
    + Added different bitrates in settings
    + Added Facebook to menu bar
    # Fixed a bug in the layout if the version is larger than 5 chars
    # Fixed an issue with the config file
    ~ Updated About tab
    ~ Updated settings
    - Removed YouTube support

  • 29

    Sownloader 6.0.10

    October 11, 2016

    # Fixed User-Agent in update search
    # Fixed update search with versions larger than 6.0.10

  • 28

    Sownloader 6.0.9

    September 18, 2016

    # Fixed an issue while starting Sownloader with no/bad internet connection

  • 27

    Sownloader 6.0.8

    September 22, 2016

    # Fixed converting crash

  • 26

    Sownloader 6.0.7

    August 15, 2016

    + Added one MarvinKleinMusic favourite
    + Added shortcut to exit Sownloader (ALT+F4)
    + Added shortcut to open the download list (CTRL+L)
    ~ Updated logfile encoding to UTF-8
    ~ Updated User-Agent
    ~ Updated out-dated scripts
    # Fixed error 404 with the community
    # Fixed wrong layout with Sownloader website in Internet Explorer
    - Removed unnecessary controls

  • 25

    Sownloader 6.0.6

    August 9, 2016

    # Fixed design bugs (Windows 95 controls)
    # Improved error logging
    # Optimization while loading
    ~ Updated some fonts from lists/buttons and other controls

  • 24

    Sownloader 6.0.5

    August 6, 2016

    # Fixed wrong input string while StartUp.

  • 23

    Sownloader 6.0.4

    May 17, 2016

    # Fixed disabled buttons after downloading
    # Fixed icon bug in about tab
    # Fixed layout issues in the TagEditor
    # Fixed loading time for the settings page
    # Improved converting speed
    + Added support for ID3Tag "Year"
    + Added support for ID3Tag "Comment"
    + Added information when Sownloader is converting a file
    ~ Bitrate for converted audio from 160k to 192k
    ~ Updated settings

  • 22

    Sownloader 6.0.3

    April 16, 2016

    ~ Updated sownloader.log functionality
    ~ Webbrowser is now usable while downloading
    # Fixed an issue with the "Add" button
    # Fixed an issue which happend if you download two small songs
    # Sownloader won't freeze anymore if converting crashes

  • 21

    Sownloader 6.0.2

    April 7, 2016

    ~ Updated server client information
    ~ Updated help
    ~ Updated news

  • 20

    Sownloader 6.0.1

    March 28, 2016

    # Fixed a bug with single YouTube downloads

  • 19

    Sownloader 6.0.0

    March 18, 2016

    + Added bookmarks
    + Added PayPal donation
    + Added bookmark settings tab
    + Added support for YouTube
    + Added support to convert videos from YouTube after the downloading
    + Added multiple download support for YouTube
    ~ Updated fonts from Microsoft Sans Serif to Verdana/Calibri
    ~ Updated Internet Explorer engine from IE 7 to the IE version which is installed on your PC IE 8/9/10/11
    ~ Updated the list interface
    ~ Updated about page
    # Fixed context menu in webbrowser control
    # Fixed blocked buttons/textboxes after downloading songs
    # Fixed a bug which happens if a converting has crashed
    # Fixed a bug with animation errors while reloading
    # Fixed textbox bug while loading a website

  • 18

    Sownloader 5.1.0

    March 5, 2016

    + Added auto update feature for Sownloader
    ~ Updated config.ini
    # Faster loadings
    # Optimizations
    # Bugfix with wrong directories
    - Removed old update dialog

  • 17

    Sownloader 5.0.1

    December 17, 2015

    + Added community to "?" menu
    + Added function to clear the Sownloader cache
    ~ Updated copyright information
    # Grammar bug in program description
    # Fixed URL-box after downloading a song

  • 16

    Sownloader 5.0.0

    December 3, 2015

    + Added multiple downloads
    + Added multiple cover downloads
    + Added multiple file converting
    + Added Sownloader logfile. Sownloader will add errors into the sownloader.log file.
    + Added new icons
    + Added home to menubar
    + Added more shortcuts to menubar
    + Added background gradient to Sownloader, Help, Settings and Tag Editor
    ~ Updated help
    ~ Updated about page
    ~ Updated server information
    ~ Updated logo
    # Fixed update information dialog
    # Fixed a bug with links which should be clickable
    # Fixed grammar mistakes (thanks to Mac & Lotje).
    # Fixed focus bug in settings
    # Fixed focus bug in the updatedialog

  • 15

    Sownloader 4.0.3

    July 27, 2015

    + New function to ignore a newer version of Sownloader
    + information on loading screen
    + You can now see the changelog in the update dialog
    + You can now maximize Sownloader
    + Back and forward buttons are disabled when they cannot do anything
    + shortcuts for back and forward
    ~ updated settings
    ~ updated about page
    # fixed dialog bug when an update is available
    # optimized loading

  • 14

    Sownloader 4.0.2

    July 14, 2015

    + Added two new MarvinKleinMusic favourite
    ~ updated "Tag Editor"
    # fixed popup bugs while surfing with Sownloader

  • 13

    Sownloader 4.0.1

    July 13, 2015

    + Added four new MarvinKleinMusic's favourites
    # Savepath initializes now correct
    # fixed an issue with the filename when you download 2 or more files in one session
    # fixed a bug when you convert a file to mp3
    # improved audio quailty for mp3 files
    # fixed shortcuts for cut,copy,paste,undo and redo
    # fixed scrollbars in the help
    # make the webbrowser larger to fix navigation bugs
    # fixed a bug which decrease the audio quality for converted m4a files

  • 12

    Sownloader 4.0.0

    June 6, 2015

    + converting is back, convert your media directly into mp4 or mp3.
    + new improved user interface, the focus is now on your content.
    + new settings page
    + new setting to delete temporary files
    + added INI#. This is a plugin to create and manage .ini files.
    # settings won't be deleted after an update
    # fixed an issue with animations
    # translation mistakes were fixed
    # an issue with the automatic update search
    # an issue while downloading the cover
    # optimizations + faster loading
    # Tag Editor is now working fine
    # optimized used RAM
    ~ updated about page
    -removed favourite system. This was a big step to do this but to keep it bug free is to unsure because of many changes at Smule's website.
    -removed not working feedback button
    -removed automatic ID3Tag generation because of the same reason why favourites were removed

  • 11

    Sownloader 3.1.0

    April 4, 2016

    + Added sourcecode tab ->required for an upcoming update
    ~ Changed the background color on the favourite page
    # Fixed the ID3Tag issue while downloading
    # Fixed the songname and App issues on the favourite page

  • 10

    Sownloader 3.0.2

    March 7, 2016

    ~ updated loading screen
    ~ sharper images
    ~ updated url field
    # Fixed an issue with new performance URL's
    # Fixed padding in the url field

  • 9

    Sownloader 3.0.1

    February 24, 2015

    + Added Sownloader logo
    + Added some code for a future update
    ~ updated About tab
    ~ updated loading screen
    # Fixed an issue with the URL field
    # Fixed an autofocus issue on the favourites page

  • 8

    Sownloader 3.0.0

    February 2, 2015

    + Added favourites tab
    + Added MarvinKleinMusic favourites (right click on the URL field)
    + Added automaticly update search
    + Added history to the url field
    + Added a new animation for loading a website
    + Added Welcome window
    ~ changed buttons for refresh,back,forward and home
    ~ updated URL field
    ~ updated button text
    ~ updated help
    ~ updated news text
    ~ start position: center screen
    # Fixed an issue while typing in the URL field
    # Fixed an autofocus issue
    # Fixed an issue with layout padding
    # Fixed an issue with TagLib

  • 7

    Sownloader 2.5.1

    January 25, 2015

    # Bugfixes

  • 6

    Sownloader 2.5.0

    January 16, 2015

    + Added back button
    + Added forward button
    + Added home button
    + Added Copy function for the media URL
    + Added a needed function for an upcoming update
    + Added sound feedback
    # Fixed an issue with the URL field
    # Fixed an issue with the save function to change ID3Tag's
    ~ Updated GUI
    ~ Updated soundeffect when a download has finished

  • 5

    Sownloader 2.4.0

    December 29, 2014

    + Option to keep Sownloader in focus
    # Bugfixes

  • 4

    Sownloader 2.3.0

    December 1, 2014

    + About tab
    + Information about the filesize
    + MenuStrip
    + Refresh button
    ~ GUI
    # Fixed a bug with proxy connections
    # Fixed a bug with the download progress
    # Fixed a bug with the ID3Tag.Tag.Title

  • 3

    Sownloader 2.1.0

    November 16, 2014

    + ID3Tags for media files
    + Tag Editor
    + Newsfeed
    # Bugfixes

  • 2

    Sownloader 2.0.0

    November 9, 2014

    ~ URL-Search-Engine
    + Added "Options"
    + Added "Update search"

  • 1

    Sownloader 1.0.0

    October 13, 2014

    Launch of Sownloader