Can't download chapter list from MangaDex

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Whenever I choose a link from the "Choose manga" window and confirm, after 1 to 3 seconds I get an error message stating the following: "Sorry, an error occurred while getting the chapters list for the manga! Please be sure to insert a valid URL and that the server is currently online".

I have checked and the links work fine when opened in my browser. Links for other websites also work fine in the Manga Downloader app.

Comments (10)

  1. Red Squirrel repo owner

    Please go into Edit menu and enable the "Save JVM log to file", try again to download a chapter from MangaDex and then attach here the jvm_log.txt file that should be generated in the same folder of the program's executable. This is the only way to discover what causes the issue

  2. Adrian

    i got the same problem too, how to upload the jvmlog file? i couldnt find the option jvmlogfile.png![jvmlogfile.png]

  3. Red Squirrel repo owner

    Could you give me also the link you're using please? Because I tried a couple here and no problem at all, maybe it's related to a specific manga?

  4. Adrian

    nah , it seems like i already know the problem , here i'm trying download Doujinshi/+18 contents. mangadex has setting for registered user/need to login to be able see +18 Contents. and it looks like manga downloader can only read or get general comic content that has been visible from the start(?). , you will not be able to find this manga on the site if you do not change the setting for registered user only

  5. Red Squirrel repo owner

    The program should set a cookie to view also the hentai contents, maybe the change of the download function in the v8.0 broke the support or maybe MangaDex changed the cookie name. I'll see what's wrong and I'll try to fix it, meanwhile thank you for reporting the issue and submitting a link to try with

  6. Red Squirrel repo owner

    Yeah, it seems that MangaDex now requires a valid login for H contents, the simple cookie is no longer enough xD

  7. Red Squirrel repo owner

    I also noticed a warning on their website:


    So it seems that there will be issues also for non-H contents

  8. Red Squirrel repo owner

    Mmh, I tried and it seems that for now even the sign up function does not work on their website, so I can not create an account to test and implement a login function in the program, sorry. We need to wait that they solve their server issues

    EDIT: I finally was able to create an account, now I'll try to implement a login function

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