Yes the external drive being set as the output location is not an uncommon issues. Glad you managed to work it out.
Regarding the slow speed of the YouTube download, this can occur when using the URL downloader bar which is a different mechanism to the auto capture. The bar can often take a lot longer by comparison, but 40 minutes for a 4 minute video is on the extreme end. It may have been that your connection was slowed at the time for some reason? Can really only speculate unless you are finding it to be consistent over a number of days and for various videos.
If the auto capture is currently working for you then that should be a faster option, so i would stick with that unless you have a reason not to.
From Liam @ 29 Nov 2021 11:11