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zerow
post Nov 20 2016, 17:02
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I have been having over and over the same problem: inability to easily download in highest possible quality videos from at least YouTube


I thought that http://www.clipconverter.cc was the answer, but aside from recently self-implemented restrictions, it found out that is has the same flaw as other sites and plugins for Firefox that I've recently tried: it is able to get a video in the highest resolution, but downloads it with a lesser audio quality that there is. And I know this because I can with compare in spectrogam a downloaded file with a file containing a what-you-hear recording of the same content played from the source location [as it turns out, what I hear on YouTube has usually 20 kHz, and various plugins save files with only 16kHz]

Does anyone know a free of charge site, plugin [not necessarily for Firefox] or software [for Windows 7 x64], than can download videos with both best available video and audio quality; without additional transcoding?


[I have a tested and working solution: http://www.tecmint.com/install-youtube-dl-...-download-tool/; but it requires way too many steps / manuall work and automating them with a script is way beyond my capabilities and thus I will be using it only as a last resort for some single problematic cases]

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post Jan 4 2017, 17:21
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QUOTE (zerow @ Nov 20 2016, 17:02) *
I have been having over and over the same problem: inability to easily download in highest possible quality videos from at least YouTube
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And the solution to that problem is this:
a free "YouTube™ Video and Audio Downloader" add-on by InBasic for Firefox
[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ad...-and-audio-dow/]

But beware: having a few add-ons like this in the same time can make them work incorrectly or even mess up your whole Firefox beoynd repair, resulting in a need to either go back to older setting without them [which was my case] or installing browser from scratch. Here is some info about issues of that kind: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.ph...50c90ca2fc2b0b0

As for that particular odd-on, in the beginning it can somehow change it settings by itself. So be sure just to double check them when it is not working properly, even after you have configured it

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post Jan 5 2017, 11:17
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have you tried https://filsh.net ? Download origin and convert locally
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post Jan 6 2017, 17:21
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QUOTE (MP3Freak_Peter @ Jan 5 2017, 11:17) *
have you tried https://filsh.net ? Download origin and convert locally
I did now

Unfortunately:
a] You have to wait for an e-mail each single time containing a link; which is little not user friendly
b] some mail services view e-mails from them as spam; which can be an issue
c] my test subject https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k9qDxyxS3s was downloaded with lesser audio quality

This one only ads more drawbacks in comparison with other pieces of software / websites that I've tried
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post Jan 6 2017, 17:27
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QUOTE (zerow @ Jan 6 2017, 17:21) *
I did now

Unfortunately:
a] You have to wait for an e-mail each single time containing a link; which is little not user friendly
b] some mail services view e-mails from them as spam; which can be an issue
c] my test subject https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k9qDxyxS3s was downloaded with lesser audio quality

This one only ads more drawbacks in comparison with other pieces of software / websites that I've tried

I would never say: use your main mail account !!! No no NEVER !
You should alway use an spam account tongue.gif

edit:
trash-mail.com etc. is often blocked, but you can register a spam account at yahoo or somewhere else - no name, never read

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post Jan 6 2017, 18:39
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QUOTE (MP3Freak_Peter @ Jan 6 2017, 17:27) *
I would never say: use your main mail account !!! No no NEVER !
You should alway use an spam account tongue.gif
I have almost 20 e-mail accounts. All of my mail is dowloaded viad Thunderbird and kept on my hard drive. After ~3 years I make new account in the same service, changing only the email adress in my Thunderbird configuration

If service X will throw something into spam, I will not get it, because I do not log on to services via websites

And my serious e-mail accounts work on a completely different basis- but those I do not use for such trivial tasks or tests like those


There was a time that these two would get my every e-mail through: seznam.cz, mujmail.cz [and I am not from a Czech Republic and do not speak czech]. But not any more. Also yahoo sends me most of the "spam"
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post Jan 17 2017, 10:28
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In most cases, you choose what kind of resolution you need before downloading video from YouTube, and then you can output the downloaded video to any hot devices including Apple devices, Samsung, 4K TV etc, as well as many file formats. For example, you can convert Youtube to wmv, if you want to play the video on the wmv-based players or devices. cool.gif
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post Jan 17 2017, 10:29
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In most cases, you choose what kind of resolution you need before downloading video from YouTube, and then you can output the downloaded video to any hot devices including Apple devices, Samsung, 4K TV etc, as well as many file formats. For example, you can convert Youtube to wmv, if you want to play the video on the wmv-based players or devices. cool.gif
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post Jan 17 2017, 13:15
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QUOTE (Kimble @ Jan 17 2017, 10:28) *
In most cases
Cases of what? Web browser plugins and other means of downloading?

QUOTE (Kimble @ Jan 17 2017, 10:28) *
, you choose what kind of resolution you need before downloading video from YouTube, and then you can output the downloaded video to any hot devices including Apple devices, Samsung, 4K TV etc, as well as many file formats. For example, you can convert Youtube to wmv, if you want to play the video on the wmv-based players or devices. cool.gif
Quality of video was never the issue

It is the preservation of the original audio quality that is [was] the problem

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