[FFmpeg-user] Problem with a YT video

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Sun Apr 24 19:02:50 CEST 2016

On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 10:46:50 -0600, jd1008 wrote:
> OK, that plays one screen. Well and good !!!
> I had to download it to get one viewing screen.

How did your download manage to cut it in half? BTW, you can feed the
stream URL directly to ffplay (your URL may vary):
$ ffplay -i 'https://r6---sn-5hnedn7s.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?mime=video%2Fmp4&dur=9590.119&upn=jYWGghj_TK4&itag=22&ip=' -vf "crop=w=iw/2:h=ih:x=0:y=0,scale=w=2*iw:h=ih,setdar=2*dar"

> BUT - No Audio :( :(

Mine has. Perhaps your download tool downloaded the video-only stream.
(Have you checked "youtube-dl -F"?)

> PS: Even if you play it in the browser , it is 2 virtual screens.

Not here. YouTube recognizes it as 3D and does some magic when playing
(in Firefox). (Note, I think I am using YouTube without Flash. Not that
it should matter.)

> on my laptop using any one of the linux media players - but without the 
> dual viewing windows.

What are those Linux YouTube players? smtube possibly?

You're still not correctly writing what you're trying to achieve and
what you're actually doing. Like really doing.


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