[FFmpeg-user] Problem with a YT video

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jd1008 schreef op 27-04-2016 23:35:
> Hi Moritz,
> How do I use the command to save the output file instead of viewing it?
> Thanx!!!

I haven't followed this as I just arrived on this list. But.

Normally if you were downloading from a video site you'd use youtube-dl, 

Maybe I should be reading this thread online, but.

Normally "youtube-dl -F <link>" would show all the available formats.

Then "youtube-dl -f <number> <links>" would download a format specified 
by number as you got it from the previous command.

The URL specified in below message gives me a 403 error though 

When you do -F the first list gives audio-only formats, the middle part 
gives video-only formats, and the remaining part gives both. Usually 
there will be something like "webm" and "mp4" in it.

Just some common knowledge here, like I said I haven't been able to read 
the rest yet.


> On 04/24/2016 11:02 AM, Moritz Barsnick wrote:
>> 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.
>> Moritz
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