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Offline Kattatonia

Rip You Tube Videos in the best quality possible?
« on: January 23, 2015, 05:57:43 PM »
Hey

Does anyone know a program to do this? I want to rip some Manson concert videos ( :



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Offline Kir

Re: Rip You Tube Videos in the best quality possible?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 08:31:47 PM »
Video 1080p H264 + Audio 256kbps AAC, with jDownloader.

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Re: Rip You Tube Videos in the best quality possible?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2015, 02:41:21 AM »
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Re: Rip You Tube Videos in the best quality possible?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2015, 10:59:57 AM »
Hey

Does anyone know a program to do this? I want to rip some Manson concert videos ( :





Off topic, but I love the new album!  I was about to make a new thread for it :)

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Re: Rip You Tube Videos in the best quality possible?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 11:48:27 AM »
The only thing I've found rips it without the volume.  :-\

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Re: Rip You Tube Videos in the best quality possible?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2015, 11:37:51 AM »
I use a utility called youtube-dl but it's for the command prompt so it might seem complicated but it's very easy actually and it really captures the best available video+audio streams.

I will post some very detailed instructions later so stay tuned!
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Re: Rip You Tube Videos in the best quality possible?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2015, 02:42:55 AM »
I'm getting this directly from another forum, thanks to the person who wrote this:

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For a couple of years now 1080p files on Youtube have only been available in DASH format, which means seperated audio and video streams and it's in chunks, there is no one big file there to get. This means any old Youtube capture program/plugin won't work. You need one that can get the best DASH stream. The audio and video are separate streams, so you need to make sure it gets the 1080p video AND the 256kbps AAC file.

There are lots of tools out there but the only truly reliable tool I found was youtube-dl. It's command line (there is a GUI but it has issues) but it's simple enough, well the Windows exe is anyway. You'll also need ffmpeg to mux them. Here is a ready made folder with everything in it.

So you run this command to see the list of available formats for a given video:

Code: [Select]
youtube-dl  -F [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQLHygQwV7Q[/url]
It returns this:

Code: [Select]
[youtube] HQLHygQwV7Q: Downloading webpage
[youtube] HQLHygQwV7Q: Extracting video information
[youtube] HQLHygQwV7Q: Downloading DASH manifest
[info] Available formats for HQLHygQwV7Q:
format code extension resolution  note
139         m4a       audio only  DASH audio   49k , aac  @ 48k (22050Hz), 1.46MiB (worst)
171         webm      audio only  DASH audio  106k , audio@128k (44100Hz), 2.61MiB
140         m4a       audio only  DASH audio  129k , aac  @128k (44100Hz), 3.89MiB
172         webm      audio only  DASH audio  156k , audio@256k (44100Hz), 3.87MiB
141         m4a       audio only  DASH audio  255k , aac  @256k (44100Hz), 7.73MiB
278         webm      256x144     DASH video  121k , webm container, VP9, 1fps, video only, 2.04MiB
160         mp4       256x144     DASH video  111k , 15fps, video only, 3.31MiB
242         webm      426x240     DASH video  170k , 1fps, video only, 4.14MiB
133         mp4       426x240     DASH video  253k , 30fps, video only, 7.42MiB
243         webm      640x360     DASH video  315k , 1fps, video only, 7.90MiB
134         mp4       640x360     DASH video  416k , 30fps, video only, 7.19MiB
244         webm      854x480     DASH video  633k , 1fps, video only, 14.39MiB
135         mp4       854x480     DASH video  856k , 30fps, video only, 15.31MiB
247         webm      1280x720    DASH video 1174k , 1fps, video only, 26.17MiB
136         mp4       1280x720    DASH video 1494k , 30fps, video only, 30.77MiB
248         webm      1920x1080   DASH video 1968k , 1fps, video only, 45.37MiB
137         mp4       1920x1080   DASH video 3556k , 30fps, video only, 58.44MiB
17          3gp       176x144
36          3gp       320x240
5           flv       400x240
43          webm      640x360
18          mp4       640x360
22          mp4       1280x720    (best)

So you can see the different streams available and their IDs. The IDs are always the same so for 1080p videos you'll always want 137 (or 136 if there is no 137) and 141 for the 256k audio. You then download and mux them, like so:

Code: [Select]
youtube-dl -f 137+141 [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQLHygQwV7Q[/url]
That'll give you the 1080p video and 256kbps AAC audio, the best available. For 720p videos for some reason the 'old' MP4 listed at the bottom is usually higher bitrate than the DASH version, but the DASH audio is still best. So for those, you'll usually want 22+141. For other sizes, it depends. 480p are only DASH again, I believe. Below that, not sure.

If you just want the audio, like you would have for this video, just use:

Code: [Select]
youtube-dl -f 141 [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQLHygQwV7Q[/url]
I believe every newish video has the 256kbps AAC audio available which will always be the best but whether it's actually any better depends on the uploaded file. Obviously if someone uploads something with 128kbps it won't really be 256kbps AAC quality. Probably still worth archiving that version though.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If all of this is too technical for you then you can stick with other video downloaders like IDM but you might not be getting the best quality...
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Offline Kattatonia

Re: Rip You Tube Videos in the best quality possible?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2015, 03:03:15 AM »
Hey

Does anyone know a program to do this? I want to rip some Manson concert videos ( :





The new album is fantastic! I've been listening to it almost nonstop since I got it ( :
I'm going to 2 of the shows on this tour, really looking forward to them!


Off topic, but I love the new album!  I was about to make a new thread for it :)

Offline Kattatonia

Re: Rip You Tube Videos in the best quality possible?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2015, 03:05:14 AM »
I'm getting this directly from another forum, thanks to the person who wrote this:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
For a couple of years now 1080p files on Youtube have only been available in DASH format, which means seperated audio and video streams and it's in chunks, there is no one big file there to get. This means any old Youtube capture program/plugin won't work. You need one that can get the best DASH stream. The audio and video are separate streams, so you need to make sure it gets the 1080p video AND the 256kbps AAC file.

There are lots of tools out there but the only truly reliable tool I found was youtube-dl. It's command line (there is a GUI but it has issues) but it's simple enough, well the Windows exe is anyway. You'll also need ffmpeg to mux them. Here is a ready made folder with everything in it.

So you run this command to see the list of available formats for a given video:

Code: [Select]
youtube-dl  -F [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQLHygQwV7Q[/url]
It returns this:

Code: [Select]
[youtube] HQLHygQwV7Q: Downloading webpage
[youtube] HQLHygQwV7Q: Extracting video information
[youtube] HQLHygQwV7Q: Downloading DASH manifest
[info] Available formats for HQLHygQwV7Q:
format code extension resolution  note
139         m4a       audio only  DASH audio   49k , aac  @ 48k (22050Hz), 1.46MiB (worst)
171         webm      audio only  DASH audio  106k , audio@128k (44100Hz), 2.61MiB
140         m4a       audio only  DASH audio  129k , aac  @128k (44100Hz), 3.89MiB
172         webm      audio only  DASH audio  156k , audio@256k (44100Hz), 3.87MiB
141         m4a       audio only  DASH audio  255k , aac  @256k (44100Hz), 7.73MiB
278         webm      256x144     DASH video  121k , webm container, VP9, 1fps, video only, 2.04MiB
160         mp4       256x144     DASH video  111k , 15fps, video only, 3.31MiB
242         webm      426x240     DASH video  170k , 1fps, video only, 4.14MiB
133         mp4       426x240     DASH video  253k , 30fps, video only, 7.42MiB
243         webm      640x360     DASH video  315k , 1fps, video only, 7.90MiB
134         mp4       640x360     DASH video  416k , 30fps, video only, 7.19MiB
244         webm      854x480     DASH video  633k , 1fps, video only, 14.39MiB
135         mp4       854x480     DASH video  856k , 30fps, video only, 15.31MiB
247         webm      1280x720    DASH video 1174k , 1fps, video only, 26.17MiB
136         mp4       1280x720    DASH video 1494k , 30fps, video only, 30.77MiB
248         webm      1920x1080   DASH video 1968k , 1fps, video only, 45.37MiB
137         mp4       1920x1080   DASH video 3556k , 30fps, video only, 58.44MiB
17          3gp       176x144
36          3gp       320x240
5           flv       400x240
43          webm      640x360
18          mp4       640x360
22          mp4       1280x720    (best)

So you can see the different streams available and their IDs. The IDs are always the same so for 1080p videos you'll always want 137 (or 136 if there is no 137) and 141 for the 256k audio. You then download and mux them, like so:

Code: [Select]
youtube-dl -f 137+141 [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQLHygQwV7Q[/url]
That'll give you the 1080p video and 256kbps AAC audio, the best available. For 720p videos for some reason the 'old' MP4 listed at the bottom is usually higher bitrate than the DASH version, but the DASH audio is still best. So for those, you'll usually want 22+141. For other sizes, it depends. 480p are only DASH again, I believe. Below that, not sure.

If you just want the audio, like you would have for this video, just use:

Code: [Select]
youtube-dl -f 141 [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQLHygQwV7Q[/url]
I believe every newish video has the 256kbps AAC audio available which will always be the best but whether it's actually any better depends on the uploaded file. Obviously if someone uploads something with 128kbps it won't really be 256kbps AAC quality. Probably still worth archiving that version though.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If all of this is too technical for you then you can stick with other video downloaders like IDM but you might not be getting the best quality...


Thanks ( :
Between you and 616 I think I might have this covered! I look forward to trying out these methods on my day off ( :

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Re: Rip You Tube Videos in the best quality possible?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2015, 03:27:13 AM »
yeah, youtube-dl  is amazing, no doubt

Offline Thanatos

Re: Rip You Tube Videos in the best quality possible?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2015, 12:48:27 AM »
i tried this with a video, but  doesnt show 1920x1080 with audio, just video and max of audio and video is 1280x720p


i use this btw https://www.4kdownload.com