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Offline sony mavica

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how to download youtube 1080p videos
« on: May 12, 2017, 07:29:27 am »
there is a site i use but if the video has music in it the site will not let you download it :( i have tried 2 other sites but they only give me 720p can anybody help plz
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 07:35:39 am »
I download music from YT all the time using the first search result on "Youtube downloader" returned by Google.
If your area is blocked due to copyright issues, get a VPN. I use VPN in China to circumvent great fire wall, and VPN in US to watch copyrighted contents from Chinese video sites that are blocked by US.
I use ExpressVPN, but there are cheaper ones. So far I find across those big VPN brands, ExpressVPN is the most stable one and most accessible one.
 
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 08:05:12 am »
I am using the 4k downloader from https://www.4kdownload.com

The ratings and review are mixed but for it works very well.
I am able to download videos in any resolution up to 4k if provided.
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 02:58:01 am »
If all else fails, you can always try the lowest common denominator. OBS is a good tool for screen capture, but it is of course real time.
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 03:15:46 am »
Stop using separate websites to downoad from Youtube. Be smart about it.

In Firefox you can install an add-on called YouTube Video and Audio Downloader : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-video-and-audio-dow/?src=api

It adds an orange Download button under each Youtube video. When you click on it, it detects and lists all video and audio formats that Youtube offers for that video so you can choose to download video+audio, or only audio, or only video, and you can aso choose if you want VP9 encoded video (in webm container) or regular h264 video (in mp4 container) and same for audio (choose Opus, aac ,  ogg vorbis)
You can even tell it to hide some lower quality options like FLV to make selection simpler.

and even if you choose a "video only" option, it can ask you "do you want me to pick the best audio for this to combine with the video?"
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 03:39:12 am »
Stop using separate websites to downoad from Youtube. Be smart about it.

In Firefox you can install an add-on called YouTube Video and Audio Downloader : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-video-and-audio-dow/?src=api

It adds an orange Download button under each Youtube video. When you click on it, it detects and lists all video and audio formats that Youtube offers for that video so you can choose to download video+audio, or only audio, or only video, and you can aso choose if you want VP9 encoded video (in webm container) or regular h264 video (in mp4 container) and same for audio (choose Opus, aac ,  ogg vorbis)
You can even tell it to hide some lower quality options like FLV to make selection simpler.

and even if you choose a "video only" option, it can ask you "do you want me to pick the best audio for this to combine with the video?"

I would warn away form those. There have been endless troubles with those addons containing malware and other sorts of nasties.
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 03:47:28 am »
This one doesn't. Been using it for more than a year and even checked the source code of the add-on (you can do it yourself if you want to, it's not obfuscated or encrypted) to see if the add-on accesses third party websites or domains.
It doesn't, it's perfectly fine and safe to use.
 
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 03:51:18 am »
This one doesn't. Been using it for more than a year and even checked the source code of the add-on (you can do it yourself if you want to, it's not obfuscated or encrypted) to see if the add-on accesses third party websites or domains.
It doesn't, it's perfectly fine and safe to use.

Yep. It has worked well for me.
 
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 04:11:41 am »
Copy/Paste the video's URL to 'keepvid' page, then choose the desired format:
http://keepvid.com/

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2017, 08:44:22 am »
Another issue with those addons is that they have to be used with Firefox (There are Chrome versions) which hasn't been stable to use for years. It has gone from the best web browser to a question asking why even bother from both the developers and anybody looking at a new web browser.
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2017, 10:15:41 am »
I am still using IDM (Internet Download Manager) and it still works very well with YT videos. When you click on download, you actually get a listing of the different resolutions to be downloaded from.
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2017, 10:55:22 am »
I previously recommended Youtube-dl a command line driven tool which worked very well and still does. I still recommend it to those who are prepared to deal with a non-GUI application. I use it on Linux and Windows. Linux works better because the terminal program I use keeps a history of commands that I can quickly recall to minimise typing.

However, whilst I see various other recommendations which meet the needs of others one feature I haven't seen is the ability to download entire (or partial) playlists. Do some of these other options include playlist download support? Do they include the ability to extract an audio only part from a video?

Hasn't Windows (DOS even) had that with DOSKey since the early 90's?
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2017, 10:56:59 am »
I've been using various websites and downloaded programs for downloading youtube videos for years.
The problem is MOST of these contain malware and/or the websites use all kinds or trickery to try to dump malware on you.

It would be very nice to see 100% cleans sites listed here, and stated as such.

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2017, 01:01:34 pm »
Hasn't Windows (DOS even) had that with DOSKey since the early 90's?
I'll check it out next time I get the Windows laptop out. If it remembers the commands between reboots that will be very useful.

Not between reboots, but you can press up to get your command history.
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2017, 01:19:21 pm »
Although I don't use YT downloaders often, the only ones I've used in recent years have been online ones, and only from a mobile device. Most of them seem to be infected to the bone with malware making them unusable.

One thing for the few that do work, it's always intrigued me how they work from the perspective of being able to provide a downloadable file in far less time than real time old fashioned screen scraping, typically it's only a few seconds. I'm wondering how this works, I'd have thought the stream itself would be throttled from Youtube. I have thoughts of multithreaded concurrent downloads from a server farm, stitching together the content. Or maybe it really is just a simple unthrottled stream.

For the non web-based solutions, do they also work faster than real time, or are they screen scrapers?

I don't know why YT doesn't offer downloadable content in most jurisdictions, I would happily pay for that as a subscription based option, especially if it avoids ads too. The mentality that we're always 100% internet connected does not apply in one of the most common use cases for watching content, i.e., while travelling. I believe a few areas have Youtube Red but I don't know what that offers, is it all content or is it limited?
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2017, 05:32:56 pm »
http://keepvid.com/ is OK.

Nothing to install, no registration required, and downloading as fast as your network is.
For my ISP, less then 3-5 minutes for a 30-60 minutes long video.
And it's a download-er with a specified format/resolution, not a screen recorder.

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 09:07:55 am »
also good option is this one YouTube playlist downloader
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2018, 04:57:00 pm »
I used to use and like firefox addons, that was quick and easy, then they all stopped working. IDK what utube actually thinks of people downloading stuff, I use adblocker so I don't get ads anyways.

Now I use a desktop program "any video converter". I mainly use it to DL stuff, rip the audio to mp3, then listen to it when walking about or at work.
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2018, 09:28:39 pm »
For Firefox Quantum, I use the following addons:

Flash Video Downloader
Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express
Flash and Video Download

Occasionally youtube must do something to their system as one or another addon then cannot detect the download URLs for a while, hence having a few to try.

You can download up to 720p as a file from youtube, but as I understand it, 1080p runs on a different system and requires the use of streaming and recording software.
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2018, 10:05:25 pm »
I use 4kdownloader
 
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2018, 11:18:51 pm »
I'm still using this Firefox extension and it works great (used it for years) : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube_downloader_webx/

There's some rumor that the author has sold the extension and everything to a third party and some are worried it may become adware or crappier, but for now it's working perfectly fine.
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2018, 01:03:19 pm »
Have a look at this Browser...

https://www.avast.com/en-au/secure-browser

I wouldn't touch 'I.E.' with a 10 foot barge pole, but used to be hooked on 'Firefox'.
The one mentioned above, is what I use now. (Free, from Avast Security, stand-alone. NO ads).
Is actually based on the 'chrome' engine, but completely re-written, with NUMEROUS features.
ONE of those, is handling Video downloads from almost any source, like 'Youtube'.
Simply hovering the mouse over the video-clip brings up a green bar above. You have the
options to select either the full .mp4 video, of just the .mp3 audio, before downloading it.
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2018, 01:06:01 pm »
youtube-dl-gui is available for Windows and Linux
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2018, 03:50:43 pm »
Hasn't Windows (DOS even) had that with DOSKey since the early 90's?
I'll check it out next time I get the Windows laptop out. If it remembers the commands between reboots that will be very useful.

Not between reboots, but you can press up to get your command history.
Also between reboots, if you use PowerShell.
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2018, 07:15:17 pm »
I use a website called "ssyoutube.com"... Basically you take whatever YouTube URL you want to download and stick "ss" after "www.". You can also add "dl". Examples:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rixo78hv_lw
...becomes....

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https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=Rixo78hv_lw
[url]https://www.dlyoutube.com/watch?v=Rixo78hv_lw[/url]

Anyways, the "ss" youtube downloader nags you with some stuff and tries to make you download something but I usually ignore and go to the Download in Browser link hidden on the page. Unfortunately it tops out usually at 720p also. You can get 1080p without audio, and then download the audio separate and add it back into the video stream fairly easy and quick with ffmpeg.

There is also https://www.clipconverter.cc/ which seems to let you do higher than 720p but I'm worried about all the popups and garbage that it tried to load you with to get it.

Another tool you can use is JDOWNLOADER:  http://jdownloader.org/

This lets you not only grab YouTube links but also lots of other content from many sites, including managing MEGA downloads, and lots of other videos hosted by many others sites. It is available for Win/Mac/Linux, etc...  I use this almost exclusively on my Ubuntu machine now, it works great and will sometimes bypass download limit restrictions especially from MEGA since it caps you at certain bandwidth per day, and also the size of the "cache" of the browser sometimes isn't big enough to get the encrypted file first, which then gets decrypted out to your hard drive. JDownloader can fix that issue.

On a side note.... there is another trick adding "nsfw" in front of the youtube URL also which will let you watch age-restricted videos without signing in. For example, if there is an age-restricted video like this:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXXXXX
...just like adding "ss" before, instead you add "nsfw" and get this....

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http://www.nsfwyoutube.com/watch?v=XXXXXXXXX
Presto! No more logging in to watch content.


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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2018, 12:07:50 am »
I just use the command line youtube-dl Windows executable directly. The cool thing is that it works with some other websites too. It can show all the video formats available so you can manually pick the highest quality format. For instance, this is the result on EEVblog #1145:

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youtube-dl.exe -F [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDY2MYzvDIM[/url]
[youtube] XDY2MYzvDIM: Downloading webpage
[youtube] XDY2MYzvDIM: Downloading video info webpage
[info] Available formats for XDY2MYzvDIM:
format code  extension  resolution note
249          webm       audio only DASH audio   51k , opus @ 50k, 6.62MiB
250          webm       audio only DASH audio   64k , opus @ 70k, 7.75MiB
171          webm       audio only DASH audio   94k , vorbis@128k, 12.00MiB
251          webm       audio only DASH audio  112k , opus @160k, 13.65MiB
140          m4a        audio only DASH audio  131k , m4a_dash container, mp4a.40.2@128k, 17.55MiB
278          webm       256x144    144p  103k , webm container, vp9, 30fps, video only, 11.19MiB
160          mp4        256x144    144p  105k , avc1.4d400c, 30fps, video only, 6.32MiB
133          mp4        426x240    240p  195k , avc1.4d4015, 30fps, video only, 12.00MiB
242          webm       426x240    240p  225k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 20.77MiB
243          webm       640x360    360p  413k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 40.24MiB
134          mp4        640x360    360p  551k , avc1.4d401e, 30fps, video only, 33.18MiB
244          webm       854x480    480p  757k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 73.67MiB
135          mp4        854x480    480p 1158k , avc1.4d401f, 30fps, video only, 71.00MiB
247          webm       1280x720   720p 1537k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 163.45MiB
136          mp4        1280x720   720p 2531k , avc1.4d401f, 30fps, video only, 147.42MiB
302          webm       1280x720   720p60 2652k , vp9, 60fps, video only, 279.45MiB
248          webm       1920x1080  1080p 2759k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 321.22MiB
298          mp4        1280x720   720p60 3999k , avc1.4d4020, 60fps, video only, 239.68MiB
303          webm       1920x1080  1080p60 4503k , vp9, 60fps, video only, 539.47MiB
137          mp4        1920x1080  1080p 5074k , avc1.640028, 30fps, video only, 329.20MiB
299          mp4        1920x1080  1080p60 6826k , avc1.64002a, 60fps, video only, 612.70MiB
17           3gp        176x144    small , mp4v.20.3, mp4a.40.2@ 24k, 10.16MiB
36           3gp        320x180    small , mp4v.20.3, mp4a.40.2, 28.62MiB
18           mp4        640x360    medium , avc1.42001E, mp4a.40.2@ 96k, 74.47MiB
43           webm       640x360    medium , vp8.0, vorbis@128k, 93.63MiB
22           mp4        1280x720   hd720 , avc1.64001F, mp4a.40.2@192k (best)

The formats vary on different YouTube videos which might be why some downloaders fail once in a while. In this case, the best format in a premultiplexed stream is code 22, 1280x720 in mp4.

To combine separate audio and video streams, I use ffmpeg. I copied the ffmpeg executable to the same directory as youtube-dl. This way, youtube-dl will automatically call ffmpeg to multiplex the two streams together. So to get the best version of this EEVblog in a 1920x1080x60p mp4 file:
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youtube-dl.exe -f 299+140 [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDY2MYzvDIM[/url]
In fact, I use this daily to keep up with a few dozen YouTube channels. I open all the pages of my favourite youtubers from Firefox bookmarks. NoScript keeps Firefox from auto playing the videos. After clicking and CTRL-clicking all the videos I want, I right-click to Bookmark All Tabs to a temporary bookmarks folder. From right-clicking the bookmarks folder, I Copy the links and paste them into a text file:

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youtube-dl.exe -f 18 --no-mtime --write-auto-sub -a ctoday.txt
The "-a" switch reads the URLs from the text file. The "--no-mtime" switch sets the file date to the current date. Otherwise, the upload date is used which might make it hard to find a newly downloaded video if the YouTuber pre uploaded a video in advance of release. It might mix the newly downloaded videos with previously downloaded videos when sorting by date. The "--write-auto-sub" switch creates a subtitle file with the YouTube auto-generated subtitles.

This way, I can zoom through my favourite YouTubers new videos at up to 4x speed with sound in VLC.

Edit: The posting software seems to be putting "URL" around the URL in the "code" blocks. Does anyone know how to fix that? Obviously, those shouldn't be there in the youtube-dl command line.
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2018, 08:16:56 am »
Had no patience to all of the thread. I sure someone has already siad this..but I have been wanting to do a YouTube episode on how to do this, only I know they would shut down my channel.

Download with any good "Youtube Downloader" extension-plug in.

1. download a whole lot.
2. make folders for different topics
3. use VLC (videolan) to watch.
- Now you can speed it up 10%, 20%, 40% or more! -

VLC not only accommodates faster rates it also keeps the audio..so slow talkers become ..PEPPY!
      slow down if difficult concept or using video as you work on the same thing.
      Collect a series of short YT's like from electronics or computer or any other community. (those pesky 3 min. and 5min. YTs)
            -stick in a folder and auto play.
     Watch an entire season of your favorite PBS or BBC series.
          -clip beginning off with a video editor, now you have a single 10 hour movie!

Cannot do half that online. plus have a YT that you really to rememeber for a future project?
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2018, 02:02:07 am »
I use 4kdownloader

Dave,

I saw this posting weeks ago and downloaded the trial version. After using it a bit, I bought the full version. It's much better and easier than the various browser plugins and third party web sites that I have used over the years. It really shines when downloading an entire playlist. Worth the $15.
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2018, 03:32:41 am »
Internet Download Manager works great for me.

http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2019, 06:32:37 am »
dude just use tubegeter.com have been using it for quite a while and its the best site ever. you can also download playlists with it
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2019, 03:16:25 am »
These all allow you to download other people's videos ? Do you have to do the editing with the program you use for downloading the video?

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2019, 07:50:52 am »
4k video downloader? Or maybe vidpaw... Recently found this one.
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2019, 07:31:12 pm »
Clipgrab works for me in 2018/2019 and firefox. Want's too install something else the 1st time, like maybe Opera in my case. Besides that I guess it's not spying or doing whatever. All seems good and it easy and saves mp3's easy too.
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2019, 06:23:01 am »
Use tubemate to download video.  you can use mixcloud to mp3 for the same .
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2019, 07:10:58 am »
youtube dowloader add on,
4k downloader for 4k

Regarding malware inside the vids. not know about windows, but Linux load into a folder and then scan folder  before use.
On Mac the same and note for mac have the folder on desktop...and malware cannot get beyond the desktop
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2019, 07:24:01 am »
I use 4kdownloader
Dave,
I saw this posting weeks ago and downloaded the trial version. After using it a bit, I bought the full version. It's much better and easier than the various browser plugins and third party web sites that I have used over the years. It really shines when downloading an entire playlist. Worth the $15.

I came to the same conclusion
It's supposed to use a free underlying program but I don't care, I'll happily pay for small conveniences and some polish in a wrapper program.
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2019, 09:40:58 am »
Youtube-dl is my weapon of choice for those who want to use the command line.

It is very flexible. this link has more https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/blob/master/README.md#readme

It does much more than YT.
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2019, 09:58:39 am »
It is very flexible. this link has more https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/blob/master/README.md#readme

It has about 30 pages of text explaining various switches and options, is there any GUI for it?

Found this GUI for it:  https://github.com/MrS0m30n3/youtube-dl-gui
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2019, 12:16:25 am »
I use jDownloader.  http://jdownloader.org/
Freeware, very feature-rich, GUI-based. Works with many different sites, often updated when video sites change their coding to try and block downloading.
Allows selection from available video and audio resolutions and formats. Can fetch just the audio or video if you want.

If anyone else wants to run this on WinXP (like me) then speak up. It doesn't officially support XP, but is simple to fix so it does.
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2019, 05:17:51 am »
It is very flexible. this link has more https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/blob/master/README.md#readme

It has about 30 pages of text explaining various switches and options, is there any GUI for it?

Found this GUI for it:  https://github.com/MrS0m30n3/youtube-dl-gui

I wouldn't consider myself a command line whiz by any means.

Command line has its place for some. I get what I want to do just by opening a terminal window and backtracking through the command history. I mostly tend to do one of three things.
1. Download a video.
2. Download a playlist
3. Extract audio as an Mp3.

So cutting and pasting a URL is about all I do.

 And if it fails I just sudo youtube-dl -U to get the latest version. And repeat the previous command if it found a newer version.
 
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2019, 07:53:49 am »
I'm using Jihosoft 4K Video Downloader, it supports downloading videos from YouTube in 720P, 1080P, 2K, 4K, and 8k resolutions.
Jihosoft 4K Video Downloader- Download Videos from Any Site

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2019, 01:06:30 pm »
On a side note.... there is another trick adding "nsfw" in front of the youtube URL also which will let you watch age-restricted videos without signing in. For example, if there is an age-restricted video like this:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXXXXX
...just like adding "ss" before, instead you add "nsfw" and get this....

Code: [Select]
http://www.nsfwyoutube.com/watch?v=XXXXXXXXX
Presto! No more logging in to watch content.

I use another trick. YouTube makes you log in to show it in YouTube itself but it will not make you show your age if the video is embedded in another site. The following syntax will show age restricted videos.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/P9iV9X2v4XM
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2019, 04:24:11 am »
In general, there is youtube-dl (open source, AND free as in both freedom and beer), and then there are youtube-dl front ends.  There are numerous reasons to never use a shady front-end (privacy, security, compatibility, updates, etc), so just use youtube-dl.  If you like the work of youtube-dl, then donate to them directly.

If you want the convenience without the command line, just subscribe to youtube red and you can download anything directly through them in a way anyone can lazily wrap their head around.  Please, please do not use those third party front end "services."  And, for the love of all that is good and benevolent on this earth, do not give those piggy-back "services" money!

On Youtube-dl...

Others have mentioned age gated stuff.  Using youtube-dl bypasses the age gate stuff.  It is worth noting that it cannot bypass region-locked content.  You would need a VPN for that.

In addition to what has been mentioned above, you can download playlists and just regular lists that you make in notepad (or whatever).  If you have a list of large files, then just make a list and use each command on a new lane.  Simply copy and paste that directly into youtube-dl and that's it.  You don't even need to save a file.  It will happily chug along until it's done.  These are great features for archiving, which is increasingly important with youtube's lazy AI auto-purges.  (You can't do this with the third-party leeches.)

Youtube-dl also supports the continuation of failed/cancelled downloads (-c), the following of naming rules, and even the following of preferred format hierarchies (most to least preferred) so you don't have to query and specify it every time.  That last one can save a lot of typing and using "-F"  and "-f" all the time to query and choose available formats, though you can always simply specify one to override.  Other settings,  like writing included or auto-generated subtitles in a preferred language, can be set in your configuration file as well.  Once configured, it is as simple as typing youtube-dl and the video link, instead of including a long list of options.

Youtube-dl is a misleading name because it actually works with a large number of sites-- even many it is not specifically coded for.  (Third party leeches generally don't.)  Between youtube-dl and wget, I almost never have to look at the code anymore.
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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2019, 12:43:35 pm »
I'm using Audials which does download videos and a whole lot of other things.
It can download YT videos in any resolution available and comes with a nice converter.

 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2019, 03:21:38 pm »
Use epic privacy browser it has inbuilt you tube downloader.
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2019, 09:22:46 am »
It would be much more easier when you use youtube to mp4
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2019, 05:11:04 pm »
It would be much more easier when you use youtube to mp4
Explicitly blocked by my firewall as dodgy or dangerous.

OTOH, I am now using Wondershare UniConverter and I like it a lot.
 

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Re: how to download youtube 1080p videos
« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2019, 07:11:28 am »
I've been having some weird problems with 4k downloader, where it seems to not be automatically selecting for the highest resolution. I've even tried it on audio based videos and it will only allow extraction as an mp3. Anyone else had this problem.
 


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