Are there any good programs or sites that you can use to download videos straight from Youtube in decent quality? What about other streaming video sites like Kimcartoon?
>>666277Google the website you want to download from followed by the word downloader and click the first link
>>666277keepvid dot comjust paste the url into the website and it'll download it for you, no external programs needed (at least not the last time I used it, which was admittedly a few years ago)
>>666279When I open youtube-dl.exe it opens then closes. Had this problem when I tried it months ago too. I'm a windows 10 user
I use 4k video downloader. Kind of nagware but really not that bad. Long as you close the window it opens after every update/install and block the reminders to update the download functionality/speed/quality is very good.
>>666303You're supposed to open cmd and use it from there, not just click itThat might sound daunting but trust me it's very, very easy
>>666303youtube-dl is a command line program
Twitch Leecher is great (but only for Twitch).
>>666277For Youtube: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube_downloader_webx/For the rest: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-video-and-flash/Now the second one does Youtube as well, but the first one is just too convinient for YT to not use it.
>>666277It's already been said, but I've got to say and reaffirm that youtube-dl is excellent.I made a webm showing how to use it. Command-line programs are easy to use, don't let the interface scare you off. If you have any problems, google is your friend.The webm might be helpful to others too, if anyone cares to save it.
>>666392Not OP, but thank you a lot
>>666327wow that's so weird, never seen it work that way before. thank you
>>666392>>666411I'll just add that if it gives you an error about certification or whatever add --no-check-certificate before the url
>>666436Is there a way to trim the file's lenght?
>>666477You can force it to download at a lower resolution. youtube-dl -f 'best[filesize<50M]' your_link will download best quality that is lower than 50 Mb.Or you can, you know, re encode it. Ffmpeg is right there already. It is a big topic in of itself but you can download some GUI that uses ffmpeg and encode away. Takes time though.
>>666477Not the other anon, but if you're talking about the duration of the video, you can use FFmpeg to crop out sections of the video without re-encoding.FFmpeg is a command-line program itself (for video/audio editing and conversion). I can probably give the commands needed to do so if you want.youtube-dl uses FFmpeg to combine the best video and audio choices if they're not available as a single download (as seen in >>666392), so if you don't have it, it's probably a good idea to download it and put it in the same folder.
>>666477as gentlemen here mentioned ffmpeg, use this code ffmpeg -i "input" -ss 00:00:00.000 -t 00:00:00.000 "output"where -ss is the beginning and -t is the duration (don't confuse it with the ending)http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-utils.html#time-duration-syntax
>>666494>>666513Yeah, I know how to do it, but I was wondering whether it was possible to do it directly with youtube-dl.
>>666519there's this but I haven't tried ithttps://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/issues/4821#issuecomment-97564929
>>666277there's a gui version of youtube-dl called youtube-dl-gui. it supports playlist downloads and conversions to mp3 and webm. just google it up and get it from github
4K video downloader
>>666392Kino and many thanks lad
>>667400Kino and what?
>>668380What is that?
Is there a way to download only audio directly. It's pain in the ass to download whole video with youtube-dl and then extract mp3 with ffmpeg.
>>668767>>668380graphical user interface
>>668771yeah there is, google it and you'll find the command
>>668771https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/blob/master/README.md#format-selectionGenerally though, you can use something like this:youtube-dl -f bestaudio 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ'
>>668895This outputs a webm format. Using the mp3 command returns that that format is not available
>>668771-x --audio-format mp3
>>668771That's why you should use the -help command to actually learn how to use the app.
>>666277have you checked out acethinker video downloader?just type into google acethinker video downloader, click on the link with the 4.3 stars out of 5 ratingfirst copy the link on top of the video(w.w.w.youtube.c.o.m/example/number-emoji)then paste it into the link area, then click downloadit'll say the choices, go for the mp4 with the 640 to 340, some video it should say mediumreason why is that anything higher downloaded, no sound will be saved
>>666279Fucking thank you holy shit this stuff does not come up in search results.
Can you get videos in the best quality if usinghttps://mrs0m30n3.github.io/youtube-dl-gui/