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youtube-dl yt-dlp: download the best available format

Submitted by Druss on Mon, 2022-03-07 13:24

yt-dlp downloads the best available format by default. However, if you use something like

yt-dlp -F [video]

you might find that it's not necessarily downloading the format with the highest resolution. This might very well be because it is unable to handle the codec of the video format in question. To fix this, install FFmpeg.

However, this might result in the "best format" being in a codec that you don't want or your device cannot support. In my case, my TV can't handle newer codecs so I need to do something like this:

Foolproof method to detect obfuscated requests aka how to download that damn FLV

Submitted by Druss on Sat, 2008-08-23 23:38

I'm pretty sure most people are aware of the huge amount of content available on sites like YouTube, Megavideo etc., and of the existence of hangers-on sites such as Keepvid, Clip Nabber etc. as well that let you leech the FLV files directly. Furthermore, I'm also sure that you've noticed many of these leech sites not working more often than not nowadays.

The genius of Tom Waits

Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2007-05-15 10:30

I've been spending the last few hours indulging in what has now become one of my more frequent solutions to avoid working: watching interviews on YouTube. While many people find the music of Tom Waits a little too off-the-beaten-path, none can deny his genius as such, a lot of which can be evidenced in the following videos.


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