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  1. is there any way that i can download youtube videos in their original form and if not is there any way that is considered to be the closest to the original quality. i am especially interested in the audio being as close as possible to the original.

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    For almost all of my videos.... "original form" is low quality FLV or more recently iPod/iPhone quality done via HandBrake. Not everyone uploads high quality video to YouTube. After all.....it's only YouTube.
    I have 1754 subscribers and nearly 6 million views of my 141 videos. NONE of the videos were uploaded in "high quality".
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    Originally Posted by oduodui View Post
    is there any way that i can download youtube videos in their original form and if not is there any way that is considered to be the closest to the original quality. i am especially interested in the audio being as close as possible to the original.

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    If you mean by 'original form' the form that Youtube encodes downloaded videos in then yes there are several Youtube downloaders that can do this. If you mean by 'original form' the video as it was downloaded to Youtube the answer is no.
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  4. I recommend you try MassTube. This program download the video in their original sound quality and resolution from YouTube server (without convert them, except if you choose other formats to convert).
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  5. Originally Posted by HitLet View Post
    I recommend you try MassTube. This program download the video in their original sound quality and resolution from YouTube server (without convert them, except if you choose other formats to convert).
    Not if by 'original sound quality' you mean the audio in the video that was originally uploaded to YouTube. The best you can get is the highest resolution YouTube video, the one they produced from the original upload. Everything gets reencoded, both audio and video, and there's no way to get the 'original'. newpball had already explained that earlier.
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  6. Originally Posted by oduodui View Post
    is there any way that i can download youtube videos in their original form and if not is there any way that is considered to be the closest to the original quality. i am especially interested in the audio being as close as possible to the original.

    thank you
    youtube-dl

    read this you can select audio only...
    https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/369662-how-do-you-download-advertisement-videos?p=2...=1#post2369611
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    I've been using Mozzila FireFox to download videos from youtube ... 720p and 1080p ...
    I was using ... http://www.yourvideofile.org/download.html#sthash.YRcJU6zL.wgUcFzGZ.dpbs
    It is a plug in .. you can get from their collection of plugins ... but a message is now popping up saying the Youtube server is not happy with what is going on.
    unless you go with the "pro" version.
    I am ... right now trying MassTube ... to download this video ... on youtube ...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyPK10KPI5w .......... it is in 1080p .... Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Bringing Home The Madness 21-12-2013 ( FULL HD 2 HOUR LIVESET )

    Note ... Here is the message I'm getting
    Update : 15 Jan 2015, Due to server blocking by Youtube for too many requests MP3 and Full-HD Downloading has been limited to ... Pro Users ... only, Pls. wait 4-5 days before we can fix this and enable downloading for all as usual.'.

    ... when the videos were really big ... a conversion would take place first ... and then the download began ...
    I downloaded this one >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pFbrxs5FJY ... and burnt the audio to a CD and play it in my car ... sounds great ... especially when ... Animals ... kicks in ... two different versions are played ... in this 57 minute concert ... Martin Garrix - Ultra Music Festival Miami (2014) ... lots of nice looking babes ... showing off their ... cleavage ...
    Last edited by lacywest; 21st Jan 2015 at 21:46. Reason: added more text
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  8. Originally Posted by lacywest View Post
    I've been using Mozzila FireFox to download videos from youtube ... 720p and 1080p ...
    I was using ... http://www.yourvideofile.org/download.html#sthash.YRcJU6zL.wgUcFzGZ.dpbs
    It is a plug in .. you can get from their collection of plugins ... but a message is now popping up saying the Youtube server is not happy with what is going on.
    unless you go with the "pro" version.
    I am ... right now trying MassTube ... to download this video ... on youtube ...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyPK10KPI5w .......... it is in 1080p .... Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Bringing Home The Madness 21-12-2013 ( FULL HD 2 HOUR LIVESET )

    Note ... Here is the message I'm getting
    Update : 15 Jan 2015, Due to server blocking by Youtube for too many requests MP3 and Full-HD Downloading has been limited to ... Pro Users ... only, Pls. wait 4-5 days before we can fix this and enable downloading for all as usual.'.

    ... when the videos were really big ... a conversion would take place first ... and then the download began ...
    I downloaded this one >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pFbrxs5FJY ... and burnt the audio to a CD and play it in my car ... sounds great ... especially when ... Animals ... kicks in ... two different versions are played ... in this 57 minute concert ... Martin Garrix - Ultra Music Festival Miami (2014) ... lots of nice looking babes ... showing off their ... cleavage ...
    for this two exemple youtube-dl works very well too and you can choose audio only with different quality
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    When it finished downloading ... I was not happy ... it was 2 channel audio ... was not stereo ... as I listened to it ... it seemed ... a little fishy ... and sure enuff ... I played it back in ... TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5 ... Left and Right ... revealed ... it had no separation.
    ... But there is another version of this same video ... so to speak ... this one does seem to be Stereo ... it's huge too ...
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    What's with the ellipses? Are you taking a bite of food and chewing between words? Makes it a LOT harder to parse.

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  11. Originally Posted by lacywest View Post
    When it finished downloading ... I was not happy ... it was 2 channel audio ... was not stereo ... as I listened to it ... it seemed ... a little fishy ... and sure enuff ... I played it back in ... TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5 ... Left and Right ... revealed ... it had no separation.
    ... But there is another version of this same video ... so to speak ... this one does seem to be Stereo ... it's huge too ...
    Code:
    youtube-dl -F https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pFbrxs5FJY
    [youtube] 7pFbrxs5FJY: Downloading webpage
    [youtube] 7pFbrxs5FJY: Extracting video information
    [youtube] 7pFbrxs5FJY: Downloading DASH manifest
    [info] Available formats for 7pFbrxs5FJY:
    format code extension resolution  note 
    139         m4a       audio only  DASH audio   52k , aac  @ 48k (22050Hz), 19.74MiB (worst)
    140         m4a       audio only  DASH audio  132k , aac  @128k (44100Hz), 52.53MiB
    141         m4a       audio only  DASH audio  258k , aac  @256k (44100Hz), 104.31MiB
    278         webm      256x144     DASH video  213k , webm container, VP9, 1fps, video only, 36.96MiB
    160         mp4       256x144     DASH video  123k , 15fps, video only, 44.59MiB
    133         mp4       426x240     DASH video  259k , 30fps, video only, 100.19MiB
    134         mp4       640x360     DASH video  653k , 30fps, video only, 240.76MiB
    135         mp4       854x480     DASH video 1184k , 30fps, video only, 444.02MiB
    136         mp4       1280x720    DASH video 2379k , 30fps, video only, 879.60MiB
    137         mp4       1920x1080   DASH video 4224k , 30fps, video only, 1.63GiB
    17          3gp       176x144     
    36          3gp       320x240     
    5           flv       400x240     
    43          webm      640x360     
    18          mp4       640x360     
    22          mp4       1280x720    (best)
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     youtube-dl -f 141 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pFbrxs5FJY
    [youtube] 7pFbrxs5FJY: Downloading webpage
    [youtube] 7pFbrxs5FJY: Extracting video information
    [youtube] 7pFbrxs5FJY: Downloading DASH manifest
    [download] Destination: Martin Garrix - Ultra Music Festival Miami (2014)-7pFbrxs5FJY.m4a
    [download] 100% of 104.31MiB in 01:36
    stereo 258k

    ffmpeg to convert to mp3 if you can not read the format m4a
    Last edited by biezom; 22nd Jan 2015 at 05:07.
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  12. Can someone please tell me how to use youtube-dl to download from youtube. Maybe a link where I can read more information ?
    Thank you!
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  13. Originally Posted by Username2013 View Post
    Can someone please tell me how to use youtube-dl to download from youtube. Maybe a link where I can read more information ?
    Thank you!
    there are dozens of tutorials on... YouTube.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube-dl&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=youtube-dl&tbm=vid
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  14. Originally Posted by smrpix View Post
    Originally Posted by Username2013 View Post
    Can someone please tell me how to use youtube-dl to download from youtube. Maybe a link where I can read more information ?
    Thank you!
    there are dozens of tutorials on... YouTube.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube-dl&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=youtube-dl&tbm=vid
    Thank you!
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  15. Firefox has the most plugins for downloading from Youtube:

    1. Flashgot
    2. DownloadHelper
    3. Youtube Video and Audio Downloader

    All of those can download video and audio or just audio.

    Some download managers can be used, too. Internet download manager, for example.

    Google Chrome doesn't really have much options/plugins as Google actually forbids downloading videos from Youtube. Opera is in the same problem as it is based on Blink, like Chrome.
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  16. Hi Username2013 ,

    If you read french see http://neo-net.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23794

    Cheers .

    EDIT : link down .
    Last edited by aazerty; 28th Mar 2016 at 15:54.
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