Hi guys. I'm posting this on Windows XP Pro but at some time in the next week I'm going to zero fill my OS drive and install the 64-Bit version of a Retail Windows 7 Pro license I acquired. It may or may not have any bearing on my question but I'm including it just in case.
I downloaded and installed Videolan's VLC Media Player, and following the simple instructions on this DigitalTrends Guide I've been able to download a couple of short How To videos in seconds.
What I don't understand is what format I should be saving these as. I've just blindly been saving them as .mp4 and they (seem to) work, but what if I wanted to download a HI-RES video? Thank you for your suggestions!
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Save the video with whatever the default type you get at the dialog. If you use a different extension it will be wrong. Save As doesn't remux, it just renames.
Last edited by jagabo; 22nd Apr 2017 at 16:46.
Yes, but Jagabo you're not suggesting these av formats are identical are you? But it does get me thinking. These YouTube videos — are you locked into the quality of the format originally used? Let's say I download a music video the artist recorded in a HI-RES format. Will it be HI-RES no matter what format I save it as? — in other words, there can be no other format exported to?Flying around and ready to bite.