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  1. Hello, dear all.

    ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htVjVUXf2n4

    I could download such link using Tubedigger. But using other programs I could not.

    How can I do it using youtube-dl only? The highest resolutions available.

    Thanks for your tips!

    Best regards.

    devil (johner)
    Last edited by devilcoelhodog; 28th May 2019 at 12:51.
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  2. Average video editor Sviests's Avatar
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    So,since it's geoblocked (at least to me),you would need to know in which country/countries it's not geoblocked,so using this link:
    https://unblockvideos.com/youtube-video-restriction-checker/#url=htVjVUXf2n4
    You see that it's viewable in Brazil.
    With youtube-dl now you have 2 options. Either using a brazilian VPN or trying bypassing the geo-restriction with in-built geo-bypass, or adding a proxy to the command line.
    If you use VPN,then there's nothing to add really,just call the youtube-dl with the link.
    Otherwise with no VPN
    Option #1:
    Code:
    C:\youtube-dl>youtube-dl --geo-bypass-country BR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htVjVUXf2n4
    [youtube] htVjVUXf2n4: Downloading webpage
    [youtube] htVjVUXf2n4: Downloading video info webpage
    ERROR: The uploader has not made this video available in your country.
    It works only in few % of cases (mostly with not youtube links)
    Option #2 - adding proxy from e.g. http://spys.one/free-proxy-list/BR/

    The code looks like:
    Code:
    C:\Users\tripl\Desktop\Tools\Download tools\youtube-dl>youtube-dl --proxy https://186.229.25.18:8080 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htVjVUXf2n4
    [youtube] htVjVUXf2n4: Downloading webpage
    [youtube] htVjVUXf2n4: Downloading video info webpage
    [download] Destination: A mente do matador - Parte 1 _ Conexão Repórter (20_05_19)-htVjVUXf2n4.f136.mp4
    [download]   1.9% of 218.56MiB at 590.51KiB/s ETA 10:24
    It downloaded a 720p video to me.

    It always picks the best quality,however you can always check the best quality with -F before download:

    Code:
    C:\youtube-dl>youtube-dl --proxy https://186.229.25.18:8080 -F https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htVjVUXf2n4
    [youtube] htVjVUXf2n4: Downloading webpage
    [youtube] htVjVUXf2n4: Downloading video info webpage
    [info] Available formats for htVjVUXf2n4:
    format code  extension  resolution note
    140          m4a        audio only DASH audio  132k , m4a_dash container, mp4a.40.2@128k, 36.36MiB
    394          mp4        256x144    144p   89k , av01.0.05M.08, 30fps, video only, 20.38MiB
    160          mp4        256x144    144p  111k , avc1.4d400c, 30fps, video only, 12.61MiB
    278          webm       256x144    144p  123k , webm container, vp9, 30fps, video only, 26.33MiB
    395          mp4        426x240    240p  195k , av01.0.05M.08, 30fps, video only, 31.11MiB
    242          webm       426x240    240p  223k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 30.78MiB
    133          mp4        426x240    240p  245k , avc1.4d4015, 30fps, video only, 22.79MiB
    396          mp4        640x360    360p  354k , av01.0.05M.08, 30fps, video only, 55.45MiB
    243          webm       640x360    360p  410k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 51.12MiB
    134          mp4        640x360    360p  632k , avc1.4d401e, 30fps, video only, 57.73MiB
    397          mp4        854x480    480p  690k , av01.0.05M.08, 30fps, video only, 98.12MiB
    244          webm       854x480    480p  752k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 75.28MiB
    135          mp4        854x480    480p 1159k , avc1.4d401f, 30fps, video only, 112.85MiB
    247          webm       1280x720   720p 1509k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 132.97MiB
    136          mp4        1280x720   720p 2330k , avc1.4d401f, 30fps, video only, 218.56MiB
    18           mp4        640x360    medium , avc1.42001E, mp4a.40.2@ 96k, 120.24MiB
    43           webm       640x360    medium , vp8.0, vorbis@128k, 186.96MiB
    22           mp4        1280x720   hd720 , avc1.64001F, mp4a.40.2@192k (best)
    If you want f.e. webm 1280x720, then next time add to the command "-f 247+140" (without quotes).

    P.S. if you're not geblocked and it still doesn't work for you,yu might want to make sure you have latest youtube-dl by calling -U in the commandline
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  3. @ Sviests

    Thanks a lot! Very nice tips!

    Using Tubedigger I could pick 720p video to me.

    Other programs failed to get the videos in such "specific" link.

    I have used other programs without success in such "specific" link: 4K Video Downloader ( got only video file, not sound inside ), TVideoDownloader ( only got a very small and invalid file ) and DLNow Video Downloader ( do not get any file ).

    Does it possible to find a way for the programs above work on such link? Or only using youtube-dl + your tips explained previously?

    Thanks again for your help!

    Best regards.

    devil (johner)
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    Streamlink works too,but it's similar to youtube-dl.
    Also there is a VideoDownloadHelper plugin for firefox/chrome,which should download those too (only exception that you might need using an unblocking addon (like Hola plugin for firefox f.e.))

    Other than that i don't really see a chance. (for me usually youtube-dl/streamlink is fast and good enough,no need for extra work and no need for other tools.)
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  5. Hola is reputed to be crapware.
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