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  1. https://intheamericas.org/works/810-colombias-guardians-of-the-homelands/
    I want to download the 720p version.
    I used youtube-dl with the
    -F
    command and got lots of info, but can't download it.
    From the -F command, I tried this but no success.
    Code:
    youtube-dl -f hls-akfire_interconnect_quic-2962.640820 "https://intheamericas.org/works/810-colombias-guardians-of-the-homelands/"
    Could someone give me the correct youtube-dl code (with brief explanation) to download the video?
    I already downloaded the video with Tubedigger, but I want to be able to download with youtube-dl.
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    try this youtube-dl -f mp4 https://intheamericas.org/works/810-colombias-guardians-of-the-homelands/ the link works with ths command i tested it on my linux laptop it downloads and plays just fine.

    wth youtube.dl you gotta tell the format to save the video to.Youtube.dl does not know what format you want want it download to. the -f command is telling youtube.dl to download the highest quality. Your link was find but your command to many not needed commands in there. If you want to see what the highest quality of the video is that would be -F. I hope this helps.
    Last edited by Wizard23; 3rd Dec 2019 at 01:16.
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  3. Anybody, please? As stated, I'm looking for 720p version. Your code downloads the 1080p version, useless for me.
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  4. Just use -f and the name of the video you want:
    Code:
    youtube-dl -f hls-akfire_interconnect_quic-2962 https://intheamericas.org/works/810-colombias-guardians-of-the-homelands/
    or to pick individual video and audio streams:

    Code:
    youtube-dl -f dash-akfire_interconnect_quic-video-6f427ecd+dash-akfire_interconnect_quic-audio-0dad67b0 https://intheamericas.org/works/810-colombias-guardians-of-the-homelands/
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  5. Code:
    youtube-dl -f hls-akfire_interconnect_quic-2962 https://intheamericas.org/works/810-colombias-guardians-of-the-homelands/
    Thank you, that works. I see what my mistake was (adding unneeded text to the code).
    I have a comment and another question. That website until recently did not post the streams for the episodes. They sold (and still sell) the episodes for $20 on cd.
    I have a question. The 720p version of the video that I got from Tubedigger (probably the same as the video from youtube-dl)
    won't play with Media Player Classic 1.6.3.5818 (2320902). The video will play with VLC. If I run the video through this ffmpeg:
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -c copy video1.mp4
    or use the Tubedigger convert tool,
    then the video will play with Media Player Classic. Note that the above ffmpeg code does not change the container (mp4).
    My question is:
    What does the ffmpeg code do to the video so that it plays with Media Player Classic? I couldn't see any difference between the two videos using analyzers G-spot and MediaInfoXP.
    Also, another question. Neither video will play in my Ematic media player. This is the first time I couldn't get a video to play in the media player. To get the video to play in the media player, I have to re-encode it with Vidcoder using default settings. This takes a long time. Is there an ffmpeg code that doesn't re-encode that will make the video play in the media player?
    If you could give me a few possible ffmpeg codes that I could try on the video, that would be helpful.
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    your error: add .640820 to hls-akfire_interconnect_quic-2962
    and add "...." to your link
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  7. Originally Posted by jimdagys View Post
    What does the ffmpeg code do to the video so that it plays with Media Player Classic? I couldn't see any difference between the two videos using analyzers G-spot and MediaInfoXP.
    Also, another question. Neither video will play in my Ematic media player. This is the first time I couldn't get a video to play in the media player. To get the video to play in the media player, I have to re-encode it with Vidcoder using default settings. This takes a long time. Is there an ffmpeg code that doesn't re-encode that will make the video play in the media player?
    If you could give me a few possible ffmpeg codes that I could try on the video, that would be helpful.
    If the dash version was downloaded, ffmpeg will "fix the headers" via codec copy.

    There is a mp4 version that should not have this problem. But the Ematic may not support avc at all. Most cheap chinese players haven't expended for the cost of a license. But if it has played avc files in the past, there might be some other issue with this particular file.

    Code:
    youtube-dl -f http-720p https://intheamericas.org/works/810-colombias-guardians-of-the-homelands/
    or
    youtube-dl -f http-720p https://player.vimeo.com/video/372238757
    The url for the mp4 can also be found by viewing the source of the vimeo player page.
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  8. Well, for the record, I downloaded various videos from that website (intheamericas.org) on season 7 and 8, and none will play on the Ematic without alteration of the files. I used Tubedigger and downloaded both the mp4 and the ts at 720p and neither would play in the Ematic until I re-encoded with Vidcoder. Videcoder encodes to H.264/AVC and I kept the same resolution (720p) and similar bit rate. Then the video will play fine in the Ematic. However, it takes two hours to re-encode using my netbook. That's why I'm looking for some possible ffmpeg scripts (that don't re-encode) that I can try. (The mp4 and ts (converted to mp4 container) directly from Tubedigger played no problem with vlc, however, I had to "fix the headers", as you said, with ffmpeg, (or Tubedigger convert tool) to play the video (both mp4 and ts) with my version of Media Player Classic Home Cinema.)
    Last edited by jimdagys; 3rd Dec 2019 at 18:11.
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  9. Originally Posted by jimdagys View Post
    Vidcoder encodes to H.264/AVC and I kept the same resolution (720p) and similar bit rate. Then the video will play fine in the Ematic
    Does the vidcoder output file have the same h.264 profile (baseline/main/high) as the input file? Does it place the moov atom at the beginning?

    If the h.264 profile is the same, maybe a strictly iso compliant file might play. Extract the elemental streams and remux with mp4box.

    Or it could be just an aac issue. To test this, mux the original video track from the downloaded mp4 with the re-encoded audio track from vidcoder.
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  10. If the h.264 profile is the same, maybe a strictly iso compliant file might play. Extract the elemental streams and remux with mp4box.
    Or it could be just an aac issue. To test this, mux the original video track from the downloaded mp4 with the re-encoded audio track from vidcoder.
    I decided to try the extract/mux method. As a test of demuxing/muxing, I used My MP4Box GUI (which I already had installed on this xp computer). I demuxed and then muxed the original video file and then repeated with the "fixed" file. In both cases, when playing back the two videos with vlc, the video stretched about 5 minutes, but the audio stayed the same. So the audio and video soon got completely out of sync. No good. I then decided to use the latest MP4Box (command line). I downloaded and clicked to install the exe (I thought strange because quite large at 40MB). After, installing, the vlc icon on both videos on the desktop disappeared (and become unknown file icon). I tried to play the unknown file, but Windows didn't know what to do with it.
    Then I uninstalled MP4Box (from the uninstaller menu). After uninstalling, the videos on the desktop still remained as unknown files. So MP4Box kind of ruined the computer. I did a system restore and fortunately brought the vlc icon back and the videos played fine on the computer.
    Question: Can ffmpeg demux and mux this video? Can you give me the exact code to do this? I can't seem to get the syntax right and keep getting error message.
    Last edited by jimdagys; 5th Dec 2019 at 08:47.
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  11. Originally Posted by jimdagys View Post
    I decided to try the extract/mux method. As a test of demuxing/muxing, I used My MP4Box GUI (which I already had installed on this xp computer). I demuxed and then muxed the original video file and then repeated with the "fixed" file. In both cases, when playing back the two videos with vlc, the video stretched about 5 minutes, but the audio stayed the same. So the audio and video soon got completely out of sync.
    You may have to specify the frame rate when you mux. I seem to recall MP4Box GUI defaults to 25 fps.
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