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  1. i have a YouTube video
    this video is in VP9 but I want to download it without the vp9.
    I need only 1080p in x264
    is that possible ?
    everything I tried downloads it with VP9
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    try - -f 'bestvideo[ext!=webm]+bestaudio[ext!=webm]/best[ext!=webm]'
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  3. The problem is "ext!=webm" may give you AV1 codec (in mp4 container), not necessarily H.264.

    youtube-dl -f "bestvideo[vcodec^=avc1][height<=1080]+bestaudio[acodec^=mp4a]/best[vcodec^=avc1][height<=1080]"
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  4. thanks guys. which version I can download for MAC ?
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  5. Since it is only a 1.04 GB file I downloaded it for you in highest AVC Video and AAC Audio and muxed the audio and video to a single mkv file which should play everywhere.
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    Hope you're happy with it
    Last edited by flashandpan007; 3rd Jan 2020 at 06:27.
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  6. WOW THATS Awesome flashandpan007.
    thank you a tousand times
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    also IDM (very simple) download this video on 1080 HD format!
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  8. Youtube-dl can give you a list of available streams with the command line:
    youtube-dl -F
    format code  extension  resolution note
    249          webm       audio only tiny   62k , opus @ 50k (48000Hz), 17.97MiB
    250          webm       audio only tiny   81k , opus @ 70k (48000Hz), 22.74MiB
    140          m4a        audio only tiny  133k , m4a_dash container, mp4a.40.2@128k (44100Hz), 49.35MiB
    251          webm       audio only tiny  157k , opus @160k (48000Hz), 42.27MiB
    160          mp4        256x144    144p  111k , avc1.4d400c, 30fps, video only, 33.08MiB
    278          webm       256x144    144p  114k , webm container, vp9, 30fps, video only, 35.60MiB
    242          webm       426x240    240p  231k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 77.54MiB
    133          mp4        426x240    240p  245k , avc1.4d4015, 30fps, video only, 64.65MiB
    243          webm       640x360    360p  418k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 143.35MiB
    134          mp4        640x360    360p  635k , avc1.4d401e, 30fps, video only, 165.84MiB
    244          webm       854x480    480p  777k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 258.62MiB
    135          mp4        854x480    480p 1172k , avc1.4d401f, 30fps, video only, 315.45MiB
    247          webm       1280x720   720p 1539k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 528.50MiB
    136          mp4        1280x720   720p 2317k , avc1.4d401f, 30fps, video only, 587.86MiB
    248          webm       1920x1080  1080p 2715k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 943.24MiB
    137          mp4        1920x1080  1080p 4368k , avc1.640028, 30fps, video only, 1.00GiB
    271          webm       2560x1440  1440p 8957k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 2.80GiB
    313          webm       3840x2160  2160p 17884k , vp9, 30fps, video only, 6.30GiB
    43           webm       640x360    360p , vp8.0, vorbis@128k, 328.60MiB
    18           mp4        640x360    360p  681k , avc1.42001E, mp4a.40.2@ 96k (44100Hz), 259.87MiB
    22           mp4        1280x720   720p 1671k , avc1.64001F, mp4a.40.2@192k (44100Hz) (best)
    You can then download the streams you want. For example:

    youtube-dl -f 137+140
    will get you streams 137 (1080p AVC video) and 140 (aac audio) in an mp4 container.
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  9. I think YouTube-dl and also IDM both not available for Mac . I am right ?
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    Originally Posted by phonkilla26 View Post
    I think YouTube-dl and also IDM both not available for Mac . I am right ?
    I know nothing about Macs but I have just read elsewhere that one can use Homebrew to install youtube-dl on a Mac OS.
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  11. Interesting . Thanks
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  12. 4K Video Downloader gets it easily. There's a version for MACs:
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    Thread moved to the mac forum where you can get more help.
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  14. Originally Posted by phonkilla26 View Post
    I think YouTube-dl and also IDM both not available for Mac . I am right ?
    Youtube-dl is available via Homebrew and MacPorts.
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