• YT downloader - suggestions?

    From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to All on Tue Apr 28 22:59:00 2020
    Can anyone recommend a good YouTube video dowloader plugin (I guess they
    call them extensions now) for FireFox that doesn't want everything you
    own?

    I mean.. a quick search for a downloader plugin produces several popular
    ones come highly "Recommended".

    But some of those announce that they need access to all your browser
    history, mail contacts, cookies, etc.

    Isn't there a good one that just gets the download done and leaves you
    alone?


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to August Abolins on Wed Apr 29 09:34:36 2020
    Re: YT downloader - suggestions?
    By: August Abolins to All on Tue Apr 28 2020 22:59:00


    Can anyone recommend a good YouTube video dowloader plugin (I guess
    they call them extensions now) for FireFox that doesn't want
    everything you own?

    no... why when there are tools like youtube-dl and similar that are available standalone?


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  • From Daniel@1:340/7 to August Abolins on Wed Apr 29 00:04:00 2020
    August Abolins wrote to All <=-


    Can anyone recommend a good YouTube video dowloader plugin (I guess
    they call them extensions now) for FireFox that doesn't want everything you own?

    I mean.. a quick search for a downloader plugin produces several
    popular ones come highly "Recommended".

    But some of those announce that they need access to all your browser history, mail contacts, cookies, etc.

    Isn't there a good one that just gets the download done and leaves you alone?

    I don't use plugins, but a commandline tool called youtube-dl

    On my tablet I use newpipe

    On the PC I use youtube browser for smplayer

    I stay away from youtube on the browser.


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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to mark lewis on Sun May 3 12:20:00 2020
    ** On Thursday 30.04.20 - 19:59, August Abolins wrote to mark lewis:

    On 29/04/2020 9:34 a.m., mark lewis : August Abolins wrote:

    Can anyone recommend a good YouTube video dowloader plugin..

    no... why when there are tools like youtube-dl and similar that
    are available standalone?


    Thanks for the heads-up on that one.


    youtube-dl works really well on my XP pc.

    BTW.. The -F option is very handy, but it doesn't seem to report the
    actual filesize of the available files. :(



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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to August Abolins on Sun May 3 12:31:22 2020
    Re: YT downloader - suggestions?
    By: August Abolins to mark lewis on Sun May 03 2020 12:20:00


    youtube-dl works really well on my XP pc.

    excellent!

    BTW.. The -F option is very handy, but it doesn't seem to report
    the actual filesize of the available files. :(

    i don't know... most of what i've done has been simply ripping to mp3 and not very much of that... it was one of the only tools i found to do this when i needed to recover some stuff that i had published on an account i've misplaced the credentials for...


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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to mark lewis on Sun May 3 13:06:00 2020
    Hello mark!

    ** On Sunday 03.05.20 - 12:31, mark lewis wrote to August Abolins:

    BTW.. The -F option is very handy, but it doesn't seem to report
    the actual filesize of the available files. :(

    i don't know... most of what i've done has been simply ripping to mp3 and
    not very much of that...

    Were you getting anything better than 128Kbps in quality?

    Prior to joining Spotify, I extracted the audio from the YT videos I was interested in carrying around with me or for producing an mp3/cd for the
    car. The audio sound always seemed subpar.


    it was one of the only tools i found to do this
    when i needed to recover some stuff that i had published on an account
    i've misplaced the credentials for...

    The variety of --options for youtube-dl are absolutely amazing and well thought out. I can see the convenience of pulling in a playlist based on date criteria to get get just the videos one has missed, for example.


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to August Abolins on Sun May 3 14:13:03 2020
    Re: YT downloader - suggestions?
    By: August Abolins to mark lewis on Sun May 03 2020 13:06:00


    BTW.. The -F option is very handy, but it doesn't seem to report
    the actual filesize of the available files. :(

    i don't know... most of what i've done has been simply ripping to
    mp3 and not very much of that...

    Were you getting anything better than 128Kbps in quality?

    yeah, i believe so... i forget the option i used but i found it after several attempts...


    BTW: can you adjust your quoting thing so that there's a space after the initials and greater than sign? see above, where the quoted text is flush up against the symbol... i've been manually adding the spaces but it is getting a bit meh...


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  • From August Abolins@2:221/360 to Rob Swindell on Thu Apr 30 19:13:57 2020
    On 29/04/2020 11:39 p.m., Rob Swindell : August Abolins wrote:

    Isn't there a good one that just gets the download done and leaves you alone?

    I use 4K Video Downloader. It's a GUI app, not a plugin. Works great.

    I like that one very much, so far. Thanks!




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  • From August Abolins@2:221/360 to mark lewis on Thu Apr 30 19:59:34 2020
    On 29/04/2020 9:34 a.m., mark lewis : August Abolins wrote:


    Can anyone recommend a good YouTube video dowloader plugin (I
    guess they call them extensions now) for FireFox that doesn't
    want everything you own?

    no... why when there are tools like youtube-dl and similar that
    are available standalone?


    I am impressed with the landing page https://youtube-dl.org/, and the Documentation/user-help page. Very good description of usage with some examples.

    I'm not particularly excited in operating in command-mode while I'm residing in a GUI like the YT page, but program looks like a good no nonsense no tracking no
    ads experience.

    Thanks for the heads-up on that one.



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