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Assuming that you are using the same python script on both OSs, check its documentation: YouTube formats Using the -f option and other related options, you can specify the video format to be downloaded from YouTube. If you have an order of preference, specify the formats separating them with slashes: -f 22/17/18. Instead of keeping a video ...
You need to install the gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg package. Then, to see if it works, go to http://youtube.com/html5 and see if there's a green tick next to H.264.  On recent Debian versions (>= 8.0) you need gstreamer1.0-libav
One method I've heard of is to use DNS servers (OpenDNS and Google DNS come to mind) outside the country, that way requests will direct to other youtube servers outside the country. Bear in mind this may adversely affect some things, because your connections may have added network hops between you to what you're trying to reach. Oh, another option: You ...
I agree with the comments saying youtube_dl is probably what you want, but you will also be interested to know: YouTube's performance at downloading FLV is far slower than downloading the MP4 for whatever reason. Therefore, avoiding Flash entirely may help more than a download accelerator.
It might depend on your window manager, but in KDE Flash maximizes to the display the browser is in. It may not work as expected if your browser window spans across two displays. What I do is move the browser window to say the left screen, then hit maximize, it will be maximized on that left screen. I don't know of any way to leave the browser on the ...
You can use mencoder (in your distribution, it should come in the package mplayer). If you wanted to extract 3 minutes starting at 21:50, you would do mencoder -ss 21:50 -endpos 3:00 your-video.mp4 -o output.mp4 -oac copy -ovc copy It's not exact: the starting point will be adjusted to the beginning of a frame. It's possible to work around this, if it's a ...
I happened to stumble upon this issue from time to time. Usually, I simply maximize the (small) player window using mod + M while the video is playing. Although this is only a workaround and does not fix the issue (it never annoyed me enough to dig deeper).
Use the --player-continuous-http option and you can control the video within VLC. You may not be able to start at 10 min (haven't figured that out yet), but you will be able to seek within the video which is similar functionality and a bit more robust :) livestreamer --player-continuous-http http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w87fOAG8fjk
If you don't mind using vlc (which livestreamer is based on): vlc --start-time $((10*60)) "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w87fOAG8fjk" Where --start-time is given the time offset in seconds. For livestreamer I don't see any available option right now to add this functionality. They downgraded the functionality of the wrapped vlc so to say :). Source
The reason you are having difficulty is that Adobe stopped releasing Flash for Linux: For Flash Player releases after 11.2, the Flash Player browser plug-in for Linux will only be available via the "Pepper" API as part of the Google Chrome browser distribution and will no longer be available as a direct download from Adobe. Adobe will continue to ...
To find proprietary driver for ATI card head to the ATI download page and check if a Linux driver is available for your model. Alternatively, you can use Ubuntu's driver finder by going to System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers. If installing the driver doesn't help try the newest version of Flash by getting it from Adobe.
This is the command line you want: ffmpeg -i ~/test.flv -acodec libmp3lame -qscale 8 test.avi Using the video you suggested as example i have almost the same quality in vlc as original (original has aac encoding). You were specifying a way too high bitrate (2Mb/sec, 192kb/sec is far enough), i don't think it had any collateral effect on your command ...
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