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Youtube playing extremly slowly in Firefox on OpenSuse TW

I installed a fresh OpenSuse TW system on my beautiful machine, and everything went flawlessly, except for YouTube. I installed the damn codecs with opi codecs; I enabled/disabled hardware ...
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mpv fails to play youtube videos

I've been using mpv for a while, but now whenever I try to play a youtube video the following output shows up: [ffmpeg] https: HTTP error 403 Forbidden Failed to open https://rr5. . . EDL: Could not ...
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CLI utility to search and download YouTube videos in wav format

I have a text file contains about 50 song titles. I'm searching for a CLI utility that can take each title from the text file, search for it on YouTube, get the top 4 video links then download the ...
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ffmpeg "-pix_fmt yuv420p" option when streaming on Youtube

The official tutorial https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/StreamingGuide uses the -pix_fmt yuv420p option. I used it too, copied it from the tutorial, and streaming from FFmpeg to Youtube works for me. ...
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Mpv not running youtube urls because youtube-dl is out of date

I'm using Linux Mint 21.1 and I recently installed mpv. When I run mpv followed by a youtube url I get the following lines: [ytdl_hook] ERROR: Unable to extract updater id: please report this issue on ...
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Bad video and audio performance in all media players

I am having trouble playing any video files on my desktop computer running Pop!_OS. I have managed to get VLC to play audio at the correct time, but the video is delayed. YouTube videos start but ...
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How to fix choppy YouTube video playback? Enable WebRender [Debian Bullseye]

When streaming videos on YouTube using firefox-esr and firefox, the video playback is choppy with an uneven frame-rate. CPU utilisation is high; 20% - 25% when streaming a 4K video on a Ryzen 5800X, ...
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How can I stream my Linux console output to Youtube?

I'd like to broadcast a Linux server's console output on Youtube. This console is on a remote machine. I'll be running a trade bot on this particular server and I want my friends to be able see what ...
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How can you download 4k youtube videos in mp4 using youtube-dl?

I have observed that the size of mp4 videos are larger than webm for a same resolution video. Which makes me wonder that either there is some quality loss or compression in webm. youtube-dl -F url ...
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YouTube Live Streaming doesn't work on CentOS

My laptop has Ryzen 2200U with a Radeon Vega 3 and I am using it with CentOS 8, KDE 5 and Chromium version 81. I installed x264 and gstreamer-plugin-blah stuffs, but still both Konqueror and Chromium ...
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recursively find out webpage video file url with wget or something like this

i'm trying to script a bash script which automatically can download video or audio files, maybe even "playlists" from youtube and other platforms like this. Especially the youtube video file ...
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Record screen and upload on youtube

I'd like to record my screen and have the recorded video automatically uploaded on youtube. Is there any software that does this? I know there are screen recorders like Kazam that easily permit to ...
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Block all websites except Kahn academy

I am trying to set up a ubuntu user so that they can access the Kahnacademy instructional website, but not anything else. In particular, I want to block youtube. There are instructions here but I ...
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Youtube-dl fails on youtube and works on other sites

I started having this issue a few days ago: youtube-dl no longer works for links to YouTube, but works fine for other sites such as Instagram: $ youtube-dl https://www.instagram.com/p/B47c667AKPo/ [...
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Tried to delete Kali, now I am stuck at Grub rescue

I attempted to delete Kali using a YouTube video, now I am stuck at the grub rescue screen. I follow the command line grub rescue >ls (hd0,gpt5) (hd0,gpt4) (hd0,gpt3) (hd0,gpt2) (hd0,gpt1) grub ...
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How to use an handheld device with GNU/Linux and YouTube to protect from death threats?

Suppose you fear you could meet someone who will threaten you with death. Assuming the bad guy won't destroy your handheld (for example an Ubuntu Touch device) on sight, a barely decent form of ...
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What packages are needed for playing live streams of youtube?

I have been trying to play live streams on youtube, but it does not play any at all. Everything it says its that the browser does not support it (html5). So what packages are missing in order to ...
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Problem with the limit of requests api youtube v3 search

I execute the following command: curl -G https://www.googleapis.com/youtube/v3/search \ -d part="id" \ -d q="es-por-ti-juanes" \ -d maxResults="1" \ -d key="..........." \ -d type="video" \ -d ...
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Chromium won't play any YouTube videos; Firefox plays them

I'm using Devuan Beowulf (~= Debian Buster), freshly installed. I can play YouTube videos fine using Firefox, but if I try them in Chromium, it keeps showing the loading animation (the circle with the ...
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How to list all files less than 1080p

There are a number of Youtube channels that I archive using a daily cron script that runs youtube-dl. However, in checking over the videos to make sure my script is working, I noticed for one of the ...
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CLI utility to search and view/download YouTube videos

Is there a utility that can search YouTube from the command line, and then either view or download the search results according to user input? $ youtube-search madonna 1 Madonna - Hung Up (Official ...
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Youtube and MP3 extraction on debian Wheezy [closed]

Are there any alternatives to youtube-dl? I simply want to fetch a Youtube URL, extract it, convert it to MP3, download it, and play it. I would like to use youtube-dl but it doesn't work properly ...
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Codecs support disabled in Firefox

In Firefox 61, under Tumbleweed I cant play videos from youtube, when checking for the html5, it says: So I have been playing with the about:config and about:buildconfig but the mp4, h264, etc ...
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youtube-dl: Optimum settings for speech quality - podcasts or audiobooks

There is a huge YouTube playlist containing speeches. I wish to convert them all into the best audio format OPUS with minimum file size. For speech audio tracks they recommend a Bitrate of 24 (mono) ...
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Youtube sound cutting out when using bluetooth headphones on Fedora

So when watching a YouTube video on my Fedora machine, the sound will cut out, and then a few second later a white loading circle will appear on the video. I suspect a related problem might be that ...
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Scrips does not accept video ID starting with a hyphen

I have tried two separate scripts for scrapping all comments of a Youtube video. Everything works fine, but there was one problem:Youtube video ID's starting with a hiphen, like -FIHqoTcZog does not ...
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Is it possible to use GPU hardware acceleration using Nvidia GPU?

I wonder if it is possible to somehow run gpu acceleration in Linux Mint. My CPU is used over 50% while scrolling sites or watching YT or FHD video with VLC. When I'm watching YT on one monitor and ...
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Very high CPU usage when playing web videos (Ubuntu 16.04.3)

I have just set up a new laptop - Dell XPS13 running Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. I've noticed very high CPU usage when watching web video. From a fresh boot, I start a single Firefox (or Chromium) window, ...
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EOF error when using youtube-dl

I am currently trying to download a youtube video as usual with youtube-dl but keep getting a strange EOF error. When I check my download folder i have the download file split into various parts one ...
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Problem with youtube: horizontally slow

I have a problem with my Debian machine. I've installed it recently and there is a problem with playing a youtube videos. It is like the bottom part is from previous frame. This happens on Firefox ...
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youtube-dl delete files that are no longer in a playlist

I have a watch later playlist on YouTube. I both add videos to it and remove watched ones constantly. I use youtube-dl <playlist_url> to download the entire playlist into a current folder. The ...
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Stream Youtube with mpv starting at an arbitrary point later in the video

I prefer streaming Youtube videos via mpv, mpv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<video-id> However, for long videos sometimes the audio breaks down in the middle, leaving error messages like ...
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Upload to youtube using shell script

I've searched the youtube API but still not clear whether this is possible. I have a shell script that uses FFMPEG to convert a video. After being converted I want to have the video automatically ...
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Linux for simply one task: watch youtube

I have tested some Linux versions for my kid's laptop. Old Samsung notebook, Samsung N10. I need do only one task: run youtube videos with no lag. Or setup an Android on it. I also tried RemiX-OS ...
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chromium: block ads when watching youtube videos

For several years, I could watch youtube videos add-free. The only think I had to do was to install javascript blocker addon (Scriptsafe extension for Chromium) and block the offending domains. ...
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Cast to Kodi from "YouTube Cast" android application

Android's YouTube application finds my web connected (smart) TV and prompts me to cast a video to it, then the TV opens the YouTube app and plays the video. How can I have the same functionality to ...
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How to enable YouTube autoplay with youtube-dl & mpv?

Is there a way to play a video and make it follow YouTube autoplay videos? Can this be done with youtube-dl and/or mpv?
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CentOS, how to watch YouTube videos with Mozilla Firefox?

I'm currently using a CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) operating system on a Dell machine. I've been trying to watch YouTube videos with Mozilla Firefox ESR 45.1.1, but it never worked. ("It's ...
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HTML5 video performance

I have performance problem with video playing: When I am playing video on youtube, high CPU percentage is used: But when I download the same video and play it in VLC player, CPU usage is reduced ...
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How to overlay an audio file with one image file for a YouTube-optimised video output from the command-line?

Is there a command-line tool that allows me to overlay an audio file with one image file and outputs a video file that is optimised for YouTube uploading purposes?
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Identical situation different results! cannot watch youtube over proxy

I use a socks5 proxy for daily Internet browsing to bypass Internet censors (actually it is a Windows application called freegate and I use it under Wine it doesn't need accounts or anything: it is ...
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How to install Qmmp plugin for YouTube?

I see there is a Youtube plugin for Qmmp "to search and play musics directly from YouTube ". How should it be installed? It is not a part of the Qmmp Plugin Pack (qmmp-plugin-pack).
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Audio-only youtube player

I would like to find an application external to the internet browser that would play only youtube sound. Preferably a very light one, CLI or GUI.
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Firefox: Running external programs on click

Is there a way to make firefox stream youtube videos in an external player (eg vlc) when you click on a youtube video? More generally, is it possible to run an external script upon clicking certain ...
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Mplayer fails to play network stream

I'm trying to play youtube streams with mplayer. On running mplayer -cache 2048 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USUA_1WVM8I, I get the following output and the video does not play at all. MPlayer SVN-...
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Horrible Iceweasel and Opera performance when watching youtube

I have 64-bit Debian on laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz, Nvidia Quadro NVS140M GPU and 4GB RAM. For now - im on vacation and im using 3G USB modem. I have relatively slow but high quality ...
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Upload libreoffice impress presentation to youtube?

I am interested in creating a presentation in Libreoffice Impress, exporting in X format, and uploading it to Youtube with little hassle. How do I do this? What should X be? Have you done this ...
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How can I use a timecode when watching a youtube video with livestreamer?

I'd like to watch a youtube video via livestreamer, let's say by starting at 10 minutes into the video. How can I do that? Is that even possible? The following code bits do not work: livestreamer ...
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No video with HTML 5 player in YouTube under Iceweasel

Today I noticed that I get no video (the audio is there) when watching an YouTube video using the HTML 5 player (enabled on http://youtube.com/html5). If I use the Flash player, all works correctly, ...
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For downloading, youtube file format changes depending on OS?

Oh! its sad to see what I saw. I am downloading a file from youtube (the video is of 1 hr) using command line from Ubuntu13.04 as below: ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~$ youtube-dl "http://www....
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