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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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Debian 9.6 Lxde 32bit inconsistent youtube performance with Chromium

What could be the reason for some videos on YouTube be unwatchable and almost freezing Chromium (even when paused!) while others play fine at a the same quality, and same codec (avc1, opus). For ...
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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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How to find the topmost visited links in Firefox [closed]

Here is a way to find the topmost visited links when using Firefox ( on youtube for example ) : Find you history profile db ( it should be the most recently modified file ) : find ./ -name "places....
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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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firefox not displaying youtube videos correctly in Linux Mint 15 olivia

I'm running Linux mint 15 olivia, Xfce 32-bit version. I try to access youtube videos in the latest Firefox, but the videos displays incorrectly for some reason. I do have flash installed, but I see ...
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Awesome & youtube

I run Awesome WM on Ubuntu. Recently when I try to watch youtube videos in full screen they have been playing in a small letter box - They have not 'full screened'. In the other hand, Vimeo & ...
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How to bypass youtube's local cache?

Youtube performance here in Brazil has been terrible lately. Checking my browser's activity I can see that my ISP has a local Youtube cache and serves videos in 1.7 MB chunks. Talking to some friends ...
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How to crop a particular part of a YouTube video clip?

Having an MPEG4 (MP4 container, H264 AVC video, AAC audio) video clip downloaded from YouTube, how to crop a particular piece of it (remove everything before a particular starting point timestamp an ...
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Command-line way to download youtube video in multi-threaded

On a fast internet connection, downloading Youtube videos is too slow compared to downloading files from other websites. Currently I'm using get_flash_videos to download the Youtube videos. How can I ...
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Can I choose which of my dual screens a youtube video will maximize to?

Watching a youtube video, I click on "maximize to full screen" (the flash button). It maximizes to the wrong screen. How can I choose which screen will display the video?
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Youtube Videos become Choppy When Maximised [Ubuntu Maverick]

I just installed 32-bit Ubuntu Maverick 10 Stable everything is working fine, The system spec's are as below: 3 Ghz Intel DG101 512 MB RAM 80 GB HDD 256 MB Ati Radeon Xpress the only problem is when ...
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ffmpeg and libmp3lame produces bad audio quality?

when I get a flash video from YouTube, why is the quality of the audio much worse than the origin video on YouTube? When I downloaded the flash movie, I convert it to avi like this: ffmpeg -i ~/"$...