OT Question on audio downloads from youtube

Chris Brady chrisjbrady at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 05:30:24 EDT 2020




On 21/09/2020, budge <ajebay at errichel.co.uk> wrote:
> Please forgive the OT question but I am seeking advice on sensible
> download format for saving the audio from youtube videos which are
> available to supplement specific items from my early music collection.
> My preferred solution is to download the audio using youtube-dl and I
> know I could then encode the file as a flac file but this creates huge
> files, albeit lossless, so my question is, is there any point in doing
> this if the initial audio quality is limited by the youtube video
> recording system bit rate?  Also, as a more senior citizen, I believe I
> am unlikely to be able to hear the difference between the flac and other
> options.
> I know there are members in this group who have significant knowledge
> and experience in these matters and I am hoping for suggestions for the
> best format for my purposes.
> Budge.
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