OT Question on audio downloads from youtube
ajebay at errichel.co.uk
Tue Sep 22 08:30:54 EDT 2020
On 22/09/2020 10:30, Chris Brady wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
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Getting up to speed now thanks to your link and some further reading. I shall continue reading on the concept of bestaudio and what it delivers. Having looked at a chosen video in this case there are four options, format code 249 webm, format code 250 webm, format code 140 m4a and format code 251 webm. Will experiment a bit. Thanks for your help.
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