Amphora - Youtube to audio or video downloader

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Amphora - Youtube to audio or video downloader

#1 Post by flatfly » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:53 pm

Amphora provides an extremely simple and convenient way to access Youtube and save currently playing content as audio (M4A) or video (MP4) in the blink of an eye. All processing is done locally - no shady third-party services.
Homepage: https://www.metasudo.com/amphora/
Portable download: https://www.metasudo.com/amphora/downlo ... ra-win.zip
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Re: Amphora - Youtube to audio or video downloader

#2 Post by Midas » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:05 am

I got a puzzling warning upon running it and Amphora's spartan interface left me wondering how to work with it... no menu of any sort on left or right-click, nor any clickable element, just a window displaying the shortcuts.

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Then I read Amphora's homepage... :)
  • Powered by youtube-dl


After that, it slowly dawned on me that Amphora is browser based and keyboard driven -- you open it, press 'CTRL+H' and get Youtube's local start page (which, in my case, is filled with utterly unwatchable garbage), search for a video in the embedded search field and once it starts, you press 'CTRL[+SHIFT]+Y' to download to the system assigned 'Downloads' folder.

Not the most intuitive operation, but it works OK. Pasting the video URL in a CLI with Youtube-dl is more straightforward, but that's me...

I couldn't find any settings, but I didn't do a thorough check, either.

Great program name, BTW. Cool find, flatfly. 8)

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Re: Amphora - Youtube to audio or video downloader

#3 Post by flatfly » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:25 am

@Midas That's weird, the Amphora GUI on my system looks quite different from your screenshots. The icon and fonts are different, and I do have clickable buttons (see below). Did you test it under Windows XP, by any chance? FWIW, I am running Windows 10 (1809 update).

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Re: Amphora - Youtube to audio or video downloader

#4 Post by Midas » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:12 am

I am running 64-bit Windows 7 with customized XP look. :)

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Re: Amphora - Youtube to audio or video downloader

#5 Post by Marc » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:14 pm

Nice..
I'm going a bit off topic, but is somehow related and something for which I don't have the fix: Is there any way to conveniently record a youtube live stream? in separated tracks using the track metadata? Maybe that could a be a useful addition in the future.

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Re: Amphora - Youtube to audio or video downloader

#6 Post by webfork » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:03 am

Marc wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Nice..
I'm going a bit off topic, but is somehow related and something for which I don't have the fix: Is there any way to conveniently record a youtube live stream? in separated tracks using the track metadata? Maybe that could a be a useful addition in the future.
There are certainly better ways that don't result in re-compression, but you could likely grab the stream with OBS as a screen recorder.

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Re: Amphora - Youtube to audio or video downloader

#7 Post by Marc » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:32 pm

webfork wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:03 am
There are certainly better ways that don't result in re-compression, but you could likely grab the stream with OBS as a screen recorder.
Interesting idea.. :wink:

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Re: Amphora - Youtube to audio or video downloader

#8 Post by flatfly » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:19 am

Looks like the latest version is no longer keyboard-driven and sports nice self-explanatory buttons :)

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Re: Amphora - Youtube to audio or video downloader

#9 Post by Midas » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:07 pm

Marc wrote: Is there any way to conveniently record a youtube live stream? in separated tracks using the track metadata? Maybe that could a be a useful addition in the future.
Although I haven't looked, I'm sure the underlying youtube-dl CLI utility will be able to do that. :|

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