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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#31 Post by TP109 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:50 pm

I noticed the execution lag in yt-dlp and with youtube-dl too, but I wasn't aware of the temp file creation issue. I tried yt-dlp_min and it's much faster. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#32 Post by Mike.S.G. » Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:26 am

IIRC I tried the -min.exe but did have a few issues with it due to this version is missing one or more packages versus the rest??? Please report back any issues with the -min version, I think it was with certain streams.

Still, I've become used to extracting the zip and so far I've had no problems, I'm using -win.zip with ffmpeg & ffprobe, as well as mpc-be and all is well :D

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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#33 Post by Midas » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:12 pm

Topic update: youtube-dl was updated 2021-12-17 (changes and downloads at https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/releases).

freakazoid wrote: According to this thread, if you use the yt-dlp_min.exe version, yt-dlp will not create any temp files.
Thanks for the sharing.

FYI, yt-dlp also has a 32-bit binary ('yt-dlp_x86.exe'); unfortunately, it's only compatible with Vista SP2 or newer...

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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#34 Post by freakazoid » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:17 pm

Mike.S.G. wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:26 am
IIRC I tried the -min.exe but did have a few issues with it due to this version is missing one or more packages versus the rest??? Please report back any issues with the -min version, I think it was with certain streams.

Still, I've become used to extracting the zip and so far I've had no problems, I'm using -win.zip with ffmpeg & ffprobe, as well as mpc-be and all is well :D
The -min version is missing the pycryptodomex library, which is used for decrypting AES-128 HLS streams. If you're just using it on YouTube, should be fine though. Not sure how often AES-128 HLS streams are used and for which sites.

I also use yt-dlp with ffmpeg and mpc-hc and it works well.
is it stealth? ;)

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#35 Post by Mike.S.G. » Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:51 pm

I'm thankful that there still exists a tool like this do do the things we ask it to do, IMO mpc-be would be a bit lacking in its ability to stream without the help of yt-dlp... as well yt-dl. I hope yt-dl makes a comeback, despite the recent update yt-dl's future is uncertain, and I would like to see more than one tool.

Most know I figure but for those who've been busy with other things, ffmpeg is at v5.0, lav filters at v0.76, and yt-dlp is at 01-21-2022 (long list of stuff).

I prefer to update mpc-be with beta builds, lav filters (nightlys), ffmpeg (gyan.dev's git-essentials)... I skip a few releases otherwise I'd be updating around the clock (lav had 8+ updates in Jan. 2022 alone), but more importantly (fingers crossed) things have been stable using the non-final branches.

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#36 Post by Andrew Lee » Sun Jan 23, 2022 7:07 pm

Critically, yt-dlp appears to solve the throttling issue for me, which is a real game changer.

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#37 Post by Mike.S.G. » Thu Feb 03, 2022 10:05 am


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#38 Post by Mike.S.G. » Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:06 am


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#39 Post by freakazoid » Sat Feb 05, 2022 9:09 pm

freakazoid wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:17 pm
The -min version is missing the pycryptodomex library, which is used for decrypting AES-128 HLS streams. If you're just using it on YouTube, should be fine though. Not sure how often AES-128 HLS streams are used and for which sites.
Encountered some HLS streams with encryption.

The cool thing is if you have ffmpeg.exe in the same directory as yt-dlp_min, yt-dlp will use ffmpeg to do the decrypting. So there is nothing to worry about when using yt-dlp_min.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#40 Post by Midas » Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:35 am

freakazoid wrote: According to this thread, if you use the yt-dlp_min.exe version, yt-dlp will not create any temp files.

Just became aware that no mater which version of yt-dlp one might use, it might not be fully portable/stealth without its companion settings file in the proper place...
Portable Configuration: 'yt-dlp.conf' in the same directory as the bundled binary.

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