[LAU] youtube videos without youtube [WAS] Re: Another Resonance [music]

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Tue Jan 4 06:43:28 CET 2022

On 1/3/22 12:17, Jannis Achstetter wrote:
> Hi,
> what brings you to the conclusion that the youtube-dl project is dead or
> abandoned?
> The homepage at https://youtube-dl.org/ looks alive and up-to-date, the
> last commit (which was a release as well) on GitHub
> (https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl) is "just" 18 days ago?
> And on my machine I can still download videos and/or audio only via
> youtube-dl.
Well, when I started experiencing dog-slow downloads using youtube-dl, I 
checked. I had the then-most current version - which was six months out 
of date and the site hadn't been updated in six months. I still had 
extremely slow download speeds (dial-up class speeds) using youtube-dl, 
that went away entirely using the yt-dlp fork of it.

Trying the various youtube-dl fixes for the slow download speeds didn't 
fix anything.

yt-dlp downloads multiple chunks in parallel, so it's extremely fast for me.

> However, of course, providing alternative solutions is beneficial as 
> well :)
> Best regards,
>     Jannis
> Am 03.01.22 um 20:10 schrieb Lorenzo Sutton:
>> On 01/01/2022 10:42, Will Godfrey wrote:
>>> On Wed, 29 Dec 2021 13:28:38 -0500
>>> Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com> wrote:
>>>> On 12/29/21 1:28 AM, david wrote:
>>>>> On 12/28/21 3:09 PM, Dave Phillips wrote:
>>>>>> Greetings !
>>>>>> https://youtu.be/9qt2ScYAU6s
>>>>>> A self-generative patch in VCV Rack v2. Nothing extraordinary going
>>>>>> on, just some pleasant listening.
>>>>> Lovely sounds. Self-generative - so never the same twice?
>>>> Correct, though the general shape of the piece will be similar from 
>>>> play
>>>> to play. The note-level detail is generated by structures within the
>>>> patch. The timbres will also be different. Modulations are designed to
>>>> stay within more-or-less well-defined ranges but the combinations are
>>>> relatively unpredictable.
>>>> Thanks for checking out the piece and commenting. Much appreciated. :)
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> dp
>>> I like to hear you work but really wish you'd provide a link *other* 
>>> than
>>> youtube. I avoid that like the plague these days.
>> smplayer with smtube [1] seems to be able to play youtube videos by
>> directly opening as File > URL (or from the terminal smplayer
>> <youtube_url>).
>> mpv can also do it, but I think it might be useing youtube-dl in the
>> bacground.

Never heard of smplayer.

Mplayer can't handle YT URLs, it reports it can't seek backward in 
linear streams. . The mpv fork can. I don't think it's using youtube-dl, 
but who knows.

David W. Jones
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