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Advice for mp4 videos

Post by Deceptifn10 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:49 pm

I hope this is the right area to get this in.

Anyways, since June I've noticed a vast majority of videos on Youtube have become mp4 videos, and since early June my computer will not play mp4 videos, period. Not on VLC, not on Real, not on Windows Media Player. Yet it plays mp4 videos downloaded BEFORE June. I have to wonder if Youtube didn't mess with the mp4 videos at the start of June to make sure they can't be viewed offline. I'm at my wit's end on this. Any ideas on what I could possibly do? Any help would be duly appreciated.
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Re: Advice for mp4 videos

Post by magnet » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:52 pm

How odd. I did notice that youtube changed the video profiles available at some point in June, but I haven't had any trouble with playback. Are you certain that the files are downloading properly? I know in firefox that VideoDownloadHelper will create 0kb files occasionally. Some videos seem more prone to this than others, e.g. music videos. It's as though youtube implemented some DRM-type cunning in their latest update.

Having said all of the above, if VLC can't play something, it generally means that the file is stuffed.
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Post by Bic Basher » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:15 pm

After downloading files from YouTube, try putting them in Handbrake which allows you to convert the file and deinterlace it.
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Re: Advice for mp4 videos

Post by Deceptifn10 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:14 pm

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.
I tried Handbrake, and while I get the video, I don't get audio. Honestly, I'm really not in the mood to complain about it any more, though.
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Post by gaztaylor » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:04 pm

Try this http://www.youtubedownloaderhd.com/help.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Make sure you set the video download to the highest quality available.
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Re: Advice for mp4 videos

Post by Deceptifn10 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:06 pm

Thanks gaz, I tried it, and it worked. Still weird that I was able to still play mp4 videos downloaded before June, but I couldn't play videos downloaded AFTER June 5. But it's good now. Many thanks to one and all for your help.
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Re: Advice for mp4 videos

Post by Deceptifn10 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:07 am

Well here we go. YouTubeDownloader now no longer downloads videos, period.
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Re: Advice for mp4 videos

Post by johndoe2 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:49 am

DownloadHelper Firefox extension
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Re: Advice for mp4 videos

Post by gaztaylor » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:03 pm

Deceptifn10 wrote:Well here we go. YouTubeDownloader now no longer downloads videos, period.

Before you download loads of stuff to try and resolve this, Id suggest the issue lies on your pc, YT downloader works fine for me.
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