how to get better quality with downloaded youtube videos?

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  1. DarkRey
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    i've downloaded a youtube video and i converted it to .mp4 video format but when i whatc it the quality of the video is poor so i want to know how to make the video better?
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  2. dinofan01

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    I dont think you can. Youtube videos start off as really bad quality in the first place. Dont use Youtube for video quality.
     
  3. JPdensetsu

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    can video's on youtube are in HD and you can download then in HD!
     
  4. TheWingless

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    You can't suddenly make a bad quality video into a good quality video. Just download a good quality video and convert it.
     
  5. juggernaut911

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    *youtube url*&fmt=18

    ^ high quality
     
  6. JPdensetsu

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    What He said !!!
     
  7. Vater Unser

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    Don't download the .flv and convert it to .mp4....All YouTube videos are stored in mp4 format on their servers, you can download them by either setting up a bookmark that makes a downloadlink appear on the YouTube page itself (google it), or by replacing the "www.youtube.com" in the video URL with "www.voobys.com" [​IMG]

    The mp4s are usually in higher quality than the standard YouTube videos...

    Alternatively, do what juggernaut911 said, this is also my favorite method
     
  8. Mewgia

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    ...what? Can you retype that in understandable English?
     
  9. Ferrariman

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    Wait, wat?
     
  10. Mewgia

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    When you go to a video onyoutube, add &fmt=18 and go forward. It will load a higher-quality video.
     
  11. Ferrariman

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    Oh, thanks.
     
  12. JPdensetsu

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    O I don't know that, Thanks [​IMG]
     
  13. myuusmeow

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    Use this to save the video in MP4 which is usually slightly better than the FLV: (make it into a bookmark's location)
    CODEjava script:if%20(document.getElementById('download-youtube-video')==null%20&&%20!!(document.location.href.match(/http:\/\/[a-zA-Z\.]*youtube\.com\/watch/)))%20{var%20yt_mp4_path='http://www.youtube.com/get_video?fmt=18&video_id='+swfArgs['video_id']+'&t='+swfArgs['t'];%20var%20div_embed=document.getElementById('watch-embed-div');div_embed.innerHTML=div_embed.innerHTML+'%20Download%20as%20MP4%20(right-click%20and%20select%20Save%20'+%20(navigator.appName=='Microsoft%20Internet%20Explorer'?'target':'link')%20+'%20as)';}void(0);

    Click it, then under More Info there will be a link to download the video.
     
  14. Prime

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    But will it download in higher quality?
     
  15. juggernaut911

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    if you download the video after you go to the adress with the extra tidbit and then dl
     
  16. Mewgia

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    just use VideoDownloader, the FF addon.
     
  17. Sephi

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    Good question, I think it should download in better quality, you might as well test it on a video.
     
  18. DarkRey
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    thanx everyone