I read somewhere that it is possible to rip youtube videos (music only) without the need for converting it into an mp3 as such.

The online conversion process (naturally) results in loss of quality, and (apparently) it is possible to preserve the original video’s audio quality via a direct rip. If so, how would it be done and what format would it be in anyway?

thanks

  • @neoA
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    34 months ago

    WARNING: webm doesn’t support embedding a thumbnail, mkv will be used

    Embed thumbnails, you’ll never see a webm again.

    • @XEAL@lemm.ee
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      24 months ago

      I resorted to a shitty script that gets the most m4a video quality using grep and awk.

      Is the thumbnail embedding a yt-dlp feature?

      • @neoA
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        4 months ago

        yes but i think it’s also present in youtube-dl --embed-thumbnail