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What is With The Recent Youtube WEBM Bullshit?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by lostpassword, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. lostpassword

    lostpassword Junior Member

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    What is With The Recent Youtube WEBM Bullshit?

    When I download youtube video using IDM, the only format is .webm?

    What happen with other format like .mp4 and .flv?
     
  2. Quazpolter

    Quazpolter Junior Member

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    http://www.webmproject.org/ there ya go. I personally thought that .webm videos were only available with the html5 player.

    It might have something to do with the banning of "youtube video to mp3" websites.

    DownloadHelper plugin for firefox still gives me mp4, flv and 3gp
     
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  3. lostpassword

    lostpassword Junior Member

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    I already know about .webm

    I just don't know why they suddenly change the format of their entire database.
     
  4. JolterInc

    JolterInc Regular Member

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    I think it's cos they was really starting to crack down on the yt-to-mp3 websites, I read about it a month back or so.
     
  5. lostpassword

    lostpassword Junior Member

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    About the download youtube as mp3 thing

    I downloaded flo rida whistle just fine
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSnkWzZ7ZAA

    Using:
    http://www.video2mp3.net/
    http://www.vidtomp3.com/

    No problem at all.]

    Actually, just IDM got hit.
    All other download helper work just fine.

    I think IDM is the problem because it's a paid software.
     
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  6. JolterInc

    JolterInc Regular Member

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    Some sites still work I believe, youtubetomp3 or something said they may have to close and was starting a big petition
     
  7. Typlo

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    Actually it's google's encoding. Only chrome supports it IIRC.
     
  8. Adam Rock

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    Downloaded a video direct from YouTube and came up as MP4...perhaps you have the html5 beta turned on? http://youtube.com/html5
     
  9. lostpassword

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    That's weird.
     
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    rickydzine Regular Member

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    Get "JDownloader" It offers all the formats of download. WebM, FLV, MP3, MP4.
     
  11. Unify

    Unify BANNED BANNED

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    It's better IMO. I always used voobys to download youtube vids, and I only downloaded webm videos as they were much faster to download and upload and had the same or better quality. The files are tiny on em.
     
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    zufanas Newbie

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    That's weird.
     
  13. Adam Rock

    Adam Rock Senior Member

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    Try downloading in Firefox, Chrome might be forcing WebM these days...
     
  14. CandyLand

    CandyLand Regular Member

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    Yeah, I just tried in firefox as well. Got mp4 and flv options with the Download Helper extension. I'm seeing a new format for mobiles though, .3gp. If youtube had changed the formatting of all the videos on their site, it probably would have been down for some time.
     
  15. Adam Rock

    Adam Rock Senior Member

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    3gp isn't new for mobile, they've had that since the beginning.
     
  16. lostpassword

    lostpassword Junior Member

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    LOL, I was using firefox all the time.
     
  17. playerb

    playerb Junior Member

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    you can forcibly disable webm support in firefox via about:config , change media.webm.enable to 0
     
  18. Adam Rock

    Adam Rock Senior Member

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    Then the method you're downloading videos is flawed. Perhaps create a better greasemonkey script to download youtube videos.
     
  19. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    webm is the google attempt to go "microsoft" in the html5 video codec "wars"...
     
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  20. YoutubeDude

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    its getting anoying.they should just keep it simple and easy for users.