has youtube dropped small (48k) audio (dash) streams

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has youtube dropped small (48k) audio (dash) streams

Post by al_9x » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:50 am

the are not longer in the dash menu
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Re: has youtube dropped small (48k) audio (dash) streams

Post by therube » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:45 pm

It appears so.

Dropping back to flashgot-1.5.5.95rc1.xpi does not bring them back.
Using a site like http://en.savefrom.net/ is only seeing "Audio MP4 128".

And I'm seeing in some cases, (dash) webm where it had always only been mp4 in the past.

"Small" (HE-AAC I suppose more generally) was fine, is fine, generally great, depending on use cases.

The only thing I find is that during playback, with most players, MPlayer included, if you jump through the track, you'll hear clips, chirps, when you jump.

That seems to be a fault in the decoder? Perhaps if you compiled with a better decoder, FhG I think it is, the issue wouldn't be there? But you cannot distribute pre-compiled binaries with FhG.
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Re: has youtube dropped small (48k) audio (dash) streams

Post by therube » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:59 am

If all you were looking for was a low bitrate...

If a clip has a .3gp version, the complete clip, audio & video may very well be smaller then the Dash/.m4a (medium) & the .3gp will (likely) have .m4a audio too (& probably even smaller then "small").

So you to just pull the (low bit-rate) audio from the .3gp.
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