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Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:19 am
by Greatscott
Hello,

I'm experiencing an issue with Flashgot + Youtube, in that I no longer seem to be able to get a 1080p MP4 file listed on relevant videos, only the WEBM format or 720p MP4's.

Example: http://puu.sh/4FB25/321ed9a70d.png

This was occurring with Flashgot 1.5.5.5, so I updated to 1.5.5.92 and the same issue is present - at a guess, Youtube might have changed how the 1080p mp4 is presented to the browser? (Firefox 22 here) I'm not sure if this is something that can be easily fixed or not but I thought I would make a post here to highlight the problem.

Thanks

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:21 am
by Greatscott
Sorry, forgot to include in original post: I also tried the latest development build and 1080p MP4 is also not available there.

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:33 am
by Greatscott
Apologies, I meant Firefox 24 not 22 ! It seems I am a little tired this morning :(

The Making of Oblivion video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzE-r0zj09o is one that does not give a 1080p MP4 download option

Here is one with even more options (4K video?) but 1080p webm appears to be the max here too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgddJPi7NIY

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:26 am
by Greatscott
Hello again! I've been fiddling around with the second example, the one with the 4K viewing options, and found the source now seems to have two separate areas of <script> where the formats and defined and the URL's provided.

It seems to start from the "<script>var ytplayer = ytplayer " part of the source, and the first chunk does indeed only seem to contain up to 1080p WEBM formats.

A bit further down in the same script block (I have some problems parsing this due to the way javascript is encoded I guess, I am not used to this!) we have some json-esque looking thing about adaptive_fmts": In this section it appears additional formats are now specified.

I was able to obtain a working URL for both a 4K mp4 file and also the 1080p mp4 file:

4K mp4:
URL starts with http://r1---sn-2a0noxu-ajte.c.youtube.c ... k?itag=138
Now I put this URL into Firefox directly and it complained the file was corrupted. However it works fine in Chrome (I suspect Firefox doesn't like / accept the format of the video) and produced the following: http://puu.sh/4FCaS/fa40725f15.png

1080p mp4:
URL for this starts with http://r1---sn-2a0noxu-ajte.c.youtube.c ... k?itag=137
I dropped this into Chrome and it automatically downloaded as per the 4K file and resulted in: http://puu.sh/4FCbk/dfec275d3b.png

I hope this helps with any future modifications to the way Youtube is scanned for files, and that it might be possible to get all formats (1080p MP4 and higher) downloadable again :)

edit - oops! I didn't get audio with the files. I will see if I can figure out why that is missing and update this post ..

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:49 pm
by user
Greatscott wrote:at a guess, Youtube might have changed how the 1080p mp4 is presented to the browser?


Either that, or a temporary YouTube hiccup (because it works for me now), or you've got a userscript that modifies ytplayer's properties (in which case you probably want to find and kill talk to its author), or you're opening the Available formats submenu too soon - before the response to the 1080p mp4 HEAD request arrives.
With this script, you can test if you're getting the 1080p mp4 stream at all. The output should looks something like this.

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:01 pm
by Greatscott
user wrote:With this script, you can test if you're getting the 1080p mp4 stream at all. The output should looks something like this.


Ah interesting, I ran the JS and got the following results in Firefox
And in chrome

But then, I tested on another machine .. and it's similar to yours - the second result is 1080p mp4. Even after deleting cookies and restarting Firefox with addons disabled, it still only gives the WebM options. Very strange. I suppose this is really a problem with my config now! Will have to try and figure out what's going on. Thanks for your help!

update: I couldn't figure out why my firefox and chrome profiles were only getting the limited set of results (9 objects in array instead of 12), so I went for the slightly torturous route of syncing everything to new profiles and using those instead. Now everything is working as expected! I suppose this thread can be locked or something I guess. Thanks for the help user, whoever you are. Also I should probably learn javascript, seems like it would be pretty useful to know that to some degree.

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:56 am
by user
This also can be fixed by deleting the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie: Tools -> Page Info -> Security -> View Cookies.

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:24 am
by nagan
I am not still getting anything higher than hd720 mp4 choice for this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgddJPi7NIY As some have pointed out that hd 1080 also exists and this is visible in the VDH(competitor) menu .

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:57 am
by nagan
Is the issue solved?

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:12 am
by Joker41NAM
user wrote:This also can be fixed by deleting the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie: Tools -> Page Info -> Security -> View Cookies.

I've been using this trick for the past week or so, but now I can't keep the cookie away. It re-creates itself every time I refresh the YouTube video to try and get the 1080 streams to show up.

Also, I tried deleting and blocking all *youtube.com cookies from being created in the first place, and it still isn't working.

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:16 pm
by Greatscott
Joker41NAM wrote:
user wrote:This also can be fixed by deleting the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie: Tools -> Page Info -> Security -> View Cookies.

I've been using this trick for the past week or so, but now I can't keep the cookie away. It re-creates itself every time I refresh the YouTube video to try and get the 1080 streams to show up.

Also, I tried deleting and blocking all *youtube.com cookies from being created in the first place, and it still isn't working.


Confirming similar results to yourself Joker, I can't trigger anything other than 720p options despite trying different (clean) profiles, flushed cache + cookies, and even attempting downloading with a chrome plugin, all seems to be forcing the restricted downloadable options.

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:38 pm
by user
Try this.

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http://rghost.net/private/49645446/f4944914ed0ba55089239b4ea0dae903

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:44 pm
by Pavel
Work, thanks.

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:03 pm
by user
user wrote:Try this.
http://rghost.net/private/49645446/f4944914ed0ba55089239b4ea0dae903


Don't, it's broken. This one is fixed:

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http://rghost.net/private/49649365/e8a45368fa923d491dbe858230acb62a

Re: Flashgot no longer seeing 1080 MP4 on youtube

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:27 pm
by user
user wrote:
user wrote:Try this.
http://rghost.net/private/49645446/f4944914ed0ba55089239b4ea0dae903

Don't, it's broken. This one is fixed:
http://rghost.net/private/49649365/e8a45368fa923d491dbe858230acb62a


****. Turns out I'm an order of magnitude dumber when hungry. This is what it should be:

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http://rghost.net/private/49649540/f5e49e7a81c5732a73fbdec4f58c3cac