I have been away from YT for a while but wish to use it to download some videos so that I can play without buffering issues which we have with our rather slow broadband connection.
As I understand it should download 1080 video if available but must have the best audio and have the downloads in an .mp4 container. My first experiment gave me a .webm file but otherwise appeared OK but there was no thumbnail and I was not aware of the component resolutions downloaded although I can find out. Here is the resulting file title:-
Claudio Monteverdi - L’Incoronazione di Poppea _ La Venexiana _ Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele [FqMrivd0iUo].webm
When I tried to specify the download using specified details rather than relying on defaults I was less successful as I received the .mp4 file but no thumbnail or title, just the YT number. Here is the command I used:-
alastair@IBMT530:~> yt-dlp -f 'bv[height=1080][ext=mp4]+ba[ext=m4a]' --embed-thumbnail --merge-output-format mp4 FqMrivd0iUo -o '%(id)s.mp4'
And the resulting file title:-
Please could somebody help me get this right.