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Old 05-21-2018, 12:17 PM   #1
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Youtube videos whose display is too large for the window they are shown in, firefox, youtube-dl and mplayer


Certain youtube videos, eg "Born to Kill", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulYmXEuOXXk, feature a display size that is too large for whatever window they play in, such as the youtube site in firefox.

Downloading such videos with
Code:
youtube-dl  --all-subs  --sub-lang eng,en url
proceeds normally, but playing the result in mplayer has the same problem as playing it in firefox, the video image is too large to fit in its display window.

Various resizing options with mplayer like -fs, -screenh and -screenw, -vf scale and dsize, have no effect because each resizes the content to fit the specified resized window, whereas what seems to be required is a command that merely resizes the window while leaving the displayed content dimensions unchanged, or vice-versa.

How can I display such videos appropriately?
 
Old 05-21-2018, 01:26 PM   #2
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I think. By emailing the uploader to supply you with a better download. May be some one else knows how to video edit singular frames from a whole movie using blender. I don't.

Edit: In the meantime. You might want cruise http://archive.org/web/
till you get a answer you want. They have some cool stuff there as far as films go.

Last edited by rokytnji; 05-21-2018 at 01:34 PM.
 
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:24 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
I think. By emailing the uploader to supply you with a better download. May be some one else knows how to video edit singular frames from a whole movie using blender. I don't.

Edit: In the meantime. You might want cruise http://archive.org/web/
till you get a answer you want. They have some cool stuff there as far as films go.
Thanks for your help.
 
Old 05-22-2018, 09:29 PM   #4
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Last edited by RPI3dv; 05-23-2018 at 04:18 AM.
 
Old 05-22-2018, 09:54 PM   #5
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Youtube provides multiple sizes of every video uploaded

youtube-dl -F 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulYmXEuOXXk' shows this

Code:
[youtube] ulYmXEuOXXk: Downloading webpage
[youtube] ulYmXEuOXXk: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] ulYmXEuOXXk: Extracting video information
[info] Available formats for ulYmXEuOXXk:
format code  extension  resolution note
249          webm       audio only DASH audio   59k , opus @ 50k, 28.43MiB
250          webm       audio only DASH audio   85k , opus @ 70k, 39.38MiB
171          webm       audio only DASH audio  124k , vorbis@128k, 57.75MiB
140          m4a        audio only DASH audio  146k , m4a_dash container, mp4a.40.2@128k, 69.44MiB
251          webm       audio only DASH audio  165k , opus @160k, 77.25MiB
278          webm       256x144    144p  123k , webm container, vp9, 25fps, video only, 51.57MiB
160          mp4        256x144    144p  128k , avc1.4d400c, 25fps, video only, 60.56MiB
242          webm       426x240    240p  244k , vp9, 25fps, video only, 83.02MiB
133          mp4        426x240    240p  263k , avc1.4d4015, 25fps, video only, 133.94MiB
243          webm       640x360    360p  484k , vp9, 25fps, video only, 201.90MiB
134          mp4        640x360    360p  642k , avc1.4d401e, 25fps, video only, 275.61MiB
244          webm       854x480    480p  896k , vp9, 25fps, video only, 391.06MiB
135          mp4        854x480    480p 1191k , avc1.4d401e, 25fps, video only, 601.58MiB
247          webm       1280x720   720p 1857k , vp9, 25fps, video only, 870.86MiB
136          mp4        1280x720   720p 2400k , avc1.4d401f, 25fps, video only, 1.19GiB
17           3gp        176x144    small , mp4v.20.3, mp4a.40.2@ 24k
36           3gp        320x180    small , mp4v.20.3, mp4a.40.2
43           webm       640x360    medium , vp8.0, vorbis@128k
18           mp4        640x360    medium , avc1.42001E, mp4a.40.2@ 96k
22           mp4        1280x720   hd720 , avc1.64001F, mp4a.40.2@192k (best)
You can select a different size with -f. Trial other resolutions and see if those fit better
 
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:13 PM   #6
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If your cpu can handle it. Use Handbrake to re-sample your movie down to a smaller size that you tell it to be.
 
Old 05-23-2018, 04:21 AM   #7
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@ porphyry5

The video is way zoomed in. It's a bad recording or encoding. It will play the same online and offline. Below is a better aspect ratio video of Born to kill.

https://ffilms.org/born-to-kill-1947/
 
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:13 AM   #8
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Have you heard about popcorn time yet? It’s a nice piece of software that allows you to watch movies and tv shows. I’ve found it easy to install and easy to use. You should check it out.
 
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:33 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sefyir View Post
Youtube provides multiple sizes of every video uploaded

youtube-dl -F 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulYmXEuOXXk' shows this

Code:
[youtube] ulYmXEuOXXk: Downloading webpage
[youtube] ulYmXEuOXXk: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] ulYmXEuOXXk: Extracting video information
[info] Available formats for ulYmXEuOXXk:
format code  extension  resolution note
249          webm       audio only DASH audio   59k , opus @ 50k, 28.43MiB
250          webm       audio only DASH audio   85k , opus @ 70k, 39.38MiB
171          webm       audio only DASH audio  124k , vorbis@128k, 57.75MiB
140          m4a        audio only DASH audio  146k , m4a_dash container, mp4a.40.2@128k, 69.44MiB
251          webm       audio only DASH audio  165k , opus @160k, 77.25MiB
278          webm       256x144    144p  123k , webm container, vp9, 25fps, video only, 51.57MiB
160          mp4        256x144    144p  128k , avc1.4d400c, 25fps, video only, 60.56MiB
242          webm       426x240    240p  244k , vp9, 25fps, video only, 83.02MiB
133          mp4        426x240    240p  263k , avc1.4d4015, 25fps, video only, 133.94MiB
243          webm       640x360    360p  484k , vp9, 25fps, video only, 201.90MiB
134          mp4        640x360    360p  642k , avc1.4d401e, 25fps, video only, 275.61MiB
244          webm       854x480    480p  896k , vp9, 25fps, video only, 391.06MiB
135          mp4        854x480    480p 1191k , avc1.4d401e, 25fps, video only, 601.58MiB
247          webm       1280x720   720p 1857k , vp9, 25fps, video only, 870.86MiB
136          mp4        1280x720   720p 2400k , avc1.4d401f, 25fps, video only, 1.19GiB
17           3gp        176x144    small , mp4v.20.3, mp4a.40.2@ 24k
36           3gp        320x180    small , mp4v.20.3, mp4a.40.2
43           webm       640x360    medium , vp8.0, vorbis@128k
18           mp4        640x360    medium , avc1.42001E, mp4a.40.2@ 96k
22           mp4        1280x720   hd720 , avc1.64001F, mp4a.40.2@192k (best)
You can select a different size with -f. Trial other resolutions and see if those fit better
Many thanks for this info. Just what I needed.
 
Old 05-24-2018, 03:22 PM   #10
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@ porphyry5

The video is way zoomed in. It's a bad recording or encoding. It will play the same online and offline. Below is a better aspect ratio video of Born to kill.

https://ffilms.org/born-to-kill-1947/
Unfortunately, I have to mark this thread as UNSOLVED again, all available formats of 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulYmXEuOXXk' have the same problem. As RPI3dv says, it is a bad recording. From the appearance of the video, the uploader encoded it from 4/3 ar to 16/9. The best available solution is to find an undistorted version of the video.
 
  


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