Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2017

Musicstream and Audiostream Download Tutorial

Best practice for downloading music and video streams. In Example with Youtube Videodownload and Audiodownload.

There are a lot of Download-Helpers and Addons that have all of their peculiarities. Many are only free or without advertising or email phishing until they are popular enough. In this blog post a very simple guide is illustrated, with which everyone can download themselves music and video on Youtube.

Step by Step Instructions with pictures. Very simple tutorial.

1.) The very first step is that Flash must be uninstalled. Flash is a security risk anyway.

2.) In the second step please select the quality of the Youtube Video.

Youtube Downloader Instruction
Youtube Downloader Instruction

Youtube Downloader Instruction
Youtube Downloader Instruction
 3.) Now start the Youtube video and turn on the developer tool. In the example, Chrome has been used. In Firefox, the developer tool is found in a similar place.

Youtube Downloader Instruction
Youtube Downloader Instruction
Youtube Downloader Instruction
Youtube Downloader Instruction

4.) In the developer tool, click the "Network" tab.

Youtube Downloader Instruction
Youtube Downloader Instruction
5.) After starting the video, URLs are loaded. Here are the URLs interesting with "videoplayback?..." to begin.
This "videoplayback?..." URLs are URLs to small snippets of video and audio. So there are different, you have to try to find the right one. In this test, video and audio were separated into two files.
Right-click on such a link and open it in a new tab.

Youtube Downloader Instruction
Youtube Downloader Instruction
6.) Go to the end of the URL in the newly opened tab in the address line. Remove the "range". In the picture, it is highlighted in blue.
The "range" is the snippet. Without the "range" it is in full length.

Youtube Downloader Instruction
Youtube Downloader Instruction
7.) Click on the Play / Pause button with the right mouse button in the player and save the file.

Youtube Downloader Instruction
Youtube Downloader Instruction
8.) When saving you must specify the file extension. You can also specify a filename here.
In this example, only the music/audio from a Youtube video was downloaded. It is in this case no MP3 Stream, but an MP4 stream. The file may need to be converted afterwards.

Youtube Downloader Instruction
Youtube Downloader Instruction
9.) The downloaded MP4 music / audio stream can be played, for example, in the VLC video player.

Youtube Downloader Instruction - VLC Videoplayer
Youtube Downloader Instruction - VLC Videoplayer

10.) Convert/Transcode the downloaded Audio/Video-Files with VLC Player.
(Please read the VLC Instructions)


11.) Convert the Audio-File to MP3 with Audacity!

Audacity is a Freeware Audio-Editor. Audacity can import, edit and export audio files.
For the Youtube File, you must set two Free Codec in Audacity.
1. The Lame MP3 Codec. (for export/save).
2. The FFmpeg Codec. (for import).
This is quite simple.
Youtube Downloader Audacity
Youtube Downloader Audacity
- Download Audacity from manufacturer page: http://www.audacityteam.org/ (zip-file for portable version)
- Open Audacity and go to
→ Edit / Bearbeiten
→ Preferences / Einstellungen
→ Libraries / Bibliotheken
click the two "Download" Buttons. Download the newest Codecs (better the portable Zip-Files) and click "Locate..." for the File-Path to the Codec-Files.

In the Last Step move the downloaded Youtube-File with the mouse in Audacity, or import it.
Than click File / Datei → Export / Ton exportieren. Choose MP3 and Constant / Festwert 128 kbit/s. Click Save / Speichern and it's finished.


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