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Old 06.07.2019, 12:43
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Default YouTube plugin: choose worst variant

In the YouTube plugin settings under "Variant Collection", it says that JDownloader will choose the best of the variants from a collection. Please add an option to select best vs. worst. Downloading worst is useful because then podcasts, audiobooks etc. can be downloaded such that they save space when copied to a mobile device.

Currently selecting the worst variant manually for many files is a big mess. Not all files have the same worst variant. Thanks!
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Old 22.09.2019, 15:20
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A slightly inconvenient workaround (but more convenient than the aforementioned "big mess") is this:

Go to "Settings" -> "Advanced Settings" -> "YouTube: Quality Sort Identifier Order Audio Bitrate", invert the order there. (Doing this for every switch is the inconvenient part, because it takes more than just a few klicks.)

Also set "YouTube: Quality Sort Identifier Order Audio Codec" as desired.

Also make sure that "YouTube: Quality Sort Identifier Order" is set such that "AUDIO_BITRATE" comes before "AUDIO_CODEC" and some other things, but rather not before "RESOLUTION".

I also wonder whether this causes video-based properties like "RESOLUTION" to affect the order of audio-only variants.

Still a simple few-clicks solution would be great.

Last edited by SMS; 03.10.2019 at 11:29.
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