#614 Doesn't always play max resolution from Youtube

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nobody
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2014-01-22
2014-01-22
foxyshadis
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There seems to be a problem with loading best available resolutions from Youtube. I brought up this movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKhjaGRhIYU

And instead of picking up the 480p, I only got the 360p. I have 1080p as the default selected in the configuration.

r5971, Windows 8.1 x64

Discussion

  • These are the available formats for that video:

    18 : mp4 [360x640]
    43 : webm [360x640]
    5 : flv [240x400]
    36 : 3gp [240x320]
    17 : 3gp [144x176]
    135 : mp4 [480p] (DASH Video)
    134 : mp4 [360p] (DASH Video)
    133 : mp4 [240p] (DASH Video)
    160 : mp4 [192p] (DASH Video)
    172 : webm [256k] (DASH Audio)
    140 : m4a [128k] (DASH Audio)
    171 : webm [128k] (DASH Audio)
    139 : m4a [48k] (DASH Audio)

    Currently smplayer doesn't support the DASH format, that's why it selects the 360p video.

    I'll try to add support for the DASH format in future versions, but it's not easy because the audio and video are in separated streams and need to be downloaded first in order to play correctly with mplayer.

     
  • foxyshadis
    foxyshadis
    2014-01-22

    That makes sense. Thanks for looking into it!