As I've noticed a large infux of newfags redditors coming to this board, it's time to learn proper board procedure and archiving best practices. First of all we will go over proper youtube archival and why this should be done instead of just posting links.
YOUTUBE: JEWGLE'S DOMAIN
As you're well aware, youtube pulls videos down all the time if even tangentially resembles something that could be considered beneficial to our cause. These rules have gotten even more stringent, stripping monetization from small channels under a certain threshhold. This, in concert with their censorship of videos, leads to a lot of great content being lost. A way to circumvent the loss of important videos is to pull the files from their servers and download a local copy for archival purposes. This is everyone's duty.
but muh hooktoobs
Hooktube just redirects youtube video links, so it does not protect against videos getting quickly pulled down when kikes are getting shifty and banning things quickly, which happens during big happenings.
Now, what can we use to download videos? Sure, there's a bunch of websites that do piss poor jobs of this, but we are anons and thus aren't retarded niggers requiring these shitty substitutes. The tools we will use today are ffmpeg and youtube-dl.
ffmpeg source: ffmpeg.org
youtube-dl source: rg3.github.io
For people on os x, I would recommend grabbing homebrew and just typing in
brew install youtube-dl and
brew install ffmpeg
Linux people should have ffmpeg/youtube-dl in their repositories, so if you have a debian based OS you can type in
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg and
sudo apt-get install youtube-dl
Using your new tools
Now we will learn the basics about bitrates and how they apply here. First thing we should learn about is the maximum file size. The aggregate file size of a post has to be under 16MB (actually it's 16.5, but that .5 will be used as a buffer because this stuff isn't always an exact science), so let's figure out how to apply it to videos.
Videos have two channels of bits, the audio and the visual. Each has a certain amount of bits per second that delivers the quality of the clip. Since you have a maximum file size, you have a set amount of play in which you can divide the two variables which will be length of the clip and the bits per second.
For napkin math, you can use the following estimation: 16 (MB) * 1024 = 16384
16384 / x = audio + video bits per second
x in this equation is the # of seconds of the video in question. If you're not a nigger, you could see how quickly the length of the video can impact the resultant video quality. Longer videos precipitously drop in quality, but longer videos can be split up and/or done a few magic things to that I might cover in future posts if there's any interest.
Anyway, let's take the video for practice: youtube.com
You should have ffmpeg and youtube-dl at this point
The video is 91 seconds long, so taking 16384/91 means we have 180kbps of data that we can spread among the audio/video streams.
First, open up your terminal/command prompt and type in
Download should start and go to your ~ (in os x or linux) or probably your downloads folder in windows. In this example, the file is exactly 16MB so it's pretty much perfect and ready to go for posting. However, there are many situations where the video length is longer than the 1.5 minutes like the video I provided, so you'll need options. Very interestingly, youtube-dl is very nifty and provides you many options for the lazy.
Let's use the same video and explore these options. First, let's say for argument this video was longer than 16MB so it naturally needed to be sliced down in quality to be able to fit in a post. We can actually explore different options with the following command:
youtube-dl -F https'':''//www.youtube.com/watch?v=93YiJx4Sj7k
Pic 2 related, you'll get a number of options here and you can select lower quality options to fit into a post here on Holla Forums. You don't have to remember codecs, but ogg vorbis is a great audio codec that compresses great. If you look in the list, you'll see option 43 uses a smaller video size and vorbis for audio so it will provide a smaller file size than an uncompressed video straight from youtube. Let's try downloading this one since 43 is one of my go-to options.
youtube-dl -f 43 https'':''//www.youtube.com/watch?v=93YiJx4Sj7k
As you'll be able to see, this cut the file size down to a bit over 8MB so we cut the file size in half. I will continue this post if there's any interest.