[FFmpeg-user] How to download video stream starting at an earlier time?

Carlos E. R. robin.listas at telefonica.net
Tue Aug 17 00:38:38 EEST 2021

On 16/08/2021 23.29, Bo Berglund wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Aug 2021 22:59:58 +0200, Reino Wijnsma <rwijnsma at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> On 2021-08-16T22:00:24+0200, Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> $ ffmpeg -ss 3600 -i https://youtu.be/DM-I6UugaFs -preset veryfast -crf 25  -c:a
>>> copy -t 600 output.mp4
>> What makes you think FFmpeg supports Youtube urls?
> What is different about a youtube url and some other domain url?
> If a web browser can handle youtube url's as well as other sites then why should
> not ffmpeg?
> Your question does not make any sense to me...
> Do you know for a fact that it does not?
> If so that would have been the reasonable comment, i.e. "unfortunately ffmpeg
> does not support youtube url's"

Problem is, a youtube url is not the actual video stream url. You need
something that is smart and finds out the exact url to use, and feed
that to ffmpeg.

See my other post :-)

Cheers / Saludos,

		Carlos E. R.

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