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Old November 24th 17, 04:12 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
T
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Default Firefox: how can I see the little box with out the trash?

Hi All,

Firefox

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Full Game HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHIuIH9X_VQ

Now this is annoying. Is there an add-on or
other way that will allow me to see just the game
and not the graphics trash on the sides?


Many thanks,
-T
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  #2  
Old November 24th 17, 06:02 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default Firefox: how can I see the little box with out the trash?

T wrote:
Hi All,

Firefox

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Full Game HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHIuIH9X_VQ

Now this is annoying. Is there an add-on or
other way that will allow me to see just the game
and not the graphics trash on the sides?


Many thanks,
-T


I'm the last person to ask how to do this, as I don't
have a "large collection of downloaders". However, a
previous Linux experiment, just to see how it works,
shows how you can get the content, so you can work on it.

Basically, this package is updated daily (to counter the
latest counter-measures). You can certainly install the
package from your Package Manager, but then it's a good idea
to update the software directly from the developer site. There
may be an update feature in the software somewhere, to ensure
you get it.

The stuff in the next section, shows typical technique. You
first ask what formats the vid is available in. Then select
a high quality one. Then request that specific format with
the downloader. Two commands total. Then sit back... and wait.

I think you've probably already downloaded your share of
vids, and so your question was just rhetorical. You'll never
get rid of junk on sites like this, like the pop-in-front
adverts every ten minutes and so on. So while that pattern
on the periphery of the video is bad, the pop-in-front is
much worse.

Once you've received the video, take it into your favorite
video editor, apply a crop box around the "good part" and
toss that acid-trip crap on the edges to NUL (we are on a
Windows group after all).

*******
youtube-dl --list-formats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyQUCYl-ocs

[youtube] wyQUCYl-ocs: Downloading webpage
[youtube] wyQUCYl-ocs: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] wyQUCYl-ocs: Extracting video information
[youtube] wyQUCYl-ocs: Downloading js player vflmw6aFG
[youtube] wyQUCYl-ocs: Downloading MPD manifest
[info] Available formats for wyQUCYl-ocs:
format code extension resolution note
139 m4a audio only DASH audio 48k , m4a_dash container, [email protected] 48k (22050Hz), 1.90MiB
249 webm audio only DASH audio 60k , opus @ 50k, 2.03MiB
250 webm audio only DASH audio 79k , opus @ 70k, 2.52MiB
171 webm audio only DASH audio 91k , [email protected], 3.19MiB
140 m4a audio only DASH audio 128k , m4a_dash container, [email protected] (44100Hz), 5.06MiB
251 webm audio only DASH audio 156k , opus @160k, 5.50MiB
160 mp4 192x144 DASH video 85k , avc1.4d400b, 25fps, video only, 3.30MiB
133 mp4 320x240 DASH video 204k , avc1.4d400d, 25fps, video only, 7.50MiB
17 3gp 176x144 small , mp4v.20.3, [email protected] 24k
36 3gp 320x240 small , mp4v.20.3, mp4a.40.2
18 mp4 320x240 medium , avc1.42001E, [email protected] 96k
43 webm 640x360 medium , vp8.0, [email protected] (best)

To download in a specific format:

youtube-dl --format 251 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyQUCYl-ocs
*******

HTH,
Paul
  #3  
Old November 24th 17, 08:23 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Default Firefox: how can I see the little box with out the trash?

T wrote:

Firefox


Doesn't matter. If you had tested in other web browsers, you'd have
seen the same garbaged video.


Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Full Game HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHIuIH9X_VQ

Now this is annoying. Is there an add-on or
other way that will allow me to see just the game
and not the graphics trash on the sides?


I doubt this video consists of 2 separate video streams. Some videos
will have multiple streams but they are consecutive, like showing an ad
stream, showing some of the video, showing another ad (especially if you
attempt to fast forward), and repeat. A stream capture program (e.g.,
Jaksta or Applian Replay Media Capture which is Jaksta in disguise) can
capture the streams separately.

There are screen capture programs that let you choose what section of
the screen to capture. However, if you move the app's window then you
screw up the capture since the capture area is fixed. Also, if you move
the cursor across the are being captured or there is any jerkiness or
pauses in the video playback, yep, those will also show up in the
recorded section of the screen. Applian has their screen capture tool
(Replay Video Capture) but I eventually uninstalled it because too many
artifacts of the screen were getting included in the capture of a video.
That will be symptomatic of any screen capture program, like for
Camstudio (which really sucks).

Since it is like the graphics and game were merged into one video
stream, you would have to edit the captured stream (recorded into a
local file) to cut out just the inset section with the game. The video
editing software would have to let you define what section within the
video for it to cut out and then play the video frame by frame to cut
out just that section of each to pile into another video file.

As a test, I used Applian's Replay Media Capture to snap the video
stream(s) from that page. There was only one stream, not one for the
game and another for the graphics. It's all one video. That the
sections look separate is how your brain interprets the display, just
like when viewing text on the screen is still looking at graphics but
your brain has been taught to recognize some glyphs as characters in
your language.

There is some fuzziness to the game inset portion, especially for quick
movement, but that's because Youtube delivered the entire video stream
as 480p. If I use the settings menu (gear icon) to raise resolution to
720p, the game gets clearer (better focus).

You could add a comment to that Youtube video (after logging in) to see
if you could prod David Perry, the video owner, to upload a non-garbaged
version of the game. Bet he comes back to say he did that to obviate
some copyright law regarding his thievery. His other videos are his
camera pointed at his tablet playing a game. Other of his videos look
just the one you found; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJA88BjsRgQ and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCAz0MZWHAg.

You could try reporting his garbaged thievery by using the 3-dot menu
under the video to report his video as violating Google's TOS. Alas,
only owners of pirated content are allowed to report it to Google (as
the option is to report as "Infringes My Rights"). That means someone
would have to be hunting around looking for thieves of their content to
then report them to the sites hosting the stolen content.
  #4  
Old November 24th 17, 08:35 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default Firefox: how can I see the little box with out the trash?

Paul wrote:
T wrote:
Hi All,

Firefox

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Full Game HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHIuIH9X_VQ

Now this is annoying. Is there an add-on or
other way that will allow me to see just the game
and not the graphics trash on the sides?


Many thanks,
-T


After you install the stale version in your
package manager, you can do

pip install --upgrade youtube-dl

to update the Python portion, which is dated Nov.15
in this case.

Downloader right now says I'm getting a 1.9GB movie
in format 22. Then I'll get to see whether VLC can handle it.

Paul

  #5  
Old November 24th 17, 08:36 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
T
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Default Firefox: how can I see the little box with out the trash?

On 11/23/2017 09:02 PM, Paul wrote:
T wrote:
Hi All,

Firefox

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Full Game HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHIuIH9X_VQ

Now this is annoying.¬* Is there an add-on or
other way that will allow me to see just the game
and not the graphics trash on the sides?


Many thanks,
-T


I'm the last person to ask how to do this, as I don't
have a "large collection of downloaders". However, a
previous Linux experiment, just to see how it works,
shows how you can get the content, so you can work on it.

Basically, this package is updated daily (to counter the
latest counter-measures). You can certainly install the
package from your Package Manager, but then it's a good idea
to update the software directly from the developer site. There
may be an update feature in the software somewhere, to ensure
you get it.

The stuff in the next section, shows typical technique. You
first ask what formats the vid is available in. Then select
a high quality one. Then request that specific format with
the downloader. Two commands total. Then sit back... and wait.

I think you've probably already downloaded your share of
vids, and so your question was just rhetorical. You'll never
get rid of junk on sites like this, like the pop-in-front
adverts every ten minutes and so on. So while that pattern
on the periphery of the video is bad, the pop-in-front is
much worse.

Once you've received the video, take it into your favorite
video editor, apply a crop box around the "good part" and
toss that acid-trip crap on the edges to NUL (we are on a
Windows group after all).

*******
youtube-dl --list-formats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyQUCYl-ocs

[youtube] wyQUCYl-ocs: Downloading webpage
[youtube] wyQUCYl-ocs: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] wyQUCYl-ocs: Extracting video information
[youtube] wyQUCYl-ocs: Downloading js player vflmw6aFG
[youtube] wyQUCYl-ocs: Downloading MPD manifest
[info] Available formats for wyQUCYl-ocs:
format code¬* extension¬* resolution note
139¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* m4a¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* audio only DASH audio¬*¬* 48k , m4a_dash
container, [email protected] 48k (22050Hz), 1.90MiB
249¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* webm¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* audio only DASH audio¬*¬* 60k , opus @ 50k, 2.03MiB
250¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* webm¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* audio only DASH audio¬*¬* 79k , opus @ 70k, 2.52MiB
171¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* webm¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* audio only DASH audio¬*¬* 91k , [email protected], 3.19MiB
140¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* m4a¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* audio only DASH audio¬* 128k , m4a_dash
container, [email protected] (44100Hz), 5.06MiB
251¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* webm¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* audio only DASH audio¬* 156k , opus @160k, 5.50MiB
160¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* mp4¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 192x144¬*¬*¬* DASH video¬*¬* 85k , avc1.4d400b,
25fps, video only, 3.30MiB
133¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* mp4¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 320x240¬*¬*¬* DASH video¬* 204k , avc1.4d400d,
25fps, video only, 7.50MiB
17¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 3gp¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 176x144¬*¬*¬* small , mp4v.20.3, [email protected] 24k
36¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 3gp¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 320x240¬*¬*¬* small , mp4v.20.3, mp4a.40.2
18¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* mp4¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 320x240¬*¬*¬* medium , avc1.42001E, [email protected] 96k
43¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* webm¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 640x360¬*¬*¬* medium , vp8.0, [email protected] (best)

To download in a specific format:

youtube-dl --format 251 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyQUCYl-ocs
*******

HTH,
¬*¬*¬* Paul

Hi Paul,

Just look at the video. You will see what I mean.

I just want to watch the game. Now that Arron Rogers is
injured and the offense can't make up for the terrible
defense, it is probably the last game the Packers will
win this year!

-T
  #6  
Old November 24th 17, 08:38 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
T
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Default Firefox: how can I see the little box with out the trash?

On 11/23/2017 11:23 PM, VanguardLH wrote:
T wrote:

Firefox


Doesn't matter. If you had tested in other web browsers, you'd have
seen the same garbaged video.


Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Full Game HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHIuIH9X_VQ

Now this is annoying. Is there an add-on or
other way that will allow me to see just the game
and not the graphics trash on the sides?


I doubt this video consists of 2 separate video streams. Some videos
will have multiple streams but they are consecutive, like showing an ad
stream, showing some of the video, showing another ad (especially if you
attempt to fast forward), and repeat. A stream capture program (e.g.,
Jaksta or Applian Replay Media Capture which is Jaksta in disguise) can
capture the streams separately.

There are screen capture programs that let you choose what section of
the screen to capture. However, if you move the app's window then you
screw up the capture since the capture area is fixed. Also, if you move
the cursor across the are being captured or there is any jerkiness or
pauses in the video playback, yep, those will also show up in the
recorded section of the screen. Applian has their screen capture tool
(Replay Video Capture) but I eventually uninstalled it because too many
artifacts of the screen were getting included in the capture of a video.
That will be symptomatic of any screen capture program, like for
Camstudio (which really sucks).

Since it is like the graphics and game were merged into one video
stream, you would have to edit the captured stream (recorded into a
local file) to cut out just the inset section with the game. The video
editing software would have to let you define what section within the
video for it to cut out and then play the video frame by frame to cut
out just that section of each to pile into another video file.

As a test, I used Applian's Replay Media Capture to snap the video
stream(s) from that page. There was only one stream, not one for the
game and another for the graphics. It's all one video. That the
sections look separate is how your brain interprets the display, just
like when viewing text on the screen is still looking at graphics but
your brain has been taught to recognize some glyphs as characters in
your language.

There is some fuzziness to the game inset portion, especially for quick
movement, but that's because Youtube delivered the entire video stream
as 480p. If I use the settings menu (gear icon) to raise resolution to
720p, the game gets clearer (better focus).

You could add a comment to that Youtube video (after logging in) to see
if you could prod David Perry, the video owner, to upload a non-garbaged
version of the game. Bet he comes back to say he did that to obviate
some copyright law regarding his thievery. His other videos are his
camera pointed at his tablet playing a game. Other of his videos look
just the one you found; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJA88BjsRgQ and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCAz0MZWHAg.

You could try reporting his garbaged thievery by using the 3-dot menu
under the video to report his video as violating Google's TOS. Alas,
only owners of pirated content are allowed to report it to Google (as
the option is to report as "Infringes My Rights"). That means someone
would have to be hunting around looking for thieves of their content to
then report them to the sites hosting the stolen content.


That explains it. Thank you.
  #7  
Old November 24th 17, 09:02 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default Firefox: how can I see the little box with out the trash?

T wrote:

Hi Paul,

Just look at the video. You will see what I mean.

I just want to watch the game. Now that Arron Rogers is
injured and the offense can't make up for the terrible
defense, it is probably the last game the Packers will
win this year!

-T


Got the video. The usable portion is 640x328 or so.

File size was 2,035,969,515 for format 22.

A pass through a movie tool to crop off the 3/4 portion
of screen which is unusable, ought to fix it.

The remaining effective resolution makes it WinTV quality.

Remember that when Internet video started, we oohed
and awed over 160x120, and this is way better than that.

It looks like a football game of some sort.

https://s7.postimg.org/446vhr40r/sample2.gif

Paul
  #8  
Old November 28th 17, 12:57 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default Firefox: how can I see the little box with out the trash?

T wrote:
Hi All,

Firefox

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Full Game HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHIuIH9X_VQ

Now this is annoying. Is there an add-on or
other way that will allow me to see just the game
and not the graphics trash on the sides?


Many thanks,
-T


I tried a couple players in their so-called "crop" mode,
and I just couldn't figure out the arguments for the
WxH+X+Y format. Sometimes I'd get a slice of video,
sometimes I would just get a noisy part of the screen
and not the picture.

So I gave up on doing it the easy way.

I converted the 2GB downloaded video to 600GB of BMP files.
200,000 of them :-)

C:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg -i L:\bears.mp4 -f image2 -q:v 1 -c:v bmp a%06d.bmp

I used IrfanView to crop the 1280x720 frames to 640x360.
The Convert option, Advanced settings, has Crop in it.
That converts the BMP folder into 150GB worth of stuff.

Next, split off the sound (because I don't know FFMPEG
well enough to do the remaining steps in one shot). This takes
no time at all, since it's a stream extract and copy.

C:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg -i bears.mp4 -map 0:1 -c:a copy sound.mp4

The final render takes the 150GB video images, plus 100MB of
sound, and combines them. The T:\OUT folder has the cropped
640x360 images, one per video frame.

C:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg -i sound.mp4 -framerate 30 -s 640x360 -i T:\out\a%06d.bmp -c:v h264 -preset slow -crf 22 bears_out.mp4

And that's roughly a 1GB file, ready to play.

It even looks good in VLC, if I magnify the screen
to 2x.

See how easy video is ?

Paul
  #9  
Old November 28th 17, 08:56 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
T
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Default Firefox: how can I see the little box with out the trash?

On 11/28/2017 03:57 AM, Paul wrote:
T wrote:
Hi All,

Firefox

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers Full Game HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHIuIH9X_VQ

Now this is annoying.¬* Is there an add-on or
other way that will allow me to see just the game
and not the graphics trash on the sides?


Many thanks,
-T


I tried a couple players in their so-called "crop" mode,
and I just couldn't figure out the arguments for the
WxH+X+Y format. Sometimes I'd get a slice of video,
sometimes I would just get a noisy part of the screen
and not the picture.

So I gave up on doing it the easy way.

I converted the 2GB downloaded video to 600GB of BMP files.
200,000 of them :-)

C:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg -i L:\bears.mp4 -f image2 -q:v 1 -c:v bmp a%06d.bmp

I used IrfanView to crop the 1280x720 frames to 640x360.
The Convert option, Advanced settings, has Crop in it.
That converts the BMP folder into 150GB worth of stuff.

Next, split off the sound (because I don't know FFMPEG
well enough to do the remaining steps in one shot). This takes
no time at all, since it's a stream extract and copy.

C:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg -i bears.mp4 -map 0:1 -c:a copy sound.mp4

The final render takes the 150GB video images, plus 100MB of
sound, and combines them. The T:\OUT folder has the cropped
640x360 images, one per video frame.

C:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg -i sound.mp4 -framerate 30 -s 640x360 -i
T:\out\a%06d.bmp -c:v h264 -preset slow -crf 22 bears_out.mp4

And that's roughly a 1GB file, ready to play.

It even looks good in VLC, if I magnify the screen
to 2x.

See how easy video is ?

¬*¬* Paul



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