Downloading YouTube videos has always been a difficult task due to the restrictions imposed by YouTube itself. While YouTube allows you to download a lower quality version of the video, the full quality video file is not available for download. However, with the help of a command line prompt, you can download the full HD videos that YouTube has created and stored on its server.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to download a YouTube live stream in full quality using a Mac. While this process may be easier on a Windows computer, we have spent a lot of time figuring out how to do this on a Mac so that you can download your live streams instead of having to record two files or record a file while you live stream.
To begin with, you will need to install Homebrew in your terminal. Once you have installed Homebrew, you will need to install yt-dlp, a tool that will allow you to download from YouTube. Then, you will need to encode the audio so that it can be compiled into one video file. For this, you will need to install ffmpeg.
Once you have installed ffmpeg, you will need to move it to the right location so that it installs somewhere else rather than where the yt-dlp is sending the video file. You can find the instructions to do this in the forum.
To download the video, all you need to do is paste the video link in the terminal and hit enter. The video will start downloading, and it may take a while if it is a long video. Once the download is complete, you will have the full video with audio in the highest resolution available.
If you face any troubleshooting issues, you can post your questions in the chat or comments, and we will do our best to help you. However, we recommend that you look through the forums for answers to your queries.
In conclusion, downloading YouTube live streams in full quality is now possible with the help of a few command line prompts. We hope that this tutorial has helped you and that you are now able to download your live streams in the highest resolution possible.