Using a different Downloader
Using a different Downloader is similar to the process of using a different player.
You can again change this directly in the settings or you can also adjust the
DOWNLOADER environmental variable.
By default, this variable will be set to:
youtube-dl --output $HOME/Downloads/%(title)s-%(id)s.%(ext)s
If you are using the Flatpak-Version,
yt-dlp will be used instead, as this is already packaged in the Flatpak.
When trying to change the
DOWNLOADER for Flatpak, it is important to leave the
--output $HOME/Downloads/%(title)s-%(id)s.%(ext)s, as the Flatpak only has access to the
Download in a different format
By default, the best available format will be chosen. This is not desirable most of the time as this can take ages to download.
Lets say you want to download 720p instead, and you are using the Flatpak-Version.
You will have to change
yt-dlp -f bestvideo[height<=720]+bestaudio/best[height<=720] --output $HOME/Downloads/%(title)s-%(id)s.%(ext)s
Note: Leaving out the Quotation Marks around the format somehow seems to be important.
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