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9/10/19
Update to how videos are downloaded from Google Takeout 0 Recommended Answers 38 Replies 2330 Upvotes
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UPDATE: Last year we announced an update to how videos are downloaded from Google Takeout. Starting on October 10th, the minimum time period to keep the original upload will shorten to 30 days. This means that within 30 days of upload, you will get the original version of your video when you download through Google Takeout; after 30 days, you may receive a high quality compressed version (MP4 file with H264 video and AAC audio). 

Note: the original video replacement will not impact video streaming quality, everyone will have the same great streaming experience!


Update to how videos are downloaded from Google Takeout (coming in October) - Posted on 5/10/2018

Sharing an update for anyone currently using Google Takeout to download their original YouTube videos:

What is changing:
Starting in October, the original video format available for download in Google Takeout may be replaced with a high quality compressed version of the video, six months after upload. This means if you download your video within the first 6 months after it’s uploaded, you’ll continue to receive the original format. If you’d like to download the video anytime after 6 months, you may receive a high quality compressed version (MP4 file with H264 video and AAC audio) at the time of download. Prior to October, all videos will still be available for download in their original format.

What is not changing:
This update only applies to Google Takeout downloads and will not affect videos downloaded from Creator Studio, which are already compressed downloads. This change will have no impact on the quality of your video when viewed on YouTube. People viewing your YouTube videos will continue to have the same great streaming experience.

Why is this happening:
Last year, we made several improvements to bandwidth consumption, making it both easier and faster to store and deliver videos to users all over the world. As we continue to improve our technology, we are making these updates to video storage and retrieval that will take effect later this year. Our data also shows that from the millions of uploads to YouTube each day, only a very small fraction of those are downloaded from Google Takeout in their original format. And as a reminder, this change will have no impact on the streaming experience of your videos being viewed on YouTube.

You can learn more about Google Takeout and downloading data here.

- Sarah (TeamYouTube)
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9/11/19
please live
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9/11/19

please DO NOT Spam - Start your own thread and explain what it is you are looking for!

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9/11/19
@Sarah:

Instead of Google Takout, why don't you add a DOWNLOAD BUTTON that will:

ask you what videos you want to download, you check them off.   Then, you are asked to Compress Them, like Zip, ARJ, 7z, .tar. bzip, bzip.  Once you do that, you compressed archive(s) of all of the videos you want, then you DOWNLOAD them all in ONCE shot rather then a measly 2-5 a day or worse. 

Asking us to NEVER download videos using 3rd  party downloaders is NOT helpful, because if I had 500 videos I wanted to download, and I chose 75, you only allow us to download 5-10 a DAY, which is NOT effective use of bandwidth.  We have lots of videos going up every second, but we have an OLD system, OLD rules, and OLD technology which must be updated to allow for the system to thrive.

The thing is:  Sarah, I do not know who gives you the copy that you type when you post this, and I don't know if you can give us more information about what you are doing, but I am ASKING you to PLEASE DISCLOSE - Do not try to hide things from us, we have had so many things taken away from us in the last 2-3 years, and little guys like us have no say or opportunity in the place.  You guys need to stop making rules that are detrimental to our continued success.  PLEASE give us MORE FEATURES, and stop taking them away, because someone wants to tinker with something that is NOT broken - They need to INCREASE opprotunity, decrease demonetizations, and LISTEN to us.

Please allow us to download and upload a REASONABLE amount of videos with WORKING software:  Most of what is being presented is BETA, or is BROKEN, and was broken by someone who decided to "remove a useful feature, WITHOUT coming to US in the FORUMS, and asking US what we thought, and then they do it ANYWAY. 

Youtube is not what it used to be, Sarah, it is a jungle of "copyright law" "Community Guidelines" that are made with a Community that is NOT consulted:  This is the community.......NOT @teamyoutube.......DONT be the ENEMY....Please help us all.....

Respectfully,

Brian
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9/12/19

please DO NOT Spam - Start your own thread and explain what it is you are looking for!

Brian
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9/12/19
I dont speak.
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9/13/19
Great thanks
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9/13/19
@whomever is marking things "off-topic"

Could you PLEASE SPAM out all these postings that are NOT full postings, and NOT mine, where I tell people NOT to spam?  We used to be able to get RID of these off the screen, but they are still here, and they are getting worse......

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9/14/19
I'm a teacher and I've amassed 5 years' worth of recorded tutorials that I MADE for my students. When I was notified my "Brand Account" that Google REQUIRED I make would be deleted, I began following instructions to create an archive. Google has notified me that my data was too big for one download, so they've downloaded it in 927 CONVENIENT PACKAGES. Each of these is named takeout-###### with absolutely NO CLUE what is in each one. Please, tell me HOW AM I GOING TO DOWNLOAD, UNZIP, and sort through 927 ZIPPED FOLDERS!?!?! This is absolute insanity and I refuse to believe that a company once as innovative as GOOGLE couldn't find a better way to handle whatever this cluster f*ck of a disaster this is than to make all their loyal users absolutely miserable. Five years worth of curriculum is lost and I would need to quit my job to have enough time to sort through the mess. I am absolutely in shock.
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9/14/19
i cant take a video on youtube
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9/20/19
Terimakasih atas dukungan
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