A userscript for MPV that allows you to change youtube video quality (ytdl-format) on the fly, as though you were using the web player.
Toggle the menu with ctrl+f (configurable). Select from the list with the arrow keys (configurable), and press enter (configurable) to select. Menu times out after 10 seconds (configurable.)
Copy youtube-quality.lua into your scripts directory, e.g.:
cp youtube-quality.lua ~/.config/mpv/scripts/
optional, copy the config file:
cp youtube-quality.conf ~/.config/mpv/lua-settings/
Completely optional, an extended version of the OSC is available that includes a button to display the quality menu. To use this, copy the youtube-quality-osc.lua file into your scripts directory and put
osc=no in your mpv.conf.
PLEASE NOTE: This conflicts with other scripts that modify the OSC, such as TheAMM's excellent mpv_thumbnail_script. Merging this OSC modification with that script or others is certainly possible, but is left as an exercise for the user...
Plans For Future Enhancement
- Visual indication of what the current quality level is.
- Option to populate the quality list automatically with the exact formats available for a given video.
- Optional OSC extension.
- [your suggestion here]