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videos converted to mp3 remerge mp3 even though video download is skipped; mp3 processing should be skipped too #12557

IsraelTorres opened this Issue Mar 25, 2017 · 1 comment


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IsraelTorres commented Mar 25, 2017

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currently using a workaround (mp3 funnel) that matches the video ID to existing converted mp3 in download directory and skips download attempt. Must first pull down video IDs separately and use the artifact as a guide to match against. Would be great if it was integrated as smart as the existing videos are instead of remerging them, even after dupe detection... literally watching my mp3s getting overwritten on each update :(

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videos converted to mp3 are not skipped and still merged when unnecessary, even though when video is detected as duplicate; the conversion takes place regardless making for a less efficient means of downloading small updates on a channel.


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dstftw Mar 26, 2017


Use --download-archive.


dstftw commented Mar 26, 2017

Use --download-archive.

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