Will the streaming rate increase? NB: this also allows you to scrobble the tracks to Last. See details there, where also some solutions mentioned are cross-platform. See here how to use Firefox with FlashGot add-on or with OpenWith add-on in order to start YouTube and other videos in external players. FlashGot add-on for Firefox can also select just the audio stream of the YouTube video as seen under the link above.
Selections look like so, after right-clicking the FlashGot icon that appears when playing the YouTube video in Firefox, and selecting 'Available formats'. In this case, audio-only players can be used - some work and some don't as far as I can tell testing in Linux, Audacious works.
I will update this after testing more. One of the best players to be used in this way is mpv as video player. You usually need to check the "Allow YouTube to collect cookies" option for it to work.
I've been using it with my slow DSL service and for things you want to hear and don't care about video, it works great. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Disable videos in YouTube, listen to the audio only Ask Question. Asked 9 years, 3 months ago. Active 10 months ago. Viewed k times. Eight Days of Malaise I do not believe the audio and video are on different files at youtube so streaming then separately or ony 1 of them seems very hard. Well aside downloading them instead of streaming them i don't think there is.
It is now possible to download the audio and video parts of a youtube video separately, directly from youtube. The command-line tool youtube-dl can do this. Use the -F option to list available formats, and the -f option to select an audio-only format e.
I'm not aware of any webapp which assists with this, or any way to get the youtube site to play audio-only. Minimihi, no, that is not correct. We can download the AAC audio part separately using youtube-dl, and even play it while it's downloading.
I have done this dozens of times. I would post this as an answer, but I can't do that because certain other muffin-heads posted bad answers so the question is locked down a bit. I'll go seek some reputation and come back later! Active Oldest Votes. Here's another one: offliberty.
These tools allow you to download the audio file, but what about streaming audio? There is a same extension for Firefox: addons. Asking because I read the extension reviews. The general idea is that a YouTube track can be played as audio-only if: it is played in a video player with some 'no video' argument or only the audio stream is sent to an external player To send the YouTube track stream to the player the simplest way is probably SMTube - more here.
Selections look like so, after right-clicking the FlashGot icon that appears when playing the YouTube video in Firefox, and selecting 'Available formats' then 'DASH separate audio and video tracks ' In this case, audio-only players can be used - some work and some don't as far as I can tell testing in Linux, Audacious works.
Jacob Jan Tuinstra Works great! Yes cookies have to allowed for it to work. I think you're misinformed, this simply generates an embeded YouTube player, if you set the video to none it simply hides the playback. See the render code for the app here: github. The Overflow Blog. Podcast turning our employees into Stack users. Kotlin 1. Featured on Meta. New post formatting. Hot Meta Posts: Allow for removal by moderators, and thoughts about future…. Linked 2. Related 2. Hot Network Questions. Question feed.