Mpv+youtube-dl keeps buffering?

Problem: So I had issues with MPV from pacman and youtube-dl for a while now where it was very inconsistent when it came to playback. They are both great and all but I think we can improve it
Solution: mpv-git and yt-dlp, yt-dlp is basically an improved fork of youtube-dl and it runs videos faster with mpv. and mpv-git supports yt-dlp
(note just discovered that the git version is available in Windows’ Homebrew Package Manager, scoop)
mpv-git (AUR): AUR (en) - mpv-git
mpv’s download page | Installation
yt-dlp: GitHub - yt-dlp/yt-dlp: A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes


Thank you! I’ve been using it for a while and I had the same problem!

I’d make a video on this if YouTube wouldn’t bork my channel. :sweat_smile:

Loads of people use ytfzf as a Youtube in terminal (ani-cli for animes too), so if you want to apply doomjuan’s hint on them: