Do I like it? No, it's disappointing and depressing - especially since I haven't been able to save the majority of the good channels, and don't like living in this dangerous era where all evil is now assembling and coming to a point for its final assault against all good. Sorry to not be a bright and cheerful conversation partner in this case.
(Although, perhaps I actually chose to be born into this era, so that I can challenge and strengthen myself, and assist others, during the most difficult time globally faced by mankind/humanity/life, in known human history. It's certainly an epic time to be alive. Perhaps I should visit /ub/ again and "pump some more mind-iron".)
Despite not liking it, I download channels out of concern that there'll be no quality, honest human/humane content remaining soon.
Most YouTube channels will never return somewhere else, once they've been censored.
Truly good/honest websites simply "disappear" from the Internet, or get blacklisted on Google.
Also - I don't have a SIM card in my smartphone and keep it in airplane mode, because of their crazy tracking being impossible to turn off (even on DeGoogled phones) and also every single smartphone being used, is one step closer for a "threshold" to be crossed where "the enemy" decides that it can lock/force the people of a country into using some kind of digital tyrannical social-credit/ID/payment system. Therefore, I don't want to add to the problem.
I just use the smartphone to watch educational videos that I have downloaded previously, but also to reduce the damaging electromagnetic radiation from the phone antennas.
Streaming and watching a video in the car for example (as a passenger) will fry your pony stallion nuts and reduce fertility, but that's just one of many examples of the negative effects.>>4503
Yes, the videos are offered in all kinds of resolutions, and the maximum resolution is determined by the resolution that was uploaded to YouTube. YT-DLP can, for example, download very high resolution and very low resolution versions of the same video, and also at different audio qualities/bitrates. There are also different video and audio formats offered for each video by YouTube - suitable for different devices, that may only be able to play a certain format and not the other.
By default, I think that YT-DLP (almost) always downloads the highest quality version that's available.
Anyway, must sleep now, but the original offer of downloading those thumbnails from a favourite channel of yours is still available.
If you go through the advice listed by other pony/human anons in this thread, you'll be able to use YT-DLP soon quite well. If there are error messages consider posting a screenshot, which might help (but hide the personal stuff).