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I am using youtube-dl on windows 10 64 bit. I am new to this program. I checked the available formats for a video from dailymotion like this:

youtube-dl -F "http://www.dailymotion.com/video/". In the output, I see two kinds of format codes. Here are the best available options for both format codes:

hls-480-3    mp4        848x480     836k , avc1.64001f, mp4a.40.2
http-720     mp4        1280x720   (best) 
  • What are HLS and HTTP?
  • Which is the better format in terms of audio and video?
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As suggested by youtube-dl, the (best) format available is in mp4 with 720p resolution or 1280x720.

HLS or HTTP Live Streaming has lower resolution available for your current download link and is only available in 848x480 or 480p.

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