[clug-talk] Downloading YouTube video?

Mark Carlson carlsonmark at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 10:02:54 PST 2012


For youtube, I use youtube-dl, which you can get from the package
manager on Ubuntu (or just download the script.) This way, I can
download the videos directly on my file server at home, instead of
having to use Firefox to download the file and then manually copy it
over.

On the command line:

youtube-dl -t http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8ejt5vXTek

or just:

youtube-dl -t m8ejt5vXTek


You can use this script to download single videos or entire youtube
playlists. I use the -t option so the video title is in the filename.
Normally, I also use --no-mtime so that when I sort the videos by
modification date, they are in the order that I downloaded them,
instead of the order they were uploaded to Youtube.

-Mark C.

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 8:57 PM, caziz <caziz at cuug.ab.ca> wrote:
>  Firefox download helper 4.9.8  works for me
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> On 12-03-07 08:01 PM, Joe S wrote:
>>
>> I was wondering if anyone know how to download videos from
>> YouTube? There are videos that people on forums have uploaded and
>> I would like a copy.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
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