[clug-talk] Downloading YouTube video?

Mel Walters melwalters at telus.net
Thu Mar 8 21:42:47 PST 2012


clive, ver 2.2.13-5+squeeze4

clive comes to mind. Seems to work well. The command line for
downloading the best available video is:

clive -f best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SomE1comBo9

You fill in the the v= that you would like. The above is not a real one

On Thu, 2012-03-08 at 11:02 -0700, Mark Carlson wrote:
> 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
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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