[clug-talk] Downloading YouTube video?

Joe S JoeS100 at shaw.ca
Thu Mar 8 22:53:19 PST 2012


Thanks for the program. I was able to download the link you gave. 
I am not familiar with video formats. Which formats are good to 
save to from YouTube that I can save as?

On Thursday 08 March 2012 11:02:54 am 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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