Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Hi All,

The last post I did tell that UTubeRipper is not working fine.

But why worry???

There is a python command line script called youtube-dl.

It is available for the debian based distros along with the other distros as well. The only condition being it requires python with version above 2.4.

Usage of youtube-dl

youtube-dl youtube_link

youtube_link has to be in this form: http://the_link_here

By default it downloads the file in the present directory of being called on and it is in flv format.

And you can use ffmpeg to convert it to mp4 as below:

ffmpeg -i art.flv -ar 22050 art.mp4

Hope this post and the previous one helped you all to download videos in youtube using Linux and OSS.

Do 'man' for lots of youtube-dl options as well... I meant 'man youtube-dl'

Cheers and take care,
Ananth Gouri

No comments:

Post a Comment