Download Videos from YouTube.com

While updating my ports collection, this little port caught my eye:

…snip…
/usr/ports/www/youtube_dl/
…snip…

# swinful> more www/

youtube-dl is a small command-line program for downloading videos
from YouTube.com.

WWW: http://www.arrakis.es/~rggi3/youtube-dl/

Testing it out:
# swinful> youtube-dl -a -o /youtube.avi ‘http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQKz-1eHdqY’
Retrieving video webpage… done.
Extracting video URL parameters… done.
Video data found at http://lax-v267.lax.youtube.com/get_video?video_id=JQKz-1eHdqY
Retrieving video data: 100.0% ( 1.27M of 1.27M) at 142.83k/s ETA 00:00 done.
Video data saved to /youtube.avi
# swinful> file /youtube.avi
/youtube.avi: RIFF (little-endian) data, AVI, 320 x 239, >30 fps, video:, audio: (mono, 22050 Hz)

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5 Responses to Download Videos from YouTube.com

  1. Dave Grochowski says:

    Do you need this because you actually want to save them or because you are unable to watch them?

  2. swinful says:

    I need neither, but this tool might prove useful someday, or to someone else.

  3. bluebeetleone says:

    Hi,

    I’m currently testing an open source software named Miro, previously called Democracy Player.

    It allows researches & of course also downloads from:
    – YouTube
    – DailyMotion
    – Google video
    – & a few more I don’t even heard about before.

    http://www.getmiro.com/download/

    Bluebeetle(one).
    http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?http://bluebeetleone.blogspot.com

  4. swinful says:

    bluebeetleone, I am trying Miro right now on Ubuntu and so far I am impressed!
    Thanks,
    -swinful

  5. Lubbock says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Lubbock
    .

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