Questions tagged [youtube-dl]

youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites.

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Can not search more than 20 result with youtube-dl in Google colab (next page problem!)

I have tried to download the audio with Farsi subtitle for building the speech to text database for this project , so i am using the YouTube-dl. But it don't search is limited to less that 30 result ...
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youtube-dl download entire playlist but ask confirm before download

The desirable command is to : download the entire playlist or a channel video able to ask confirmation each vid can be combined with filter command (ie date uploaded and combined file size) not ...
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download part of video up to certain resolution

This command will download part of the video youtube-dl -g "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFlrc16xjik" | awk '{ if(NR==1) print $0 }' | sed "s/^/'/;s/$/'/" | xargs -I {} ffmpeg -...
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youtube-dl with replay of live events

I used youtube-dl to get a live event. The result is a file of over 3 GB that plays on VLC and Quicktime in 5 seconds and skims over the several hours of footage. How can I download a live event onto ...
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How can you download 4k youtube videos in mp4 using youtube-dl?

I have observed that the size of mp4 videos are larger than webm for a same resolution video. Which makes me wonder that either there is some quality loss or compression in webm. youtube-dl -F url ...
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For some url----YouTube said: Unable to extract video data

My youtube-dl is the latest version: youtube-dl --version 2020.07.28 I found that some url can be downloaded ,some can't. #url which can be downloaded url='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dZ_lvDgevk'...
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How do I get the path of the downloaded Youtube-DL file?

I have designed a script to easily and quickly download videos from YouTube that uses options at the end to ask if you want to download another. Here's my script: #!/bin/bash cd ~/Videos read -p &...
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Download Playlist URLs only on YouTubeDL

I had tried to use YouTubeDL to download all the URL showcases of a Vimeo channel. The use case would be to use on an static website as posting the URLs to forward to Vimeo if the user wants to see an ...
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Watch and download video from YouTube with MPV only

I watch YouTube videos by piping URLs to mpv. Sometimes I would like to keep the video file after having watching it; just like if I had downloaded it with youtube-dl. I was wondering if there is a ...
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“Not a valid identifier” on file read

In a Putty remote connection, I am trying to read a file line by line, cut each line by delimiter (";"), and run a command if the variables satisfy a condition. However, I get "not a valid identifier" ...
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Most efficient way to partially match filenames to textfile and delete accordingly?

I have a file that has about 1000 entries that look like this: ... U9FzgsF2T-s ... Basicly full of youtube video ids. Then I have a folder that is full of videos that are named like this: 007 - ...
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Youtube-dl fails on youtube and works on other sites

I started having this issue a few days ago: youtube-dl no longer works for links to YouTube, but works fine for other sites such as Instagram: $ youtube-dl https://www.instagram.com/p/B47c667AKPo/ [...
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How to execute a script after a youtube-dl download is finished?

I would like to execute a script via youtube-dl's own options/settings/adjustments after a download is finished. Reading through the documentation, I have not found anything that is relevant or ...
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Upload video given youtube-dl's .json

I have downloaded some public domain videos using youtube-dl --write-info-json. Is there a tool to upload the videos to another site (Minds/Peer-Tube/Vimeo/Bitchute/or similar) and have most of the ...
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Automaticly download and update youtube playlist

I am using youtube-dl to download my music playlist. Theres only one problem: youtube-dl doesn't realize which videos it has already downloaded, so it simply redownloads every single video. I would ...
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How to set bitrate for ffmpeg's native Opus encoder using youtube-dl?

I don't have libopus library. According to ffmpeg docs there is have basic control over bitrate settings. Passing params to ffmpeg with -postprocessor-args ARGS. --no-check-certificate --prefer-...
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way to transform vtt, ttml, srv3, srv2 or srv1 insto srt?

When I use youtube-dl to list-subs I usualy get something like the following - en vtt, ttml, srv3, srv2, srv1 Is there a way to transform any of these subtitle formats to .srt format using ...
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stracing youtube-dl to find what is the SSL wong signature type is

I had shared an error I find many a times with youtube-dl where it says, ERROR: unable to download video data: <urlopen error [SSL: WRONG_SIGNATURE_TYPE] wrong signature type (_ssl.c:1076)> ...
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why still old version but freshly installed

I have installed the latest youtube-dl version with pip install but when I check the version (youtube-dl --version), it says 2018.03.14. It's also unable to download videos.
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How to get a specific configuration in youtube-dl?

I want to make the following as my best parameter to youtube-dl to consider while downloading a media file. /media/$ youtube-dl -c -f youtube-dl 'bestvideo[height<=720]+bestaudio/best[height<=...
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How can I download just the info-json files using youtube-dl, without downloading the actual video?

I'm a novice data hoarder, and have a few hundred videos archived from YouTube, using the following youtube-dl config file: -i -o "%(uploader)s (%(uploader_id)s)/%(upload_date)s - %(title)s - (%(...
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youtube-dl : how to skip downloads lower than 480p resolution?

When using the popular program youtube-dl, how can I skip download of certain videos, particularly ones that have a lower quality than 480p resolution?
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youtube-dl 'Filename too long' error

I am storing a url inside a variable in bash. It has nothing to do with real file paths but it keeps giving me the error File name too long. How do I tell bash to ignore looking for filenames and ...
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Phantom binary installed with curl

I upgraded binary youtube-dl following this instruction. locate seems to find it, not ls, and it cannot be invoked. What is happening? /usr/bin $ sudo apt-get remove youtube-dl /usr/bin $ sudo curl -...
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How to list all files less than 1080p

There are a number of Youtube channels that I archive using a daily cron script that runs youtube-dl. However, in checking over the videos to make sure my script is working, I noticed for one of the ...
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youtube-dl, how to write all subs of a youtube playlist to ONE single file?

I'm on Fedora 28 OS and have youtube-dl version 2019.03.18 and I wanted to download all the subs and only the subs of a Crashcourse playlist off of youtube, consisting of 45 videos. I want all the ...
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Download error with youtube-dl and axel

I am trying to download following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQWj2Fgxdrc by combining 'youtube-dl' and 'axel'. I am trying to download this video in such a way that I want these two ...
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Grab last youtube video index and re-download .description

after I had download youtube videos with youtube-dl -cit -f 140 ' , I forget to download the .description as well... so I have bunch of files without description, I want to redownload the description ...
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Combining youtube-dl and VLC without a pipe

youtube-dl -o - <webpage> | vlc - shows a video in VLC. However, the video is piped (through something like fd://0), which inhibits the possibility to jump forwards/backwards. However, youtube-...
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CLI utility to search and view/download YouTube videos

Is there a utility that can search YouTube from the command line, and then either view or download the search results according to user input? $ youtube-search madonna 1 Madonna - Hung Up (Official ...
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How do I embed a JPG thumbnail to a ogg/opus audio file with a script?

I am using youtube-dl to download ogg audio files with their respective thumbnail, but I am not sure how to embed the thumbnail into the audio file.
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How to queue up videos or media using mpv?

In particular I'd like a command for mpv that will automatically play youtube links I add in order. For example, at a party I might want to queue up songs as we think of them, and have them ...
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youtube-dl download autotranslate subs

I would like to download auto-generated subtitles with youtube-dl as follows $ youtube-dl --write-auto-sub --skip-download https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbLEf4HR74E It downloads file The habits of ...
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Why Windows download under VirtualBox is 20x faster than in native Linux? [closed]

I'm using Linux Debian Jessie 64-bit (Host), and have Windows 7 (Guest) running on Oracle VirtualBox. I'm using youtube-dl to download a video from YouTube. Since a friend asked me how to use it and ...
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Ffmpeg - youtube-dl

I have try to use ffmpeg to download youtube media in mp3. ffmpeg -i <url> -f mp3 output.mp3 It's working with other urls, but not with youtube-dl retrived youtube video urls. Ffmpeg returns ...
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Downloading a playlist youtube-dl

I have been trying to use this command on mac: youtube-dl "link" ffmpeg -i Lec*.mp4 -map_channel 0.1.1 -ac 1 -vcodec copy fixed.mp4 to download a playlist which has some audio cut off but I keep on ...
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EOF error when using youtube-dl

I am currently trying to download a youtube video as usual with youtube-dl but keep getting a strange EOF error. When I check my download folder i have the download file split into various parts one ...
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How to download the highest quality .mp3 with youtube-dl on Sierra?

I'm trying to use youtube-dl to download the highest quality .mp3 files from youtube videos. I've installed youtube-dl and ffmpeg and downloaded libav. I found this command: youtube-dl -f bestaudio ...
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youtube-dl delete files that are no longer in a playlist

I have a watch later playlist on YouTube. I both add videos to it and remove watched ones constantly. I use youtube-dl <playlist_url> to download the entire playlist into a current folder. The ...
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youtube-dl and --no-mtime what does it mean?

I was looking at youtube-dl documentation and it says - - -no-mtime Do not use the Last-modified header to set the file modification time Can ...
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how to download with youtube-dl without merging

How can I disable audio and video merging in youtube-dl? In other words, how do I force youtube-dl to download a single incrementally playable video? The problem with separate audio and video files ...
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Print youtube video id to file from mpv stdout

Here's part of my script: mpv https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNQL50H--29oy5MOaxEVjcxhX-5Vvskji --shuffle --no-video --input-file=~/.config/mpv/mpv-fifo > data.txt Here's an example of ...
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How do i download videos which have duration more than certain time( like 10 minutes ) from youtube playlist using youtube-dl? [closed]

I want to download the videos which are more than 10 minutes from youtube playlist
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youtube-dl not downloading the whole playlist [closed]

Youtube-dl not downloading the whole playlist even though I give the link to a playlist. It downloads and stops after one video. Here are the exact commands I used. youtube-dl --version 2017.05.09 ...
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Trouble with codecs and youtube-dl on Fedora

I have spent about 90 minutes today trying to download a video from youtube and extract its audio. At first I had issues with not having ffmpeg installed. Apparently it is no longer possible to ...
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youtube-dl no longer has audio in partial files

I use youtube-dl to download videos, and while downloading I start watching with vlc. youtube-dl used to download video+audio simultaneously so you could play the partial file. But recently a change ...
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How to install a software on my linux box when I don't have root access (sudo)?

I have a Debian server which is a "shared server" so I don't have root access but I want to install youtube-dl on it. Is it possible to install it some other way? Like it only accessing current ...
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mplayer text mode set screen dimentions

I'm using this command to watch youtube videos from command line youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19jv0HM92kw -o - | mplayer -vo caca - and I find it very amusing. However the player ...
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Can't use latest youtube-dl outside the install folder

I recently installed youtube-dl from github: https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl It works if I run it inside the install folder, like this: $ cd /home/max/software/youtube-dl $ bin/youtube-dl <url&...
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How to download all videos frome a youtube channel whose name contains a string? [closed]

I know about youtube-dl but I'm looking to download all the videos from a channel whose name contains a given string. Is there a way to do that, I guess one would have to extract all the videos of ...