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

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How to pass the yt-dlp output path forward?

I've been using the following script (reference) to download and play audio playlists (mainly music albums), essentially to fully cache them as mpv doesn't provide this functionality for network ...
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yt-dlp with external downloader has black frames

I have the following fish shell script for downloading a slice of a video using yt-dlp and ffmpeg function yt-dlp-trim -d "Download a slice of a video with yt-dlp" if test (count $argv) ...
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what starts youtube-dl automatically in linux?

In the last two days, I've noticed that something starts youtube-dl when I start my system (Debian 11); it seems to be as soon as I login. The reason I noticed is that it steals all resources and I ...
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"Unsupported URL: https://www.youtube.com/"

How to grab a youtube video if youtube-dl reports "ERROR: Unsupported URL: https://www.youtube.com/"? Complete error: [generic] watch?app=desktop: Requesting header [redirect] Following ...
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Separate the "youtube-dl -g" results

I am using the following command: youtube-dl -g "video-url" > file-path and I want to separate the two results into two different files; how would I do this?
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How to list chapter titles from a YouTube video using youtube-dl

Some YouTube content creators split their videos into chapters. A subset of them kindly offer the list of chapters titles on description video, with their starting timestamp. Sometimes they decide not ...
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Download and sort list of all videos from a youtube channel with youtube-dl

I want to download a list of all videos of a youtube channel and sort it by duration. Here is what I tried with youtube-dl resp. yt-dlp: yt-dlp --skip-download "url_to_channel" --get-...
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Youtube on Linux

I downloaded youtube_dl and found it where it is on my C drive - being a New User for Linux Mint Cinnamon I do not know how to Run the youtube_dl to DOWNLOAD Songs etc. like I did on Realplayer in the ...
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youtube-dl — optimizing transcoded videos with regard to file size

When I use youtube-dl, I use --recode-video mp4 to ensure output to MP4 (as well as -f bestvideo[height<=1080]+bestaudio/best[height<=1080]/best to limit downloads to 1080p resolution, max). So, ...
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With youtube-dl how to download all videos before a specific date more efficiently?

I want to downloand all videos by a specific YouTube channel uploaded before a specific date with youtube-dl. Hence, I did youtube-dl <url_to_youtube_channel> --datebefore <date>. Before ...
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What is the right way to set header in the youtube-dl config file

I checked the documentation: --add-header FIELD:VALUE Specify a custom HTTP header and its value, separated by a colon ':'. You can use this ...
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Output file #0 does not contain any stream [duplicate]

ffmpeg $(youtube-dl -g 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSyNOO_gvUY' | sed "s/.*/-ss 02:04 -i &/") -t 02:18 -c copy out.mkv from How to download portion of video with youtube-dl command? ...
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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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youtube-dl error -- 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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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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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 ...
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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