We have a country-wide ban on YouTube.com, which means that you can't watch or download YouTube content even educational stuff or documentaries. Proxy or VPN are next to unusable for watching or downloading ( the data rates are throttled as soon as the video or download begin ).
I am after a Mozilla add-on or program which would allow me to retrieve only the direct URL to a video on YouTube.
I intend to pass this as a command-line argument to 'wget' running on a remote server which can then download the video.I know this method works, since I have indeed managed to extract the link once or twice and use the 'wget' command on the remote server to get it for me.
I've tried several YouTube downloaders for Firefox and they all want to take over the download themselves which of course will not work.
Also any links you get from the add-ons I tried ( some offer 'Copy Link' options ) are also useless for my intended purpose.
All I need is the link to pass on to a command-line tool such 'curl' or 'wget'.
As usual, thanks in advance for any feedback provided