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When I type the video url, it bring out this message instead of download.

Please what do I do because I really need to start downloading videos.

joshua@joshua-HP-625:~$ youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3gPo7qFOFw&

feature=player_detailpage
[1] 6720
joshua@joshua-HP-625:~$ Hi! We changed distribution method and now youtube-dl needs to update itself one more time.
This will only happen once. Simply press enter to go on. Sorry for the trouble!
The new location of the binaries is https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl/downloads, not the git repository.
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First, the & sign at the end of the link is forcing youtube-dl to run in the background.

Second, the instructions give you the location of the new download: https://github.com/downloads/rg3/youtube-dl/youtube-dl

Finally, consider a site like http://www.keepvid.net in the meantime.

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You have two issues.

  1. You need to surround your link in " to escape that last ampersand &:

    youtube-dl "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3gPo7qFOFw&"
    
  2. You need to update youtube-dl one more time, run as sudo:

    sudo youtube-dl --update
    

    and press Enter when prompted.

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