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I installed youtube-dl very recently and when I tried to download a particular video using its url as (youtube-dl url),the following error occured:

Error "no fmt_url_map or conn information found in video info" with specific video

My youtube-dl version: 2011.01.30

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closed as off topic by James Feb 25 '12 at 19:39

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This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here. – James Feb 25 '12 at 19:40

Please try the latest youtube-dl from

Open a terminal by pressing (ctrl + alt + t ) and type or better copy and paste from here the rows below:

wget -o youtube-dl
chmod 700 youtube-dl
./youtube-dl  ...

if it works please fill a youtube-dl bug, open a terminal and type:

ubuntu-bug youtube-dl


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sudo youtube-dl -U

to update it, and try some video again.

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