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

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Youtube Subscription list to text file

I want to have an up-to-date text file in my Drop box folder with the URL of all my you tube subscriptions, I've tried using the stock "If You tube then Drop box" but couldn't find what I needed, ...
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Youtube Playlist Error

amrat@amrat-GA-78LMT-USB3:~$ sudo youtube-dl -U [sudo] password for amrat: It looks like you installed youtube-dl with a package manager, pip, setup.py or a tarball. Please use that to update. amrat@...
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Can't download YouTube videos

youtube-dl is showing me this message all the time. What should I do? manoj@manoj-Vostro-3458:~$ youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-xPlsYmYXY [youtube] Setting language WARNING: unable to ...
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youtube-dl-php opensll not found error

I'm writing a php page that converts YouTube videos.I found one github. Github link : https://github.com/norkunas/youtube-dl-php I've completed the installation process but when debug mode is active....
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Youtube-dl not downloading youtube videos

[youtube:playlist] PLQVvvaa0QuDdLkP8MrOXLe_rKuf6r80KO: Downloading webpage ERROR: Unable to download webpage: <urlopen error [Errno -2] Name or service not known> (caused by URLError(gaierror(-...
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Error while using youtube-dl

I am trying to download a playlist using youtube -dl but getting an error. Command: youtube-dl --playlist-start 1 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8B24C31197EC371C Output: [youtube:...
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unable to install youtube-dl

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: youtube-dl 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove ...
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youtube-dl not working since Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade

I recently updated my ubuntu from 15.10 to 16.04 and since then youtube-dl does not work. I get the following error youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/v=KV2ssT8lzj8 Traceback (most recent call ...
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youtube-dl unable to download audio how to resolve that issue?

./youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVqBLRhC9UzGX1BRbF53zsJE8Jw_eiLRK It produce following output with warning [youtube:playlist] PLVqBLRhC9UzGX1BRbF53zsJE8Jw_eiLRK: Downloading ...
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Move part of file name to metadata

I have thousands upon thousands of songs that are named as; Artist - Song.mp3 Artist - Song.mp3 etc What I need to do is to move everything before the "-" and add it to the metadata of the file as ...
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Having difficult time using or downloading videos with Youtube-dl [duplicate]

Having difficult time using or downloading videos from Youtube it keeps saying bash: /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl: Permission denied I don't even know if I installed it correctly. My OS is Ubuntu 15....
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problem with youtube-dl

youtube-dl https://www.udemy.com/android-tutorial/learn/v4/t/lecture/131089 [udemy] 131089: Downloading webpage [udemy] 131089: Downloading lecture JSON [udemy] 25584: Enrolling in the course [udemy] ...
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youtube-dl says it is adding metadata, but it isn't

I am trying to download songs from soundcloud and get the metadata along with it(at least artist and title). At the end it says "adding metadata" and lists the metadata to be added, but on the file it ...
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repair videos downloaded by youtube-dl

Is there any ways to fix video files in ubuntu which were downloaded using youtube-dl ? I mean without a good copy of the video file in the system but which is available in the internet. Note: I'd ...
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specifying video-format(s) for downloading playlist

I'm trying to download youtube playlist in bestaudo+bestvideo quality. It downloaded the first video but for second video it throwing error ERROR: requested format not available. QUESTION: How to ...
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Can't uninstall 'youtube-dl'. No files were found to uninstall

youtube-dl told me to upgrade, so I tried the command given on their website, but it resulted in some output that sounds like it has not upgraded anything, despite an upgrade being available: $ sudo ...
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accidently deleted /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

I accidently deleted /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl folder. Now I am unable to neither install nor update youtube-dl. How do I fix it or undo it ? I tried : sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/2016....
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unable to download 480p format using youtube-dl

I'm trying to download 480p format youtube video using youtube-dl using youtube-dl -f 135+141 --prefer-ffmpeg <url> and i get the following error and it failed to mix audio and video ...
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Unable to download video from youku.com using youtube-dl [duplicate]

When I try to download videos from youku.com using youtube-dl I get the following message [youku] XODE0MzQ4OTg0: Downloading JSON metadata 1 ERROR: Unable to download JSON metadata: [Errno 104] ...
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youtube-dl not working signature algorithm

I am getting this error when I am trying to download a video from youtube via youtube-dl: WARNING: Warning: Falling back to static signature algorithm ERROR: unable to download video data: HTTP Error ...
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how to remove previously unselected package youtube-dl

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: youtube-dl 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove ...
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How to download a youtube playlist with numbered prefix via youtube-dl?

I have a Youtube playlist, I want to download it but I want youtube-dl to name the files like 1-{name}, 2-{name}, ... n-{name} in order to be able to watch them in the same sequence as original ...
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How to get best quality audio using youtube-dl?

Before someone marks this as a duplicate, please read just a little further. :) I've been using youtube-dl to download audio from SoundCloud and now YouTube. There are several different ways to get ...
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How to get the highest quality audio with the smallest download size using youtube-dl?

I have a slow connection, and I just want to extract audio from YouTube with youtube-dl. Thus, my goal is to download and the extract the best quality audio, while downloading the smallest video ...
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Youtube-dl --playlist-reverse and --playlist-start not working together

I've written a script for Youtube-dl which scans the number of files in a folder then starts downloading from a playlist from that number so that it only downloads new songs from that playlist. The ...
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How to keep a YouTube playlist synced to a local folder as mp3 files?

Is it possible to keep a public YouTube playlist synced to a local folder as mp3 files? Key characteristics: Add mp3 file to local folder, if new video is added to the playlist Delete mp3 file in ...
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How can I use youtube-dl to download playlist with all videos in the formats of 360P?

I had known how to choose formats for a single video.But if I'd like to download a playlist with all videos in the formats of 360P,how can I do ?Thanks!
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How to download all the vidoes in a youtube playlist in linux? [duplicate]

Can I use youtube-dl for that? I've downloaded youtube videos with the help of youtube-dl but one by one. I mean to say is there any command by which I can download all the vidoes in a particular ...
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How to let youtube-dl download in background? Must I keep terminal window? [duplicate]

I can't close ssh terminal while youtube-dl is downloading a video. ctrl+c or ctrl+z or ctrl+d is only stopping download progress. I want to give download job to Ubuntu Server which I access by ssh ...
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Downloading youtube playlist with youtube-dl, skipping existing files

I was wondering if it was possible to download a youtube playlist as mp3 using youtube-dl, skipping already existing files. I am using this command: youtube-dl --continue --ignore-errors --no-...
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Is there a way to schedule youtube-dl download?

If that's not possible, should I go by adding a crontab entry? I can't think of anything else I'm kinda newbie.
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youtube-dl doesn't work after replacing the executable

I' ve installed youtube-dl before; it works fine; but i have delete it and install another one following this commands: sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/latest/youtube-dl -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl sudo ...
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How can I download audio from youtube videos with my ubuntu? [duplicate]

My system: I am using a Toshiba Chromebook II with an Intel processor and running Linux ubuntu with a duel boot. What I have tried: I have downloaded MediaHuman's "Youtube to MP3" application but ...
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Is there an app which can play youtube videos during locked screen?

I guess my headline covered my question well. An alternative question; Can youtube-dl run on ARM-processors, and can i run it on mx4 ubuntu touch?
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unable to download using youtube-dl

I am unable to download videos from Youtube using youtube-dl. Below is the code. Please help! root@itzamlan10:~# sudo apt-get install youtube-dl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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What is the format of the youtube-dl configuration file?

Can't find it anywhere. I do know it goes in /etc/youtube-dl.conf or ~/.config/youtube-dl/config.
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Can I download videos from a YouTube search query using youtube-dl?

I want to download videos from a YouTube search query using youtube-dl. Suppose I want videos from the search query https://www.youtube.com/results?q=how+to+create+android+app+in+android+studio. How ...
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How to delete lines starting with certain strings

Is there a way to delete lines starting with certain strings. I have this youtube-dl code youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-quality 0 --newline --audio-format mp3 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...
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youtube-dl file download progress with zenity progress bar

How to add youtube-dl file download progress percentage to zenity progress bar sample code (just an example, not a working one) #!/bin/sh ( progress=$(youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-quality 0 ...
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Fetching details using awk in zenity list

I am using youtube-dl to fetch videos and its format. this is my code youtube-dl -F https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvr1xiEaICU |awk 'NR > 5 { print}' | zenity --list --column "youtube" And ...
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How to download youtube videos as a best quality audio mp3 using youtube-dl

I want to download YouTube videos as mp3 files in its best quality. The below code helps to download youtube videos as m4a but not us mp3 youtube-dl -f bestaudio --audio-quality 0 --audio-format mp3 ...
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Updating youtube-dl gives me ERROR: no write permission

I couldn't download anymore with youtube-dl so I uninstalled it and followed this post http://askubuntu.com/a/380460/408472 and I still can't download anything. Now I get an ERROR: Signature ...
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How to uninstall youtube-dl by using terminal

I was install Youtebe-dl through Ubuntu Software Center, but now my ubuntu software center is not working. So i can not able to Update and Install youtube-dl. I try following procedure for ...
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How to specify a filename while extracting audio using youtube-dl?

I can create an mp3 of a YouTube video with the following command: youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtOvBOTyX00 It creates an mp3 with the following ...
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How to download facebook videos by using 'youtube-dl' in linux?

I am unable to download Facebook video using youtube-dl. The following error occurs during downloading: $ youtube-dl https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152588878600983&set=vb.107925785982&...
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Delete pattern of names from files [duplicate]

I downloaded some files with youtube-dl. The name is always like this foo - baar -PSUHDUWHDAIHDWU.ogg/mp3/... How can I remove this random letters (cut the last '-*') at the end from all files of a ...
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Download youtube playlist to ogg

how can I download a playlist to ogg? youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 <url to playlist> I'm trying: youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format ogg <url to playlist> ...
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Youtube dl and Amazon EC2

I have heard of youtube-dl for youtube video playlist download. I want to use trial Amazon EC2 to download youtube videos and transfer them directly to my godaddy ftp account, without having to store ...
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youdtube-dl failed to extract signature

It is considered very useful to utilize youtube-dl software for downloading youtubes. A message is seen and it stopped working, which is following. ERROR: Signature extraction failed: Traceback (...
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How to download youtube downloader in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have given a command to download Youtube downloader as sudo apt-get install youtube-dl. What to do to save this???