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

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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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Transfer video to a FTP account after download complete whith Youtube-dl

I am using youtube-dl to download video on my server. After donwloading complete, I have to move files to some ftp account. I would like to automate the transfer. Is there a way to move these video ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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avconv and codec parameter problems with Youtube-dl [duplicate]

I've been recently having some problems downloading youtube playlists. I'm quite ignorant with Linux and can't quite figure this out. I'll download a playlist and it will usually work for a couple ...
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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???
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How to download more than one video with youtube-dl in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

How do I download more than one video with $ youtube-dl in Ubuntu 14.04? Even if I open another terminal and try to download a different video, it shows first downloading progress. Is there ...
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Dowload YouTube videos to .avi

I download videos from YouTube using youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/.... , but their format is .mp4. My TV doesn't support this format, therefore i need to have (dowload) them in .avi. Please help ...
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how to download playlist from youtube-dl?

I'm trying to download some videos in mp3 format. it's a play list. How do I download the whole play list wit one command?
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Avconv warning while downloading youtube video

I received this warning: Your copy of avconv is outdated, update avconv to version 10-0 or newer if you encounter any errors. while downloading a youtube video with youtube-dl -f 137+140. I am ...
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Can't play music downloaded from ubuntu on my android

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and Android 2.3.5. I tryed to download music from youtube with the youtube-dl -x in the m4a format and mp3 with other applications, but then I can't play it on Android. I don't ...
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youtube-dl fails with Traceback

I just installed youtube-dl. I just tried to download a random video but it doesn’t work: youtube-dl -F https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvydCWM9k0w [youtube] Setting language [youtube] YvydCWM9k0w: ...
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Download from YouTube failed

I installed youtube-dl and executing the command it shows: [youtube] Setting language [youtube] _gp51lt9kdA: Downloading video webpage [youtube] _gp51lt9kdA: Downloading video info webpage [youtube] ...
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Guides to download videos with wget don't work

I know this is somewhat of a duplicate question, but all the others I've seen answered never really answered the question, "how to I download videos using wget?" All of the previous answers just seem ...
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Getting URL of YouTube video with `youtube-dl` is slow, without downloading video

I want to get the URL using youtube-dl, and the "simulate" option -g that does not download the video. So I gave the following command: youtube-dl -g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4JGSAmu4lg ...
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“AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'group'” when trying to use youtube-dl

The error comes in a statement like this WARNING: Automatic signature extraction failed: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/youtube_dl/extractor/youtube.py", ...
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How can I get a music player to watch a folder for new files?

I am using youtube-dl to download a series of short audio files. How can I set up a common music player [1] to monitor a given folder for new files and add them to the current playlist? [1] ...
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Youtube-dl not working

I get the following error when i try to download video using youtube-dl. WARNING: Warning: Falling back to static signature algorithm ERROR: unable to download video data: HTTP Error 403: ...
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download from youtube using youtube-dl [closed]

How to use youtube-dl to download a given playlist from youtube but starting with a given (using ubuntu ) video, for example i want to download youtube playlist by starting from the 5th video and not ...
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Cannot download youtube-dl

I was trying to download a video from YouTube using youtube-dl, but I got the sig error, so I tried to update youtube-dl to the latest version and it wasn't working. I'm sorry, I don't remember what ...
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Error occured in youtube-dl [closed]

What should I do if "token" parameter not in video info for unknown reason. This error occurred when using youtube-dl. I tried to uninstall it and re-install but this error reoccurred....
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How to select video quality from youtube-dl?

I have installed youtube-dl in my 14.04. I can download video by following command, $ youtube-dl [youtube-link] But I want to know how to select available pixel quality of youtube video(i.e ...
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How to grep the output of youtube-dl?

The normal output for youtube-dl is the following [download] Downloading video #3 of 33 [youtube] WbWb0u8bJrU: Downloading webpage [youtube] WbWb0u8bJrU: Downloading video info webpage [youtube] ...
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Cannot find downloaded file(mp4)

I have downloaded a video file from youtube via command line (youtube-dl) but couln't find it and when I again tried to download the same file the terminal says the file is already downloaded but ...
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How to open youtube video with youtube-dl

Ok so I found this answer to someones question about how to download youtube videos via youtube-dl. It had all of the information that I needed, except how to open the video. Here is what I have so ...
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youtube-dl problem

my ubuntu is showing me this error: abhishek@abhishek-ThinkPad-R61:~$ youtube-dl -f worst http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGhx-u-c5Cg [youtube] Setting language WARNING: unable to set language: ...
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Can I Download A Video In MP3 Format Using youtube-dl? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and i was wondering if there is a way in which we can download youtube to mp3 using youtube-dl?
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Unable to download videos using youtube-dl ('sig error'), how to correct?

I used to download videos using youtube-dl command line tool, from the past two days whenever i try to download any video I get an error as shown below. $ youtube-dl ...
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youtube-dl stopped working

On my 12.04 LTS I can't download from YouTube via youtube-dl. I used to do that, but recently (for a week) I'm not able. I tried on many videos and I get same output: $ youtube-dl -t ...
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Can I directly download audio using youtube-dl? [duplicate]

Can I directly download audio from a YouTube video instead of first downloading audio+video and then extracting the audio?
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Convert downloaded YouTube videos (downloaded with youtube-dl) to audio-only, with no loss? [duplicate]

If one downloads videos from YouTube using youtube-dl, they get .mp4 files which are a ISO Media, MPEG v4 system, version 2. Can these files be converted to audio-only, ideally with no quality loss? ...
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Is there a way to put comments in the youtube-dl batch file?

Let's suppose you want to make a long list of Urls but separated with a comment which indicates what the Urls are about. Is there a way to do it?
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An error with youtube-dl

When I run youtube-dl and extract the audio it gives me the error: ERROR: audio conversion failed: Unknown encoder 'libmp3lame' Could this be because I have ffmpeg and lame installed? Do the two ...
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how to fix the error while downloading video

When I try to download a video, I get an error: youtube-dl http://youtu.be/My2FRPA3Gf8: [youtube] Setting language [youtube] My2FRPA3Gf8: Downloading video webpage [youtube] My2FRPA3Gf8: Downloading ...