I use youtube-dl to download videos for watching later offline. Usually, it works fine. However, due to frequent changes on the video sites, it sometimes requires a quick update. It wasn't a problem before on 13.04 but after upgrading to 13.10, I get
# youtube-dl -U It looks like you installed youtube-dl with a package manager, pip, setup.py or a tarball. Please use that to update.
I tried updating it via apt-get but there is no new package. So the app's update mechanism has been disabled and the maintainers aren't keeping up, what is the solution? How do I update it?
And why was it changed at all? It was updating a package manager version just fine in raring.
I'm already running into compatibility problems.
$ youtube-dl "http://vimeo.com/55784152" [vimeo] 55784152: Downloading webpage [vimeo] 55784152: Extracting information ERROR: Unable to extract info section; please report this issue on https://yt-dl.org/bug . Be sure to call youtube-dl with the --verbose flag and include its complete output. Make sure you are using the latest version; type youtube-dl -U to update.
# type youtube-dl youtube-dl is hashed (/usr/bin/youtube-dl) # apt-cache policy youtube-dl youtube-dl: Installed: 2013.08.29-1 Candidate: 2013.08.29-1 Version table: *** 2013.08.29-1 0 500 http://pl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/universe amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status