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Old 12-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Help me plz!!

Hi!! can anyone plz tell me what to do with this error: bash: !": event not found

I'm getting this msg after trying to use this script:
youtube-dl --output=$x --format=18 "$1"
ffmpeg -i $x -acodec libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 128k -vn -y "$2"
rm $x

it's a script for converting youtube videos into mp3 files
can you help me plz
Old 12-06-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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Replace double quotes (") with single quotes (') and try again.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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Look at
youtube-dl -h
You can extract audio with.
youtube-dl -f 17 -x
That particular one is .mp4 [144x176] .aac audio.
Post-processing Options:
-x, --extract-audio convert video files to audio-only files (requires ffmpeg or
avconv and ffprobe or avprobe)
--audio-format FORMAT "best", "aac", "vorbis", "mp3", "m4a", or "wav"; best by
--audio-quality QUALITY ffmpeg/avconv audio quality specification, insert a value
between 0 (better) and 9 (worse) for VBR or a specific
bitrate like 128K (default 5)
-k, --keep-video keeps the video file on disk after the post-processing; the
video is erased by default
Use you own variables, something like this will work.
youtube-dl -f 17 -x - | ffmpeg -i - -vn -c:a libmp3lame -b:a 128k output123.mp3
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Smile Thank you shivaa

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Replace double quotes (") with single quotes (') and try again.
Thank you shivaa I did what you said and it's working
Old 12-06-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
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Thank you shivaa I did what you said and it's working
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