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Old 11-02-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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Arrow download youtube video

Hi, I'm new to Linux >so new I'm still mostly on windows
I'm quite sure that Linux can do everything and more than windows, but finding out how to grab the reins is a bit of a learning curve so far..

Anyway, here's the story..
With windows I've been using FreeDownloadManager (and to download youtube videos while on dialup, it's a really great program >it downloads lists of videos and then converts them from .flv to .avi or .mpg, and it'll hang up the phone and switch off the computer when it's finnished.. great for while I sleep and no-one needs the phone

But now I'm moving to Linux, so

How Does Linux Do All These Things????
Old 11-02-2007, 04:59 PM   #2
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have you tryed a firefox addon named downloadhelper

and they are saved as .flv well the youtube ones are and so will google video

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Old 11-02-2007, 05:09 PM   #3
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you can also use a firefox extension called flashgot that downloads youtube videos
Old 11-02-2007, 06:15 PM   #4
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Use this, the just a perl script
Old 11-08-2007, 06:51 PM   #5
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or this/ these
but where is the shutdown? the convertion?
Old 11-08-2007, 08:40 PM   #6
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ffmpeg can transcode most .flv videos downloaded from youtube, but not all - some seem to have a format ffmpeg can't understand.

The program poweroff can be used to shut down the system. If that doesn't exist, the command shutdown -P now will do the same thing.

Depending on how your dialup system is set up you will be able to hang up from a script too.

It is possible to combine all these into a script which will receive a list of youtube URLs to download and when it is done, poweroff your system.

There are some things to be careful of... the poweroff program needs root privileges to run, but you probably shouldn't run yourtube-dl and ffmpeg as root... To make it possible to automate the poweroff without running the whole script as root, you should set up sudo so your user can call poweroff with sudo without having to enter a password.

Once this is done, you can construct a script to process a list of URLs and shut down the machine when done.
Old 11-08-2007, 09:34 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by urka58 View Post
is just a perl script
I think itís a python scriptÖ
Old 11-24-2007, 04:12 PM   #8
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ok, I'll have to take my time looking into this
>>>>>>>>>>i'm just using for now<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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ffmpeg, transcode, video

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