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Old 05-27-2016, 11:00 PM   #1
Alok Rai
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downloading problem with youtube-dl


I have been using youtube-dl to download stuff for years - happily, let me add. However, lately, I have run into a problem that gives me a voluminous output about itself, but which I can't, alas, make sense of. I'll post that output here in case some kind soul can figure out what the problem is - and help me fix it. Here is an extract from the output (repetitions deleted!)

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[youtube] hgTiTy95aLo: Encrypted signatures detected.
WARNING: Automatic signature extraction failed: Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/youtube_dl/extractor/youtube.py", line 957, in _decrypt_signature
video_id, player_url, len(s)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/youtube_dl/extractor/youtube.py", line 331, in _extract_signature_function
player_type = id_m.group('ext')
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'group'

WARNING: Warning: Falling back to static signature algorithm
WARNING: Automatic signature extraction failed: Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/youtube_dl/extractor/youtube.py", line 957, in _decrypt_signature
video_id, player_url, len(s)

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Old 05-28-2016, 05:50 AM   #2
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What youtube-dl version? thx
 
Old 05-28-2016, 06:28 AM   #3
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Thanks, keefaz. I don't know how to ascertain the version number. But on the advice of a friend, I upgraded, and that seemed to solve the problem!
 
Old 05-28-2016, 09:09 PM   #4
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I don't know how to ascertain the version number. But on the advice of a friend, I upgraded, and that seemed to solve the problem!
Get version

youtube-dl --version

To upgrade youtube-dl in the future

youtube-dl -U

Or sudo youtube-dl -U if you are in a debian type system.

Other info on youtube-dl usage

youtube-dl --help
 
Old 05-28-2016, 11:35 PM   #5
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Many thanks. Problem solved!
 
  


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