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Old 04-03-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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Youtube-dl problems...?

I've tried to input URL Links after youtube-dl and youtube-dl -b and it says... "ERROR: unable to download video (format may not be available)"

How do i fix this?
Old 04-03-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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I'm not sure exactly how the script works but I recently found out that the flash files, which are normally stored in /tmp until you download/watch another video are now deleted or shadowed after they are downloaded. Checkout the script flashcache script:

Once you have completely buffered a flash video (not just Youtube videos), run flashcache. Just do this:
chmod +rx+rx+rwx flashcache
then copy it to your /usr/bin/ folder. Then you can run it like any other script/app from the command line.

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