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deathalele 08-20-2008 07:35 AM

downloading vids from youtube
i recently found while scanning the filesystem that youtube videos are saved to /tmp but as soon as you leave the page they are deleted. is there a way of preventing the vids from being deleted other copying them to another directory.

IBall 08-20-2008 07:40 AM

I have used a program called youtube-dl in the past.

It may be available in your distro's repository, or search for it.

I hope this helps

resetreset 08-23-2008 07:07 AM

heh just the other day I posted to the "which program would you like to be ported to Linux", Vdownloader, at ......

RAFAL 08-23-2008 02:33 PM


If you want to download videos from YouTube why you don't try YouGrabber?
It works perfectly!

I have described it on my blog kopiowanie z youtube poprzez yougrabber and you can translate the page with ( Its maybe not nice translation (because polish is really difficult ;-) ) but at least something at the beginning.

After I download the movie to FLV, I use this command to convert to AVI:

mencoder -oac copy -ovc lavc -o OUTPUT.avi INPUT.flv
You can use to convert online

hope this helps.


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