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Old 04-10-2015, 12:23 AM   #1
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Is anyone experiencing very long connect times with youtube-dl


I've been using youtube-dl for a long time and is an amazing program and worked flawlessly for years without an issue.

However, lately it's has bee taking a long, long time to connect to the youtube servers to download the videos.

I even updated youtube-dl with the -U switch.

Not sure if it's me only, but I want to know if anyone is having the same issue with youtube-dl.

PS: I am curious can my ISP or be throttling my connections?

PPS: What's weird is playing videos from plays just fine and just as fast in the web browser. No long or slow connection issues...

Last edited by Gerard.M.Frey; 04-10-2015 at 12:28 AM.
Old 04-11-2015, 02:55 AM   #2
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There are several youtube downloaders for firefox. The one I use provides a Download button that appears just below all videos on youtube. The addon is labeled as "Download youtube videos as mp4 1.8.1".
(Just in case you weren't aware).
Old 04-11-2015, 03:30 AM   #3
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I just downloaded a 25M video in a matter of seconds. Connection was almost instant

Fedora 22 with youtube-dl (2015-04-03.1) run from the command line


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