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Old 06-15-2019, 06:33 AM   #16
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for that us Linux users have youtube-dl.
I found the user experience of youtube-dl painful sometimes. Imagine you want to download a 10GB video from youtube over a non-reliable connection. youtube seems to split the big video into many small parts (as the output of youtube-dl shows). If it fails a few times, it skips some of those small parts. Once it downloads the audio stream too and tries to merge the files using ffmpeg, something goes wrong and often a very small (much smaller than the original video size) split file is produced. And then it deletes the original video/audio file by default. Gigabytes of wasted traffic, wasted days wating for it to download. Do you know how to deal with such issues? Perhaps there's some magic combo of command line arguments that deal with such scenarios?
 
Old 06-15-2019, 09:17 AM   #17
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Do you know how to deal with such issues? Perhaps there's some magic combo of command line arguments that deal with such scenarios?
I use youtube-dl on a reliable wired internet connection and wouldn't even know how to start reproducing this issue; but as you rightly pointed out, it has loads of command line options - and also a very nice man page I might add - I'm sure something can be done about it. I know of the option to keep all temporary files, for sure. Or to specify a smaller resolution or filesize.
 
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There's also aria2, which you haven't mentioned trying.
 
  


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