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Terminal - Commands tagged youtube-dl - 8 results
pyt() { youtube-dl -q -f bestaudio --max-downloads 1 --no-playlist --default-search ${2:-ytsearch} "$1" -o - | mplayer -vo null /dev/fd/3 3<&0 </dev/tty; }
2015-07-27 15:19:59
User: snipertyler

Same as other command, however uses youtube-dl internal search (thanks to qoxxxx mentioning this)

It does however seem to be a little buggy and youtube-dl crashes sometimes.


pyt 'Stairway to heaven - Led Zeppelin'

pyt 'brain damage - Pink Floyd'

No web browser or even X needed. Just a cli and internet connection!

mplayer is pauseable and can skip ahead

This may break if youtube changes their search html.

pyt() { id=$(curl -s 'https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query='$(tr ' ' + <<<"$1") | grep -om3 '"[[:alnum:]]\{11\}"' | awk NR==3 | tr -d \"); youtube-dl -q 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v='"$id" -o - | mplayer -vo null /dev/fd/3 3<&0 </dev/tty; }
2015-07-20 05:30:27
User: snipertyler
Functions: awk grep tr

pyt 'Stairway to heaven - Led Zeppelin'

pyt 'brain damage - Pink Floyd'

No web browser or even X needed. Just a cli and internet connection!

mplayer is pauseable and can skip ahead

This may break if youtube changes their search html.

syt() { pipe=`mktemp -u`; mkfifo -m 600 "$pipe" && for i in "$@"; do youtube-dl -qo "$pipe" "$i" & mplayer "$pipe" || break; done; rm -f "$pipe"; }
2015-03-14 01:48:20
User: snipertyler
Functions: mkfifo rm

Streams youtube-dl video to mplayer.


syt 'youtube.com/link' 'anotherlinkto.video'

Uses mplayer controls

youtube-dl -tci --write-info-json "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ"
2014-10-13 21:18:34
User: wires

Download video files from a bunch of sites (here is a list https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/supportedsites.html).

The options say: base filename on title, ignores errors and continue partial downloads. Also, stores some metadata into a .json file plz.

Paste youtube users and playlists for extra fun.

Protip: git-annex loves these files

youtube-dl -c -o "%(title)s" -f 18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qSCKUCjdKg
2014-06-12 23:31:55
User: tg3793

Before you use this command you want to replace everything after the "https:" with the url of the video which you want to download. This string and it's switches will use "youtube-dl" to download the Youtube url into the directory/folder where it is called from. It will output the video using the same name as Youtube uses.

function ytmp3() { while (($#)); do (cd ~/Music; echo "Extracting mp3 from $(youtube-dl -e $1)"; /usr/bin/youtube-dl -q -t --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 $1); shift; done ; }
2013-08-08 06:44:29
User: snipertyler
Functions: cd echo

Usage: ytmp3 "YTurl" "YTurl2" "YTurl3" "YTurlN"

Uses the shift command to let you extract the .mp3 from as many youtube urls as you like (or wherever else youtube-dl is supported)

*Requires youtube-dl

Orginal chunk of code:

youtube-dl -q -t --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 URL

taken from here http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/9701/convert-youtube-videos-to-mp3

wget -O "output-filename.mp4" $( youtube-dl -g -f "format-number" "youtube-video-link" )
2013-05-19 16:25:30
Functions: wget

in place of "output-filename.mp4" put the name you want the file to be named with.

in place of "youtube-video-link" put the link of the Video page eg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AclA-7YntvE

in place of "format-number" put the number of the file format you would like

How to get the "format-number"

to get format number type in below command before running this command

youtube-dl -F "youtube-video-link"

and it will list all the available formats with the format number, like to download in 360p mp4 use the number "18"

To automatically let it fetch the best quality available just remove the -f "format-number" and you are good to go.

Command in description (Your command is too long - please keep it to less than 255 characters)
2011-02-03 08:25:42
User: __
Functions: command less
yt2mp3(){ for j in `seq 1 301`;do i=`curl -s gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/$1/uploads\?start-index=$j\&max-results=1|grep -o "watch[^&]*"`;ffmpeg -i `wget youtube.com/$i -qO-|grep -o 'url_map"[^,]*'|sed -n '1{s_.*|__;s_\\\__g;p}'` -vn -ab 128k "`youtube-dl -e ${i#*=}`.mp3";done;}

squeezed the monster (and nifty ☺) command from 7776 from 531 characters to 284 characters, but I don't see a way to get it down to 255. This is definitely a kludge!