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Play music from youtube without download

Terminal - Play music from youtube without download
wget -q -O - `youtube-dl -b -g $url`| ffmpeg -i - -f mp3 -vn -acodec libmp3lame -| mpg123 -
2009-11-07 13:45:13
User: torrid
Functions: mpg123 wget
Play music from youtube without download


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
url="$my_url";file=$(youtube-dl -s -e $url);wget -q -O - `youtube-dl -b -g $url`| ffmpeg -i - -f mp3 -vn -acodec libmp3lame - > "$file.mp3"
2010-03-01 21:26:13

same as above but dumps the stream to a file.

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Comment by JollyJumper 363 weeks ago

there's those backticks again... i swear we'll never rid ourselves of them

Comment by atoponce 362 weeks and 6 days ago

ffmpeg is giving error: "Unknown encoder 'libmp3lame' "

Which package contains this codec?

Comment by alperyilmaz 362 weeks and 5 days ago

@alperyilmaz which *nix flavour? The lib of the lame command is actually libmp3lame.so/a, so the package is probably lame.

To make ffmpeg use it, you have to compile it with --enable-mp3lame.

@atoponce I read all about evil backticks, and I'll try to avoid them now.^^

Comment by torrid 362 weeks and 5 days ago

How to extend this to download file directly with the name of the file matching the name on youtube title?

Comment by unixmonkey8504 346 weeks and 5 days ago

Technically, you're still downloading.

Comment by tommytwoeyes 84 weeks and 5 days ago

us mpv! and forget that commands!

Comment by zodman 6 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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