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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 are 3 alternatives - 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 285 weeks and 2 days ago

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

Comment by atoponce 285 weeks and 1 day ago

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

Which package contains this codec?

Comment by alperyilmaz 285 weeks 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 284 weeks and 6 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 269 weeks ago

Technically, you're still downloading.

Comment by tommytwoeyes 6 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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