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Video Google download

Terminal - Video Google download
wget -qO- "VURL" | grep -o "googleplayer.swf?videoUrl\\\x3d\(.\+\)\\\x26thumbnailUrl\\\x3dhttp" | grep -o "http.\+" | sed -e's/%\([0-9A-F][0-9A-F]\)/\\\\\x\1/g' | xargs echo -e | sed 's/.\{22\}$//g' | xargs wget -O OUPUT_FILE
2010-12-03 17:27:08
Functions: echo grep sed wget xargs
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Video Google download

Download google video with wget. Or, if you wish, pass video URL to ie mplayer to view as stream.

1. VURL: replace with url. I.e. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=12312312312312313#

2. OUPUT_FILE : optionally change to a more suited name. This is the downloaded file. I.e. foo.flv

# Improvements greatly appreciated. (close to my first linux command after ls -A :) )

Breakedown pipe by pipe:

1. wget: html from google, pass to stdout

2. grep: get the video url until thumbnailUrl (not needed)

3. grep: Strip off everything before http://

4. sed: urldecode

5. echo: hex escapes

6. sed: stipr of tailing before thumbnailUrl

7. wget: download. Here one could use i.e. mplayer or other...

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