Rip a video for archiving, from any site

youtube-dl -tci --write-info-json ""
Download video files from a bunch of sites (here is a list 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
Sample Output
 ~ ? youtube-dl -tci --write-info-json ""                                                                                        23:08
[youtube] Setting language
[youtube] Confirming age
[youtube] dQw4w9WgXcQ: Downloading webpage
[youtube] dQw4w9WgXcQ: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] dQw4w9WgXcQ: Extracting video information
[youtube] dQw4w9WgXcQ: Encrypted signatures detected.
[youtube] dQw4w9WgXcQ: Downloading js player vflPyRPNk
[youtube] dQw4w9WgXcQ: Downloading js player vflPyRPNk
[info] Writing video description metadata as JSON to: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You
[download] Destination: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up-dQw4w9WgXcQ.mp4
[download]   6.2% of 16.24MiB at  1.13MiB/s ETA 00:13^C
ERROR: Interrupted by user
 ~ ? #fffFUUUU

By: wires
2014-10-13 21:18:34

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