Play online music videos in terminal

pvl() { (for i in "$@"; do youtube-dl -q --max-downloads 1 --no-playlist "$i" -o - | mplayer -vo null /dev/fd/3 3<&0 </dev/tty; sleep .5; done); }
pvl 'link1' 'link2' 'link3' Play Youtube, Vimeo, etc links without visual elements. Great for music videos when you just want the audio. You can control mplayer with this! Hit Ctrl-C twice to exit (if you're playing multiple files)

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2015-07-14 04:44:36

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Great command. Is there other player that can be controlled from terminal? I'd be great to have such feature. Thanks anyway!
toro · 149 weeks and 3 days ago

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