Listen to a song from youtube with youtube-dl and mpv

listen-to-yt() { if [[ -z "$1" ]]; then echo "Enter a search string!"; else mpv "$(youtube-dl --default-search 'ytsearch1:' \"$1\" --get-url | tail -1)"; fi }
Explanation Firstly the function checks if user gave it any input, and notifies the user if they failed to do so. If user has inputed a search string, the function will call upon youtube-dl to find url of the audio of the first matching youtube video and play that with mpv. Call function by wrapping search string in quotes: listen-to-yt "sultans of swing" You have to paste the line in your .zshrc and source .zshrc for it to work. Limitations The dependancies are youtube-dl and mpv. this oneliner is stolen from http://www.bashoneliners.com/oneliners/302/

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By: emphazer
2019-12-18 14:22:12

What Others Think

seems not working so well.. listen-to-yt cabrel ERROR: age6We05_kQ: YouTube said: Invalid parameters. Playing: [file] Cannot open file '': No such file or directory Failed to open . Exiting... (Errors when loading file)
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MarianneEMora · 5 days ago

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