Stream and save Youtube video

wget `youtube-dl -g 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S3O9qi2E2U'` -O - | tee -a parachute-ending.flv | mplayer -cache 8192 -
Watch a video while it's downloading. It's additionally saved to the disk for later viewing.

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By: artagnon
2010-10-28 13:51:59

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