OAOD (Youtube-dl)

Application: youtube-dl

What it is:

youtube-dl  is a small command-line program to download videos from
YouTube.com. It allows you to save videos as .flv files. This short
article shows how to install and use it on Ubuntu

Features:

youtube-dl allows the user, among other things, to choose a specific
video quality to download (if available) or let the program
automatically determine the best quality video to grab.

To Install:

sudo aptitude install youtube-dl

To learn about youtube-dl’s usage, take a look at its man page:

man youtube-dl

Basically it works as follows:

youtube-dl -o [name of output file] [YouTube URL]

E.g.:

youtube-dl -o test.flv http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mIZvDD0RkQ

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