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Re^5: using WWW::YouTube::Download?
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I have looked at get-flash-videos recent issues and the issue 453 suggests to use a recent version from git. I have been able to download youtube videos with this recent version.
I had the same problem with error 404 when downloading YouTube videos and I solved it.
After frustrating, cursing, losing a few hairs and having a few more turn gray, I found the problem.
When you copy a URL from a YouTube video in Firefox (or presumably another browser) you get something like this:
you want to remove this portion of the string:
The above string is for the browser, or for flash player, but is not a part of the video address string.
YOU WANT THIS:
When I called download with this string (with "feature_player" removed) it worked like a charm.
Use two parentheses: (Like this: :) )
Use one parenthesis: (Like this: :)
Reverse direction of the smiley: (Like this: (: )
Use angle/square brackets instead of parentheses
Use C-style commenting to set the smiley off from the closing parenthesis
Make the smiley a dunce: (:>
I disapprove of emoticons
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