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in thread I wish YouTube had not removed:

Oh, but there is a way if one is /dying/ to see a YouTube video by way of Python, which I found about from some random tech news|web log site. There are other suggestions related to this on Digg site.

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Re^3: I wish YouTube had not removed:
by apotheon (Deacon) on Mar 18, 2007 at 20:25 UTC

    That's how I do it.

    Actually, because of the annoyance factor of the way youtube-dl works (it requires entirely too much interaction from me, the user), I wrote some Perl glue code that ties together youtube-dl, file renaming/deletion, and mplayer. I'm thinking of opening up the hood of youtube-dl, though, to see how it's done, then rewrite the thing in Perl or Ruby so that it does what I actually want it to do without having to be tied together with other software like that.

    If I get to feeling really ambitious, I might do it with OCaml so that I have a binary-compiled executable. If I do that, you can count on it being stuck on some webpage somewhere with a nearly public domain license.

    print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
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