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Re: YouTube Video Downloader

by BigJoe (Curate)
on Aug 31, 2006 at 12:51 UTC ( #570596=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to YouTube Video Downloader

After you download it, you should convert it to mpeg. I have a script somewhere that does this. I think it uses mencoder. Then you can use pretty much any player.


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Re^2: YouTube Video Downloader
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Aug 31, 2006 at 15:34 UTC

    OS X people may be interested in ffmpegX (shareware) which is a drag-n-drop app that sits on top of things like mencoder and can convert between several different video file formats. Of course VLC on OS X seems to be able to open FLV files fine, so that might be a possibility as well (system( "open -a /Applications/ $infile" );).

    And I had to ++ the OP just for the choice of default URLs it pulls down. :)

Re^2: YouTube Video Downloader
by zentara (Archbishop) on Aug 31, 2006 at 14:47 UTC
    Please post your flv to mpg converter, sounds like a good idea.

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Re^2: YouTube Video Downloader
by Anonymous Monk on May 06, 2007 at 06:54 UTC
    is anyone using this script on windows? I am trying to run it with camel pack on win XP. download is fine , size also looks fine but the .flv would not play in VLC player.
      oops forgot to binmode the file on windows !!

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