youtube converting in Linux?
klewellen at shellworld.net
Sun Jun 5 18:12:48 UTC 2011
Thanks for the wisdom.
I want to be sure I am being clear.
What I am wanting to do is give a program a specific youtube link so that
it can do the conversion for me.
something like here,
this site does not work with links e-links or lynx, but you get the idea.
I do not go to youtube myself, but get links related to work and other
projects that I desire converting into something strictly audio.
can I accomplish this using the method you outline?
On Sun, 5 Jun 2011, Kyle wrote:
> Probably the best solution for now is youtube-dl. It should be available from
> your distro of choice. If not, you can find it at
> You can then use mplayer to dump the audio stream directly from the file, or
> convert it to the format you like using ffmpeg. I have a bit more complicated
> way of doing things that involves getting their new WebM videos and pulling
> out the Vorbis audio using mkvextract, but that involves picking through the
> HTML5 source and doing some creative searching and replacing to get the
> correct link. At this point, youtube-dl is still the better option for heavy
> use. I'm also in contact with the developer of Youtube-dl to try to get it
> downloading the new format so that you will always get good audio without
> conversion if it's available, and soon all their videos will be available in
> this new WebM format, which will make audio extraction extremely easy.
> ~ Kyle
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