youtube converting in Linux?

Fredrik Larsson fredrikl.listor at
Mon Jun 6 09:33:45 UTC 2011


Since I am a heavy lynx user, I defined some external_menu items for http 
url scheme so I can run youtube-dl conveniently. It might be better to 
define a download option instead but this works nicely. I press the dot 
character and see some menu options so I can also define a wget option to 
use for large ftp downloads for example.

I don't have a script ready to run the downloaded flv file through a 
player but many options have been discussed here for this and I think it's 
nice not needing to remember youtube video IDs and playlist IDs etc.


On Sun, 5 Jun 2011, Kyle wrote:

> youtube-dl's --audio-format option may help you. I don't currently use that 
> option, since I pick out the link from the HTML5 source, but it should 
> convert the file painlessly. I also tested
> using one of the text-based browsers you mentioned, since it works very well 
> for me, but I couldn't get it to work in the Links browser I tried. You may 
> have better luck with Elinks or Lynx, but I still think youtube-dl using the 
> --audio-format option may be your best bet for now.
> ~Kyle
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