Tim Chase blinux.list at
Mon Dec 29 02:15:54 UTC 2014

I haven't tried this one but am quite partial to "youtube-dl" which
is a Youtube downloader, bringing the media local.  As long as you
have Python installed on your machine (standard on most Linux
distributions), it's just a simple download from

and using it, you just pass it the URL of the Youtube video you want
to pull down:


and it will pull the media file down locally.  It's actively
developed (most recent edits were made about 2 hours ago) and also
works for pulling media files out of a bunch of other video sites
such as Vimeo, Vine, and Viddler (as well as a disturbing number of
porn sites, based on the source-code in the bleeding-edge git version
that I track).


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