youtube direct urls

Tony Baechler tony at
Sat Jul 26 07:33:10 UTC 2014

I don't know specifically what you mean, but I would first try:

youtube-dl --update

Updates come out all the time and I don't even try to grab a video without
first updating it.  If you mean the direct download URL, I don't think it
works that way.  I think it randomly changes when you access the main video
page.  I think this because it always first downloads the
"" page first before grabbing the actual video

On 2014-07-25 05:11 AM, Brian Tew wrote:
> Hi,
> do yall know a way to get the direct urls to youtube videos?
> my youtube-dl has quit working and is resisting all efforts at resuscitation.
> ubuntu 13.10 64 bit
> thanks.
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Have a good day,
Tony Baechler
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