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Youtube Archival

Tenshi Hinanawi edited this page Mar 7, 2012 · 1 revision

Saving Youtube videos is one of the easier things to do. (Storing them is not as simple, but that's a topic for another day.)

Youtube-dl

Youtube-dl is a cross-platform python script that easily downloads videos from Youtube, Vimeo, Google Video, and most other download sites. Better yet, you can even put videos in a playlist, and it will download them all.

Get it here:

Using Youtube-dl

First, get the script. Then, make a folder to put your videos in (C:\Videos for Windows, ~/Videos for Linux). Once that's done, run this command:

Windows

youtube-dl.exe -twc http://youtube.com/<video or playlist to download>

Linux

cd ~/Videos # Or wherever else you want to put the vids
youtube-dl -twc http://youtube.com/<video or playlist to download>

Options

You can set a few extra options for youtube-dl. Most of them are not

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