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typo in '-o, --output TEMPLATE' %(stitle)s should be %(title)s #220

non7top opened this Issue · 4 comments

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Not quite sure how it was intended, but %(stitle)s doesn't ouput anything for me, and %(title)s outputs literal title.


$(stitle)s is the simplified or safe title. Since the original video title can contain characters such as slashes or backslashes, you almost certainly want stitle. If stitle is empty, but title is not, and the video's title is readable and safe on all platforms, this is a bug in the title simplification code. Can you post the exact command line that shows the problem?

It works fine for me:

$ youtube-dl -o 'X%(stitle)sY'
[youtube] Setting language
[youtube] uHlDtZ6Oc3s: Downloading video webpage
[youtube] uHlDtZ6Oc3s: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] uHlDtZ6Oc3s: Extracting video information
[download] Destination: Xyoutube_dl_testvidY

It could be related to UTF filenames (cyrillic)

$ youtube-dl --format 37/22/18 --no-overwrites --quiet --output '/mnt/storage/download/%(autonumber)s-%(stitle)s.%(ext)s' --get-filename

$ youtube-dl --format 37/22/18 --no-overwrites --quiet --output '/mnt/storage/download/%(autonumber)s-%(title)s.%(ext)s' --get-filename
/mnt/storage/download/00001-Схватка. Русский трейлер.mp4
/mnt/storage/download/00002-Американский пирог. Все в сборе. Русский трейлер.mp4


I'll have a look at the simplification code. It should be generalized across all IEs anyways.

@phihag phihag closed this in af8e8d6

This should be fixed in youtube-dl 2011.11.21.

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