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Only write annotations if there are annotations #18582

TemporaryUsername12481 opened this issue Dec 19, 2018 · 0 comments


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commented Dec 19, 2018

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I often archive many youtube videos, as well as videos from other websites. My general purpose command includes the --write-annotations flag. However, this ends up writing many empty annotations.xml files. A flag to only write annotations if they exist (or building that into the existing flag) would be very useful.

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