View Full Version : How download youtube videos in command line?

Mascara Negra
3rd May 2010, 02:18 AM
Hi everyone,

is that possible?

Download a youtube video by a command line?
I read something about youtube-dl, but nothing until now.

Best regards,
Valter Henrique.

3rd May 2010, 02:34 AM
Yes, youtube-dl should do it. I believe it's in the repos.

yum install youtube-dl

3rd May 2010, 03:11 AM
Here is youtune-dl website


TO DOWNLOAD youtube-dl
"hg clone http://bitbucket.org/rg3/youtube-dl"

"./youtube-dl -o daveLett.flv http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnWlXYn9f0g&feature=channel"

Also look at
yum info clive
yum info cclive

Mascara Negra
4th May 2010, 01:26 AM
thank you guys, i think i will make an interface using this command x)
something using GTK+

Thank you again.

7th August 2010, 05:24 AM
but youtube-dl not working .......it shows

error: format for video not found

7th August 2010, 05:29 AM

yum install youtube-dl We have the latest version in the repo. If it doesn't work for you, please report a bug

7th August 2010, 06:09 AM
When I last installed it, on F13, it wasn't working for me, but this was probably a week or so ago. If Rahul says the latest version is in the repos, then please try it, and as he says, if it doesn't work, report it.

If it doesn't work, however, you can always download the latest version--it's just a python script, and the version I downloaded (not the rpm, from http://bitbucket.org/rg3/youtube-dl/wiki/Home )
did work for me. )

I just checked the latest rpm, (but in F15, rawhide), and it is a two day old version, newer than the one I've been using from bitbucket.

It worked without problem.