copying DVD material :: somewhat OT.

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Sun Dec 9 16:46:54 PST 2007

Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 09, 2007 at 11:57:18PM +0000, Chris Whitehouse wrote:
>> Predrag Punosevac wrote:
>>> My Dear Friend,
>>> You will have to wait for a very long time then since all of the above 
>>> except Flash (which Adobe does release for Linux but not for FreeBSD) 
>>> works flawlessly on FreeBSD including watching YouTube (just use 
>>> youtube-dl to snap the video and play with VLC). There are even 
>>> alternative solutions for the Flash unless you want to play video games 
>>> full of Flash!
>> I tried youtube-dl but every url I tried gave
>> youtube-dl: No match.
>> eg
>> %youtube-dl
>> youtube-dl: No match.
> To get that example to work try:
> youtube-dl ''
> instead.  The quote marks are important, because otherwise the shell
> will try to interpret the "?" in the URL as a wildcard and try to do wildcard
> expansion as if it was a filename.  It is the shell (not youtube-dl)
> which gives the error message, when it cannot find any file that matches.
> This is nothing specific to youtube-dl.  It is just the way most shells
> under Unix work.  If you do not want the shell to try to interpret any
> 'funny' characters in an argument to the command you need to enclose the
> argument in quote marks.

Yes that works, thanks everyone


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