downloading video from

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Wed Feb 13 15:57:51 UTC 2008

> $ youtube-dl ''
> Error: URL does not seem to be a youtube video URL. If it is, report a bug.
> $
> i.e. youtube-dl is for YouTube (and works for me), but not for Google
> thx anyway
stupid question.

how much does the high-speed connection cost in USA? i mean something in 
Gbits/s range which is about how much google or youtube needs.

of course cheaper than in Poland, possibly worlds cheapest, but still 

what i mean: doing things the way preventing any caching (or just 
downloading file and then playing many times) costs lots of 
bandwidth==money, but do not give (in theory) gives money.

i'm sure that youtube or google owners are not idiots, so the question is 
- how this practice is making money for them - more than lost for 

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