downloading video from

Vince Hoffman jhary at
Wed Feb 13 16:16:31 UTC 2008

Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El día Wednesday, February 13, 2008 a las 03:43:35PM +0000, Vince Hoffman escribió:
>> Matthias Apitz wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Is there any command line tool in FreeBSD for downloading a video from a
>>> URL like
>>> in the way youtube-dl, for example, does? Thx in advance
>>> 	matthias
>> Umm youtube-dl is a command line tool for doing this (and its in ports
>> www/youtube_dl) theres also www/metacafe_dl for metacafe.
>> Did you mean something different?
> $ 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

Doh sorry, managed to read the url as youtube somehow, thought it was an
odd question, more coffee needed obviously.


> thx anyway
> 	matthias

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