Youtube & Flash Videos broken?

illoai at illoai at
Tue Apr 9 00:50:32 UTC 2013

On 8 April 2013 11:03, Harald Weis <hawei at> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 07, 2013 at 12:09:32AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
>  > If it's just about YouTube video, why not use youtube-dl and
>  > mplayer? I haven't tested it for those particular two videos,
>  > but it tends to work for everything. :-)
> Can you please help me how to find the right URLs for youtube-dl ?
> For example on
> When I copy URLs with mouse in opera I always get
> "youtube-dl: No match."
> (opera and flash work fine for playing and also for downloading the
> the ogg file)
> I definitely prefer the command line tool.
> Getting rid of flash would be a tremendous relief.
youtube_dl works fine with just the video id, as in:
% youtube_dl -c --restrict-filenames -o '%(title)s.%(id)s.%(ext)s'
to download
(though the full url works, as well)

You may want to set --max-quality 45 (or 46)* to avoid downloading a
½GB 3072p video (as with some of the HD stuff) since youtube_dl
defaults to the highest quality available.

*quo vide:


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