Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Sat Sep 26 23:58:39 CDT 2009

Robert Pearson wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 7:40 PM, Herb Cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
>> Wayne Wolle wrote:
>>> Herb Cee wrote:
>>>> Wayne Wolle wrote:
>>>>> Herb Cee wrote:
>>>>>> Wayne Wolle wrote:
>>>>>>> Herb Cee wrote:
>>>>>>>> Wayne Wolle wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Herb Cee wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> I am totally ignorant of U-tube and I thought you could DL the
>>>>>>>>>> videos posted there but I am trying to DL this one on building ceramic
>>>>>>>>>> stoves and cannot seem to find a way to do it I can play the video ok just
>>>>>>>>>> clicking on start.
>>>>>>>>>> http://www.youtube.com/ildsjalen#play/uploads/0/9iHuaKwbKeg
>>>>>>>>>> Would appreciate someone telling me how to do this all I can find
>>>>>>>>>> googleing says to click the link below the picture. I don't see one.
>>>>>>>>>> duhhhhhh is this a senior moment?
>>>>>>>>>> herb
>>>>>>>>> Try youtube-dl         You can convert the .flv file to mpeg with
>>>>>>>>> ffmpeg
>>>>>>>> I fail to understand can you elaborate like where do I find
>>>>>>>> youtube-dl
>>>>>>>> hh
>>>>>>> Google youtube-dl    I use Slackware and downloaded the package from
>>>>>>> linuxpackages.net
>>>>>> Ok I guess this is a CLI run from a terminal  Great I am also very
>>>>>> shallow on using the CLI ... I will try to learn also how to get a terminal
>>>>>> to work  in the browser. This is the stuff that is frustrating to me in
>>>>>> Linux something simple requires an overload of reading and following 14,000
>>>>>> suggested pages from my frin Google gggrrrr whine whimper
>>>>>> Oh well I know that  I am indeed a fluke of the universe, I have no
>>>>>> right to be here. Whether my idea of a god is a hairy thunderer or a cosmic
>>>>>> muffin and whether I can hear it or not the universe is laughing behind my
>>>>>> back so therefore I stay calm, I rotate my tires and whenever possible put
>>>>>> people on hold.
>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>> hh
>>>>> LOL......I know how you feel.  I was very frustrated too when I started
>>>>> in with Linux.  Yes...youtube-dl is a script run from the CLI but it's
>>>>> simple really.  You can cut or copy the youtube address from your browser
>>>>> address window and paste it into the terminal.  Or you can just type in the
>>>>> full address.
>>>>> For example:    youtube-dl http://youtube.com/whatever/address/you/want
>>>> Ok I think we on the track now
>>>> herb at Belf:~$ youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iHuaKwbKeg
>>>> Retrieving video webpage... done.
>>>> Extracting URL "t" parameter... done.
>>>> Requesting video file... done.
>>>> Video data found at
>>>> http://tc.v2.cache8.c.youtube.com/videoplayback?ip=
>>>> Retrieving video data:  15.2% (   3.49M of 23.03M) at   62.35k/s ETA
>>>> 05:20
>>>> Where will it put this file do ya think?
>>> Should put it in your home folder.  This might help
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykc6zHPu2Ow
>> Hey thanks bro Wayne, I had a 23mb .flv sitting in home but now has 0bytes
>> since i did a bad trying to use ffmoeg but I been at this since noon so
>> after a nap it may work fine.
>> hh
>> --
> The file may or may not be zero but it is probably unusable without a
> lot of effort.
> If you want to expand the frontiers of your knowledge first do a
> reboot and see if the file has a size again. If not, I recommend
> downloading it again.
> Linux/Unix CLI commands like "ffmpeg" generally offer the option of an
> "infile" and an "outfile". Without an "outfile" specified the command
> tries to modify the existing "infile" in place. Generally this fails
> with results like you got.
> $ffmpeg "downloaded file"[infile and outfile]  (for EXPERTS only)
> $ffmpeg "downloaded file"[infile]  "new format version of downloaded
> file"[outfile]  (for the REST of us)
> Since I make a lot of silly little errors of logic and typing I got in
> the habit of immediately copying the "downloaded file" to "downloaded
> file-org" (or your name preference) and then I work with the
> "downloaded file". If it gets wiped out I replace it by copying
> "downloaded file-org" to "downloaded file" and start again.
> This simple procedure had saved has saved me many times.
> On a second note - I found some of the YouTube files appeared to
> download but did not or what downloaded was not usable by any
> applications known to me. When I investigated further I found I had to
> be signed up in some group where I had to contribute a lot of personal
> information to an unknown entity or create my own YouTube page and
> populate it. Since I am very Social Sharing/Collaborating challenged I
> did neither.
> Good luck. Ceramic stoves sound "Very Interesting..."

HAY hi Robert, so cool I decided a nap should follow the LoneStar and 
just as I was fuzzing out I thought I bet Robert knows this jazz. 
Coolness I will buzz ya off list.

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