Wayne E. Wolle w.e.wolle at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 27 05:41:28 CDT 2009

Herb Cee 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

I don't remember off the top of my head why, but I use the -i flag when 
invoking ffmpeg.  For example:
                                 ffmpeg -i WhateverFileYouHave.flv    

Look at the ffmpeg man page to see all the options.
Good Luck!

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