Downloading from Youtube for offline watching27 Aug 2013
Call me old fashioned but I do not really like the "always connected" motto that the industry is following right now. I like to have physical music and video files on my hard drive, so I can access them anywhere, anytime, without relying on me being connected to a network.
And yes, I get the irony of talking about physical _files._
To achieve that, here are the command-line tools I'm using. First is youtube- dl, and as its name does not imply at all, it can download from more than Youtube. The second one is vimeo_downloader which is specialised in downloading from Vimeo. And the last one is the more generic getflashvideos that can download from a variety of smaller websites.
All those scripts accepts the video url as parameter.
Happy scripting and happy viewing !
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