Downloading videos from YouTube in video and audio only format…

Hi there.

Want to be able to download single files, playlists or even entire channels? Want audio in MP3 format only? Good…

1) Install ffmpeg and youtube-dl (or youtube-dl-git from AUR).

pacman -S ffmpeg youtube-dl

2) Create YouTube folder in your home folder

mkdir ~/YouTube

3) For videos add this alias to ~/.bashrc:

alias YouTube='cd ~/YouTube/ && mkdir -p `date +"%Y.%m.%d"` && cd `date +"%Y.%m.%d"` && youtube-dl --ignore-errors --yes-playlist --sub-lang en'

4) For audio (best quality MP3s) add this alias to ~/.bashrc:

alias YouMP3='cd ~/YouTube/ && mkdir -p `date +"%Y.%m.%d"` && cd `date +"%Y.%m.%d"` && youtube-dl --ignore-errors --yes-playlist --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 --audio-quality 0'

Now all you need to do is open terminal and type in:

YouTube URL



Where URL is an actual link to a single video, playlist or to a “Videos” section of a channel, press enter, wait for the process to finish and then visit ~/YouTube folder. You will find the content in folder with today’s date ;).

You likey? Me happeey…



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