Since Henrik replied to my previous blog posts, I figured I better write a new one to simply state the fact:
…is now up and working. Go there and read all about it! And yeah, my curl talk is currently set for 15:00 on that Saturday.
My wife wants to keep some videos found on youtube, and I really can’t recommend just keeping bookmarks to a random web site like that. Not if you want the content to be available in a few years ahead, or even ten or twenty years. Then downloading the files to keep the locally is the only sane way to make it somewhat more reliable.
To download the files you can do it with a browser or with a command line tool:
Command Line Style
There exist several command line tools “out there” that do the job. I tried youtube-dl and it did the job splendidly by only proving the main HTTP URL on the command line.
The main lacking feature is that it names the output flv based on the ‘v’ variable in the URL so the downloads end up being named things like “f_8wuVEYMZ8.flv”…
Play the local FLV movies
For this, I can only recommend the lovely VLC media player, available on all modern platforms.