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mint6-64 strange

Postby thomase on Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:03 pm

I have just updated my main pc to Mint 6 and 64 bit, now I can not save videos from youtube in anything but .flv type. My other pc is still on Mint 5 32bit and is working fine, dwhelper on Mint 5 gives option to save as .flv or another (.avi) format. but on Mint 6 only one option .flv and I am unable to convert to another format. I have read about the bug (h264 codecs etc.)in ubuntu and tried the solutions offered but still not working. any ideas?
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Re: mint6-64 strange

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:24 am

I did not even know you could save videos from Youtube :)
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Re: mint6-64 strange

Postby shane on Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:43 pm

I have no idea if this works on 64bit... but I usually use the youtube-dl package... To install run:

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sudo apt-get install youtube-dl


To download run

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cd /directory/you/want/to/download/to/
youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/url-of-video


This does download an .flv file which will play on Mplayer and VLC at least... If you want a .avi file, use mencoder to convert (preferably without reencoding) or use acidrip if you need a GUI.
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Re: mint6-64 strange

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:38 pm

For what it's worth if .flv format is the issue, just run this in terminal in the directory where the .flv file is [replacing filename with what the flv is called, and newfilename with what you want the avi to be called]
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ffmpeg -i filename.flv newfilename.avi

Also you dont need any special downloader unless you really want one. All streamed video, once fully loaded, is located in the /tmp folder (it only resides there as long as the flash video page is open in the webbrowser, so save it elsewhere before you close the page).
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Re: mint6-64 strange

Postby thomase on Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:30 pm

I have overcome the problem by reverting back to Mint 6 32bit. It may also have been caused by updating "ALL" :?
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