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Postby amin on Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:18 am

guys,
I understand that this is a general question not only for mints, but for all linux in general, but I think it is still related to the multimedia/codecs topics.
I understand that youtube is flash .flv files. In windows there are several programs to capture video from youtube.com. How do we capture the video stream in Linux? Is there any utility/steps/tricks to do it?

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Postby Sorensei on Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:47 am

Hi, for that I'm using a Firefox extension called VideoDownloader, it enables you to download the .flv, which you can then read with VLC.
I'm still looking for a .swf reader, though.

Also, I stumbled upon a site which does the job for you, just paste the URL in it. Google for "Dailysuck"... :lol:

Hoping that was helpful!
I don't have a solution, but I do admire the problem.
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Postby nick on Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:55 am

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Postby clem on Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:47 pm

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Postby scorp123 on Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:05 pm

Here is a shell script that can convert YouTube videos to DIVX (*.avi) files:
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11165&#11165

And just in the next posting there clem presents an even easier way:
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11167#11167
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