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Could I do this in my Android phone too?

Post by kayeng » Tue May 15, 2018 8:30 am

Hello,

I've been using youtube-dl in Linuxmint recently with success.

http://xmodulo.com/how-to-save-youtube- ... linux.html

I was just wondering if this could be done in my Android phone as well, using a terminal app.

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Re: Could I do this in my Android phone too?

Post by smurphos » Tue May 15, 2018 11:40 am

Check out Termux app on the play store.

Tutorial for setting it up with youtube-dl- https://forum.xda-developers.com/androi ... e-t3602492

Installing Hackers Keyboard is also highly recommended to go with Termux. Makes using apps like nano much easier.

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Re: Could I do this in my Android phone too?

Post by Portreve » Tue May 15, 2018 1:00 pm

I've simply used pwnyoutube and have never needed any specialized software.

To be fair, I've never tried to do that on my phone.
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Re: Could I do this in my Android phone too?

Post by smurphos » Wed May 16, 2018 2:02 am

pwnyoutube won't work for vids viewed in the Youtube Android app. In theory it will work if you set the phone up to open Youtube in a browser

The Termux, youtube-dl combo basically adds a download video item to the share menu. Termux is great for lots of stuff - it's a bit more than a terminal emulator - it's effectively a cut-down CLI only Debian for your phone.

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Re: Could I do this in my Android phone too?

Post by kayeng » Wed May 30, 2018 12:53 pm

smurphos wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 11:40 am
Check out Termux app on the play store.

Tutorial for setting it up with youtube-dl- https://forum.xda-developers.com/androi ... e-t3602492
thank you for the link. I'm having trouble with number 8.

--no-mtime -o /data/data/com.termux/files/home/storage/shared/Youtube/%(title)s.%(ext)s -f "best[height<=480]"

That is one line of command, right?

I'm getting this error in Termux:
bash: syntax error near unexpected token '('

Hope you can enlighten me some more.
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Re: Could I do this in my Android phone too?

Post by smurphos » Wed May 30, 2018 1:34 pm

Nope, they are 3 separate lines that need to be added to the file ~/.config/youtube-dl/config

Number 7 - nano ~/.config/youtube-dl/config should open the empty file in the terminal text editor nano. You add the 3 separate lines in 8 and then save the file - on a desktop machine it's Ctrl-X and then Y to save. On a phone you can use the same if you are using the Hackers Keyboard. if not use the volume key shortcuts as outlined in the tutorial.

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Re: Could I do this in my Android phone too?

Post by kayeng » Thu May 31, 2018 10:40 am

I think I got it, however I have to point out that I needed to use Hackers Keyboard; the volume button method doesn't seem to work on my phone, or maybe I'm not doing it right.

I think I've managed to download a video from youtube but I don't know where it's saved. I can't find it anywhere. I tried to download it again but termux says it has already been downloaded.

Any ideas?

by the way, in the tutorial https://forum.xda-developers.com/androi ... e-t3602492

in 7 and 8, I'm supposed to save it as "config" (without quotes), correct? Just like in number 10 where I should save it as termux-url-opener ?

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Re: Could I do this in my Android phone too?

Post by smurphos » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:11 am

Downloaded videos should be in data/data/com.termux/files/home/storage/shared/Youtube/ on the phone....

Yep - config without quotes...

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Re: Could I do this in my Android phone too?

Post by kayeng » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:19 am

smurphos wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:11 am
Downloaded videos should be in data/data/com.termux/files/home/storage/shared/Youtube/ on the phone....

Yep - config without quotes...
When I open my file explorer (ES File Explorer) and go to /data, it's empty. There's no a/data/com.termux/files/home/storage/shared/Youtube/
But if I open termux app, I can cd into the YouTube folder.
Also, if I download a video, it doesn't save to the YouTube folder, but to the home folder. Either way, I can't access the video thru a video app. I'll see if I can copy it to external storage.

Just did. Cannot copy to external storage. Permission denied.

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