not able to download youtube video after installing youtube-dl

Asked by deepak on 2010-12-11

i'm getting the following result in my terminal pls give me a correct solution

deepak@deepak-desktop:~$ youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2FpDDEVWtk&feature=channel
[1] 5429
deepak@deepak-desktop:~$ [youtube] Setting language
[youtube] B2FpDDEVWtk: Downloading video webpage
[youtube] B2FpDDEVWtk: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] B2FpDDEVWtk: Extracting video information
ERROR: unable to download video (format may not be available)
clear
[1]+ Exit 1 youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2FpDDEVWtk
deepak@deepak-desktop:~$ youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2FpDDEVWtk&feature=channel
[1] 5529
deepak@deepak-desktop:~$ [youtube] Setting language
[youtube] B2FpDDEVWtk: Downloading video webpage
[youtube] B2FpDDEVWtk: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] B2FpDDEVWtk: Extracting video information
ERROR: unable to download video (format may not be available)
^C
[1]+ Exit 1 youtube-dl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2FpDDEVWtk
deepak@deepak-desktop:~$

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2010-12-11
Last reply:
2011-09-14
Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #1

Probably bug 688219, but I haven't tried it myself.

ringofyre (robbecker39) said : #2

Interesting, dailymotion gives - ERROR: unable to extract uploader nickname but metacafe seems to working fine. I found this started this morning and upgraded (-U) to no avail.

mycae (mycae) said : #3
deepak (deearcmclaren) said : #4

i tried with with quotes but didn't get i'm getting the same rsponse.

deepak (deearcmclaren) said : #5

i tried with with quotes but didn't get i'm getting the same rsponse.

mycae (mycae) said : #6

Try using the firefox extension "unplug"

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2254/

ringofyre (robbecker39) said : #7

Just done "sudo youtube-dl -U", all fixed with youtube but still getting the nickname error on dailymotion.

Anakin Starkiller (sunrider) said : #8

I've got the same issue on Arch Linux...
And I can't upgrade with -U option, as the package on archlinux is based on python2 (not python, because of http://www.archlinux.org/news/python-is-now-python-3/)

ringofyre (robbecker39) said : #9

I did notice yesterday that it upgraded to "github" version rather than a version number whereas now I have - youtube-dl -v
2010.12.09.
Get it here - http://rg3.github.com/youtube-dl/download.html

HASHIR (h2hashir) said : #10

Try to Update youtube-dl. It may help you

"sudo youtube-dl -U"

HASHIR (h2hashir) said : #11

thanks

FTER UPDATING YOUTUBE-DL my problem solved

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