Downloading a youtube video and extracting only the audio

Rashkae ubuntu at
Thu May 1 14:07:06 UTC 2008

Chris Lemire wrote:
> I succesfully downloaded a youtube video in .flv
>  format after lots of googling. However following
>  directions to extract the audio has not worked
>  for me with no obvious reasons to me why. I checked
>  the video I download with VLC. It does have
>  audio.

 mplayer file.flv -ao pcm:file=audio.wav

And for future reference, try installing the downloadhelper extension to

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