Downloading a youtube video and extracting only the audio

NoOp glgxg at
Thu May 1 18:32:12 UTC 2008

On 05/01/2008 12:33 AM, Chris Lemire wrote:

> In order to get the video.flv, I did some tricky
>  stuff with wget I found from google that worked!
>  I just wished extracting the audio was as easy.
>  Here's how I did it.

Next time try this:

After you've played the video (example: - that's a clip of
Mohammad Ali) and with the _video screen still open_, go to Places|Home
Folder - then 'File System' and then go to the
'tmp' folder. If you close the flash - the tmp file will go away, so
don't close the window until you're finished copying (below).

You will see the file that was downloaded to play the video. Just
right-click to copy and then paste to a folder in your home directory
and then rename it to something that makes sense. You can add a .flv or
.swf extension after the filename if you wish so that people with
Windows systems can understand what the heck it is if you send it to
them, but it's not necessary if you only use it on your system as linux
will automatically recognize it as a Flash video.

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