Using youtube-dl to download and convert youtube videos to MP3 format

Category: Software and Systems Engineering
Author: Sean O'Donnell
Sun, Jan. 24th, 2016 @ 0:00:00 (MST)

If you want to download music from youtube, and you're running Linux, I highly suggest trying the 'youtube-dl' python script from Ricardo Garcia. There are quite a few flags supported for custom file conversions, including video conversion, but I'm mostly using this to download albums and songs.

Install

yum install youtube-dl

Usage

youtube-dl -x --audio-format=mp3 --verbose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbtQX8ZDyN4

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