Bug#542159: clive: please add support for extracting video urls

Manuel Fuhr zod at knid.net
Sun Aug 30 08:45:26 UTC 2009

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 09:26:31AM +0200, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> clive seems to be like the perfect video downloading application.
> However extracting video (data) urls does not seem to be among the
> supported features (not even by parsing debug output). I imagine
> something like youtube-dl -g URL which just prints the url of the flv
> file. This can then easily be passed to mplayer and thus saves bandwidth
> when I abort playing the video early. The reason for not using
> youtube-dl is that clive supports more sites.
There's a "--stream-exec" option available and the additional parameter
"--stream-pass" passes the URL to the given CMD. There's even an example
for mplayer availble.
clive --quiet --stream-exec="echo %i" --stream-pass URL should output
the download URL for the given video.
> Helmut


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