Bug#655667: get-flash-videos: fails on URLs containing UTF-8 characters

Marc Dequènes (Duck) duck at duckcorp.org
Fri Jan 13 01:36:42 UTC 2012

Package: get-flash-videos
Version: 1.25~git2011.09.26-2
Tags: patch


For historical purpose i was trying to archive the following video but  
it failed:
$ get_flash_videos  
Downloading http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL5DDSglM_s&feature=related
Using method 'youtube' for  
Error: Can't escape \x{304D}, try uri_escape_utf8() instead at  
/usr/share/perl5/FlashVideo/Site/Youtube.pm line 393
Couldn't extract Flash movie URL. This site may need specific support adding,
or fixing.

I tested replacing the three uri_escape() calls on this page by  
uri_escape_utf8(), as suggested in the error message, and it worked  
like a charm. Maybe we could had such a nice resolution suggestion  
feature to all packages and for once get RC bugs down to 0 ;-).

Attached is a proper patch for this issue.


Marc Dequènes (Duck)
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