Release [Module] youtube-dl - multi-site playable URL resolver
(2016-01-22, 05:54)colbert Wrote: Just curious if I'm using this the only way possible with the YouTube add-on: I really only use YouTube for long interviews/podcasts/etc., so I start the video, then go to youtube-dl, hit Download video and it downloads the currently playing YouTube video. There's no way to do it without starting playback of the video, correct? (Checked the YouTube add-on menus for anything but didn't find any download method/option/etc.). Thanks a lot for this!
I don't personally use the YouTube addon much, so I can't speak to what capabilities it has. If you can't find a way to download from the addon, then the capability is likely not there. This is true for a lot of addons, which is why I added this feature in the control portion of this addon.

(2016-02-01, 19:17)S1l3NC3 Wrote: Hello,
at first two things, thx a lot for your great work and sorry for my bad english! Big Grin

In the main time your module works very well but sometimes (rarely) I got a problem when i try to download a stream. The content that i downloaded will not be saved(not encoded or auto-deleted). The last 2 days i was looking for a solution but i didn`t find a unerring description to solve my problem. I try to learn so much i can, read guides etc about Linux and Kodi...but in this case i don`t know where i should to begin and if it possible that i fix this problem manually by myself.
I use Kodi 15.1 on a pi2 (with berryboot) and the youtube-dl version is 15.1223.0(the latest i think). When i try to download a specific stream from Youtube i get an UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe4' in position 85: ordinal not in range(128)


Maybe you can give me a hint how i can fix it or what exactly the problem is? i haven`t any knowlege about the topic of encoding and for now i don`t know in which direction i have to search for a solution.
If i try to get more in information over "View youtube-dl core info" in the advanced settings i get only the same Error message like serieofolio in post #86.


I can`t answer your question in post #87 because i can`t really remember how i installed it in the past. >.>

Additionally i have a further question. Is it possible to convert video files to audio-only files. On my laptop i use sometimes the youtube-dl to download scientific or political talks to hear it on my mp3 player for example. It would be very nice, if i don`t need to boot my laptop every time for this task because my pi is the whole time online anyway.

Once again sorry for my bad english Big Grin i hope you can understand this and if you need more informations, especially a complete kodi-log let me know.

Thanks and regards!
I sent you a PM about the stream error.

The error with checking the core info is something I need to fix.

As far as getting audio files, the youtube-dl core allows selecting audio only streams. I'll thinking about adding a settings option that allows enabling a dialog where you can select from all the available streams.

Also, just FYI: Whatever method you have of running Kodi on the Pi, I'm pretty sure you have python available in the OS - which means you should be able to put youtube-dl on your Pi and run it from the command line. Not sure if this is useful for what you're trying to do, but I just thought I would mention it.

Messages In This Thread
v14.810.0 - by ruuk - 2014-08-11, 19:45
v14.925.0 - by ruuk - 2014-09-25, 17:49
v14.1026.0 - by ruuk - 2014-10-26, 21:53
v14.1210.0 - by ruuk - 2014-12-10, 23:32
v14.1210.1 - by ruuk - 2014-12-11, 21:17
v15.318.0 - by ruuk - 2015-04-02, 23:01
v15.1123.0 - by ruuk - 2015-11-23, 21:20
v15.1124.0 - by ruuk - 2015-11-24, 21:05
v15.1223.0 - by ruuk - 2015-12-23, 22:27
v16.306.0 - by ruuk - 2016-03-13, 19:05
v16.318.0 - by ruuk - 2016-03-21, 20:31
v16.327.0 - by ruuk - 2016-03-31, 01:12
v16.521.0 - by ruuk - 2016-05-22, 18:15
v16.627.0 - by ruuk - 2016-06-28, 20:38
v16.1026.0 - by ruuk - 2016-10-28, 18:32
v17.310.0 - by ruuk - 2017-03-11, 23:47
v17.518.0 - by ruuk - 2017-05-21, 08:53
v17.518.1 - by ruuk - 2017-05-25, 04:00
v17.709.0 - by ruuk - 2017-07-11, 03:00
v17.1228.0 - by ruuk - 2017-12-28, 22:46
v17.1231.0 - by ruuk - 2018-01-01, 05:46
v18.320.0 - by ruuk - 2018-03-25, 02:07
v18.425.0 - by ruuk - 2018-04-28, 02:53
v14.1217.0 - by ruuk - 2014-12-27, 21:12
RE: [Module] youtube-dl - multi-site playable URL resolver - by ruuk - 2016-02-01, 19:47
RE: Script Error Message - by ruuk - 2016-04-14, 13:15
RE: v16.1026.0 - by Lunatixz - 2016-10-28, 20:25
L0RE - by L0RE - 2017-12-19, 14:34
Script Error Message - by eondesigns1138 - 2016-04-08, 10:46
Error python dependency 2.25.0 - by Alyy - 2016-05-21, 10:45

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