Grab Youtube Videos in Linux

In the period of contemplating how to get video onto a new portable media player, I stumbled across http://arun.wordpress.com/2007/01/29/download-youtube-videos-the-linux-way/. Of the multiple ways listed to grab Youtube video, the script at http://bitbucket.org/rg3/youtube-dl/wiki/Home was my favorite.

The mentioned technique involves a Python script which downloads the Youtube (among others) video and saves it to a .flv format. You can then convert it using ffmpeg.

Enjoy!

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