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Downloading Audio from YouTube Videos w/ YT-DLP fork of youtube-dl

This is in no way tutorial, but I want you to know that I’m using yt-dlp to download stuff from YouTube directly.

I use my script (below) to download the audio that goes with the video Madeleine Dring – Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano (1968)(with full score:


My script is youtube-dl-audio is this (it calls yt-dlp to do the work):

yt-dlp --verbose -x --audio-format mp3 $1

yt-dlp will download the actual video file, then use ffmpeg to split off the audio portion for you.

To download the video file itself:

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