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Started by Oulik, December 11, 2020, 06:55:43 PM

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Hope you can help.

I am trying to install youtube-dl-gui, but Synaptic tells me that there is no package although it is listed.

Please help.


There is 'youtube-dlg' package instead.
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Thank you for your reply.
First it told me to install several packages (Python version) which I did.

Then I get this message: Package youtube-dlg has no available version but exists in the database.


You didn't say what Sparky version you have.
The 'youtube-dlg' package is available on Sparky 4 & 5 only, it hasn't been upgraded for 3 years.
I suggest to install other application, for example 'clipgrab' or 'sparky-tube'.
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As posted, sparky-tube would be worth a try.

Background info on general options for youtube-dl and GUI's follows.

The parent program - terminal based youtube-dl is always under heavy development.   It is very common for youtube-dl to fail with the version installed due to modifications via you-tube.   It can also start to fail for other sites that it is useful for.    When that occurs, the using "sudo youtube-dl -U" will give you the most current verison from the home page.

Via reading "man youtube-dl" there is a section that talks about the effort youtube-dl has done to ease python3 implementation.    A quick search and  linux options for a GUI is at (from 2020)

Since the changes occur frequently, it probably better to not use the Debian binaries but to go upstream to upgrade the GUI that you choose also.   Python often uses "pip"  as a means to install and upgrade.   Synaptic, aptus and command line "apt" will not offer you programs that do not originate from you etc/apt/sources ...... repositories.  sparky-tube would be there via the Sparky repositories

in view of

I would strongly recommend not  using any Python2 gui programs. 

Myself I just usually use the command line of youtube-dl.     

For getting music

youtube-dl --extract-audio --prefer-ffmpeg --audio-format m4a --audio-quality 0 --embed-thumbnail    "url"

or change m4a to mp3   

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Quote from: Oulik on December 12, 2020, 09:27:47 AM
Thank you. Will do that.
Hello, did it work for you I wonder? I did the same thing but didn't work

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