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I am trying to download a video from YouTube using youtube-dl and get the below error. The error is only with only some videos. I am using Ubuntu 11.04.

youtube-dl -l http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3gu8kwD6lk

[youtube] Setting language

[youtube] K3gu8kwD6lk: Downloading video webpage

[youtube] K3gu8kwD6lk: Downloading video info webpage

[youtube] K3gu8kwD6lk: Extracting video information
ERROR: no fmt_url_map or conn information found in video info

Is there any solution/workaround for the above problem or are there any better alternatives?

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Bug report? –  grawity Aug 4 '11 at 17:26
    
I am getting the same error. @Yitzchak, if that script is outdated, what will work then? –  Jim Syyap Aug 5 '11 at 9:48

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If you have a GUI, I would recommend Video Download Helper; it is a rock solid Firefox extension that detects any flash media on a page (including YouTube) and gives you an easy menu to select it for download from.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

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That script is outdated and no longer works. –  Yitzchak Aug 4 '11 at 16:29
    
Was able to download it for most of the YouTube videos. –  Praveen Sripati Aug 4 '11 at 16:59
    
It is outdated for the html5 player. It should still work for videos on the old flash player. –  Yitzchak Aug 4 '11 at 18:29

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