Ripping MP3s from YouTube on Ubuntu

This is the first post in a new category called notes. Things I want to remember and don’t have anywhere else to write down.

Install Medibuntu, WinFF, Firefox + Greasemonkey + Youtube without Flash Auto, and probably libavcodec-extra-52 from Medibuntu and easytag. Download the video within Firefox, save it to disk. Open WinFF, open the video, choose output format as Audio, set your options, and click convert. Then open EasyTAG if appropriate. Easy peasy. 🙂

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  1. There’s also a handy script called youtube-dl that downloads the videos in the highest available format (great for music videos), and from there it’s usually pretty simple to rip the audio from the flv or mp4 file.

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