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January 01, 2008, 02:57

Suppose you want to download the top 5 most watched videos with title containing "FOOBAR" in category Music. Using the youtube feeds protocol you can do something like this:

GET "" 
| xmllint --format -|grep "media:player"|cut -d\" -f2 |clive -y -s

xmllint --format will obviously format the downloaded XML file so we can easily extract the needed URL of the video located under the "media:player" tag.
Next we pipe the output the clive which will know how to handle the url and retrieve the flv file. Optionally you can pipe it to get_youtube_vids.awk if it accepts downloading multiple files, however clive has more options and can even encode the vids after download :)

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