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Download videos from (almost) any site with youtube-dl

Continuing on last week theme of downloading videos, youtube-dl is a nifty little utility that allows you to download videos to watch later, or for safekeeping.

Install with Homebrew:

brew install youtube-dl

You can now download videos from YouTube, BlipTV, Brightcove, Dailymotion, TED and many other supported sites:

$ youtube-dl
# [youtube] Setting language
# [youtube] fK4mokbaaAU: Downloading webpage
# [youtube] fK4mokbaaAU: Downloading video info webpage
# [youtube] fK4mokbaaAU: Extracting video information
# [download] Destination: XXY (Collision Course).mp4
# [download] 100% of 29.55MiB in 01:36