Bug#542159: clive: please add support for extracting video urls

Helmut Grohne helmut at subdivi.de
Sun Aug 30 12:27:40 UTC 2009

Hi Manuel,

Thanks for your quick and insightful answer.

On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 10:45:26AM +0200, Manuel Fuhr wrote:
> There's a "--stream-exec" option available and the additional parameter
> "--stream-pass" passes the URL to the given CMD. There's even an example
> for mplayer availble.
> clive --quiet --stream-exec="echo %i" --stream-pass URL should output
> the download URL for the given video.

Indeed this is a (sort of non-obvious) solution for my request. It might
help to include this example in the manpage. In any case you can close
this report.

In most cases it is useful to use a -cache option of at least 1024 when
using mplayer with streams. This might be a useful extension of the last

Great tool.


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