This package manages a video download queue for youtube-dl, which serves as the back end. It manages a single youtube-dl subprocess, downloading one video at a time. New videos can be queued at any time.
youtube-dl command queues a single URL for download. Failures are
retried up to
youtube-dl-max-failures. Items can be paused or set to
download at a slower rate (
youtube-dl-playlist command queues an entire playlist, just as if
you had individually queued each video on the playlist.
youtube-dl-list command displays a list of all active video
downloads. From this list, items under point can be canceled
(d), paused (p), slowed (s), and have
its priority adjusted ([ and ]).
While youtube-dl supports a large number of video sites, this package only supports YouTube videos. This keeps things simple, and YouTube is really the only video hosting site with enough content worthy of using a video download manager.
To display the size and progress, this package relies on a specific
output format from youtube-dl. Using an external downloader
--external-downloader) breaks this, as can mucking around too much
with the command line switches (