This workflow gets a URL from your clipboard, and uses youtube‐dl to download the main video (supports youtube and others) to your Desktop, with the highest quality possible.
Copy a link to your clipboard, run “dv”, and you’re done.
It’ll show you a notification when it starts downloading, and another one when it’s finished.
If you have WatchList, it’ll show you an extra option, to automatically add the downloaded video to your watchlist (in which case the video will be saved to your Downloads directory).
But how are you checking if another workflow is installed?
Well, I’m not, here’s how it works. WatchList keeps an ordered text file, in order to be able to work. What DownVid does is simply check if this file exists; if it does, it’ll show you that extra option, and if you pick it it’ll append that file’s name to the list, that’s it. This information is neither sent to or saved anywhere, it just checks when you run it. If you don’t have WatchList, this won’t impact your experience in any way.
Why don’t you get the URL from my browser’s open tab, instead of having me copy it?
Well, that is actually how this worked, and that version was scrapped soon after being done. What happened is that while using it naturally, I’ve realised that it’s counter‐intuitive, at least to the way I need it to work. With PinAdd (that served as the base for the previous version), I usually run the script after I’ve seen the page, but with videos I’ll run it before, and I’ve realised most of the time I won’t even open the page, I just right‐click and copy a link, so this actually works better with that method.
Here’s how it looks.
The Unlicense (Public Domain, essentially)
Youtube‐dl uses the same license, which is the main reason I’ve picked it — it means that if you want to make any changes to this workflow in part or in whole and redistribute it, you’re absolutely free to do so, you don’t even have to credit anything or anyone.
Works well with
Edited by Vítor, 25 September 2013 - 02:44 AM.