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Download Audio from YouTube with youtube-dl

Download Audio from YouTube

-i - ignore errors

-c - continue

-t - use video title as file name

--extract-audio - extract audio track

--audio-format mp3 - convert to mp3

--audio-quality 0 - the best audio quality

--yes-playlist - affirm that url points to a playlist

YT_URL - video url from youtube

# Download single entry
youtube-dl -i --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 --audio-quality 0 YT_URL

# Download playlist
youtube-dl -ict --yes-playlist --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 --audio-quality 0

# Download playlist, --download-archive downloaded.txt add successfully downloaded files into downloaded.txt
youtube-dl --download-archive downloaded.txt --no-overwrites -ict --yes-playlist --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 --audio-quality 0 --socket-timeout 5

# Retry until success, no -i option
while ! youtube-dl --download-archive downloaded.txt --no-overwrites -ct --yes-playlist --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 --audio-quality 0 --socket-timeout 5 <YT_PlayList_URL>; do echo DISCONNECTED; sleep 5; done
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