suggested YouTube media file name not being passed

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al_9x
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suggested YouTube media file name not being passed

Post by al_9x » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:39 pm

... to NetTransport

Is that a limitation of NetTransport or is FG not passing it?
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Re: suggested YouTube media file name not being passed

Post by Giorgio Maone » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:32 am

Yes, it is a limitation of Net Transport.
Vert few external download manager support forcing a file name for saving, most of them just guess from the URL (which, in Youtube's case, obviously sucks).
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Re: suggested YouTube media file name not being passed

Post by Idurvax » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:40 am

The best luck I've had with getting useful file names from YT has been by using my own command line for IDM and Aria2c. Aria of which is too much of a hassle to configure properly.

http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/ ... _line.html

I just send /d [URL] /f [FNAME] /s /n and FG+IDM nail it every time now.
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Re: suggested YouTube media file name not being passed

Post by ssjkakaroto » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:35 am

Giorgio, using Downthemall+Flashgot to download a YT video, I always get the file name "videoplayback".
If I use keepvid.com to download the same video, Downthemall automatically renames the file to the correct name and extension. I noticed that the keepvid link has "&title=Video+Title" at the end of the url.

Can you add this to the link Flashgot passes?
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