FlyingNimbus FlyingNimbus - 9 months ago 43
Python Question

extract audio with youtube-dl on windows

I want to extract audio from a video downloaded with youtube-dl on windows. I got youtube-dl working, but am unable to extract the audio. This problem is caused due to not having the correct audio codes installed. When i try to extract audio it tells me the following:

'WARNING: unable to obtain file audio codes with ffprobe'

youtube-dl man sais the following:
-x -extract-audio convert video files to audio-only files (requires ffmpeg or avconv and ffprobe or avprobe)

How do I install ffprobe or ffmpeg? Do I install this on windows, or do I install this as a python extension? I have no idea, can someone point me in the right direction?

OS: windows 7

Answer Source

ffmpeg is not a Python module. Take a look at the code of youtube-dl in the FFmpegExtractAudioPP class.

It uses this call to figure out if the executable exists or not. It checks in your current path:

subprocess.Popen([exe, '-version'], stdout=subprocess.PIPE, stderr=subprocess.PIPE).communicate()

You'll need to download the Windows builds of ffmpeg and put them in your current path, probably making sure that they do not have .exe at the end of their names.