This entry is part 8 of 19 in the Bash-whacking series

clive is an awesome tool for downloading google video and youtube flash videos from the command-line.

sudo apt-get install clive

# download google video in flv
clive http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1388254997387483895

# download youtube in mp4
clive –format=mp4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPyuH4qXLZ0

# download list of URLs in file
cat urls.txt | clive