Mepis 8 Community Repo - the cclive and abby thread
cclive 0.5.1-1 and abby 0.4.3-1 have both been uploaded to the Community TEST repo. Both 32b and 64b versions are available.
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cclive is a lightweight command line video extraction tool for Youtube and other similar video websites. It is a rewrite of the clive software in C++ with lower system footprint and fewer dependencies.
cclive is primarily a "video download tool" but it can also be used along side with video player software, like "mplayer", for viewing streamed videos instead of the Adobe flash player.
front-end for cclive and clive
abby is a front-end for cclive and clive used to download videos from Youtube and other similar video hosts. Abby is written in C++ and depends on the Qt framework.
The reason I packaged this is because a while ago there was some discussion regarding a gui, or easy interface for downloading and saving youtube videos. I previously build clive for the community but it's not exactly 'newbie' friendly. A combination of cclive and abby is! Unfortunately there is no menu entry in the abby package - so if it proves popular, I'll rebuild it with a custom made one (Stevo will be able to show me the finer points).
After installation, simply type <alt> + <F2> to bring up a run dialogue, type abby
and run. On the first run, you'll be prompted for the location of cclive (navigate to /user/bin), and where you want to download to (your choice). The gui looks like this (below). All you do is copy the youtube address, and paste it in the box, then hit the download video button.
Feedback encouraged please.