Ubuntu: Getting error while using Youtube-dl



Question:

when I started downloading youtude-dl the following error is being displayed. What should I do?

wanderer@wanderer-HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC:~$ youtube-dl -f '(mp4) [height<480]' -- zfaISdylg7c  [youtube] zfaISdylg7c: Downloading webpage  [youtube] zfaISdylg7c: Downloading video info webpage  [youtube] zfaISdylg7c: Extracting video information  [youtube] zfaISdylg7c: Downloading js player en_US-vflV3n15C  ERROR: Signature extraction failed: Traceback (most recent call last):    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/youtube_dl/extractor/youtube.py", line 1057, in _decrypt_signature      video_id, player_url, s    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/youtube_dl/extractor/youtube.py", line 971, in _extract_signature_function      errnote='Download of %s failed' % player_url)    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/youtube_dl/extractor/common.py", line 529, in _download_webpage      res = self._download_webpage_handle(url_or_request, video_id, note, errnote, fatal, encoding=encoding, data=data, headers=headers, query=query)    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/youtube_dl/extractor/common.py", line 436, in _download_webpage_handle      urlh = self._request_webpage(url_or_request, video_id, note, errnote, fatal, data=data, headers=headers, query=query)    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/youtube_dl/extractor/common.py", line 416, in _request_webpage      return self._downloader.urlopen(url_or_request)    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/youtube_dl/YoutubeDL.py", line 2001, in urlopen      return self._opener.open(req, timeout=self._socket_timeout)    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 421, in open      protocol = req.get_type()    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 283, in get_type      raise ValueError, "unknown url type: %s" % self.__original  ValueError: unknown url type: /yts/jsbin/player-en_US-vflV3n15C/base.js   (caused by ValueError(u'unknown url type: /yts/jsbin/player-en_US-vflV3n15C/base.js',)); please report this issue on https://yt-dl.org/bug . Make sure you are using the latest version; see  https://yt-dl.org/update  on how to update. Be sure to call youtube-dl with the --verbose flag and include its complete output.  


Solution:1

I had the same problem even when I removed and reinstalled youtube-dl according to the above given fix. The solution came only when I run synaptic, found the package 'python' right-clicked on it and installed the recommended packages.


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