December 12, 2022

Remove file id extension from file name when downloading with youtube-dl

Edit 2023: Youtube-dl is broken as of early 2023.


$ youtube-dl -o '%(title)s.%(ext)s' <URL>

For more details, run:

$ man youtube-dl

To download youtube-dl on GNU/Linux, run:

$ sudo apt install youtube-dl


I do self-funded research and I'm writing a book.

> What's the book about?

About technologies and agency.

Meaning, technologies can foster agency. No doubt. But I am also asking:

Can usage of technologies give us a sense of empowerment while in fact undermining our abilities?

I posted a summary of the prologue on the homepage:


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