[FFmpeg-user] How To Play YouTube Videos using FFPLAy

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Nov 30 20:08:15 CET 2014

Am 30.11.2014 um 16:31 schrieb kranthi kumar:
> This is very Important to me, for playing or receiving live streaming
> videos from YouTube .So,please tell me How to play YouTube videos using
> FFplay.
> I would also like to  know how to re-stream Video to local servers from
> YouTube using UDP protocol .
> I Tried " [b]ffplay -i http://youtube.com/xxxxxx[/b] " for just playing
> YouTube live streaming video. but I'm getting TSL and Input/Output error.
> So,please give a solution for the above

no mediaplayer on this planet will play a http://youtube.com/xxxxxx URL 
which is just a *website* and not a videofile

you need a way to parse that HTML page, follow all sort of links and 
embeds and finally get the URL of the video itself

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