yt – Command Line YouTube Client (aka Whitey) – Linux TUI

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how to use python pip installer?

install using pip:
sudo pip2 install whitey

mplayer or omxplayer

update youtube-dl:
sudo youtube-dl -U

whitey — Command-line YouTube client

yt: a command-line YouTube client
yt is a command-line front-end to YouTube which allows you to browse YouTube videos and play them directly from the command-line. It uses youtube-dl and mplayer or omxplayer to…


  1. Hey I was wondering if you've ever had an issue with this? have been using it for some time now, and have it on a netbook running Lubuntu, an Archbox, and Fedora 19 on my main PC, and the only one that has stopped all of a sudden is the one running Fedora. it acually starts fine, but when I click a video it acts like it is gonna start and then it stops. I have done everything I can think of. It happened before, and I renamed the mplayer.conf to example.conf because it was named that on the other two systems and it started to work again, plus I increased the cache settings in mplayer. If anyone knows what this could be please let me know. Oh, and "youtube-viewer" has never worked on my system so gave up on that.

  2. There are also a couple useful CLI arguments such as playing without video (perhaps just listening to music), and setting video quality preference (for those who are bandwidth challenged; I am, and I contributed the code that created those options)

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