youtube-dl :- Convert Downloaded Video to Audio


By default artifacts downloaded from YouTube comes across as video.


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For example, youtube-dl downloads comes across as mp4.

Let us convert our downloaded video to audio.

Better yet, let us have youtube-dl perform a conversion post the download.


Please download the following:-

  1. FFMpeg
    • Original author(s) :-
      • Fabrice Bellard
    • Definition
      • Wikipedia
        • Link
        • FFmpeg is a free software project consisting of a vast software suite of libraries and programs for handling video, audio, and other multimedia files and streams. At its core is the FFmpeg program itself, designed for command-line-based processing of video and audio files, and widely used for format transcoding, basic editing (trimming and concatenation), video scaling, video post-production effects, and standards compliance (SMPTE, ITU). FFmpeg includes libavcodec, an audio/video codec library used by many commercial and free software products, libavformat (Lavf), an audio/video container mux and demux library, and the core ffmpeg command line program for transcoding multimedia files.
        • FFmpeg is part of the workflow of hundreds of other software projects, and its libraries are a core part of software media players such as VLC, and has been included in core processing for YouTube and the iTunes inventory of files. Codecs for the encoding and/or decoding of most of all known audio and video file formats is included, making it highly useful for the transcoding of common and uncommon media files into a single common format.
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Script – dlvideo.cmd

set "_app=youtube-dl.exe"
set "_format=mp3"
set "_quality=0"

set "_option=--extract-audio --audio-format %_format% --audio-quality %_quality% --keep-video "

%_app% %_option% %1

Sample Invocation




Download List


  1. Prepare text file
    • urllist.txt
      • Lists URL
  2. Prepare Script
    • dlvideoInList.cmd
      • for ( Commands )

Script – dlvideoInList.cmd

@echo off

setlocal enabledelayedexpansion

set "_filename=youtubeURLList.txt"

for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('type %_filename%') do (

set line=%%a

echo !line!

call dlvideo.cmd !line!



Sample Invocation





Home / Forum / Video / Video Conversion / Need help with ffmpeg

Sorry, no clue what the other folks in this forum do.
Personally I would probably post in the ffmpeg developer mailing list and ask if there’s someone interested.
(I know that Fiona Glaser did consultant jobs a while back, but I’m not sure if she is still doing that. Side note: Don’t get confused DarkShakiri, Jason Garrett-Glaser, Fiona Glaser are all the same person.)


Dedicated to Fiona Glaser.

For the pretentious, Girls code and they do it well too.