|GCAP.1(1p)||User Contributed Perl Documentation||GCAP.1(1p)|
gcap - Youtube closed caption downloader
gcap [-i] [-t] [-r <regexp>] [--proxy=<addr> |
[--help] <url> | <video_id>
gcap is a command line tool for downloading Youtube closed captions. The downloaded closed captions are saved in SubRip (srt) file format. The srt files are saved as "$videoid_$langid.srt" by default.
- Print help and exit.
- Print version and exit.
- -q, --quiet
- Be quiet.
- -i, --interactive
- Open the interactive prompt which can be used to select the items. gcap selects all items by default. See also "INTERACTIVE PROMPT".
- -t, --title
- Parse video title and use it in the output filename(s) instead of video ID. The default is no.
- -r, --regexp=arg
- Cleanup video title using the specified arg regular expression. The default is "/(\w|\s)/g".
- --proxy arg
- Use arg for HTTP proxy, e.g. "http://foo:1234". Overrides the http_proxy environment setting.
- Disable use of HTTP proxy. Overrides both "--proxy" and http_proxy environment settings.
Use the "--interactive" switch to open the prompt. Note that gcap uses (as of 0.1.0) the Umph::Prompt module for this. Once the prompt opens, type "help" to get a list of commands available to the prompt.
Exits 0 on success, otherwise 1.
- $HOME/.gcaprc, for example:
- echo "--interactive" >> ~/.gcaprc
- The following error message produced by gcap (or the XML::DOM module)
typically indicates that the video does not have any closed captions
available for it (URL omitted for brewity):
Couldn't parsefile [...] with LWP: no element found at line 1, column 0, byte -1 at [...]/XML/Parser.pm [...]
- gcap depends on XML::DOM which uses LWP::UserAgent to download the data.
Note that LWP::UserAgent reads http_proxy environment setting. e.g.:
env http_proxy=http://foo:1234 gcap video_id
Toni Gundogdu <legatvs at sign cpan org>