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Re: [Bug-wget] wget cannot resume after a restart

From: Ángel González
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] wget cannot resume after a restart
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:59:08 +0200
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On 23/04/13 19:51, Neeraj Suresh wrote:
> Respected sir,
>                       I am writing this after a long search through
> many websites including Askubuntu, Ubuntuforums, etc. I consider this
> is the last hope to get the answer of the following question:
> I usually download using Wget in Firefox through Flashgot. Wget is an
> excellent, amazing application. I opened the /tmp folder when wget was
> working, and copied the last section of flashgot-2.fgt file and saved
> in a text document. That commands are:
> (....)
>     Then i paused download by pressing CTRL+C. Next, i manually opened
> a terminal and pasted that arguments after wget command. It worked and
> resumed the download successfully. Then i restarted the computer and
> pasted that commands again. But, it didn't resume and showed up an error:
>     "Resolving r5---sn-gxap5ojx-h55e.c.youtube.com
> (r5---sn-gxap5ojx-h55e.c.youtube.com)...
> Connecting to r5---sn-gxap5ojx-h55e.c.youtube.com
> (r5---sn-gxap5ojx-h55e.c.youtube.com)||:80... connected.
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
> 2013-04-23 22:28:26 ERROR 403: Forbidden"
>     Wget cannot resume in this method(after a restart) unless i am
> passing download request from Firefox to wget through Flashgot.
>     I request you to help me to solve the issue.
Youtube seems to be trying precisely to avoid that you access it unless
done through the browser. That's why you need to capture the url through
There's no difference between the restarts from wget POV. It's youtube
what blocks you, common tricks include detecting that your ip address
changed and expiring the url after some time.

As for your goal of downloading the video, did you try using a specific
tool such as youtube-dl<https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl> ?

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