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Video Downloader for Alfred

September 22, 2014

This workflow lets you download videos or just the audio track of a video from YouTube, Vimeo, Vine and many more [1] to your computer.

The workflow uses youtube-dl to download the videos and ffmpeg to extract the audio. Both come bundled with the workflow so there’s no need to install anything else.

You just open Alfred, type…

video-dl (optional: video url)

… to download the video from the currently opened Safari tab or paste the URL to the video. Choose whether you want to download the video or just the audio from the URL and wait for your download to finish.

 

To install the workflow click the download link and add it to your existing workflows by double clicking the file. After that you’re ready to go, no extra configuration required.

Changelog:

Version 1.1
-bug fixes and new updated version of youtube-dl

Version 1.0
-initial release

Notes:

1: Full list of supported sites ()

Control Notification Center and Growl.app from Alfred.app

March 16, 2013

An Alfred v2 workflow to control Growl.app and Mountain Lion’s Notification Center.
You’ll need version +1.3 of Growl.

You can use the following keywords:

Show the current status of Growl and NotificationCenter : stat
Pause Growl and Notification Center : pause
Resume Growl and Notification Center : resume
Pause or resume Growl : growl
Pause or resume Notification Center : notificationcenter
Close all Growl notifications : close_growl
Close all NotificationCenter notifications : close_nc
Show Growl’s rollup : show
Hide Growl’s rollup : hide
Enable Growl’s incoming network : enable
Disable Growl’s incoming network : disable/
Restart Growl : restart

Just download this extension, install it and it’s ready to use.

If you don’t have Growl installed, you can just download the NotificationCenter only version of the workflow.

Download!
(Growl and NotificationCenter)

 

Download!
(NotificationCenter only)

This extension is written in AppleScript and uses the Shell.

If you experience any troubles with this, hit me on twitter.
Enjoy.

Changelog:
v.2.3:
-support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
-you can now download this workflow in two versions (one with growl, one without)
v.2.2:
-added support for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks’ new security features
v.2.1:
-added support for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
v.2.0.0:
-now rewritten as an Alfred 2 workflow
-added option to close all pending NotificationCenter items

If you don’t have the Alfred Powerpack or you don’t want to use Alfred for this task, you can either extract the code from the workflow file or just ask me for the source.

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