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How To Remove Youtube Metadata from Downloaded FLVs
11-21-2010, 08:10 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-22-2010, 04:34 AM by CaptainLeech.)
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How To Remove Youtube Metadata from Downloaded FLVs
Youtube adds encrypted metadata to any FLVs and MP4s downloaded from youtube video pages. Most likely this data is the downloader's IP address and other personally identifying information, meaning any video you share can forever be traced back to you. Here is one way to overwrite it and remove the youtube stuff:

Tools needed
http://yamdi.sourceforge.net/
Yet Another MetaData Injector for FLV

Usage:
Code:
yamdi -i sample.flv -o sample_new.flv



Or create a shell script to process all files in your directoy: (first create a subdirectory called "new" where all changed files will be copied).
Code:
#!/bin/sh
x=1
ls -1 *.flv > tmp.tmp
while true
do
fname=`cat tmp.tmp |head -$x |tail -1`
"/root/path/yamdi" -i $fname -o new/$fname
x=`expr $x + 1`
done


edit: To see detailed FLV metadata use the tool "flvtool2."
http://rubyforge.org/projects/flvtool2/
Code:
flvtool2 -P filename.ext
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How To Remove Youtube Metadata from Downloaded FLVs - CaptainLeech - 11-21-2010, 08:10 AM

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