youtube-dl

downloader of videos from YouTube and other sites
  https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/
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Youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other sites that don't provide direct links to the videos served.

youtube-dl allows the user, among other things, to choose a specific video quality to download (if available) or let the program automatically determine the best (or worst) quality video to grab. It supports downloading entire playlists and all videos from a given user.

Currently supported sites (or features of sites) are:

1tv, 20min, 220.ro, 23video, 24video, 3qsdn, 3sat, 4tube, 56.com, 5min, 6play, 7plus, 8tracks, 91porn, 9c9media, 9gag, 9now.com.au, abc.net.au, abc.net.au:iview, abcnews, abcnews:video, abcotvs, abcotvs:clips, AcademicEarth:Course, acast, acast:channel, ADN, AdobeConnect, adobetv, adobetv:channel, adobetv:embed, adobetv:show, adobetv:video, AdultSwim, aenetworks, aenetworks:collection, aenetworks:show, afreecatv, AirMozilla, AliExpressLive, AlJazeera, Allocine, AlphaPorno, Amara, AMCNetworks, AmericasTestKitchen, AmericasTestKitchenSeason, anderetijden, AnimeOnDemand, Anvato, aol.com, APA, Aparat, AppleConnect, AppleDaily, ApplePodcasts, appletrailers, appletrailers:section, archive.org, ArcPublishing, ARD, ARD:mediathek, ARDBetaMediathek, Arkena, arte.sky.it, ArteTV, ArteTVEmbed, ArteTVPlaylist, AsianCrush, AsianCrushPlaylist, AtresPlayer, ATTTechChannel, ATVAt, AudiMedia, AudioBoom, audiomack, audiomack:album, AWAAN, awaan:live, awaan:season, awaan:video, AZMedien, BaiduVideo, Bandcamp, Bandcamp:album, Bandcamp:weekly, bangumi.bilibili.com, bbc, bbc.co.uk, bbc.co.uk:article, bbc.co.uk:iplayer:playlist, bbc.co.uk:playlist, BBVTV, Beatport, Beeg, BehindKink, Bellator, BellMedia, Bet, bfi:player, bfmtv, bfmtv:article, bfmtv:live, BibelTV, Bigflix, Bild, BiliBili, BilibiliAudio, BilibiliAudioAlbum, BiliBiliPlayer, BioBioChileTV, Biography, BIQLE, BitChute, BitChuteChannel, BleacherReport, BleacherReportCMS, blinkx, Bloomberg, BokeCC, BongaCams, BostonGlobe, Box, Bpb, BR, BravoTV, Break, brightcove:legacy, brightcove:new, BRMediathek, bt:article, bt:vestlendingen, BusinessInsider, BuzzFeed, BYUtv, Camdemy, CamdemyFolder, CamModels, CamTube, CamWithHer, canalc2.tv, Canalplus, Canvas, CanvasEen, CarambaTV, CarambaTVPage, CartoonNetwork, cbc.ca, cbc.ca:olympics, cbc.ca:player, cbc.ca:watch, cbc.ca:watch:video, CBS, CBSInteractive, CBSLocal, CBSLocalArticle, cbsnews, cbsnews:embed, cbsnews:livevideo, CBSSports, CCMA, CCTV, CDA, CeskaTelevize, CeskaTelevizePorady, channel9, CharlieRose, Chaturbate, Chilloutzone, chirbit, chirbit:profile, cielotv.it, Cinchcast, Cinemax, CiscoLiveSearch, CiscoLiveSession, CJSW, cliphunter, Clippit, ClipRs, Clipsyndicate, CloserToTruth, CloudflareStream, Cloudy, Clubic, Clyp, cmt.com, CNBC, CNBCVideo, CNN, CNNArticle, CNNBlogs, ComedyCentral, ComedyCentralTV, CommonMistakes, CondeNast, CONtv, Corus, Coub, Cracked, Crackle, CrooksAndLiars, crunchyroll, crunchyroll:playlist, CSpan, CtsNews, CTV, CTVNews, cu.ntv.co.jp, Culturebox, CultureUnplugged, curiositystream, curiositystream:collection, CWTV, DailyMail, dailymotion, dailymotion:playlist, dailymotion:user, daum.net, daum.net:clip, daum.net:playlist, daum.net:user, DBTV, DctpTv, DeezerPlaylist, defense.gouv.fr, democracynow, DHM, Digg, DigitallySpeaking, Digiteka, Discovery, DiscoveryGo, DiscoveryGoPlaylist, DiscoveryNetworksDe, DiscoveryVR, Disney, dlive:stream, dlive:vod, Dotsub, DouyuShow, DouyuTV, DPlay, DRBonanza, Dropbox, DrTuber, drtv, drtv:live, DTube, Dumpert, dvtv, dw, dw:article, EaglePlatform, EbaumsWorld, EchoMsk, egghead:course, egghead:lesson, ehftv, eHow, EinsUndEinsTV, Einthusan, eitb.tv, EllenTube, EllenTubePlaylist, EllenTubeVideo, ElPais, Embedly, EMPFlix, Engadget, Eporner, EroProfile, Escapist, ESPN, ESPNArticle, EsriVideo, Europa, EWETV, ExpoTV, Expressen, ExtremeTube, EyedoTV, facebook, FacebookPluginsVideo, faz.net, fc2, fc2:embed, Fczenit, filmon, filmon:channel, Filmweb, FiveThirtyEight, FiveTV, Flickr, Folketinget, FootyRoom, Formula1, FOX, FOX9, FOX9News, Foxgay, foxnews, foxnews:article, FoxSports, france2.fr:generation-what, FranceCulture, FranceInter, FranceTV, FranceTVEmbed, francetvinfo.fr, FranceTVJeunesse, FranceTVSite, Freesound, freespeech.org, FreshLive, FrontendMasters, FrontendMastersCourse, FrontendMastersLesson, FujiTVFODPlus7, Funimation, Funk, Fusion, Fux, Gaia, GameInformer, GameSpot, GameStar, Gaskrank, Gazeta, GDCVault, generic, Gfycat, GiantBomb, Giga, GlattvisionTV, Glide, Globo, GloboArticle, Go, GodTube, Golem, google:podcasts, google:podcasts:feed, GoogleDrive, Goshgay, GPUTechConf, Groupon, hbo, HearThisAt, Heise, HellPorno, Helsinki, HentaiStigma, hetklokhuis, hgtv.com:show, HiDive, HistoricFilms, history:player, history:topic, hitbox, hitbox:live, HitRecord, hketv, HornBunny, HotNewHipHop, hotstar, hotstar:playlist, Howcast, HowStuffWorks, HRTi, HRTiPlaylist, Huajiao, HuffPost, Hungama, HungamaSong, Hypem, ign.com, IGNArticle, IGNVideo, IHeartRadio, iheartradio:podcast, imdb, imdb:list, Imgur, imgur:album, imgur:gallery, Ina, Inc, IndavideoEmbed, InfoQ, Instagram, instagram:tag, instagram:user, Internazionale, InternetVideoArchive, IPrima, iqiyi, Ir90Tv, ITTF, ITV, ITVBTCC, ivi, ivi:compilation, ivideon, Iwara, Izlesene, Jamendo, JamendoAlbum, JeuxVideo, Joj, Jove, JWPlatform, Kakao, Kaltura, Kankan, Karaoketv, KarriereVideos, Katsomo, KeezMovies, Ketnet, khanacademy, khanacademy:unit, KickStarter, KinjaEmbed, KinoPoisk, KonserthusetPlay, KrasView, Ku6, KUSI, kuwo:album, kuwo:category, kuwo:chart, kuwo:mv, kuwo:singer, kuwo:song, la7.it, laola1tv, laola1tv:embed, lbry, lbry:channel, LCI, Lcp, LcpPlay, Le, Lecture2Go, Lecturio, LecturioCourse, LecturioDeCourse, LEGO, Lemonde, Lenta, LePlaylist, LetvCloud, Libsyn, life, life:embed, limelight, limelight:channel, limelight:channel_list, LineTV, linkedin:learning, linkedin:learning:course, LinuxAcademy, LiTV, LiveJournal, LiveLeak, LiveLeakEmbed, livestream, livestream:original, livestream:shortener, LnkGo, loc, LocalNews8, LoveHomePorn, lrt.lt, lynda, lynda:course, m6, mailru, mailru:music, mailru:music:search, MallTV, mangomolo:live, mangomolo:video, ManyVids, Markiza, MarkizaPage, massengeschmack.tv, MatchTV, MDR, MedalTV, media.ccc.de, media.ccc.de:lists, Medialaan, Mediaset, Mediasite, MediasiteCatalog, MediasiteNamedCatalog, Medici, megaphone.fm, Meipai, MelonVOD, META, metacafe, Metacritic, mewatch, Mgoon, MGTV, MiaoPai, minds, minds:channel, minds:group, MinistryGrid, Minoto, miomio.tv, MiTele, mixcloud, mixcloud:playlist, mixcloud:user, MLB, Mms, Mnet, MNetTV, MoeVideo, Mofosex, MofosexEmbed, Mojvideo, Morningstar, Motherless, MotherlessGroup, Motorsport, MovieClips, MovieFap, Moviezine, MovingImage, MSN, mtg, mtv, mtv.de, mtv:video, mtvjapan, mtvservices:embedded, MTVUutisetArticle, MuenchenTV, mva, mva:course, Mwave, MwaveMeetGreet, MyChannels, MySpace, MySpace:album, MySpass, Myvi, MyVidster, MyviEmbed, MyVisionTV, n-tv.de, natgeo:video, NationalGeographicTV, Naver, NBA, nba:watch, nba:watch:collection, NBAChannel, NBAEmbed, NBAWatchEmbed, NBC, NBCNews, nbcolympics, nbcolympics:stream, NBCSports, NBCSportsStream, NBCSportsVPlayer, ndr, ndr:embed, ndr:embed:base, NDTV, NerdCubedFeed, netease:album, netease:djradio, netease:mv, netease:playlist, netease:program, netease:singer, netease:song, NetPlus, Netzkino, Newgrounds, NewgroundsPlaylist, Newstube, NextMedia, NextMediaActionNews, NextTV, Nexx, NexxEmbed, nfl.com (CURRENTLY BROKEN), nfl.com:article (CURRENTLY BROKEN), NhkVod, NhkVodProgram, nhl.com, nick.com, nick.de, nickelodeon:br, nickelodeonru, nicknight, niconico, NiconicoPlaylist, Nintendo, njoy, njoy:embed, NJPWWorld, NobelPrize, NonkTube, Noovo, Normalboots, NosVideo, Nova, NovaEmbed, nowness, nowness:playlist, nowness:series, Noz, npo, npo.nl:live, npo.nl:radio, npo.nl:radio:fragment, Npr, NRK, NRKPlaylist, NRKRadioPodkast, NRKSkole, NRKTV, NRKTVDirekte, NRKTVEpisode, NRKTVEpisodes, NRKTVSeason, NRKTVSeries, NRLTV, ntv.ru, Nuvid, NYTimes, NYTimesArticle, NYTimesCooking, NZZ, ocw.mit.edu, OdaTV, Odnoklassniki, OktoberfestTV, OnDemandKorea, onet.pl, onet.tv, onet.tv:channel, OnetMVP, OnionStudios, Ooyala, OoyalaExternal, OraTV, orf:burgenland, orf:fm4, orf:fm4:story, orf:iptv, orf:kaernten, orf:noe, orf:oberoesterreich, orf:oe1, orf:oe3, orf:salzburg, orf:steiermark, orf:tirol, orf:tvthek, orf:vorarlberg, orf:wien, OsnatelTV, OutsideTV, PacktPub, PacktPubCourse, pandora.tv, ParamountNetwork, parliamentlive.tv, Patreon, pbs, PearVideo, PeerTube, People, PerformGroup, periscope, periscope:user, PhilharmonieDeParis, phoenix.de, Photobucket, Picarto, PicartoVod, Piksel, Pinkbike, Pinterest, PinterestCollection, Pladform, Platzi, PlatziCourse, play.fm, player.sky.it, PlayPlusTV, PlaysTV, Playtvak, Playvid, Playwire, pluralsight, pluralsight:course, podomatic, Pokemon, PolskieRadio, PolskieRadioCategory, Popcorntimes, PopcornTV, PornCom, PornerBros, PornHd, PornHub, PornHubPagedVideoList, PornHubUser, PornHubUserVideosUpload, Pornotube, PornoVoisines, PornoXO, PornTube, PressTV, prosiebensat1, puhutv, puhutv:serie, Puls4, Pyvideo, qqmusic, qqmusic:album, qqmusic:playlist, qqmusic:singer, qqmusic:toplist, QuantumTV, Qub, Quickline, QuicklineLive, R7, R7Article, radio.de, radiobremen, radiocanada, radiocanada:audiovideo, radiofrance, RadioJavan, Rai, RaiPlay, RaiPlayLive, RaiPlayPlaylist, RayWenderlich, RayWenderlichCourse, RBMARadio, RDS, RedBull, RedBullEmbed, RedBullTV, RedBullTVRrnContent, Reddit, RedditR, RedTube, RegioTV, RENTV, RENTVArticle, Restudy, Reuters, ReverbNation, RICE, RMCDecouverte, RockstarGames, RoosterTeeth, RottenTomatoes, Roxwel, Rozhlas, RTBF, rte, rte:radio, rtl.nl, rtl2, rtl2:you, rtl2:you:series, Rtmp, RTP, RTS, rtve.es:alacarta, rtve.es:infantil, rtve.es:live, rtve.es:television, RTVNH, RTVS, RUHD, RumbleEmbed, rutube, rutube:channel, rutube:embed, rutube:movie, rutube:person, rutube:playlist, RUTV, Ruutu, Ruv, safari, safari:api, safari:course, SAKTV, SaltTV, Sapo, savefrom.net, SBS, schooltv, screen.yahoo:search, Screencast, ScreencastOMatic, ScrippsNetworks, scrippsnetworks:watch, SCTE, SCTECourse, Seeker, SenateISVP, SendtoNews, Servus, Sexu, SeznamZpravy, SeznamZpravyArticle, Shahid, ShahidShow, Shared, ShowRoomLive, Sina, sky.it, sky:news, sky:sports, sky:sports:news, skyacademy.it, SkylineWebcams, skynewsarabia:article, skynewsarabia:video, Slideshare, SlidesLive, Slutload, Snotr, Sohu, SonyLIV, soundcloud, soundcloud:playlist, soundcloud:search, soundcloud:set, soundcloud:trackstation, soundcloud:user, SoundcloudEmbed, soundgasm, soundgasm:profile, southpark.cc.com, southpark.cc.com:español, southpark.de, southpark.nl, southparkstudios.dk, SpankBang, SpankBangPlaylist, Spankwire, Spiegel, sport.francetvinfo.fr, Sport5, SportBox, SportDeutschland, spotify, spotify:show, Spreaker, SpreakerPage, SpreakerShow, SpreakerShowPage, SpringboardPlatform, Sprout, sr:mediathek, SRGSSR, SRGSSRPlay, stanfordoc, Steam, Stitcher, StitcherShow, Streamable, streamcloud.eu, StreamCZ, StreetVoice, StretchInternet, stv:player, SunPorno, sverigesradio:episode, sverigesradio:publication, SVT, SVTPage, SVTPlay, SVTSeries, SWRMediathek, Syfy, SztvHu, t-online.de, Tagesschau, tagesschau:player, Tass, TBS, TDSLifeway, Teachable, TeachableCourse, teachertube, teachertube:user:collection, TeachingChannel, Teamcoco, TeamTreeHouse, TechTalks, techtv.mit.edu, ted, Tele13, Tele5, TeleBruxelles, Telecinco, Telegraaf, TeleMB, TeleQuebec, TeleQuebecEmission, TeleQuebecLive, TeleQuebecSquat, TeleQuebecVideo, TeleTask, Telewebion, TennisTV, TenPlay, TestURL, TF1, TFO, TheIntercept, ThePlatform, ThePlatformFeed, TheScene, TheStar, TheSun, TheWeatherChannel, ThisAmericanLife, ThisAV, ThisOldHouse, TikTok, TikTokUser (CURRENTLY BROKEN), tinypic, TMZ, TMZArticle, TNAFlix, TNAFlixNetworkEmbed, toggle, ToonGoggles, tou.tv, Toypics, ToypicsUser, TrailerAddict (CURRENTLY BROKEN), Trilulilu, Trovo, TrovoVod, TruNews, TruTV, Tube8, TubiTv, Tumblr, tunein:clip, tunein:program, tunein:shortener, tunein:station, tunein:topic, TunePk, Turbo, tv.dfb.de, TV2, tv2.hu, TV2Article, TV2DK, TV2DKBornholmPlay, TV4, TV5MondePlus, tv5unis, tv5unis:video, tv8.it, TVA, TVANouvelles, TVANouvellesArticle, TVC, TVCArticle, TVer, tvigle, tvland.com, TVN24, TVNet, TVNoe, TVNow, TVNowAnnual, TVNowNew, TVNowSeason, TVNowShow, tvp, tvp:embed, tvp:series, TVPlayer, TVPlayHome, Tweakers, TwitCasting, twitch:clips, twitch:stream, twitch:vod, TwitchCollection, TwitchVideos, TwitchVideosClips, TwitchVideosCollections, twitter, twitter:amplify, twitter:broadcast, twitter:card, udemy, udemy:course, UDNEmbed, UFCArabia, UFCTV, UKTVPlay, umg:de, UnicodeBOM, Unistra, Unity, uol.com.br, uplynk, uplynk:preplay, Urort, URPlay, USANetwork, USAToday, ustream, ustream:channel, ustudio, ustudio:embed, Varzesh3, Vbox7, VeeHD, Veoh, Vesti, Vevo, VevoPlaylist, VGTV, vh1.com, vhx:embed, Viafree, vice, vice:article, vice:show, Vidbit, Viddler, Videa, video.google:search, video.sky.it, video.sky.it:live, VideoDetective, videofy.me, videomore, videomore:season, videomore:video, VideoPress, Vidio, VidLii, vidme, vidme:user, vidme:user:likes, vier, vier:videos, viewlift, viewlift:embed, Viidea, viki, viki:channel, vimeo, vimeo:album, vimeo:channel, vimeo:group, vimeo:likes, vimeo:ondemand, vimeo:review, vimeo:user, vimeo:watchlater, Vimple, Vine, vine:user, Viqeo, Viu, viu:ott, viu:playlist, Vivo, vk, vk:uservideos, vk:wallpost, vlive, vlive:channel, vlive:post, Vodlocker, VODPl, VODPlatform, VoiceRepublic, Voot, VoxMedia, VoxMediaVolume, vpro, Vrak, VRT, VrtNU, vrv, vrv:series, VShare, VTM, VTXTV, vube, VuClip, VVVVID, VVVVIDShow, VyboryMos, Vzaar, Wakanim, Walla, WalyTV, washingtonpost, washingtonpost:article, wat.tv, WatchBox, WatchIndianPorn, WDR, wdr:mobile, WDRElefant, WDRPage, Webcaster, WebcasterFeed, WebOfStories, WebOfStoriesPlaylist, Weibo, WeiboMobile, WeiqiTV, Wistia, WistiaPlaylist, wnl, WorldStarHipHop, WSJ, WSJArticle, WWE, XBef, XboxClips, XFileShare, XHamster, XHamsterEmbed, XHamsterUser, xiami:album, xiami:artist, xiami:collection, xiami:song, ximalaya, ximalaya:album, XMinus, XNXX, Xstream, XTube, XTubeUser, Xuite, XVideos, XXXYMovies, Yahoo, yahoo:gyao, yahoo:gyao:player, yahoo:japannews, YandexDisk, yandexmusic:album, yandexmusic:artist:albums, yandexmusic:artist:tracks, yandexmusic:playlist, yandexmusic:track, YandexVideo, YapFiles, YesJapan, yinyuetai:video, Ynet, YouJizz, youku, youku:show, YouNowChannel, YouNowLive, YouNowMoment, YouPorn, YourPorn, YourUpload, youtube, youtube:favorites, youtube:history, youtube:playlist, youtube:recommended, youtube:search, youtube:search:date, youtube:subscriptions, youtube:tab, youtube:truncated_id, youtube:truncated_url, youtube:watchlater, YoutubeYtBe, YoutubeYtUser, Zapiks, Zattoo, ZattooLive, ZDF, ZDFChannel, zingmp3, Zype
Latest reviews
5
KIMW 8 months ago

EXCELLENT !!! Works with so many website.

4
Mac_7eveN 8 months ago

Only and pure terminal usage (God exists...); no webrtc / webgl trackin' danger, possibility to download behind socks4/5 or http/https proxies and many other more specific commands. Convenient graphics downloaders are Windows and Android solutions, I just hope NOT Linux ones too. Set DL on your specific OS configuration and won't find any kind of problem anymore ;)

2
Gallaxy 10 months ago

Nope. I don't understand why it needs 3BG of space, when I can download MP3s from YouTube using an On-Line downloader. Also, there's an issue with it, it shows me the same song downloaded three times, click on Open sends me to the same file. It is fast, no argue here, but Nope. Uninstalling it.

2
Crazyclownaus 1 year ago

Dude the file size is VERY suss

2
Ratologist 1 year ago

It can download video and audio from Youtube, but it's really slow for some reason. When I use other programs/websites to do the same things, they always seem faster than youtube-dl. I don't know why that is though. It has a nice interface though.

1
lericony 2 years ago

Ich habe keine Ahnung, wie diese App funktioniert. Es gibt offenbar keine GUI und die Ausgaben im Terminal helfen mir auch nicht weiter.

5
Morvran 2 years ago

Using Linux Mint 20.2 Uma Cinnamon. This app is working flawlessy.

5
mikeflan 2 years ago

Works great for me on LM 19.3 Cinnamon. Reasonably fast. Also works with large videos.

1
ideme 2 years ago

Really outdated and doesn't work

2
forever-and-a-day 3 years ago

Outdated, install via pip. This version is old, use "sudo pip3 install --upgrade youtube_dl" in terminal to get the latest version.

5
Olli4you 3 years ago

Top program! But here is only an old version. So better getting the newest one from https://youtube-dl.org/

5
derion1 3 years ago

It's really good and fast.

5
logicvoid 4 years ago

Always up-to-date, packed with features, and quick. Very well done.

3
giftsichone 4 years ago

conda install --channel conda-forge youtube-dl

3
amtoo 4 years ago

Great if it works...but you can't get it this way - please fix. Youtube has changed the way it works and you have to get the latest version. Go to terminal and enter sudo curl -L https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl Then enter sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

5
knockwaffel 4 years ago

If you get an error try sudo youtube-dl -U to update.

2
ok_what 4 years ago

Didn't work. It gave me an error saying "ERROR: (video id): "token" parameter not in video info for unknown reason;" I got it working by uninstalling it here and doing "pip install --user youtube_dl". Fixed my issues and also gives a more up to date version. If you do it that way make sure you have pip installed.

5
Knezev87 4 years ago

It's great, insalll youtube-dlg and ffmpeg

5
Hawkeye313 4 years ago

Simple to use and does exactly what I need it to do. So pleased with the program, I created an account just to review it. Using it in Mint 19 and it's working without any issues.

1
LSEM 5 years ago

Look like it is not working anymore