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Advanced Youtube Client - AYC is a Console frontend for the popular program youtube-dl with additional tools like aria2c and FFmpeg added in the package for extra functionality and faster downloads. AYC simplifies the experience of youtube dl's advanced features by using pre-written commands and combines it with your input to make it one of the fastest and most advanced Youtube Downloader and Converter.

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OS: Win
File size: 38MB
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Latest version

3.1 (November 22, 2020)


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Download Advanced Youtube Client - AYC 3.1 64-bit  41MB  Win64

Download Advanced Youtube Client - AYC 3.1  38MB  Win

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Software License

Free software / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Advanced Youtube Client - AYC v3.1

What's new?

Fixed Bugs
1) 1440p, 4k and 8k downloads fixed. Youtube changed these to VP9 from regular H264 which broke 3.0 because it was looking for MP4 h264 streams. As a result anything from 1440p and up can now be only saved as MKV files.
2) Changing recheck counts only applied on restart, now it updates everytime it's changed.

Fix UI
1) Fixed displayed choice range in download window.

1) youtube-dl

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All features

Download 8K, 4K, 2K, 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p videos with audio.
Playlist Downloader with resume capabilities.
Uses aria2c with parallel connections for faster download
MP3, M4A Audio Downloader with Cover Art.
Download Experimental VP9 Video codec.
Compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32/64-bit).
Light on CPU Resources as it runs solely on CMD.
Programmed as a Windows Batch file so you can edit the source code and make your own Youtube Downloader.
Automatic Subtitle Downloader
Universal Mode - Download from any websites
Batch Download Jobs

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Just trying the latest version ayc-setup-v2.99.2-win32-64.exe with XP 32bit x86 SP3.

1. Installer doesn't have any install location choice when installing it will auto install to Program Files on your OS, XP default XP is C:\Program Files\Advanced Youtube Client - AYC

2. When run you work with a console interface and select options to work with it. If select M or m for options (thanks for allowing either upper and lower cases) the interface changes from easy read screen to a shimmer screen 'users beware if you need to stay away of such screens that strobe'. There it has for me three options none of them could be selected so only option was to quit the software at that point as unable to proceed further.

3. A portable version would easily be able to be made by the developer. It does setup with documents and setting with own folder with four files which maybe related to the M or m options (unknown). It does set a Desktop Icon and a Quick Launch Taskbar icon neither also has the option at install.

4. It does also install if you haven't got it vcredist_x86.exe Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable v10.0.30319.01 quick check of os reveals I already have that this version Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable v10.0.40219. So it didn't need to install and left the file in the install folder (nice touch).

5. So portable is easily done since .bat file to ask to make icons for desktop can be in the install folder if user needs them. The Visual C++ is there if also needed, which wouldn't break Portable user decides on that and system likely already has it already.

6. Portable Software Just needed an .ini to be in the Software folder no registry then needed or settings files as the .ini is just that. all then good to go for a Portable software which this is more than likely better for. Just need to get it working, rid the strobe shimmering effect that many people do have real problems with and get the software to actually work.

Lets try it out again after copy a current FFmpeg win32 x86 version so able to work.

Houston, We have a problem!


Advanced Youtube Client - AYC v2.99.2 (12/Sep/2018)


Download Failed!!!! :-(


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This normally happens if WEBM/MKV format doesn't exist.

TIP: Enable rechecks in settings if you have a bad network.

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Shame the software need to work with all containers and formats that FFmpeg and Youtube-dl and other included tools need. The video above was mp4 the likely reason it failed.

Rating Unrated (Reflects software released as not fully tested).

Look forward to the new version hopefully a fully tested software one that is a Portable version.

Review by just testing feedback on Sep 12, 2018 Version: 2.99.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

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