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youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from YouTube and a several more sites(like Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX NEWS, etc, see supported sites). If you don't like command line software then get a GUI like youtube-dl-gui. Or from the command prompt just type youtube-dl.exe and it will download your youtube video.

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Latest version

2021.12.17 (December 16, 2021)


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Download youtube-dl 2021.12.17 Windows  8MB  Win  Portable

Download youtube-dl 2021.12.17 Linux  7.8MB  Linux

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Software License

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

Supported operating systems

WinWindows LinuxLinux

More information and other downloads

Might require Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) for Windows

youtube-dl GUIs/Frontend:

Download YoutubeVideoDownloader here, an very easy to use youtube-dl GUI/Frontend.
Download DLNow-Video-Downloader her, an easy to use youtube-dl GUI/Frontend.
Download youtube-dl-gui here, another easy to use youtube-dl GUI/Frontend.
Download Stream Gulper here, yet another easy to use youtube-dl GUI/Frontend.
Download TVideoDownloader here, and yet another easy to use youtube-dl GUI/Frontend.

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New

youtube-dl 2021.12.17


[postprocessor/ffmpeg] Show ffmpeg output on error (#22680, #29336)


[youtube] Update signature function patterns (#30363, #30366)
[peertube] Only call description endpoint if necessary (#29383)
[periscope] Pass referer to HLS requests (#29419)
[liveleak] Remove extractor (#17625, #24222, #29331)
[pornhub] Add support for pornhubthbh7ap3u.onion
[pornhub] Detect geo restriction
[pornhub] Dismiss tbr extracted from download URLs (#28927)
[curiositystream:collection] Extend _VALID_URL (#26326, #29117)
[youtube] Make get_video_info processing more robust (#29333)
[youtube] Workaround for get_video_info request (#29333)
[bilibili] Strip uploader name (#29202)
[youtube] Update invidious instance list (#29281)
[umg:de] Update GraphQL API URL (#29304)
[nrk] Switch psapi URL to https (#29344)
[egghead] Add support for (#28404, #29303)
[appleconnect] Fix extraction (#29208)
[orf:tvthek] Add support for MPD formats (#28672, #29236)

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Getting started

In Windows save the exe version somewhere (in your PATH if you want to run it simply as youtube-dl) and run it from the command line.

To install it right away for all UNIX users (Linux, OS X, etc.), type:
sudo curl -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

In Unix, download it, give it execution permission and copy it to one of the PATH directories (typically, /usr/local/bin).

To update, simply call youtube-dl -U, we recommend to do it often.

After that, you should be able to call it from the command line as youtube-dl. I will use youtube-dl in the following examples. Usage instructions are easy. Use youtube-dl followed by a video URL or identifier. Example: youtube-dl "". The video will be saved to the file foobar.flv in that example. As videos are usually in Flash Video format, their extension should be flv. In Linux and other unices, video players using a recent version of ffmpeg can play them. That includes VLC, MPlayer, etc. Those two work under Windows and other platforms, but you could also get a specific FLV player of your taste.

If you try to run the program and you receive an error message containing the keyword SyntaxError near the end, it means your Python interpreter is too old, remember that youtube-dl need Python version 2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+.

More usage tips

The program is usually invoked as youtube-dl followed by options and the video URLs. Listing all the options here would make this text too long, so you can run youtube-dl --help and get a summary of them. From that point on you can start experimenting with the different options yourself. The most common ones are -t (or -l) to include the video title in the file name. Also, the -o option can specify the output file name and path. It allows special character sequences that can be used as templates to be replaced. See the "Output template" section for more details.

Some YouTube videos are served using Adobe's proprietary RTMP protocol, which imposes DRM restrictions and encrypts the connection. youtube-dl is not able to download these videos by itself. However, it will attempt to use the rtmpdump program, if it's installed in your system, to download these videos.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Frequently Asked Questions documentation chapter contains answers to some common questions that pop up in my e-mail and in the issue tracker. Be sure to check it before reporting problems.

Supported sites

youtube-dl can download videos from not only YouTube, but over 500 different services. For a complete list, see the Supported sites pages or execute youtube-dl --extractor-descriptions.

Proxy support

youtube-dl supports downloading videos through a proxy, by setting the http_proxy environment variable to the proxy URL, as in http://proxy_machine_name:port/.

YouTube Video

Using the -f option and other related options, you can specify the video format to be downloaded. Add the -F option to see all valid formats. If you have an order of preference other than best quality, specify the formats separating them with slashes: -f 22/17/18. You can also pass in an extension, like -f mp4/webm.

Output template

The -o option allows users to indicate a template for the output file names. The basic usage is not to set any template arguments when downloading a single file, like in youtube-dl -o funny_video.flv "http://some/video". However, it may contain special sequences that will be replaced when downloading each video. The special sequences have the format %(NAME)s. To clarify, that's a percent symbol followed by a name in parenthesis, followed by a lowercase S. Allowed names are:

id: The sequence will be replaced by the video identifier.
url: The sequence will be replaced by the video URL.
uploader: The sequence will be replaced by the nickname of the person who uploaded the video.
upload_date: The sequence will be replaced by the upload date in YYYYMMDD format.
title: The sequence will be replaced by the video title.
ext: The sequence will be replaced by the appropriate extension (like flv or mp4).
epoch: The sequence will be replaced by the Unix epoch when creating the file.
autonumber: The sequence will be replaced by a five-digit number that will be increased with each download, starting at zero.
The current default template is %(id)s.%(ext)s, but that will be switchted to %(title)s-%(id)s.%(ext)s (which can be requested with -t at the moment).

In some cases, you don't want special characters such as , spaces, or &, such as when transferring the downloaded filename to a Windows system or the filename through an 8bit-unsafe channel. In these cases, add the --restrict-filenames flag to get a shorter title:

$ youtube-dl --get-filename -o "%(title)s.%(ext)s" BaW_jenozKc
youtube-dl test video ''_ä .mp4 # All kinds of weird characters
$ youtube-dl --get-filename -o "%(title)s.%(ext)s" BaW_jenozKc --restrict-filenames
youtube-dl_test_video_.mp4 # A simple file name

All supported sites:
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Deutsches Historisches Museum, Digg, DigitallySpeaking, Digiteka, Discovery, DiscoveryGo, DiscoveryGoPlaylist, DiscoveryNetworksDe, DiscoveryVR, Disney, Dotsub, DouyuShow, DouyuTV: , DPlay, DPlayIt, dramafever, dramafever:series, DRBonanza, Dropbox, DrTuber, drtv, drtv:live, DTube, Dumpert, dvtv:, dw, dw:article, EaglePlatform, EbaumsWorld, EchoMsk, egghead:course: course, egghead:lesson: lesson, ehftv, eHow, EinsUndEinsTV, Einthusan,, EllenTube, EllenTubePlaylist, EllenTubeVideo, ElPais: El País, Embedly, EMPFlix, Engadget, Eporner, EroProfile, Escapist, ESPN, ESPNArticle, EsriVideo, Europa, EveryonesMixtape, EWETV, ExpoTV, Expressen, ExtremeTube, EyedoTV, facebook, FacebookPluginsVideo,, fc2, fc2:embed, Fczenit, filmon, filmon:channel, Filmweb, FiveThirtyEight, FiveTV, Flickr, Flipagram, Folketinget: Folketinget (; Danish parliament), FootyRoom, Formula1, FOX, FOX9, Foxgay, foxnews: Fox News and Fox Business Video, foxnews:article, FoxSports,, FranceCulture, FranceInter, FranceTV, FranceTVEmbed,, FranceTVJeunesse, FranceTVSite, Freesound,, FreshLive, FrontendMasters, FrontendMastersCourse, FrontendMastersLesson, Funimation, FunkChannel, FunkMix, FunnyOrDie, Fusion, Fux, FXNetworks, Gaia, GameInformer, GameOne, gameone:playlist, GameSpot, GameStar, Gaskrank, Gazeta, GDCVault, generic: Generic downloader that works on some sites, Gfycat, GiantBomb, Giga, GlattvisionTV, Glide: Glide mobile video messages (, Globo, GloboArticle, Go, Go90, GodTube, Golem, GoogleDrive, Goshgay, GPUTechConf, Groupon, Hark, hbo, hbo:episode, HearThisAt, Heise, HellPorno, Helsinki:, HentaiStigma, hetklokhuis,, HiDive, HistoricFilms, history:topic: Topic, hitbox, hitbox:live, HitRecord, hketv: (HKETV) Educational Television, Hong Kong Educational Bureau, HornBunny, HotNewHipHop, hotstar, hotstar:playlist, Howcast, HowStuffWorks, HRTi, HRTiPlaylist, Huajiao: , HuffPost: Huffington Post, Hungama, HungamaSong, Hypem, Iconosquare,, imdb: Internet Movie Database trailers, imdb:list: Internet Movie Database lists, Imgur, imgur:album, imgur:gallery, Ina, Inc, IndavideoEmbed, InfoQ, Instagram, instagram:tag: Instagram hashtag search, instagram:user: Instagram user profile, Internazionale, InternetVideoArchive, IPrima, iqiyi: , Ir90Tv, ITTF, ITV, ITVBTCC, ivi:, ivi:compilation: compilations, ivideon: Ivideon TV, Iwara, Izlesene, Jamendo, JamendoAlbum, JeuxVideo, Joj, Jove,, JWPlatform, Kakao, Kaltura, KanalPlay: Kanal 5/9/11 Play, Kankan, Karaoketv, KarriereVideos, keek, KeezMovies, Ketnet, KhanAcademy, KickStarter, KinoPoisk, KonserthusetPlay, kontrtube: - , KrasView: , Ku6, KUSI, kuwo:album: - , kuwo:category: - , kuwo:chart: - , kuwo:mv: - MV, kuwo:singer: - , kuwo:song: ,, laola1tv, laola1tv:embed, LCI, Lcp, LcpPlay, Le: , Learnr, 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, LiveLeak, LiveLeakEmbed, livestream, livestream:original, LnkGo, loc: Library of Congress, LocalNews8, LoveHomePorn,, lynda: videos, lynda:course: online courses, m6, macgamestore: MacGameStore trailers, mailru: @Mail.Ru, mailru:music: @Mail.Ru, mailru:music:search: @Mail.Ru, MakerTV, MallTV, mangomolo:live, mangomolo:video, ManyVids, Markiza, MarkizaPage,, MatchTV, MDR: MDR.DE and KiKA,, Medialaan, Mediaset, Mediasite, MediasiteCatalog, Medici, embedded players, Meipai: , MelonVOD, META, metacafe, Metacritic, Mgoon, MGTV: TV, MiaoPai, Minhateca, MinistryGrid, Minoto,, MiTele:, mixcloud, mixcloud:playlist, mixcloud:stream, mixcloud:user, Mixer:live, Mixer:vod, MLB, Mnet, MNetTV, MoeVideo: LetitBit video services:, and, Mofosex, Mojvideo, Morningstar:, Motherless, MotherlessGroup, Motorsport:, MovieClips, MovieFap, Moviezine, MovingImage, MSN, mtg: MTG services, mtv,, mtv81, mtv:video, mtvservices:embedded, MuenchenTV: mü, MusicPlayOn, mva: Microsoft Virtual Academy videos, mva:course: Microsoft Virtual Academy courses, Mwave, MwaveMeetGreet, MyChannels, MySpace, MySpace:album, MySpass, Myvi, MyVidster, MyviEmbed, MyVisionTV,, natgeo:video, NationalGeographicTV, Naver, NBA, NBC, NBCNews, nbcolympics, nbcolympics:stream, NBCSports, NBCSportsStream, NBCSportsVPlayer, ndr: - Norddeutscher Rundfunk, ndr:embed, ndr:embed:base, NDTV, NerdCubedFeed, netease:album: - , netease:djradio: - , netease:mv: - MV, netease:playlist: - , netease:program: - , netease:singer: - , netease:song: , NetPlus, Netzkino, Newgrounds, NewgroundsPlaylist, Newstube, NextMedia: , NextMediaActionNews: - , NextTV: , Nexx, NexxEmbed, nfb: National Film Board of Canada,, NhkVod,,,, nickelodeon:br, nickelodeonru, nicknight, niconico: , NiconicoPlaylist, Nintendo, njoy: N-JOY, njoy:embed, NJPWWorld: , NobelPrize, Noco, NonkTube, Noovo, Normalboots, NosVideo, Nova:, Prá,,,, Krásná.cz and, NovaEmbed, nowness, nowness:playlist, nowness:series, nowvideo: NowVideo, Noz, npo:,,, and,,,, Npr, NRK, NRKPlaylist, NRKSkole: NRK Skole, NRKTV: NRK TV and NRK Radio, NRKTVDirekte: NRK TV Direkte and NRK Radio Direkte, NRKTVEpisode, NRKTVEpisodes, NRKTVSeason, NRKTVSeries,, Nuvid, NYTimes, NYTimesArticle, NZZ,, OdaTV, Odnoklassniki, OktoberfestTV,, OnDemandKorea,,,, OnetMVP, OnionStudios, Ooyala, OoyalaExternal, Openload, OraTV, orf:fm4: radio FM4, orf:fm4:story: stories, orf:iptv:, orf:oe1: Radio Österreich 1, orf:tvthek: ORF TVthek, OsnatelTV, OutsideTV, PacktPub, PacktPubCourse, PandaTV: TV, TV, ParamountNetwork, UK parliament videos, Patreon, pbs: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and member stations: PBS: Public Broadcasting Service, APT - 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Your Source for PBS and More! 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Good program but missing command line parameter to use infinite number of retries.
There are certain youtube videos that don't download completely after 10 retries (server is on maintenance or for whatever reason) or download speed is very slow, after this the program simply stops and requires user interaction to retry, and so on.

Review by tuskacz on Jun 2, 2022 Version: 2022 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

I give the software 9/10 as I had no problems in the past few months but youtube-dl doesn't seem to work with ITV (United Kingdom) anymore.

For example, the most recent episodes of Tenable & Tipping Point report the following for example:

[ITV] 10a0805a0034: Downloading webpage
[ITV] 10a0805a0034: Downloading JSON metadata
ERROR: Unable to download JSON metadata: HTTP Error 500: Internal Server Err
caused by HTTPError()); please report this issue on .
sure you are using the latest version; type youtube-dl -U to update. Be s
to call youtube-dl with the --verbose flag and include its complete output.

I also tried on a Windows 8.1 computer and get the same result.
Some of the older available episodes do download though, so is the fault making some change to their website program page or youtube-dl...?

Review by mike20021969 on May 16, 2021 Version: 2021.05.16 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

Not working from

This the error i´ve got

"[Odnoklassniki] 1115050286838: Downloading webpage
ERROR: Unable to download webpage: (caused by URLError(gaierror(11001, 'getaddrinfo failed'),)) "

Review by b2kguga on Mar 20, 2021 Version: 2021.03.14 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

sucks up just about anything you tell it to, amazing.

Review by super8rescue on Feb 4, 2021 Version: 02.04.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Well done, I appreciate your work!

Review by hevron on Dec 29, 2020 Version: 2020.12.29 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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