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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

2020.03.24 (March 23, 2020)


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Download youtube-dl 2020.03.24 Windows  8MB  Win  Portable

Download youtube-dl 2020.03.24 Linux  ca 7.7MB  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.

All youtube-dl supported sites.

Version history / Release notes / Changelog

version 2020.03.24

- [utils] Revert support for cookie files with spaces used instead of tabs

* [teachable] Update upskillcourses and gns3 domains
* [generic] Look for teachable embeds before wistia
+ [teachable] Extract chapter metadata (#24421)
+ [bilibili] Add support for (#24402)
+ [bilibili] Add support for new URL schema with BV ids (#24439, #24442)
* [limelight] Remove disabled API requests (#24255)
* [soundcloud] Fix download URL extraction (#24394)
+ [cbc:watch] Add support for authentication (#19160)
* [hellporno] Fix extraction (#24399)
* [xtube] Fix formats extraction (#24348)
* [ndr] Fix extraction (#24326)
* [nhk] Update m3u8 URL and use native HLS downloader (#24329)
- [nhk] Remove obsolete rtmp formats (#24329)
* [nhk] Relax URL regular expression (#24329)
- [vimeo] Revert fix showcase password protected video extraction (#24224)

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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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Vestlendingen, BusinessInsider, BuzzFeed, BYUtv, Camdemy, CamdemyFolder, CamModels, CamTube, CamWithHer,, Canalplus: and, Canvas, CanvasEen: and, CarambaTV, CarambaTVPage, CartoonNetwork,,,,,, CBS, CBSInteractive, CBSLocal, cbsnews: CBS News, cbsnews:livevideo: CBS News Live Videos, CBSSports, CCMA, CCTV: , CDA, CeskaTelevize, CeskaTelevizePorady, channel9: Channel 9, CharlieRose, Chaturbate, Chilloutzone, chirbit, chirbit:profile, Cinchcast, CiscoLiveSearch, CiscoLiveSession, CJSW, cliphunter, Clippit, ClipRs, Clipsyndicate, CloserToTruth, CloudflareStream, cloudtime: CloudTime, Cloudy, Clubic, Clyp,, CNBC, CNBCVideo, CNN, CNNArticle, CNNBlogs, ComCarCoff, ComedyCentral, ComedyCentralFullEpisodes, ComedyCentralShortname, ComedyCentralTV, CondeNast: Condé Nast media group: Allure, Architectural Digest, Ars Technica, Bon Appétit, Brides, Condé Nast, Condé Nast Traveler, Details, Epicurious, GQ, Glamour, Golf Digest, SELF, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W Magazine, WIRED, Corus, Coub, Cracked, Crackle, Criterion, CrooksAndLiars, crunchyroll, crunchyroll:playlist, CSNNE, CSpan: C-SPAN, CtsNews: , CTVNews, Culturebox, CultureUnplugged, curiositystream, curiositystream:collection, CWTV, DailyMail, dailymotion, dailymotion:playlist, dailymotion:user, DaisukiMotto, DaisukiMottoPlaylist,,,,, DBTV, DctpTv, DeezerPlaylist,, democracynow, DHM: Filmarchiv - 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 - Alabama Public Television (WBIQ), GPB/Georgia Public Broadcasting (WGTV), Mississippi Public Broadcasting (WMPN), Nashville Public Television (WNPT), WFSU-TV (WFSU), WSRE (WSRE), WTCI (WTCI), WPBA/Channel 30 (WPBA), Alaska Public Media (KAKM), Arizona PBS (KAET), KNME-TV/Channel 5 (KNME), Vegas PBS (KLVX), AETN/ARKANSAS ETV NETWORK (KETS), KET (WKLE), WKNO/Channel 10 (WKNO), LPB/LOUISIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING (WLPB), OETA (KETA), Ozarks Public Television (KOZK), WSIU Public Broadcasting (WSIU), KEET TV (KEET), KIXE/Channel 9 (KIXE), KPBS San Diego (KPBS), KQED (KQED), KVIE Public Television (KVIE), PBS SoCal/KOCE (KOCE), ValleyPBS (KVPT), CONNECTICUT PUBLIC TELEVISION (WEDH), KNPB Channel 5 (KNPB), SOPTV (KSYS), Rocky Mountain PBS (KRMA), KENW-TV3 (KENW), KUED Channel 7 (KUED), Wyoming PBS (KCWC), Colorado Public Television / KBDI 12 (KBDI), KBYU-TV (KBYU), Thirteen/WNET New York (WNET), WGBH/Channel 2 (WGBH), WGBY (WGBY), NJTV Public Media NJ (WNJT), WLIW21 (WLIW), mpt/Maryland Public Television (WMPB), WETA Television and Radio (WETA), WHYY (WHYY), PBS 39 (WLVT), WVPT - Your Source for PBS and More! 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Review by hangar0 on Feb 13, 2020 Version: 2020.01.24 OS: Windows 10 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

make a folder for youtube-dl and ffmpeg,
and append the folder name to your system PATH variable(google for how to add a path to your PATH environment variable).
now you can run youtube-dl in any directory where you launch the command prompt window.
by default, youtube-dl saves your file in the directory where it is run.

youtube-dl's config file is located here;

put your youtube-dl commandline options in this plain text file like below so you don't have to write them everytime;
--output "%(title)s %(width)sx%(height)s@%(fps)s by %(uploader)s.%(ext)s"

now, you open a command prompt window, go to the output folder you want and run a command like this;
youtube-dl -f 140 WAbSRTYndVw

youtube has two audio only tracks for normal stereo audio sources, one is aac in m4a, the other is opus in weba(audio only webm).
aac's format number is 140 and opus is 251.

hope this is helpful

Review by yonta on Feb 12, 2020 Version: latest OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

need help please..


So just to start i have downloaded both avcon and FFmpeg so that shouldnt be a problem
However, what im trying to do is to download only the audio file from video (preferrably mp3 since m4a sometimes shows up only under my video files/ albums and wont play when connected to the bluetooth in my car) but extract that audio file from videos I get from places like Youtube, Soundcloud, and Vimeo...

From the research ive done I have come up with this to type in the terminal

youtube-dl --output "%(title)s.%(ext)s" --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 --audio-quality 0 --add-metadata --write-thumbnail "Video URL"
Now i dont know I am most likely totally off but im not to familiar with these languages or working with the terminal so ill be proud if im even close lol..

But essentially what i would ultimately want or like to have is for it to download the audio only (mp3 prefferably or a format that will always work when connecting my iphone to the bluetooth in my car) the title of the song, artist, thumbnail, and I think possibly the metadata even though im not to sure what that would be used for other than to help identify things like the album and artist and what not.. but maybe im wrong.. so who knows maybe i dont need or want that part after all..

Also and i hope its not to mch to ask i would also like to be able to save these audio files in a place besides the home directory where it automatically saves..

From doing my research ive come across this as the way to do it

mkdir -p ~/.config/youtube-dl/

echo "-o ~/Downloads/%(title)s-%(id)s.%(ext)s" > ~/.config/youtube-dl/config
Now other than the mkdir standing for make a directory i have no idea what that stuff even means.. when i have worked with the terminal in the past i did things like chmod +x and then cd and then would drag the folder directly in the terminal and it would auto generate the path for me..

So can anybody please help me out?

This is really confusing for me and ive been working on it all day



Review by BabyJay on Feb 11, 2020 Version: 2020.01.24 OS: MacOSX Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10

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Review by Wakaku on Mar 12, 2019 Version: 2019.3.9.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Why with other downloaders I am able to get real 4K from YT while with youtube-dl I obtain only 720p for the same video?? Unacceptable!

Review by anuswara on Nov 8, 2018 Version: Windows OS: Vista Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

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