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youtube-dl-gui is a video streaming downloader. This program simplifies the youtube-dl application by rg3, and gives it a user friendly interface for downloading from websites. May require ffmpeg(put ffmpeg.exe and ffprobe.exe in same folder as youtube-dl-gui.exe). Requires .NET Framework 4.5 or higher.

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3.2.3 / 3.3.0 Beta (May 9, 2023)


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Download youtube-dl-gui 3.2.3  411KB  Win  Portable

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

3.3.0 Extended batch downloading preview Pre-release

Extended batch downloader
An extended batch downloader was added to the same form of the extended downloader - saving a lot of headaches in the future. Feel free to BREAK IT and report the issues to me.

This means that the extended downloader has also been modified to accomodate this new change, which may break some things unintentionally.

You can access it through the main form under Tools -> Batch operations -> Batch extended download

Other changes that I managed to decode:

Extended downloads now support having a specific time specified. It may not be the best at the moment.
Additionally, the URL text box has been replaced with a hyperlink on the top-left of the extended form.
3 new download options - Skip unavailable fragments, Abort on error, and Fragment threads.
Version bug fix, if versa was not equal-to versb it would cause a recursion loop - this was not in use so no actual damage would have been done.
CopyData methodology changed... yet again.
Using arguments to download media will work.
Using arguments to download media while another one is in queue will throw it into that application instance and not run a new instance.
Some language grammar fixes.
Conversion checkboxes in the settings have been re-arrange visually.
Minor merger fix - output files are now quoted so it doesn't break.
Custom arguments disallow use of the pipe character '|'. Non-negotiable.
Quick downloader adds a running action item linking to itself on creation, so less room for issues.

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This is simply a GUI for said application for windows users, without the inconsistent GUI bloat, and weight, and possible viruses. youtube-dl is not included because it's not my program, instead this application automatically downloads it. I don't fully understand how youtube-dl works, so this is only including 3 donload options, Video, Audio (MP3), and Custom, as well as changable audio quality ranging from 8-320k. Custom lets you input your own youtube-dl arguments. Settings is not quite done yet, but will be included once I get around to finding a way to save them. I, then, need to find a way to move the newely created file to a customizable path set by the user, but for now it saves the files in the youtube-dl folder.

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youtube-dl-gui, youtubedlgui, Youtube-dl-gui

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Rating by Dimon-Max on Oct 30, 2023 Version: 3.2.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Outstanding software, specially for people with limited vision. I always have problems with command line programs because of that. This program solves that and numerous other things. In my opinion, Batch Download is like a programmable Auto-Pilot. Set it up, turn it on and it runs until my ISP craps out or it finishes the list of files in the batch. Thank you, Murrty!

Review by Axel Slingerland on Dec 10, 2021 Version: 2.24 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Rating by Davor on Dec 6, 2021 Version: 2.263 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Rating by nitrox on Oct 22, 2020 Version: 2.25 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Youtube-dl-gui, in my opinion is very simple and effective, and has everything you need, to use youtube dl in the best way, an outstanding feature it is the batch download, it is the only program that has this function, and depending on the site you download it from, this tool is of paramount importance, and gives a very large time gain. For me, who doesn't understand much of the youtube-dl command lines, the tools already available help me a lot! I recommend this program.

Review by Diego Souza on Oct 19, 2020 Version: 2,24 OS: Windows 8 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

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