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YT-DLP is a fork of Youtube-DLC which in turn is a fork of Youtube-DL. Command line software.

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2021.06.09 (June 9, 2021)


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yt-dlp 2021.06.09

Fix bug where %(field)d in filename template throws error
Improve offset parsing in outtmpl
[test] More rigorous tests for prepare_filename
The quick release is due to the seriousness of the output template bug. Due to the same reason, Win XP (Py3.4) support has been extended to this release

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The major new features from the latest release of blackjack4494/yt-dlc are:

SponSkrub Integration: You can use SponSkrub to mark/remove sponsor sections in youtube videos by utilizing the SponsorBlock API

Format Sorting: The default format sorting options have been changed so that higher resolution and better codecs will be now preferred instead of simply using larger bitrate. Furthermore, you can now specify the sort order using -S. This allows for much easier format selection that what is possible by simply using --format (examples)

Merged with youtube-dl v2021.03.03: You get all the latest features and patches of youtube-dl in addition to all the features of youtube-dlc

Merged with animelover1984/youtube-dl: You get most of the features and improvements from animelover1984/youtube-dl including --get-comments, BiliBiliSearch, BilibiliChannel, Embedding thumbnail in mp4/ogg/opus, Playlist infojson etc. Note that the NicoNico improvements are not available. See #31 for details.

Youtube improvements:

All Youtube Feeds (:ytfav, :ytwatchlater, :ytsubs, :ythistory, :ytrec) works correctly and supports downloading multiple pages of content
Youtube search (ytsearch:, ytsearchdate:) along with Search URLs works correctly
Redirect channel's home URL automatically to /video to preserve the old behaviour
Aria2c with HLS/DASH: You can use aria2c as the external downloader for DASH(mpd) and HLS(m3u8) formats. No more slow ffmpeg/native downloads

New extractors: AnimeLab, Philo MSO, Rcs, Gedi,, mildom, audius, zee5

Fixed extractors:,, skyit, instagram, itv, SouthparkDe, spreaker, Vlive, tiktok, akamai, ina, rumble, tennistv

Plugin support: Extractors can be loaded from an external file. See plugins for details

Multiple paths and output templates: You can give different output templates and download paths for different types of files. You can also set a temporary path where intermediary files are downloaded to. See --paths for details

Portable Configuration: Configuration files are automatically loaded from the home and root directories. See configuration for details

Other new options: --parse-metadata, --list-formats-as-table, --write-link, --force-download-archive, --force-overwrites, --break-on-reject etc

Improvements: Multiple --postprocessor-args and --external-downloader-args, Date/time formatting in -o, faster archive checking, more format selection options etc

Self-updater: The releases can be updated using yt-dlp -U

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youtube-dlp, youtubedlp

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Rating by Romsryu on Jun 1, 2021 Version: 2021.06.01 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

I give the score of 8 for the concept of Youtube-DL as a whole. This version of the software is ridiculous. A differing version of a differing version of an original software. At least DLC made sense in that at the time it looked like DL was going to disappear due to Github being forced to remove it. Since then DL has made a big comeback and is constantly being updated. DLC has not been updated since Nov. 2020. The authors of DLP should simply become Contributors to DL. I have zero knowledge of the circumstances but it smells of someone (the authors of DLP) not getting their way (with the authors of DL) and they decided to take their ball and go home. I could be wrong about that but it's happened plenty of times in history. The world does not need 3 or more versions of Youtube-DL. The authors should swallow their pride and all contribute to DL.

Review by Gripweed on Mar 5, 2021 Version: 2021.03.03.2 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

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