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YT-DLP is a fork of Youtube-DLC which in turn is a fork of Youtube-DL. YT-DLP can download video from many streaming video sites. Command line software.

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File size: 18MB
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2024.05.27 (May 27, 2024)


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yt-dlp 2024.05.27

Extractor changes
Fix parsing of base URL in SMIL manifest (#9225) by seproDev
peertube: Support livestreams (#10044) by bashonly, trueauracoral
piksel: Update domain (#9223) by seproDev
tiktok: user: Fix extraction loop (#10035) by bashonly
Misc. changes
cleanup: Miscellaneous: 5e3e19c by bashonly

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

SponsorBlock Integration: You can 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 than what is possible by simply using --format (examples)

Merged with youtube-dl commit/379f52a: (v2021.06.06) 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 --write-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 Feeds (:ytfav, :ytwatchlater, :ytsubs, :ythistory, :ytrec) and private playlists supports downloading multiple pages of content
Search (ytsearch:, ytsearchdate:), search URLs and in-channel search works
Mixes supports downloading multiple pages of content
Most (but not all) age-gated content can be downloaded without cookies
Partial workaround for throttling issue
Redirect channel's home URL automatically to /video to preserve the old behaviour
255kbps audio is extracted (if available) from youtube music when premium cookies are given
Youtube music Albums, channels etc can be downloaded (except self-uploaded music)
Cookies from browser: Cookies can be automatically extracted from all major web browsers using --cookies-from-browser BROWSER[:PROFILE]

Split video by chapters: Videos can be split into multiple files based on chapters using --split-chapters

Multi-threaded fragment downloads: Download multiple fragments of m3u8/mpd videos in parallel. Use --concurrent-fragments (-N) option to set the number of threads used

Aria2c with HLS/DASH: You can use aria2c as the external downloader for DASH(mpd) and HLS(m3u8) formats

New extractors: AnimeLab, Philo MSO, Spectrum MSO, SlingTV MSO, Cablevision MSO, Rcs, Gedi,, mildom, audius, zee5,, wimtv,, niconico users,, mediathek, NFHSNetwork, nebula, ukcolumn, whowatch, MxplayerShow, parlview (au), YoutubeWebArchive, fancode, Saitosan, ShemarooMe, telemundo, VootSeries, SonyLIVSeries, HotstarSeries, VidioPremier, VidioLive, RCTIPlus, TBS Live, douyin, pornflip, ParamountPlusSeries, ScienceChannel, Utreon, OpenRec, BandcampMusic, blackboardcollaborate, eroprofile albums, mirrativ, BannedVideo, bilibili categories, Epicon, filmmodu, GabTV, HungamaAlbum, ManotoTV, Niconico search, Patreon User, peloton, ProjectVeritas, radiko, StarTV, tiktok user, Tokentube, voicy, TV2HuSeries, biliintl, 17live, NewgroundsUser, peertube channel/playlist, ZenYandex, CAM4, CGTN, damtomo, gotostage, Koo, Mediaite, Mediaklikk, MuseScore, nzherald, Olympics replay, radlive, SovietsCloset, Streamanity, Theta, Chingari

Fixed/improved extractors:,, skyit, instagram, itv, SouthparkDe, spreaker, Vlive, akamai, ina, rumble, tennistv, amcnetworks, la7 podcasts, linuxacadamy, nitter, twitcasting, viu, crackle, curiositystream, mediasite, rmcdecouverte, sonyliv, tubi, tenplay, patreon, videa, yahoo, BravoTV, crunchyroll playlist, RTP, viki, Hotstar, vidio, vimeo, mediaset, Mxplayer, nbcolympics, ParamountPlus, Newgrounds, SAML Verizon login, Hungama, afreecatv, aljazeera, ATV, bitchute, camtube, CDA, eroprofile, facebook, HearThisAtIE, iwara, kakao, Motherless, Nova, peertube, pornhub, reddit, tiktok, TV2, TV2Hu, tv5mondeplus, VH1, Viafree, XHamster, 9Now, AnimalPlanet, Arte, CBC, Chingari, comedycentral, DIYNetwork, niconico, dw, funimation, globo, HiDive, NDR, Nuvid, Oreilly, pbs, plutotv, reddit, redtube, soundcloud, SpankBang, VrtNU

Subtitle extraction from manifests: Subtitles can be extracted from streaming media manifests. See commit/be6202f 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 using --paths (-P)

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

Output template improvements: Output templates can now have date-time formatting, numeric offsets, object traversal etc. See output template for details. Even more advanced operations can also be done with the help of --parse-metadata and --replace-in-metadata

Other new options: --print, --sleep-requests, --convert-thumbnails, --write-link, --force-download-archive, --force-overwrites, --break-on-reject etc

Improvements: Regex and other operators in --match-filter, multiple --postprocessor-args and --downloader-args, faster archive checking, more format selection options etc

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

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

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youtube-dlp, youtubedlp

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Rating by zhovanic on Nov 13, 2023 Version: 2023.10.13 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Version 2023.06.21 breaks the ability of playing Dailymotion live streams while they are still playing fine with version 2023.03.04.

[ytdl_hook] ERROR: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'format'
[ytdl_hook] youtube-dl failed: unexpected error occurred
Failed to recognize file format.

Review by Brazil on Jun 21, 2023 Version: 2023.06.21 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Rating by Laos12 on Jun 9, 2023 Version: 2023.03.04 OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

I can not get it installed or to run. How about some (more) info on installing on a MAC.

Review by rhnelson on Jun 9, 2023 Version: 10.15.7 OS: MacOSX Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 2/10

I've been a long-time user of youtube-dl and have gone through many versions over the years. Switched to PIP module a while back and encountered an issue today with it so I tried to update it, but wouldn't upgrade to the latest version. I decided to try the PIP installation for YT-DLP and it was quick and painless!! So far, so good!!

Review by spitfire777 on Mar 2, 2023 Version: Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS OS: Linux Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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