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ytdl-patched is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube and many other video platforms. It is a fork of Youtube-DL/yt-dlp with several new features.

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File size: 10MB
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2024.06.23 (June 23, 2024)


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See yt-dlp changes,

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The major new features from the latest release of yt-dlp are:

Long name escaping for Unix systems: If the filename of downloaded videos can get longer than 255 bytes (in system locale), it'll prevent from exceeding its length by splitting in 255 bytes each. Note that treating splitted names requires special scripts just for that.

Generic Extractor will not return at first website match: Generic Extractor collects matched websites and return it as playlist. It creates nested playlist and may cause infinite loop.

Generic Extractor Extended

Following URLs are resolved and redirect automatically to its destination.
Japanese BBS redirect:,,
Pixiv redirect
Looking for test cases for char-mutated URLs
Firebase Dynamic Link: domains ending with
Self-hosted service support (Mastodon, PeerTube and Misskey)
For supported self-hosted services, ytdl-patched contains a huge list of instances. But you can opt-in for instance checking, in case of undiscovered instance. To opt-in, use these flags: --check-mastodon-instance, --check-peertube-instance, --check-misskey-instance
NicoNico comments as subtitles: Now you can download NicoNico comments as a subtitle.

No dependency required. Just use ytdl-patched.
Minimum flags: --sub-format ass --write-subs
To embed comments without problems: --sub-format ass --write-subs --embed-subs --remux-video mkv
New extractors: Following extractors have been added: (broken/imcomplete ones not listed here)

askmona and askmona3 (just scrapes embedded YouTube videos)
fc2:user (FC2 user-uploaded videos)
iwara:user (Iwara user-uploaded videos)
peing,, marshmallow-qa, mottohomete (scrapes Q&A section and find video URLs in it)
mastodon, mastodon:user, mastodon:user:numeric_id
misskey, misskey:user
niconico:playlist, niconico:series, niconico:user
tokyomotion, tokyomotion:searches, tokyomotion:user, tokyomotion:user:favs
17live, 17live:clip (merged in yt-dlp)
AbemaTV and AbemaTVTitle (merged in yt-dlp)
NhkForSchoolBangumiIE, NhkForSchoolSubjectIE, NhkForSchoolProgramListIE (NHK for School) (merged in yt-dlp)
Radiko, RadikoRadio (does not have 24-hours limitation!) (merged in yt-dlp)
damtomo:video, damtomo:record (merged in yt-dlp)
fc2:live (merged in yt-dlp)
mirrativ, mirrativ:user (merged in yt-dlp)
mixch, mixch:archive (merged in yt-dlp)
openrec, openrec:capture (merged in yt-dlp)
pixiv:sketch, pixiv:sketch:user (merged in yt-dlp)
skeb (merged in yt-dlp)
voicy, voicy:channel (merged in yt-dlp)
whowatch (merged in yt-dlp)
New extractor arguments: Some extractor arguments are added. Check EXTRACTOR ARGUMENTS section for details.

Merging: MKV file is preferred for merging, but can be overriden using --merge-output-format. ytdl-patched may determine merge format from downloaded formats by using --merge-output-format auto.

Format debugger: You can debug -f FORMAT specs, by just adding -Fv. This doesn't work if specs passed to -f is malformed. You'll get DEBUG column with tokens in arguments, and list of unmatched tokens.

keep merging with yt-dlp/yt-dlp
implement miscellaneous extractors as possible
make -U work (yes, really works)
do anything best
don't change very much from yt-dlp

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