Questions tagged [youtube-dl]

A free command-line downloader primarily for YouTube videos, available on many platforms.

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Unable to compele the installation of youtube-dl-webui on Ubuntu

I'm completely new to python and linux in general. I got a headless ubuntu and trying to install youtube-dl-webui from Github. I've installed youtube-dl & flask as per the instruction from the ...
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Is there anyway to get direct download link from a website?

I want to download a video from here- https://commencement.mit.edu/webcast. Now, I used youtube-dl to download the video, and it was successful in extracting the source and downloading it, but the ...
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Error while downloading video on desktop using youtube-dl [closed]

I installed youtube-dl on my pc just yesterday but then while attempting to download certain videos some kind of error pops up in the command prompt(given below) ERROR: Unable to download webpage: ...
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Automatically watch short videos (< 10 min) using youtube autoplay? [migrated]

I want to use the youtube autoplay mode to automatically watch videos of a topic while taking screenshots. To increase the diversity of the screenshots I want the videos to be short. However youtube ...
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Download the lowest quality video with youtube-dl

What's the command to download the least quality video with youtube-dl? youtube-dl -F shows format code extension resolution note mp4-56 mp4 audio only 56k , isom container, 0fps, ~...
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“no matches found” error when using youtube-dl

OK so I am just getting started with the command line stuff so I am guessing this is really a very noob question: I downloaded the youtube-dl according to this post https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-...
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how to download a catchup streaming?

How to download catchup stream from this website? https://www.rctiplus.com/tv/rcti/61723/preman-pensiun-s4?date=2020-05-14 1 month ago just use youtube-dl -g catcuplink i can get the m3u8 url. The ...
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Piping from youtube-dl to jq in command substitution

When I run youtube-dl -j "$youtube_url" | jq I get a nice json output. However, when I run json=$(youtube-dl -j "$youtube_url" | jq) then jq prints it's usage page and after that youtube-dl fails ...
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How to download tricky subtitles with youtube-dl?

I am trying to download the subtitles for this stream (https://live.performa.intio.tv/media/30e671d3-0bd2-46db-b70d-6fb4cb6be350/master-allsubs.m3u8), using youtube-dl. In the m3u8 file subtitles are ...
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How to get playlist name(title) with youtube-dl

I have an issue with youtube-dl in Linux, so I want to create a bash script letting me download a playlist and put all the videos in a separate folder having the name of that playlist here is my ...
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How to finish downloading a partially downloaded normal file with aria2?

There is this file that I'm downloading but the server I'm downloading it from reduces my download speed as time passes so I have to restart my download again and again after a few minutes. I've ...
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Youtube-dl: Decrypt and/or play MP4 - PlayReady/DRM/cenc/dash

A Video-file is downloaded with youtube-dl based on mpd-file. However ffmpeg post-processor fails to convert it to playable mp4. The file downloaded with youtube-dl is encrypted. Is there a ...
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youtube-dl - Download best audio/video, embed thumbnail, and convert to mp4

I've poured through the youtube-dl documentation. I've found what I thought was exactly what I wanted...but I've run into a snag, and I'm curious to see if any of the more advanced options of youtube-...
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Delete removed videos from playlist youtube-dl

I have a script that syncs my yt playlist to my computer. Problem is, when I remove a video from my playlist it stays on my computer. Is there a way to either have youtube-dl delete the video or to ...
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Unrecognised option '-get-url' Error splitting the argument list: Option not found

I'm trying to download a clip from a YouTube video, and I've gone the route of command line tools after I found out websites aren't cut out for this task. Thanks to this AskUbuntu thread, I've got ...
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youtube-dl - is the %(uploader)s argument permanent for every channel?

Asking because I'm trying to download multiple channels and put them in their respective directory, i.e.: -o 'N:/youtube/%(channel_id)s__%(uploader)s/%(upload_date)s_%(title)s_%(id)s.%(ext)s' Issue: ...
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Youtubedl --audio-format FORMAT is ignored to download opus audio. Could not write header for output file #0 error

youtube-dl --list-formats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BDq_22PfWU&t=628s [youtube] 4BDq_22PfWU: Downloading webpage [youtube] 4BDq_22PfWU: Downloading video info webpage [info] Available ...
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How can I make youtube-dl return the creator of a playlist?

I can use youtube-dl with the --dump-json option and jq to get the uploader of a video: uploader=$(youtube-dl --dump-json "$video_url" | jq -r '.uploader') Is there a way to get the creator of a ...
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Exclude downloading a playlist video exceeding a certain length

I want to download a playlist but exclude all videos exceeding a length I would specify (like 10 minutes or more). The only similar option I can find is --max-filesize SIZE, but I would prefer ...
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How safe is running the command “youtube-dl -U” to update youtube-dl?

I've read the manual and searched their GitHub. I can't find any information whatsoever about what this command does other than "downloads the latest binary and replaces the existing one which it ...
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Linking videos in playlist folders with youtube-dl

Is there an easy method to link the files to playlist folders with youtube-dl? I know it's possible to put them directly under playlist folders with -o option but what I need is a bit different. ...
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How can I download a youtube playlist with youtube-dl and make it a mp3-playlist?

I want to download this playlist but when I download it like youtube-dl -i PLSzf4L_DltPLtcOJuLM-eSV5AzBQQIrPc it doesn't write any playlist info in metadata. But most of the music players need ...
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Get youtube-dl video for a particular size, like 480p or 720p

This answer is very involved: youtube-dl -f 'bestvideo[height<=480]+bestaudio/best[height<=480]' I have a hard time believing that software as advanced as youtube-dl does not have a ...
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Rename file and encapsulte last X number of charactors, before the extension, in square brackets

I've been using youtube-dl to download an entire youtuber's channel for archival purposes. I had been using the default naming pattern for naming the videos which uses the video's title, then a hyphen,...
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youtube-dl giving 407 Proxy Authorization Required after some minutes

I'm using the following command on a windows terminal: youtube-dl -ciw --proxy myuser:mypass@proxy.abc.com:8080 "https://www.youtube.com/user/CodeNMore/videos" to download a channel/playlist. ...
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youtube-dl record live stream segmentation

Would you please help me to record live stream as some segments with Youtube-dl? For example record a live stream every 30mins automatically
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Is it possible to set a custom thumbnail size/quality to be embedded in the audio file on youtube-dl?

I've noticed it downloads the full-size video thumbnail temporarily along with the audio file on the destination folder. But when it embeds the thumbnail on the media file, it resizes to small quality....
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How to change the date modified of youtube-dl files to date downloaded?

If I download this clip with youtube-dl, the last modified date is 15 November 2018 03:55, while YouTube shows a posted date of 23 April 2013. This page mentions that one cannot replace a video: ...
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How can I download the video description of a YouTube video without downloading the video with youtube-dl?

How can I download the video description of a YouTube video without downloading the video with youtube-dl?
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Downloading playlist images from YouTube in max resolution

I've just stumbled across the fact that YouTube often stores high-quality assets for auto-generated playlists and videos. Example auto-generated video is here (possibly NSFW): https://www.youtube....
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How can I display VTT or other subtitle formats used by youtube-dl in VLC?

For some reason, the subtitles don't work on VLC, is there something I need to be aware about, like converting them?
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How youtube-dl works?

How can I get direct youtube video URL? I tried to do this with Chrome Network monitor. I used this video as example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ With this way i got this URL(It will ...
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youtube-dl '--add-metadata' not writing all metadata on Windows 8.1

I have the latest version of youtube-dl installed as a environment variable for easy access in Command Prompt; I'd like to be able to simply type youtube-dl, then paste a link after it, all while ...
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youtube-dl/youtube-dlg on ubuntu creating same name after downloads

good day everyone, (please consider that i researched the error before asking) so a week ago i installed youtube-dl/youtube-dlg on my ubuntu 18 machine. Out of the blue (on tuesday july the 30th 2019)...
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Batch file works fine. When converted to exe it doesn't [SOLVED]

(Updates and solution below) I have a batch file that uses youtube-dl to get information from a url then sends it to Internet Download Manager. As a batch file it works perfectly. It parses the URL ...
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Batch file to use youtube-dl with Internet Download Manager

I took the basic batch file (which didn't work) from someone else and tried to fix it. The problem is with the filename when I want to save the video. The video title is like this: "title | ...
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How can I download YouTube videos with their description? [closed]

I'd like to download some Youtube videos to keep them for later, but sometimes the video description is very important, so I want to download the description along with the video. I can't do that ...
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Trying to download a youtube video, but getting a weird incomprehensible http error, even via tools

Have been trying this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBKKZN1MMBM. Youtube-dl doesn't work. Convert.io and https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com manually also failed. What could have gone wrong ...
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How to batch download still frames from youtube videos?

I am working on a project that requires running analyses on around 20k videos hosted on youtube.com. For my analyses, I need 3-5 screenshots of each video, at different points in the video. I know ...
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youtube-dl: PowerShell --exec commands are overwritten by output file location

I am writing a youtube-dl PowerShell script that needs to invoke a function every time a video is downloaded. The only reliable way to trigger an event if a video is successfully downloaded is through ...
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Where does youtube-dl save videos when used in mpv?

When using youtube-dl with mpv on Windows 7, where do the videos get saved? Does Windows have a tmp directory where they will go? Is there a way to find out where the videos are being saved to?
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youtube-dl leaves some files after download aborting

I have limited video size to 20mb, but after video failed to download because of large size youtube-dl still produce some files, that is undesired. youtube-dl u7VNkYraCw0 --max-filesize 20m -o '...
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How to download all TikTok videos of a particular user

How can I download all videos of a particular user, from Tiktok web (not Android)? I access TikTok using Ubuntu desktop, through browser. I know that it is easy to download each video separately. I ...
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What does the “[ffmpeg] tls: Failed to send close message” error mean (mpv)?

I often stream video or audio in mpv (requires youtube-dl, FFmpeg is installed) and the [ffmpeg] tls: Failed to send close message error is always displayed in shell (PowerShell) when I quit the ...
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How to (re)-download a video from outside the original country?

I am new here, just registered today, thanks in advance for your big patience :) My purpose: be able to download (or at least to watch) what I already downloaded in the past, surely something has been ...
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youtube-dl to dl according to batch file of keywords instead of urls [closed]

I have been trying to get youtube-dl to download search results, from a batch file. I am able to specify key words for individual searches like: youtube-dl -i -w "ytsearch:67 Mustang Repair -l 5" I ...
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ffmpeg freezes when piping two inputs

I currently have a command that has two piped outputs input into two pipes into ffmpeg { youtube-dl -f bestaudio[ext!=webm]/140/best[ext!=webm] --no-cache-dir -o - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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How to exit youtube-dl when streaming to mpv on Windows?

I often use the command mpv <YouTube URL> --no-video (FFmpeg may also be mandatory) to only stream audio when the video track is redundant, should commonly save over 99% of bandwidth. I run the ...
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How to “capture” child_process output in node.js [closed]

I'm using youtube-dl to download videos from YouTube. When I call it from node.js spawn child_process, it downloads video, everything works fine, but I'm not able to get any information from ...
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youtube-dl how to call PowerShell script with all possible filenames

I wrote a PowerShell script to do some post processing on audio downloaded by youtube-dl and I'm trying to use the --exec flag to call it automatically. The problem is that I don't know how to ...