AutoHotkey VS yt-dlp

Compare AutoHotkey vs yt-dlp and see what are their differences.

AutoHotkey

AutoHotkey is a powerful and easy to use scripting language for desktop automation on Windows. (by AutoHotkey)

yt-dlp

A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes (by yt-dlp)
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AutoHotkey yt-dlp
391 364
1,057 8,374
1.2% 65.8%
0.0 9.9
12 months ago about 16 hours ago
C++ Python
GNU General Public License v3.0 only The Unlicense
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AutoHotkey

Posts with mentions or reviews of AutoHotkey. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-18.
  • How do I do a redo if my shift button is broken?
    https://www.autohotkey.com/ should be able to switch keys around.
  • Meine Freundin zeichnete mal ihre Erfahrungen im home office auf (Softwareentwicklerin)
    reddit.com/r/de | 2021-10-18
  • AFK Script that works in background!!!
    reddit.com/r/roblox | 2021-10-18
    The script uses Autohotkey and automatically enables and disables itself - it will not interrupt on your gameplay and you can play Roblox while it is running if you wish.
  • [GHUB/AHK] Auto-mine script that clicks mouse, pauses to recover stamina, steps forward, repeat ā›ļø perfect for moat building. Bonus - autorun
    reddit.com/r/valheim | 2021-10-17
  • [GHUB/AHK] Auto Mine script, Autorun script, No stamina lost during Mining, moves forward 1 step between each mine. Not a cheat.
    reddit.com/r/valheim | 2021-10-16
  • How to force a reboot on a schedule?
    reddit.com/r/Starlink | 2021-10-16
    Look at a program called Autohotkey. https://www.autohotkey.com/
  • Is there any way to prevent alt+enter from putting Steam into Big Picture Mode?
    reddit.com/r/Steam | 2021-10-15
    There is a tool called https://www.autohotkey.com/ that allows you to rebind any keys or shortcuts as you want. You can use that tool to disable this shortcut globally or just when Steam window is active. To do the latter use the following code for you AutoHotkey script: #IfWinActive, ahk_exe steam.exe !Enter::return The first line ensures the rebind works only when steam.exe is the active window and the second line rebinds Alt+Enter to nothing.
  • Can I fully program keyboard keys with WORDS?!
    reddit.com/r/keyboards | 2021-10-14
    AutoHotKey is very popular for Windows but hard to use and might take a while to set up. https://www.autohotkey.com/
  • Read File And Open Associated URL?
  • Highschool student hacks entire districts IoT network for Rickroll senior prank
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-12
    Yup, you can still do that. AutoHotkey is a wonderful tool for this. You can intercept input events globally, and transform them or send completely different events to the target app.

    For example, I use AutoHotkey to implement my JKLmouse program, which turns certain keyboard events into mouse movement for precise control. It's similar to the MouseKeys that comes with Windows, but made for laptop keyboards without numeric keypads.

    And yes, you could definitely do that Minesweeper hack in AutoHotkey! :-)

    https://www.autohotkey.com/

yt-dlp

Posts with mentions or reviews of yt-dlp. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-21.
  • opus format to m4a
    reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 2021-10-21
    But because youtube-dl's development has stopped since the beginning of June and YouTube now severely throttles download speed, it is advised to switch to yt-dlp
  • youtube downloads in kbps while vimeo is mbps
    reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 2021-10-21
  • Youtube DLG GUI running extremely slowly?
    reddit.com/r/Piracy | 2021-10-20
    You need to switch to https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp to get round YT's throttling.
  • yt-dlp for drm.vimeocdn.com
    reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 2021-10-20
    ); please report this issue on https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp . Make sure you are using the latest version; type yt-dlp -U to update. Be sure to call yt-dlp with the --verbose flag and include its complete output. File "/usr/local/bin/yt-dlp/yt_dlp/extractor/common.py", line 698, in _request_webpage return self._downloader.urlopen(url_or_request) File "/usr/local/bin/yt-dlp/yt_dlp/YoutubeDL.py", line 3228, in urlopen return self._opener.open(req, timeout=self._socket_timeout) File "/usr/local/Cellar/[email protected]/3.9.7_1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/lib/python3.9/urllib/request.py", line 523, in open response = meth(req, response) File "/usr/local/Cellar/[email protected]/3.9.7_1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/lib/python3.9/urllib/request.py", line 632, in http_response response = self.parent.error( File "/usr/local/Cellar/[email protected]/3.9.7_1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/lib/python3.9/urllib/request.py", line 561, in error return self._call_chain(args) File "/usr/local/Cellar/[email protected]/3.9.7_1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/lib/python3.9/urllib/request.py", line 494, in _call_chain result = func(args) File "/usr/local/Cellar/[email protected]/3.9.7_1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.9/lib/python3.9/urllib/request.py", line 641, in http_error_default raise HTTPError(req.full_url, code, msg, hdrs, fp)
  • Rainy days spent inside my tiny home on wheels
    reddit.com/r/VanLife | 2021-10-20
    I use two different laptops depending on the weather. I cant use my solar panels today due to the rain so I use a tiny UMPC that has an Intel Atom processor that has low power consumption of about 15W. Its not very strong by todays standards but its enough for data hoarding, web browsing, yt-dlp, and ffmpeg for audio conversions (I listen to a bunch of audiobooks and podcasts). I also have a Asus G14 laptop which is for more intensive applications but reserve it for days when I can use my solar panels (400W)
  • yt-dlp verbose doesn't lists config commands.
    reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 2021-10-20
    FIxed in https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/commit/7b38649845c1516e4ab4e29b6bb84b2302269663
  • How to download 1080p YT video with yt-dlg+yt-dlp
    reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 2021-10-19
    And the entries for downloading video or audio with yt-dlp.
  • Trying to download from Udemy but only getting 403 error.
    reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 2021-10-18
    you should try its fork https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp
  • [Help] Iā€™m using uYou and the speed should be way higher than that according to speedtest (8mb/s OR 60mbps)
    reddit.com/r/jailbreak | 2021-10-18
    The only downloader that is fixed from this issue is yt-dlp: https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp
  • State of youtube-dl repositories
    reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 2021-10-17
    Maybe you can look at this issue: [YouTube Change] Throttling at 1MB/s.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing AutoHotkey and yt-dlp you can also consider the following projects:

youtube-dl - Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites

mpv - šŸŽ„ Command line video player

youtube-dl-gui - A cross platform front-end GUI of the popular youtube-dl written in wxPython.

Simple-YouTube-Age-Restriction-Bypass - A simple userscript to bypass YouTube's age verification and watch age restricted videos without having to sign in.

youtube-dlc - Command-line program to download various media from YouTube.com and other sites

youtube-dl-server - Web / REST interface for downloading youtube videos onto a server.

yt-dlg - A cross platform front-end GUI of the popular youtube-dl written in wxPython.

youtube-dl - Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites

youtube-dl-gui - A cross platform front-end GUI of the popular youtube-dl written in wxPython.

widevine-l3-decryptor - A Chrome extension that demonstrates bypassing Widevine L3 DRM

yt-dlc - media downloader and library for various sites.

PowerToys - Windows system utilities to maximize productivity