FreeTube VS youtube-dl

Compare FreeTube vs youtube-dl and see what are their differences.

FreeTube

An Open Source YouTube app for privacy (by FreeTubeApp)

youtube-dl

Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites (by animelover1984)
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FreeTube youtube-dl
233 28
4,573 234
4.0% -
9.9 5.6
4 days ago 4 months ago
JavaScript Python
GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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FreeTube

Posts with mentions or reviews of FreeTube. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-08.

youtube-dl

Posts with mentions or reviews of youtube-dl. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-15.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing FreeTube and youtube-dl you can also consider the following projects:

yt-dlp - A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes

spotify-downloader - Download your Spotify playlists and songs along with album art and metadata (from YouTube if a match is found).

NewPipe - A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android.

Invidious - Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

twitch-dl - CLI tool for downloading videos from Twitch.

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

ytdl-patched - Possibly missing fixes on youtube-dl. brew install nao20010128nao/my/ytdl-patched

funimation-downloader-nx - Download videos from Funimation via cli.

SmartTubeNext - Ad free app for watching tube videos on Android TV boxes

udemy-dl - A cross-platform python based utility to download courses from udemy for personal offline use.

invidious - Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube [Moved to: https://github.com/iv-org/invidious]