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 ytdl-org)
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FreeTube youtube-dl
390 951
6,342 115,272
4.7% 0.8%
9.8 9.1
3 days ago 8 days ago
JavaScript Python
GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 The Unlicense
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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 2022-12-01.

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 2022-11-25.

What are some alternatives?

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

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

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

you-get - :arrow_double_down: Dumb downloader that scrapes the web

pytube - A lightweight, dependency-free Python library (and command-line utility) for downloading YouTube Videos.

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

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

Invidious - Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

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

Simple-YouTube-Age-Restriction-Bypass - A simple browser extension to bypass YouTube's age verification, disable content warnings and watch age restricted videos without having to sign in!

Monkey-DL (Anime Downloader) - Bulk download your favourite anime episodes from your favourite anime websites

invidious - Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

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