FreeTube VS yt-dlp

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

FreeTube

An Open Source YouTube app for privacy (by FreeTubeApp)

yt-dlp

A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes (by yt-dlp)
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FreeTube yt-dlp
390 1668
6,342 35,696
4.7% 4.3%
9.8 9.9
3 days ago 6 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.

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 2022-12-06.
  • Any way to add default flag to subtitle track?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 6 Dec 2022
    there's been a discussion about this on yt-dlp's github, #2799, which i don't have the time right now to read through thoroughly, but maybe some answers for you there.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 6 Dec 2022
    % yt-dlp --embed-subs --sub-langs "en-US" -o "testing.%(ext)s" --remux-video mkv https://www.crunchyroll.com/watch/GRMGQX55R/izuku-midoriya-origin --proxy $VPN3 [crunchyroll] Retrieving main page [crunchyroll] Authenticating with grant_type=client_id [crunchyroll] Retrieving signed policy [crunchyroll] izuku-midoriya-origin: Retrieving episode metadata [crunchyroll] izuku-midoriya-origin: Retrieving stream info [crunchyroll] To get all formats of a hardsub language, use "--extractor-args crunchyrollbeta:hardsub=". See https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp#crunchyrollbeta for more info [crunchyroll] izuku-midoriya-origin: Downloading adaptive_hls HLS manifest [info] GRMGQX55R: Downloading subtitles: en-US [info] GRMGQX55R: Downloading 1 format(s): adaptive_hls-8115 [info] Writing video subtitles to: testing.en-US.ass [download] Destination: testing.en-US.ass [download] 100% of 28.91KiB in 00:00:01 at 16.29KiB/s [hlsnative] Downloading m3u8 manifest [hlsnative] Total fragments: 368 [download] Destination: testing.mp4 [download] 100% of 1.43GiB in 00:56:25 at 441.60KiB/s [VideoRemuxer] Remuxing video from mp4 to mkv; Destination: testing.mkv Deleting original file testing.mp4 (pass -k to keep) [EmbedSubtitle] Embedding subtitles in "testing.mkv" Deleting original file testing.en-US.ass (pass -k to keep) % ffprobe -hide_banner testing.mkv Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'testing.mkv': Metadata: ENCODER : Lavf58.76.100 Duration: 00:24:30.17, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 8120 kb/s Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (High), yuv420p(progressive), 1920x1080 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default) Metadata: DURATION : 00:24:30.093000000 Stream #0:1: Audio: aac (LC), 44100 Hz, stereo, fltp (default) Metadata: DURATION : 00:24:30.171000000 Stream #0:2(eng): Subtitle: ass (default) Metadata: DURATION : 00:24:29.610000000
  • How do I sample from YouTube with headphones?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/audacity | 2 Dec 2022
    Check out yt-dlp if you are good with command-line-based software, otherwise check out deturl for a web-based solution or the Video DownloadHelper browser extension.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/audacity | 2 Dec 2022
    Original youtube-dl stopped being updated, but the project was continued by others so the current version is yt-dlp. It does everything youtube-dl did and more.
  • A full 8 minutes of unskippable ads on paramount plus
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/Piracy | 2 Dec 2022
    [ParamountPlus] 2fghfnLb7Ahtsqi3J7j3kQel2UeVgvYt: Downloading JSON metadata ERROR: [ParamountPlus] 2fghfnLb7Ahtsqi3J7j3kQel2UeVgvYt: Unable to download JSON metadata: HTTP Error 403: Forbidden (caused by ); please report this issue on https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/issues?q= , filling out the appropriate issue template. Confirm you are on the latest version using yt-dlp -U
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/Piracy | 2 Dec 2022
    yt-dlp.exe https://www.paramountplus.com/shows/video/7yX9OPrM_xsLmCiY_ZBNXVShlgSxglcI/ [ParamountPlus] 7yX9OPrM_xsLmCiY_ZBNXVShlgSxglcI: Downloading JSON metadata [ParamountPlus] 7yX9OPrM_xsLmCiY_ZBNXVShlgSxglcI: Downloading JSON metadata [ParamountPlus] 7yX9OPrM_xsLmCiY_ZBNXVShlgSxglcI: Downloading DASH_CENC_PRECON SMIL data [ParamountPlus] 7yX9OPrM_xsLmCiY_ZBNXVShlgSxglcI: Downloading JSON metadata [ParamountPlus] 7yX9OPrM_xsLmCiY_ZBNXVShlgSxglcI: Downloading DASH_CENC_PRECON SMIL data [ParamountPlus] 7yX9OPrM_xsLmCiY_ZBNXVShlgSxglcI: Downloading MPD manifest WARNING: [ParamountPlus] Ignoring subtitle tracks found in the DASH manifest; if any subtitle tracks are missing, please report this issue on https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/issues?q= , filling out the appropriate issue template. Confirm you are on the latest version using yt-dlp -U ERROR: [ParamountPlus] 7yX9OPrM_xsLmCiY_ZBNXVShlgSxglcI: This video is DRM protected
  • Anybody know of a list of download tools?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/DataHoarder | 30 Nov 2022
    YT-DLP - most extensive video downloader that works with the most number of video sites and by default gets the best quality. It's a cli tool but if you need a gui, stacher is a good one.
  • Phoenix10.1: Generates a personalized radio station with your own radio jockey
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 27 Nov 2022
    I would love to help you navigate your way through! Let's start with music - If you change it to something like - "music", ["Winds of Change", ] It should fetch the most popular song with the name "Winds of Change". Unfortunately, at the moment, it won't work if you use the artist name and song name. The way it fetches this song is using yt-dlp which gets its info from Youtube.
  • Need a downloader recommendation.
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/Piracy | 27 Nov 2022
    https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp (or use https://github.com/oleksis/youtube-dl-gui if you want a GUI, and set it to use yt-dlp in settings), then download the latest n5.1 (non-shared) zip for your platform (e.g. win64) from https://github.com/yt-dlp/FFmpeg-Builds and extract the 3 executables from the bin folder to the same folder as your yt-dlp executable.
  • ULPT Request: How are the young folks downloading music these days?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/UnethicalLifeProTips | 26 Nov 2022
    ) both with and without transferring the cookies using --cookies-from-browser firefox with no success. Here is a list of what sites yt-dlp support: https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/blob/master/supportedsites.md

What are some alternatives?

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

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!

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

tiktok-scraper - TikTok Scraper. Download video posts, collect user/trend/hashtag/music feed metadata, sign URL and etc.

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

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

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

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

mpv - 🎥 Command line video player

Crunchyroll-Downloader-v3.0 - Downloader for Crunchyroll

aria2 - aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility operated in command-line. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.

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

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