YoutubeDL VS NewPipe

Compare YoutubeDL vs NewPipe and see what are their differences.


An android app that quickly downloads youtube videos as MP3. (by Foxite)
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YoutubeDL NewPipe
3 805
14 16,205
- 3.7%
1.8 9.8
about 1 month ago 5 days ago
C# Java
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of YoutubeDL. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-11.


Posts with mentions or reviews of NewPipe. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-21.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing YoutubeDL and NewPipe you can also consider the following projects:

NewPipe-legacy - NewPipe with support for older devices

xManager-Spotify - An android application where you can manage and install all versions of the spotify app.

SmartYouTubeTV - Watch YouTube videos on your TV and set-top-box with comfort

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

FreeTube - An Open Source YouTube app for privacy

Invidious - Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

vanced-website-v2 - Source Code of the Vanced Website

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

SponsorBlock - Skip YouTube video sponsors (browser extension)

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

Piped - An alternative privacy-friendly YouTube frontend which is efficient by design.

Vanced - YouTube Vanced Issues/Docs repo