youtube-dl VS streamlink

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


Command-line program to download videos from and other video sites (by ytdl-org)


Streamlink is a CLI utility which pipes video streams from various services into a video player (by TopoIogist)
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youtube-dl streamlink
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8.5 0.0
1 day ago 12 months ago
Python Python
The Unlicense BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
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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 2022-05-25.


Posts with mentions or reviews of streamlink. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-01-18.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing youtube-dl and streamlink 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

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

FlexGet - The official FlexGet repository

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

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

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

s3cmd - Official s3cmd repo -- Command line tool for managing Amazon S3 and CloudFront services

yt-dlp - Fork of youtube-dlc with additional features and fixes [Moved to:]

s4cmd - Super S3 command line tool

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