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ERROR: urlopen error [Errno 11001] getaddrinfo failed
1 project | reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 6 Nov 2021
Notes: I'm not using vpns. I'm using a special version of ytdl designed for niconico. It has not been updated in over a year: https://github.com/animelover1984/youtube-dl
Youtube video analysis with youtube_dl inconsistent, sometimes giving errors
4 projects | reddit.com/r/webdev | 15 Sep 2021
You might get more consistent results with a fork, most of which have already fixed this issue. Some popular ones are yt-dlp/yt-dlp, blackjack4494/youtube-dlc and animelover1984/youtube-dl. Please note though these might not be drop-in replacements
youtube-dl is (possibly) dead
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Aug 2021
Months before the lawsuit, there were plenty of people complaining that youtube-dl's maintainers closed issues without any reason given. Here is one illuminating example:
And there is also an entire fork that fixes the support for just a single provider, Niconico, because the maintainers ignored its issues.
A quote from its README:
All code in this project is licensed solely with the condition that any portion of it is not permitted to be used in the main youtube-dl fork, either directly or indirectly. It is also not permitted to be used in any project that contains contributions from either remitamine or dstftw.
It seems that youtube-dl was a dysfunctionally managed project at the time of the lawsuit, and happened to ride out on the good PR for a couple of months, before returning to stagnation once again.
To me it sounds like a plugin system would have prevented centralization and the need for forks, but would have made distribution harder for average users.
Horahora: youtube-dl Frontend for Niconico, Bilibili, and Youtube
3 projects | reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 15 Aug 2021
It does, I wrote the tool. I started https://github.com/animelover1984/youtube-dl to add features for Horahora.
downloading niconico videos problem
1 project | reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 2 Aug 2021
animelover1984's fork have a unique niconico extractor, supports livestreams
Niconico videos don't download because of Unable to find video URL error
2 projects | reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 21 Jun 2021
In addition to animelover1984/youtube-dl, non-live videos work with yt-dlp as well
Having trouble with youtube-dl fork.
1 project | reddit.com/r/DataHoarder | 15 Jun 2021
Hello. I'm currently trying to download some Niconico videos that will be deleted at the end of this month, using this fork of youtube-dl. However, when I try to run a command, I get this error:
Bilibili Playlist Downloading
2 projects | reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 11 Jun 2021
Bilibili doesn't have playlists afaik. Do you mean channels/anthologies? If so, both animelover1984/youtube-dl and yt-dlp can download them
niconico / nicovideo.jp no longer working?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 4 Jun 2021
Other than animelover1984/youtube-dl, yt-dlp also works3 projects | reddit.com/r/youtubedl | 4 Jun 2021
Problem with passing a variable from a loop into a parameter list for subprocess.run.
1 project | reddit.com/r/learnpython | 12 Aug 2021
the subprocess is twitch-dl from https://github.com/ihabunek/twitch-dl/tree/master/twitchdl
Twitch has made a change to their API which has temporarily broken many apps including the LSF clip bot.
4 projects | reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail | 30 May 2021
Twitch broke clip downloading for countless apps, including our mirror bot. No fix ATM, sorry!
1 project | reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail | 30 May 2021
What are some alternatives?
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).
ytdl-patched - Possibly missing fixes on youtube-dl. brew install nao20010128nao/my/ytdl-patched
Simple-YouTube-Age-Restriction-Bypass - A simple userscript to bypass YouTube's age verification and watch age restricted videos without having to sign in.
funimation-downloader-nx - Download videos from Funimation via cli.
udemy-dl - A cross-platform python based utility to download courses from udemy for personal offline use.
stash - An organizer for your porn, written in Go
Monkey-DL (Anime Downloader) - Bulk download your favourite anime episodes from your favourite anime websites
youtube-dl - Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites
NewPipeExtractor - Core part of NewPipe
streamlink - Streamlink is a CLI utility which pipes video streams from various services into a video player
yt-dlg - A cross platform front-end GUI of the popular youtube-dl written in wxPython.