youtube-dl VS twitch-dl

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


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


CLI tool for downloading videos from Twitch. (by ihabunek)
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youtube-dl twitch-dl
1082 3
127,342 605
0.8% -
8.7 4.9
4 days ago about 2 months ago
Python Python
The Unlicense GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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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 2024-01-30.


Posts with mentions or reviews of twitch-dl. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-30.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing youtube-dl and twitch-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).

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

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

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

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

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

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!

FlexGet - The official FlexGet repository

bulk-downloader-for-reddit - Downloads and archives content from reddit

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

ytarchive - Garbage Youtube livestream downloader

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