youtube-dl VS yt-dlc

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

youtube-dl

Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites (by animelover1984)

yt-dlc

media downloader and library for various sites. (by blackjack4494)
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youtube-dl yt-dlc
28 32
228 2,561
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6.9 3.2
4 months ago 2 months ago
Python Python
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later The Unlicense
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youtube-dl

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 2021-09-15.

yt-dlc

Posts with mentions or reviews of yt-dlc. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-26.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing youtube-dl and yt-dlc you can also consider the following projects:

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).

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

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

ytdl-patched - Possibly missing fixes on youtube-dl. brew install nao20010128nao/my/ytdl-patched

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

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

NewPipeExtractor - Core part of NewPipe

yt-dlp - Fork of youtube-dlc with additional features and fixes [Moved to: https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp]