youtube-dl VS yt-dlp

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

youtube-dl

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

yt-dlp

A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes (by yt-dlp)
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youtube-dl yt-dlp
982 1806
116,824 38,353
1.3% 6.9%
9.1 9.9
4 days ago 4 days ago
Python Python
The Unlicense 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 2023-01-29.

yt-dlp

Posts with mentions or reviews of yt-dlp. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-29.

What are some alternatives?

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

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!

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

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

tiktok-scraper - TikTok Scraper. Download video posts, collect user/trend/hashtag/music feed metadata, sign URL and etc.

youtube-dl - Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites

youtube-dlc - Command-line program to download various media from YouTube.com and other sites

widevine-l3-decryptor - A Chrome extension that demonstrates bypassing Widevine L3 DRM

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

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

Crunchyroll-Downloader-v3.0 - Downloader for Crunchyroll

mpv - 🎥 Command line video player

aria2 - aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility operated in command-line. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.