Python youtube-dl

Open-source Python projects categorized as youtube-dl

Top 23 Python youtube-dl Projects

  • yt-dlp

    A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes

    Project mention: Show HN: I create a free website for download YouTube transcript, subtitle | | 2024-02-18
  • ArchiveBox

    🗃 Open source self-hosted web archiving. Takes URLs/browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more...

    Project mention: Vice website is shutting down | | 2024-02-23

    If you really want to save the content for yourself, use something like

    I've been running a local instance for a few years now and download/save tech articles all time. I can search and find them as needed.

  • Onboard AI

    ChatGPT with full context of any GitHub repo. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

  • Hitomi-Downloader

    :cake: Desktop utility to download images/videos/music/text from various websites, and more.

  • youtube-dl-gui

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

    Project mention: How do I download my YouTube livestreams in higher resolutions for editing? Because it’s only letting me downlod at 480p and I streamed at 720p… | /r/VirtualYoutubers | 2023-07-01
  • tubearchivist

    Your self hosted YouTube media server

    Project mention: Bookmark manager with a focus on organization? | /r/selfhosted | 2023-12-07

    holy hell I hadn't come across archivebox as of yet, I'll definitely be spinning this up this eve. Is the UI comfortable enough to use as a "bookmark manager"? just been setting up tubearchivist for essentially this purpose, wondering if ArchiveBox would essentially do the same

  • ytmdl

    A simple app to get songs from YouTube in mp3 format with artist name, album name etc from sources like iTunes, Spotify, LastFM, Deezer, Gaana etc.

    Project mention: ytmdl - Download songs from YouTube with metadata. v0.3.4 released with youtube as fallback for meta, output directory customizations and other fixes. | /r/opensource | 2023-11-28
  • MeTube

    Self-hosted YouTube downloader (web UI for youtube-dl / yt-dlp)

    Project mention: YouTube-dl fork with additional features and fixes | | 2023-09-11

    Obligatory reference to which allows you to front yt-dlp with a webpage.

    Already posted here how I have it as part of my stack:

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • yark

    YouTube archiving made simple.

    Project mention: Why is andrew ng course in youtube deleted? | /r/learnmachinelearning | 2023-05-17

    (I used yark to archive it, so just install it, use the command 'yark view ML_Andrew_Ng' on the folder you put everything and it'll bring up a webpage where you can see the videos with the correct thumbnails and names.)

  • tubesync

    Syncs YouTube channels and playlists to a locally hosted media server

    Project mention: Ask HN: Anyone else getting continuous adverts from YouTube? | | 2023-07-26

    It will automatically download new videos from any public channel or playlist.

  • youtube-dl-gui

    A cross platform front-end GUI of the popular youtube-dl written in wxPython. (by oleksis)

    Project mention: How download YT Membership Videos | /r/youtubedl | 2023-07-10
  • smd

    Spotify Music Downloader

  • yt-whisper

    Using OpenAI's Whisper to automatically generate YouTube subtitles

  • youtube-dlc

    Command-line program to download various media from and other sites

  • savify

    Download Spotify songs to mp3 with full metadata and cover art!

    Project mention: Downloading spotify songs for a dataset? | /r/webscraping | 2023-06-29

    I've been trying to find something that I can use to download songs off of spotify for the sake of research, but most spotify scrapers on github don't work. I've only gotten Savify to work, which is ideal because it doesn't break Spotify's TOS, but takes a long time to download. What would be the best option in this situation?

  • gridplayer

    Play videos side-by-side

    Project mention: Title ko bhi lafda karna hai | /r/JEENEETards | 2023-04-26

    Mujhe bhi 15 min pehle Tak nahi pata tha, used this software and windows inbuilt screen recorder

  • youtube-dl-server

    Web / REST interface for downloading youtube videos onto a server.

    Project mention: Does this exist? YouTube downloaded web UI | /r/selfhosted | 2023-05-03
  • khan-dl

    Download courses from

  • Videomass

    Videomass is a free, open source and cross-platform GUI for FFmpeg and yt-dlp

    Project mention: Tell HN: YouTube Download Websites Disappearing from Google Search Results | | 2023-05-31

    If you're on Android, grab "dvd" off F-Droid.

    Fairly user friendly, but also far more powerful than third party YouTube downloader services you can find online.

    I don't personally use it, but there's also Videomass for Windows.

    These tools give you relatively user-friendly access to yt-dlp.

  • PornHub-downloader-python

    Download stuff from PH the easy way.

  • netflix-to-srt

    Rip, extract and convert subtitles to .srt closed captions from .xml/dfxp/ttml and .vtt/WebVTT (e.g. Netflix, YouTube)

  • spongebob-cli

    Watch classic spongebob from the terminal! 🎥🧽

  • deezer-downloader

    Download music from Deezer with a nice front end

  • comic-dl

    Comic-dl is a command line tool to download manga and comics from various comic and manga sites. Supported sites :,, comic naver and many more.

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-02-23.

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What are some of the best open-source youtube-dl projects in Python? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 yt-dlp 66,583
2 ArchiveBox 19,121
3 Hitomi-Downloader 18,519
4 youtube-dl-gui 9,034
5 tubearchivist 3,865
6 ytmdl 3,007
7 MeTube 2,653
8 yark 1,829
9 tubesync 1,553
10 youtube-dl-gui 1,449
11 smd 1,279
12 yt-whisper 1,274
13 youtube-dlc 1,223
14 savify 1,041
15 gridplayer 964
16 youtube-dl-server 829
17 khan-dl 814
18 Videomass 804
19 PornHub-downloader-python 737
20 netflix-to-srt 702
21 spongebob-cli 570
22 deezer-downloader 537
23 comic-dl 520
The modern API for authentication & user identity.
The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.