Kinkdownloader v0.6.0 - Archive individual shoots and galleries from complete with metadata for your home media server. Now with easy-to-use recursive downloading and standalone binaries.

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    Python 3.7+

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  • yt-dlp

    A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes

    It'd probably make more sense to be a yt-dlp extractor, but I'm not sure what their policy is for subscription only services. And metadata for videos grabbed with yt-dlp are typically embedded in the video tags rather than a separate file like what you needed.

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