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

Youtube-dl Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to youtube-dl
  • GitHub repo yt-dlc

    media downloader and library for various sites.

  • GitHub repo yt-dlc

    [Moved to:] (by pukkandan)

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  • GitHub repo youtube-dl

    Command-line program to download videos from and other video sites

  • GitHub repo TheFrenchGhostys-Ultimate-YouTube-DL-Scripts-Collection

    The ultimate collection of scripts for YouTube-DL.

  • GitHub repo yt-dlp

    Fork of youtube-dlc with additional features and fixes (by pukkandan)

  • GitHub repo youtube-dl-react-viewer

    Web app for downloading and viewing videos using youtube-dl, made with the MERN stack.

  • GitHub repo nndownload

    Download and process links from Niconico (

  • GitHub repo youtube-dl-viewer

    View youtube-dl backups on a youtube-like webpage

  • GitHub repo hobune

    A lightweight static HTML framework for self-hosting video archives.

  • GitHub repo youtube-metadata-parse

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better youtube-dl alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where youtube-dl has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-21.
  • Is it possible to download every video from a YouTube channel?
    There are bits and pieces scattered across reddit, but this is from the horse's mouth.
  • "Ultimate YouTube-DL Scripts Collection" (previously "YouTube-DL Archivist Scripts") now on Version 3.0.0!
    Move to yt-dlp, a youtube-dl fork: Changed because yt-dlp allows downloading comment, and because youtube-dl is maintained in a bad way (see: )
  • Project YouOffline | 2021-01-26
    A fork of youtube-dl download comments this Maybe you can integrate this fork for downloading and preserving the comments of user's.
  • AnimeLover1984's youtube fork downloaded comments but I am unable to locate them. | 2021-01-24
    I answered on github:
  • I Have A Fork Of Youtubedl With A Lot Of Fixes | 2021-01-20
    What you would do is after installing Git, in a directory where you would like to place the code, you would run git clone | 2021-01-20
    You need to install the latest version of Python, download the source code from github and then follow the instructions listed here:
  • How to install and use Others Youtube-dl fork | 2021-01-17
    this comment appears to have some installation instructions. | 2021-01-17
    Windows .exe is under releases:
  • New features in youtube-dlc fork. | 2021-01-05
    If the yt-dlc fork revives, I expect/hope that /u/pukkandan will again cooperate with Blackjack. It would indeed be better, if the maintainer of the fork you mentioned earlier, would join forces.
  • I have a fork of youtube-dl with a lot of fixes and new features | 2020-12-28 | 2020-12-28
    WTFPL, except for the additional restrictions listed in the LICENSE. I should probably clarify that a bit more
  • Downloading From Niconiconicovideo Dies 30 60 | 2020-12-28


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