Yt-dlp Alternatives

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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 2021-09-25.
  • is there a better way to normalize file names? | 2021-09-25
    Since it seems filesystems do not inherently restrict NFC/NFD, it doesn't make sense to normalize the strings by default. However, I have added (to yt-dlp) the ability for user to normalize the fields if they want. See
  • Tool for downloading full soundcloud playlist?
    You can get the latest yt-dlp release and put it somewhere, then if you have done commandline at all, can do
  • yt-dlp release 2021.09.25 | 2021-09-24
  • How to download Tiktok videos and how to add number for video with same name? | 2021-09-24
    btw... next yt-dlp release will let you download from the profile URL, skipping the need to copy all links. it also returns a proper %(title)s
  • Need help with downloading an episode from nbc | 2021-09-20
  • One of the youtube-dl developers has new activity on github after almost 3 months of silence
    False positives with yt-dlp's Windows releases in particular are a known issue:
    See: Issue see #871
    Yes, you can view the project here:
  • Strip ending periods from video title before saving | 2021-09-19
    e.g. (if using yt-dlp, which is recommened anyways...)
  • Slow Youtube DL? | 2021-09-18
    youtube is throttling us. youtube-dl devs aren't active, but if you switch to yt-dlp, it has a fix for it.
  • Twitter account just posted this?
    It’s BETTER.
  • Is there a way to check which youtube videos from a ~50k list of ids are still up and which are deleted/altered?
    yt-dlp can show status, private, unlisted, etc
  • Youtube video analysis with youtube_dl inconsistent, sometimes giving errors | 2021-09-15
    You might get more consistent results with a fork, most of which have already fixed this issue. Some popular ones are yt-dlp/yt-dlp, blackjack4494/youtube-dlc and animelover1984/youtube-dl. Please note though these might not be drop-in replacements
  • New to youtube dl trying to get passed a restricted video on youtube. | 2021-09-15
    either use cookies or switch to yt-dlp (some videos might still require cookies even if switching)
  • Can't download videos that have the new " This video may be inappropriate for some users" pop-up anyone know a workaround? | 2021-09-14
    - Download the binary to your `~/.stacher` directory (on windows, this is `C:\Users\{username}\.stacher\` (


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