A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes (by yt-dlp)

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  • Anybody know of a list of download tools?
    2 projects | | 30 Nov 2022
    YT-DLP - most extensive video downloader that works with the most number of video sites and by default gets the best quality. It's a cli tool but if you need a gui, stacher is a good one.
  • Phoenix10.1: Generates a personalized radio station with your own radio jockey
    4 projects | | 27 Nov 2022
    I would love to help you navigate your way through! Let's start with music - If you change it to something like - "music", ["Winds of Change", ] It should fetch the most popular song with the name "Winds of Change". Unfortunately, at the moment, it won't work if you use the artist name and song name. The way it fetches this song is using yt-dlp which gets its info from Youtube.
  • Need a downloader recommendation.
    5 projects | | 27 Nov 2022 (or use if you want a GUI, and set it to use yt-dlp in settings), then download the latest n5.1 (non-shared) zip for your platform (e.g. win64) from and extract the 3 executables from the bin folder to the same folder as your yt-dlp executable.
  • ULPT Request: How are the young folks downloading music these days?
    4 projects | | 26 Nov 2022
    ) both with and without transferring the cookies using --cookies-from-browser firefox with no success. Here is a list of what sites yt-dlp support:
    4 projects | | 26 Nov 2022
  • Quiete Shy has given 24 hours to archive videos on their channel, probable deletion/removal after
    2 projects | | 25 Nov 2022
    TubeArchivist aims to be one option. Can have it crawl through the channel and try to grab everything with some metadata with it. It uses yt-dlp in the background, which anyone can use to grab the videos.
    5 projects | | 23 Nov 2022
    to get this: FROM python:latest RUN apt-get -y update && \ apt-get install -y ffmpeg bash python3 python3-pip &&\ apt-get -y update && \ apt-get clean all && \ python3 -m pip install --upgrade git+[email protected] && \ python3 -m pip install apprise # set the working directory WORKDIR /app # Clone TheFrenchGhosty's scripts git clone
  • Blob storage links - All4
    2 projects | | 23 Nov 2022
    [debug] Command-line config: ['-v', ''] [debug] Encodings: locale cp1252, fs utf-8, pref cp1252, out utf-8, error utf-8, screen utf-8 [debug] yt-dlp version 2022.09.01 [5d7c7d6] (win32_exe) [debug] Python 3.8.10 (CPython 64bit) - Windows-10-10.0.19044-SP0 [debug] Checking exe version: ffmpeg -bsfs [debug] Checking exe version: ffprobe -bsfs [debug] exe versions: ffmpeg (setts), ffprobe [debug] Optional libraries: Cryptodome-3.15.0, brotli-1.0.9, certifi-2022.06.15, mutagen-1.45.1, sqlite3-2.6.0, websockets-10.3 [debug] Proxy map: {} [debug] Loaded 1670 extractors [debug] [generic] Extracting URL: [generic] fee6264a-74ee-49a6-9587-4419f1947a9d: Downloading webpage ERROR: [generic] Unable to download webpage: HTTP Error 404: Not Found (caused by ); please report this issue on , filling out the appropriate issue template. Confirm you are on the latest version using yt-dlp -U File "yt_dlp\extractor\", line 670, in extract File "yt_dlp\extractor\", line 2641, in _real_extract File "yt_dlp\extractor\", line 821, in _request_webpage File "yt_dlp\extractor\", line 803, in _request_webpage File "yt_dlp\", line 3656, in urlopen File "urllib\", line 531, in open File "urllib\", line 640, in http_response File "urllib\", line 569, in error File "urllib\", line 502, in _call_chain File "urllib\", line 649, in http_error_default urllib.error.HTTPError: HTTP Error 404: Not Found
  • What is the best way to save money on your mobile phone plan?
    2 projects | | 22 Nov 2022
    Use the Wifi at home and at work. Don't use your phone for streaming music in your car/public transport. Use yt-dlp or NewPipe or take to the seven seas and download a bunch of songs you like instead.
  • Can I export a Spotify library? I've had it with Spotify. It's convenient, but I've just discovered lots of my saved tracks from over the years have been removed.
    2 projects | | 22 Nov 2022
    what i do is download all the songs from youtube or soundcloud using a program called yt-dlp
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