Alternatives to youtube-dl for all platforms with any license

  • DownThemAll icon


    DownThemAll (or just dTa) is a powerful yet easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension that adds new advanced download capabilities to your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Firefox

  • Video DownloadHelper icon

    Video DownloadHelper

    DownloadHelper is a tool for web content extraction. Its purpose is to capture video, audio, and image files from many sites. Just...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

  • 4k Video Downloader icon

    4k Video Downloader

    4k Video Downloader allows to download video, audio, subtitles, channels and playlists from YouTube in high quality and to save it on...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Freemake Video Downloader icon

    Freemake Video Downloader Bundleware

    Freemake Video Downloader is a free video downloader for YouTube, Google, Facebook, Dailymotion and other sites

    Freemium Windows

  • KeepVid icon


    Download and save videos directly from Youtube, Google, Metacafe, Putfile, Facebook, Dailymotion and more. Simply copy and paste.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • FlashGot icon


    FlashGot is the free add-on for Firefox and Thunderbird to capture embedded links for all types of files (not just flash movies). ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Thunderbird Firefox

  • YoutubeDLG icon


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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • ClipGrab icon

    ClipGrab Bundleware

    ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Download videos! icon

    Download videos!

    API, website, app, jquery and bash script to download videos from hundreds of websites.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted tvOS

  • Youtube Video and Audio Downloader icon

    Youtube Video and Audio Downloader

    Youtube Video and Audio Downloader is an open-source project, downloading Youtube videos (using Firefox download manager) in all...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • icon Warning

    Helps to download from more than 40+ websites, including youtube, vimeo, dailymotion, rapidshare etc.

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Internet Explorer Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser ... Opera Opera Next Firefox

  • icon helps you download videos and MP3 music from YouTube, Facebook, Break, MetaCafe, DailyMotion, Vimeo, and many other sites...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Peggo icon


    Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite YouTube videos and SoundCloud tracks. Peggo's packed...

    Free Web / Cloud Android

  • SYLoader icon


    Simple, smart, and fast YouTube Downloader brought to you by Panagiotis Anastasiadis.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • TubeMaster++ icon

    TubeMaster++ Discontinued

    TubeMaster++ is a powerful tool which can capture multimedia files you are watching or listening from your internet browser...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Free YouTube Download icon

    Free YouTube Download

    Free YouTube Download is one of the most usable programs on the web to download YouTube videos, single videos as well as whole...

    Freemium Windows Firefox

  • FLVto icon

    FLVto Warning

    FLVto lets you download YouTube videos by URL and convert them into other formats such as mp3, avi and mp4. It can download multiple...

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud Chrome Safari Firefox

  • YTD icon

    YTD Bundleware

    YTD allows you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Google Video, Yahoo Video, and many others and convert them to other video...

    Freemium Windows

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  • UnPlug icon


    Unplug allows the user to download audio and video from video sharing websites. UnPlug scans web pages and tells you where media...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • xVideoServiceThief icon

    xVideoServiceThief Discontinued

    xVideoServiceThief (a.k.a xVST) is a tool for downloading your favourite video clips from a lot of video websites (currently supports...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • TubeOffline icon


    Download videos from all video sites, including Youtube, SoundCloud mp3, Facebook, VK, Xvideos, Putlocker, Vimeo, Metacafe and more...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • VideoGet icon


    With VideoGet you can easily download YouTube videos. VideoGet also supports downloads from more than 850 other video websites...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Ant Video Downloader icon

    Ant Video Downloader

    Ant Video Downloader allows you to download videos from Youtube, Dailymotion and from most of the video streaming site. Just play the...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Internet Explorer Firefox

  • icon is a free service which allows you to download online videos in various formats to your hard drive. It supports numerous...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Free YouTube to MP3 Converter icon

    Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

    Use Free YouTube to MP3 Converter to download mp3 from all possible YouTube videos. It can download MP3s from: - a single YouTube...

    Free Windows Firefox

  • MediaHuman YouTube Downloader icon

    MediaHuman YouTube Downloader

    There are so many interesting things to be found on YouTube, but you can’t download the videos or save them as audio files. That is...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • SnapTube icon


    Download YouTube video and music in seconds. It’s fast, easy, and free. Download YouTube videos in MP3 format with SnapTube’s...

    Free Android



    SAVEVIDEO.ME - helps to download videos directly from video sites (like Dailymotion, Facebook Videos, Vimeo, Twitter Videos, Vine...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

  • VSO Downloader icon

    VSO Downloader

    Download streaming content from thousands of sites. VSO Downloader automatically detects and downloads audio and videos as you surf...

    Freemium Windows

  • 4K Download Online icon

    4K Download Online

    Download YouTube music from your browser and save it in MP3, M4A or OGG with the best possible quality.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • iSkysoft iTube Studio icon

    iSkysoft iTube Studio

    iSkysoft iTube Studio helps you to download videos (HD included) from YouTube, Facebook, Metacafe, Vimeo, Break, and many other...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • NetVideoHunter icon


    NetVideoHunter is a Firefox add-on (extension), with you can download videos and music from almost all video-sharing sites. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox


    YtConv is free YouTube to MP3, MP4, 3GP and AVI (DivX) Converter and allows you convert and download a YouTube Video to MP3, MP4, 3GP...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • icon is a website for downloading videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and many others that are missing the download button....

    Free Web / Cloud

youtube-dl Comments

Simple and works well

Positive Comment by BjornR
about youtube-dl Apr 2012

One simple command line program that does it all.

Whether it's downloading a Youtube video, extracting audio from Youtube videos or download a whole playlist, this does it all and it's intelligent enough to recognize video URLs.

  • +for being a CLI application
  • +for being released in public domain