youtube-dl Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to youtube-dl for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Youtube-DLG, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to youtube-dl and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to youtube-dl are 4k Video Downloader (Freemium), Video DownloadHelper (Freemium), ClipGrab (Free, Open Source) and Youtube Video and Audio Downloader (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 1, 2021
    1. Youtube-DLG is a program to download videos from YouTube and a other sites.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4, released in July 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website

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      Almost everyone thinks Youtube-DLG is a great alternative to youtube-dl.
      Youtube-DLG is a frontend for youtube-dl. It still requires youtube-dl to function.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      This is the best program I could find.
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      Very simple and efficient
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    2. 4k Video Downloader allows to download video, audio, subtitles, channels and playlists from YouTube in high quality and to save it on your computer. This program is free for downloading videos and playlists of no more than 25 videos.
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    3. DownloadHelper is a tool for web content extraction. Its purpose is to capture video, audio, and image files from many sites.
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      Most users think Video DownloadHelper is a great alternative to youtube-dl.
    4. ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites. It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.

      Bundleware

      The default Windows installer contains Opencandy. A version with no third-party offers is available in Download options.

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    5. Youtube Video and Audio Downloader is an open-source project, downloading Youtube videos (using Firefox download manager) in all available formats (FLV, MP4, WebM, and 3GP) with video quality of your choice.
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    6. Tartube is a GUI front-end for youtube-dl, partly based on youtube-dl-gui and written in Python 3 / Gtk 3. It runs on MS Windows, Linux and BSD. It probably works on MacOS, but the authors have not been able to confirm this.
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    7. Bulk Media Downloader grabs and downloads all sort of media resources in bulk. You can filter different types to prevent cluttering the grabber window. It also has a pause button to stop appending more resources.
    8. Ant Video Downloader allows you to download videos from Youtube, Dailymotion and from most of the video streaming site. Just play the video, click on the toolbar, download and play it immediately in our integrated video player.
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    9. Access, from a single point with Captvty, the direct and a multitude of programs offered to catch up by different French TV channels. Captvty is free and hopes to satisfy many users.
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    10. Free and open-source media downloader for YouTube and many other sites Features Supports several sites Choose video and audio quality (with 4K support) Convert audio and video to different formats: (mp3, aac, flac,m4a, opus, vorbis, wav) (default, mp4, webm, mkv) Download...
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