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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 Video DownloadHelper, 4k Video Downloader, yt-dlp and ClipGrab.

youtube-dl alternatives are mainly YouTube Downloaders but may also be Video Downloaders or Download Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of youtube-dl.
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  1. Youtube-DLG icon

    Youtube-DLG

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • youtube-dl
    • wxPython
    191 alternatives to Youtube-DLG 

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

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    1.  SoundCloud DownloaderYoutube-DLG allows you to download audio files from Soundcloud.
    2.  Ad-freeYoutube-DLG doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Youtube-DLG without registration.
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    Youtube-DLG vs youtube-dl opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Youtube-DLG is a great alternative to youtube-dl.
    Guest

    Youtube-DLG is a frontend for youtube-dl. It still requires youtube-dl to function.

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    This is the best program I could find.

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    Guest

    Very simple and efficient

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  2. Video DownloadHelper icon

    Video DownloadHelper

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    193 alternatives to Video DownloadHelper 

    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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  3. 4k Video Downloader icon

    4k Video Downloader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    254 alternatives to 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 your computer. This program is free for downloading videos and playlists of no more than 25 videos.

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    1.  Command line interface4k Video Downloader either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Support for 4K4k Video Downloader supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    3.  Portable4k Video Downloader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. yt-dlp icon

    yt-dlp

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    227 alternatives to yt-dlp 

    yt-dlp is a youtube-dl fork based on the now inactive youtube-dlc. The main focus of this project is adding new features and patches while also keeping up to date with the original project.

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    1.  Command line interfaceyt-dlp either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in yt-dlp without registration.
    3.  Lightweightyt-dlp consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    redbeardt

    It carries on from youtube-dl's glorious legacy.

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    rockenman1234

    Its a fork, and is extremely fast compared to youtube-dl. You can use all of the same command suffixes as youtuble-dl too, so there is no reason not to switch!

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    yt-dlp is a fork of youtube-dl, so you get all of the original features, but also with SponsorBlock integration, faster downloads (throttle evasion), and a few other nice features: https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp#new-features

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  5. ClipGrab icon

    ClipGrab

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • youtube-dl
    • Qt
    187 alternatives to ClipGrab 

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

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

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    JamieTechTo

    This is a bundleware installer

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  6. Open Video Downloader (youtube-dl-gui) icon

    Open Video Downloader (youtube-dl-gui)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FFmpeg
    • youtube-dl
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Node.JS
    28 alternatives to Open Video Downloader (youtube-dl-gui) 

    A cross-platform GUI for youtube-dl made in Electron and node.js.

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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Open Video Downloader (youtube-dl-gui) without registration.
    2.  PortableOpen Video Downloader (youtube-dl-gui) can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Tartube

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • youtube-dl
    • GTK+
    31 alternatives to Tartube 

    Tartube is a GUI front-end for youtube-dl, partly based on Youtube-DLG and written in Python 3 / Gtk 3.

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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Tartube without registration.
    2.  Ad-freeTartube doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  8. Youtube Video and Audio Downloader icon

    Youtube Video and Audio Downloader

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Firefox
    196 alternatives to Youtube Video and Audio Downloader 

    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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    DownZemAll

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    • Linux
    143 alternatives to DownZemAll 

    DownZemAll is a free and open-source mass download manager for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It helps you to select, organize, prioritize and run your downloads in parallel. Based on the Qt5 framework, DownZemAll! is written in C/C++.

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    1.  Ad-freeDownZemAll doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  PortableDownZemAll can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. Bulk Media Downloader icon

    Bulk Media Downloader

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    145 alternatives to Bulk Media Downloader 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightBulk Media Downloader consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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