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youtube-dl Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to youtube-dl for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to youtube-dl are Video DownloadHelper, 4k Video Downloader, ClipGrab and yt-dlp.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 28, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Python
  • PC-BSD

Augmentable with front-ends such as Youtube-DLG , youtube-dl is a small command-line program to...

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  1. YTD allows you to download videos from Facebook, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Yahoo Video, and many others and convert them to other video formats.

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

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4, released in July 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website. A well-maintained fork can also be found here: https://github.com/oleksis/youtube-dl-gui

    Youtube-DLG vs youtube-dl opinions
    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.

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    This is the best program I could find.

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    Very simple and efficient

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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.

    Most users think Video DownloadHelper is a great alternative to youtube-dl.
  4. 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.

    Most users think 4k Video Downloader is a great alternative to youtube-dl.
  5. ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites.

    Bundleware

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

    ClipGrab vs youtube-dl opinions
    Almost everyone thinks ClipGrab is a great alternative to youtube-dl.
    JamieTechTo

    This is a bundleware installer

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  6. yt-dlp

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    yt-dlp vs youtube-dl opinions
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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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  7. Open Video Downloader (youtube-dl-gui)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FFmpeg
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    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Node.JS

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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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