youtube-dl Reviews

about youtube-dl · · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

Good command-line tool that does what it says: download videos (and optionally, convert them to other formats, including grabbing the audio part only) from YouTube and many, many other websites. One downside: it can't download music clips from YouTube--it gives an error message. Strange, since it CAN grab the audio portion only of a video on YouTube; but apparently it can't handle an audio-only file on YouTube. Apart from that, works okay though.

[Edited by LB7979, September 02]

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Excellent

about youtube-dl · · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

Does what it needs to do, has format options, no bullshit.
Non-technical users may find the CLI weird, welcome to computers!

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Simple and works well

about youtube-dl · · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

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
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