Youtube-dl Tutorial With Examples For Beginners

9 Responses

  1. jamil sn says:

    I use this alias to download Audio only and post-process it to MP3 with album cover and some metadata:

    ## Download audio and convert it to mp3
    alias yta=’echo “[ Download & convert to mp3 ]”; youtube-dl -f bestaudio –extract-audio –audio-format mp3 –audio-quality 0 –metadata-from-title “(?P.+?) – (?P.+)” –embed-thumbnail –add-metadata -o “~/Documents/Music/%(title)s.%(ext)s” ‘

  2. jamil sn says:

    Change path of “-o” option according to your folder structure, for example:
    -o “~/Music/%(title)s.%(ext)s”

  3. e8hffff says:

    It downloads Bitchute videos too !!!

  4. Don Tveter says:

    I tried youtube-dl using what was supplied with mint 18.3. Didn’t work. Did not update either. So I used the wget here where it installed in /usr/local/bin. Running from there, it works fine. Note that mint has the old version in /usr/bin.

  5. Marc says:

    How to do something much simpler?
    How to download a list of the user’s collection of built playlists?
    This might also apply to public-shared playlist from another user, but for my purposes, I just want to pull the list of playlists and for each playlist, list the videos that I’ve put there.
    I keep thinking that “this is probably a common request, the functionality is probably already there, you just can’t figure it out.”

  6. mick says:

    @Don Tverter
    Don’t use the version in your distro’s repository, use python pip to install it instead

    pip install youtube-dl –user

  7. Chris says:

    Get an error when trying to download:

    Says Error: unsupported url.

    Have updated youtube-dl to the latest version.


  8. James says:

    Would be great if you could supply a channel or a playlist URL and just get the URLs from the individual videos. No media download just the links to the individual videos.

  9. Nilson R. da Junior says:

    Excelent tutorial!!! Thank You!!!

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