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yt-dlp - a command line youtube downloader

Introduction

In 2021 there was a larger discussion about the tool youtube-dl. It is a downloader for all sorts of video content. I recently stumbled into slow downloads and searched for alternatives and found yt-dlp, which is a fork of youtube-dl.

Installation

On macOS it can be installed without python hassle by using homebrew: brew install yt-dlp/taps/yt-dlp

Usage

It can be used with the same parameters as youtube-dl. However, there are options missing. Its best to check the documentation for the specifics.

Conclusion

yt-dlp works much faster when compared to youtube-dl. Its also easy to install and update (with homebrew its just brew upgrade yt-dlp/taps/yt-dlp).

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