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Youtube Downloader

Download Youtube content like it's nobody's business
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youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites. It requires the Python interpreter (2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+), and it is not platform specific. We also provide a Windows executable that includes Python. youtube-dl should work in your Unix box, in Windows or in Mac OS X. It is released to the public domain, which means you can modify it, redistribute it or use it however you like.



I know I know there's a lot of plugins and other applications that do this already I knooooow but this is CLI which means you look like the guy from hackerman when you download a youtube vid.
In short this downloads webm content from a youtube url and converts it to mp4, other formats are available.
Another thing it does is convert to mp3, so you can supplement your sweet music library with youtube-goodies.

The actual interesting thing about this tool is that you can use it in scripts or other homemade software.
It's also possible to customize the filename the output, things like that.

Examples:
Convert to mp4:
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youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gHn3JInKlc
Convert to mp3:
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youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 --audio-quality 0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYjnWtXbbCg



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There are also version available in default repos but in my experience these tend to be out of date.
The problem with out of date versions is that not all youtube link will work.



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There's also a GUI version if you don't like using a command line:
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