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yt-dlp

A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes.

TLDR

Download a video or playlist (with the default options from command below)

$ yt-dlp "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0]"
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Download a video with a defined format, in this case the best mp4 video available (default is "bv\*+ba/b")
$ yt-dlp --format "[bv*[ext=mp4]+ba[ext=m4a]/b[ext=mp4]]" "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0]"
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Extract audio from videos (required ffmpeg or ffprobe)
$ yt-dlp --extract-audio "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0]"
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Specify audio format of extracted audio (the default is "best")
$ yt-dlp --extract-audio --audio-format [mp3] "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0]"
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Specify audio quality of extracted audio (between 0 (best) and 10 (worst), default = 5)
$ yt-dlp --extract-audio --audio-format [mp3] --audio-quality [0] "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0]"
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Download all playlists of YouTube channel/user keeping each playlist in separate directory
$ yt-dlp -o "[%(uploader)s/%(playlist)s/%(playlist_index)s - %(title)s.%(ext)s]" "[https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLinuxFoundation/playlists]"
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Download Udemy course keeping each chapter in separate directory under MyVideos directory in your home
$ yt-dlp -u [user] -p [password] -P "[~/MyVideos]" -o "[%(playlist)s/%(chapter_number)s - %(chapter)s/%(title)s.%(ext)s]" "[https://www.udemy.com/java-tutorial]"
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Download entire series season keeping each series and each season in separate directory under C:/MyVideos
$ yt-dlp -P "[C:/MyVideos]" -o "[%(series)s/%(season_number)s - %(season)s/%(episode_number)s - %(episode)s.%(ext)s]" "[https://videomore.ru/kino_v_detalayah/5_sezon/367617]"
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