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youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from youtube.com and and about 150 other websites.

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How do I get the full output filename of youtube-dl?

Often, youtube titles have special characters that are not being saved to a file, like Hello!:\\Test/ How do I get the full path the file is saved to?
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youtube-dl how to convert video format quality i hav'ent find solution

I have youtube dl and I have a problem with video quality. I have tried youtube-dl on odysee but the problem is the video has one format only and with best format option I can't change the quality ...
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I have to update youtube-dl

I have open video downloader, which worked before. But now it doesn't. I tried to install pip by putting ensure pip in Python 3.11 but I don't know how to change the greater than signs. Or if you have ...
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Error when I want to install something via pip: "Therefore support for pip in cryptography is deprecated"

When I want to install youtube-dl python3 -m pip install --upgrade youtube-dl I get this error message: /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/secretstorage/dhcrypto.py:15: CryptographyDeprecationWarning: ...
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how do I fix youtube-dl: running it gives error message about incorrect syntax

I recently installed 22.04 completely from scratch. Just now I followed instructions to install youtube-dl, with wget (from github.com): sudo wget https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl -O /usr/...
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unable to download videos in ubuntu using youtube-dl

Whenever I try to download videos using the youtube-dl, I get an error: usr/bin/env: ‘python’: No such file or directory
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How to download all videos of 1 account on Instagram

In the past I used to use youtube-dl to download all videos of an instagram channel but today I use that channel again and it doesn't work. youtube-dl -i -f mp4 -o %(uploader_id)s-%(id)s.mp4 -a 1.txt ...
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Youtube-dl / yt-dlp stuck on "Downloading webpage"

I have problems downloading any video using youtube-dl on Ubuntu 20.04. Whenever I try to download a video, the progress is stuck at Downloading webpage. Then I wait and nothing happens... youtube-dl -...
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How to specify the download location in youtube-dl

How do I specify the location in my filesystem where I want to download a YouTube video with youtube-dl? I tried using the -P option in youtube-dl, but it didn't work.
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Get size of any download on youtube-dl?

I am running 22.04 LTS & would like to know how to get the size of any download on youtube-dl; How do I do that? I have tried GitHub issue Determining file size without downloading but on channels ...
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Passing arguments between concatenated BASH CLI commands

youtube-dl -o "/home/smith/Original-Video.%(ext)s" https://whatever && ffmpeg -i /home/smith/Original-Video.YYY -filter:v fps=10 -b:v 368k -b:a 32k -c:a libopus -strict -2 /home/...
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Error downloading youtube-dlp: SSL handshake failed

After i upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04. i am receiving this error while downloading ClipGrab "Error downloading youtube-dlp: SSL handshake failed"
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yt-dlp Permission denied error

Because of slow speed on youtube-dl and after reading this discussion I am trying to use yt-dlp (current version : 2021.12.27). But when I run yt-dlp https://youtu.be/qIX1BhvUMJ0 I am getting error. ...
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Syntax Error on accessing JSON data in QML data from python youtube_dl

I have a simple youtube_dl function to access the youtube download links here, @QtCore.Slot(str, result=str) def getDownloadLinks(self, url): try: with youtube_dl.YoutubeDL({}) as ydl: ...
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What is the youtube-dl best format?

I'm downloading a video with youtube-dl and trying to get the best possible sound quality. Youtube-dl has an option --audio-quality best that is supposed to achieve that. As I would expect, that doesn'...
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After installing youtube-dl on Ubuntu 21.10 with the instructions on github many applications, including default text editor, broke

A new user here, running ubuntu on version 21.10 impish. I was installing youtube-dl with the instructions on the github page (https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl#installation): $ sudo curl -L ...
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youtube-dl appears dead - what can I use to download videos?

Judging by the huge number of unresolved issues plus zero activity or communication from the project maintainers, the youtube-dl project appears to be dead and many of the project's contributors have ...
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No longer able to download YouTube using youtube-dl. How do I fix this problem?

When I run youtube-dl, I get the message below (it's very long). What is the problem and how do I fix this? It tells me to update youtube-dl but I am running it in terminal using the youtube-dl ...
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About youtube-dl and yt-dlp

It seems that youtube-dl is dead in the water since June 6, 2021 and it has reached a point where it cannot handle YouTube's downloading speed throttling at all. Does anyone know what has happened or ...
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How do I get rid of youtube-dl?

It looks like youtube-dl is permanently stuck on my system. Months back I installed it (I don't know how). But now I'm desperately trying to uninstall it. All the uninstall commands say that it's not ...
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cannot remove youtube-dl

I was trying to uninstall youtube-dl, but I got stuck. I'm using sudo apt-get remove youtube-dl but it still present in my distro and can run. This I get from terminal youtube-dl/hirsute,hirsute 2021....
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How do I add playlist index to an already downloaded youtube playlist done without the indexes originally?

I used to download youtube playlists using youtube-dl with the command youtube-dl -f bestvideo[height<=?720]+bestaudio[ext=m4a]/bestvideo[height<=?720]+bestaudio/best[height<=?720] -o '%(...
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Can you include logic in youtube-dl's --output parameter?

For youtube-dl, I have a script that has an --output value that looks like: "%(uploader)s/%(playlist_title)s/%(upload_date)s - %(title)s/%(upload_date)s - %(title)s [%(id)s].%(ext)s" ...
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Youtube-dl download speed

My script backs up certain video channels. Mostly the download speed is fine... but sometimes a video gets downloaded very slowly... and I have the option of either waiting for many hours until the ...
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youtube-dl Downloading channel page #number => how to skip old pages?

I live off grid, no internet access. Once in a while I go to the library and run my scripts, which backs up video channels (youtube, bitchute, rumble, ...) I lose a lot of time with large channels... ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 ClipGrab hangs when loading information about the video

I'm having issues with ClipGrab getting stuck on "Please wait while ClipGrab is loading information about the video ..." every time I try to download a video. I installed clipgrab from ...
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youtube-dl is not downloading with specified format?

So I'm trying to execute the following command. It downloads fine but although I specify bestaudio and --audio-format wav it does not download audio. And I cannot seem to be able to open the output ...
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Youtube-dl facebook video asks login details in remote server?

I was working on a project which uses youtube-dl, when I was working on the project from my local machine it worked fine without any problems but when I tried to run the same project in a remote VM (...
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Problem with youtube-dl Ubuntu 20.04

Suddenly I seem to be having problems downloading videos from youtube using youtube-dl. I am running ubuntu 20.04.2 I did seem to upgrade youtube-dl using this suggestion: pip3 install --upgrade ...
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How to search for an exact phrase with ytsearch in youtube-dl

A few search results for this similar question came up, but they were either unanswered, or deleted and wouldn't even show up on Internet Archive, so I hope someone here can help! Sometimes when you ...
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Instructions for installing `youtube-dl` from source code - Ubuntu 20.04

I have recently had some issues installing youtube-dl on Ubuntu 20.04. THIS IS NOT THE SAME QUESTION. Those issues have been resolved, but I am not: a Python user comfortable with snap yet And it ...
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What is the true install procedure for youtube-dl in 20.04?

I am having no luck getting youtube-dl installed on my 20.04 system. Here's what I have tried: sudo apt-get install youtube-dl RESULT: The command executes OK, but when I try to download anything I ...
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Youtube-dl isn't ignoring unavailable videos

I tried to download a full playlist with youtube-dl but after downloading 31 videos it stopped. I tried -i but it won't ignore or skip. I tried: youtube-dl -f 136+251 -i "Playlist_Link" I ...
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Cant use the updated youtube-dl

I have the following youtube-dl version youtube-dl --version 2020.03.24 I would like to update it with the following command pip3 install --upgrade youtube-dl Requirement already up-to-date: ...
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Struggling to run youtube-dl via crontab

I have done a lot of trial and error with a ton of google searching, even tried adding the absolutle path value and doing this as root, I want to download a youtube playlist. It works stand alone as a ...
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youtube-dl code returning 0 after running code

I've been having this problem where whenever I run this block of code: import os import youtube_dl songid = os.system(f'youtube-dl "ytsearch:hi there" --get-id') print(songid) It returns ...
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Why does youtube-dl sometimes fail with "ERROR: No video formats found"?

Youtube-dl sometimes works, sometimes doesn't work: youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62uM1trEf6M [youtube] 62uM1trEf6M: Downloading webpage ERROR: No video formats found; please report this ...
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How To Install Youtube-DL Graphical User Interface On Ubuntu 20.04?

I Did The Following Commands : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install youtube-dlg Result : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Why does "youtube-dl" keep downloading high quality videos though I tell it not to do so?

I use the following line, indicating strictly to download the best video format with height less than or equal to 720p (using bestvideo[height<=720,ext=mp4] option), but it still downloads video ...
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Youtube-dl Error

I've been using ubuntu for a while. I reset my windows laptop and reinstalled youtube-dl. Everytime I try and use it, it comes up with the message "Error: Youtube said: This video is unavailable&...
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How to set environment variable for the updated youtube-dl installed from pip3?

I referred to an answer here to install youtube-dl using pip. Although youtube-dl was installed by default in my Ubuntu 20.04, by apt, but it was outdated and showing errors. Besides, I used pip3 to ...
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Upload year in youtube-dl output template

This is my current output template: -o "A:/YouTube/%(uploader)s/%(upload_date)s/%(title)s-%(id)s.%(ext)s" But instead of %(upload_date)s which is formatted as YYYYMMDD I want the folder to ...
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Python’: No such file or directory

Youtube-dl is months out of date in the repos so I installed it using this method (though I changed the location to usr/bin/youtube-dl as that's what which youtube-dl showed) but then I get $ youtube-...
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Can not update youtube-dl [duplicate]

Trying to download an audio from youtube. youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILSr9BbhoJQ [youtube] ILSr9BbhoJQ: Downloading webpage [youtube] ILSr9BbhoJQ: ...
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youtube-dl: Select the best format but exclude DASH [duplicate]

DASH formats are not supported by external downloaders like aria2, so I like to avoid them. Merging two formats is ok (so I don't want -f best). What should I use for -f?
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youtube-dl /usr/bin/env: ‘python’: No such file or directory

In Ubuntu 20.04, we get the following error: ❯ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal ❯ ...
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Youtube-dl Question: How can I batch download files (while assigning different titles to output files)?

I have a .txt file with a list of .m3u8 links. I want to batch download all these links (videos) without having to manually enter them one by one. The problem I'm having is this: youtube-dl is ...
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how dump all the "TEMPLATE PARAMETERS" in a video stream with youtube-dl

I see that with youtube-dl I can build an output file name using a variable in the name of the file, as indicated in its man page. But in my case many variables are not available. How can I dump ...
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Download youtube playlist from youtube-dl. but no sounds [closed]

i am downloaused from youtube playlist used from youtube-dl. no sounds in that mp4 files. youtube-dl -f 136 --write-auto-sub --convert-subs srt https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgyc**** i am ...
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youtube-dl do not working.HTTP error 429: too many requests How can i solve this problem? youtube-dl is up-to date

[youtube] lMttqRuFmL8: Downloading webpage ERROR: Unable to download webpage: HTTP Error 429: Too Many Requests (caused by HTTPError()); please report this issue on https://yt-dl.org/bug . Make sure ...
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