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Offline GoinEasy9

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[EN] alternative to youtube-dl
« on: 2023/04/05, 05:03:36 »
Hi

After many months of frustration with speed and other problems using youtube-dl, I decided to look around for an alternative.My Tumbleweed install had yt-dlp available, I looked at Debian and it's available in the repositories also. A fork of youtube-dl, yt-dlp is blazing fast and doesn't fail as often as the original.

Figured I'd share, I don't usually come upon something new and very useful these days.

:-)

Nach vielen Monaten der Frustration mit Geschwindigkeits- und anderen Problemen bei der Verwendung von youtube-dl beschloss ich, mich nach einer Alternative umzusehen. yt-dlp war in meiner Tumbleweed-Installation verfügbar, ich schaute mir Debian an und es ist auch in den Repositories verfügbar. yt-dlp ist eine Abspaltung von youtube-dl, es ist rasend schnell und fällt nicht so oft aus wie das original.
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Offline eriefisher

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Re: alternative to youtube-dl
« Reply #1 on: 2023/04/05, 12:48:46 »
I've been using yt-dlp a fair bit recently with no issues. If you look at the man pages it's incredible with the list of options what it can do. A lot more than I will ever need or use.

Offline edlin

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Re: alternative to youtube-dl
« Reply #2 on: 2023/04/05, 17:30:59 »
And you can use media-downloader as Qt frontend for yt-dlp.

edlin
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Offline GoinEasy9

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Re: alternative to youtube-dl
« Reply #3 on: 2023/04/05, 18:54:31 »
Thanks for the feedback. 
I'll have to look into the media-downloader when I get the chance, though I may not want to add overhead, the speed is blazing right now.
I'm also gonna have to look into the man pages, see what this app will do. :-)

Tom
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Offline hschn

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Re: alternative to youtube-dl
« Reply #4 on: 2023/04/06, 07:29:20 »
Hello,
another littel tool in the debian repositories:
youtube downloader

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apt install youtubedl-gui
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Offline eriefisher

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Re: alternative to youtube-dl
« Reply #5 on: 2023/04/06, 12:42:12 »
I looked for the media-downloader mentioned by edlin but didn't find it. Is it in a different repo from the standard siduction repos?

youtubedl-gui seems to be working well.

Offline edlin

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Re: alternative to youtube-dl
« Reply #6 on: 2023/04/06, 13:50:32 »
Sorry, its from deb-multimedia.org:
 

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apt policy media-downloader
media-downloader:
  Installiert:           3.1.0-dmo1
  Installationskandidat: 3.1.0-dmo1
  Versionstabelle:
 *** 3.1.0-dmo1 500
        500 https://www.deb-multimedia.org sid/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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Offline eriefisher

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Re: alternative to youtube-dl
« Reply #7 on: 2023/04/06, 17:20:14 »
Thank you!

Offline devil

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Re: alternative to youtube-dl
« Reply #8 on: 2023/04/07, 09:09:18 »
If someone is interested in a self-hosted and automated solution for downloading and handling large numbers of YouTubes, have a look at Tube Archivist

Offline eriefisher

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Re: alternative to youtube-dl
« Reply #9 on: 2023/04/07, 21:36:58 »
Looks interesting. Great for clubs and organizations. Overkill for my purposes.