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youtube: download videos with youtube-dl

Ricardo Garcia Gonzalez has compiled a program called youtube-dl to download videos from

It requires the Python interpreter, version 2.4 or later, and it’s not platform specific. It should work in your Unix box, in Windows or in Mac OS X. If you’re not a programmer then this isn’t for you – you need to follow the traditional method of downloading videos from

I wrote a post on this but it’s in Italian. Would you like me to write one for you in English ?? Information via Raimondo.

13 Replies

  1. For me it is a good information that to download videos from youtube. Because i never knew that we can download videos from youtube until now. But now i have it. And this information since i am not a programmer. It will not be helpful, of course it might be helpful for the programmers. Thank you for your kind information.

  2. sac

    there are many websites which leeches from youtube….one of my favourite websites that downloads the videos is
    download youtube videos

  3. If I really like a youtube video, often ill use to save the video to my computer because there are a lot of times the video gets yanked off youtube for some reason, then its gone.

  4. Youtube Hunter ist the best software for that in my opinion

  5. if you need a free YouTube Downloader that also converts videos to the extensions other than flv try YouTube Clip Extractor

  6. cspy

    Try out the NetVideoHunter Firefox add-on to download videos from almost any site (not only from YouTube)! It’s working well for me:

  7. Thanks for the tip. I will give it a try asap, there are some great YouTube videos that I would like to have on my PC.

  8. turkcesite

    No words about the debate, cause I’m not american, but the illustration is very nice!!

  9. Youtube Videos

    A post in english would definetely be good. I always keep looking for ways to download youtube videos.

  10. Thomas

    I have found a german online clip-downloader and converter

  11. How can I convert youtube videos for my sidekick 08ad, in easy way ?