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youtube-dl, yt-dlp

youtube-dl is a nice little tool to download videos and audio from youtube and millions of other sites.

download playlist with correct numbering

like 01, 02, 03 and so on.

youtube-dl -o "%(autonumber)s-%(title)s.%(ext)s" <URL-HERE>

download mp4 format

youtube-dl -f mp4

download best video format with mp4 extension

yt-dlp -f "best[ext=mp4]" LpDqomAHSlQ

download embedded videos

e.G. vimeo videos embedded as an iframe, send a referer with the request:

youtube-dl "" --referer ""

extract audio

... and remove ads

yt-dlp --sponsorblock-remove all -x --audio-format mp3

download podcasts

yt-dlp can also be used as a podcatcher for regular RSS feeds. I'm using this to archive a few podcasts, using the -o formatting options they'll be saved into a folder with the podcast name and title + file extension as the filename

yt-dlp -o "/backup/podcasts/%(playlist)s/%(title)s.%(ext)s" --restrict-filenames --download-archive archive.txt --no-post-overwrites -i