youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

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Mike.S.G.
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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#17 Post by Mike.S.G. » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:17 pm

Hi TP109, thanks for the info :)

TP109 wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:48 pm
Youtube-dlc is almost exactly like youtube-dl, with only a couple of extra command options. Syntax is the same except the need to use youtube-dlc instead of youtube-dl. I'm using the same batch file by replacing youtube-dl with youtube-dlc and it works. l only tried it on YouTube so far.

Youtube-dlc works with ffmpeg and ffprobe the same way.
I dropped youtube-dlc.exe in my \YTDL folder and everyone so far is playing nice and getting along. I found the same commands I'd been using with ytdl.exe works the same on ytdlc.exe as well.

I wanted to see how ytdlc handled links from Vimeo, Bitchute, as well Youtube, I ran a few quick tests, far from conclusive, I just wanted to compare YTDL vs YTDLC... for the most part they are about equal in speed from the time you launch the link to ffmpeg doing its magic. There were a few differences but not really a problem:

YTDL (09-20-2020) was about twice as fast as YTDLC (10-24-2020) when it came to webm from Youtube. Also YTDLC created a file about 15mb larger than YTDL from a Vimeo link, 85mb 720 HD video demo versus 101mb for YTDLC. Except for these differences the other tests (8 in total) were the same speed wise and file size. All links and formats were the same. FFmpeg is the gyan.dev git essentials 10-21-2020 version.

Browsing thru Help these seem to be the new commands in YTDLC, I compared line by line so I figure I got em all..?
--trim-file-name None ... Limit the filename length (extension excluded)

--sleep-subtitles ... Enforce sleep interval on subtitles as well

--youtube-skip-hls-manifest ... Do not download the HLS manifests and related data on YouTube videos

--remux-video FORMAT ... Remux the video to another container format if necessary (currently supported: mp4|mkv, target container format must support video / audio encoding, remuxing may fail)

--ignore-dynamic-mpd ... Do not process dynamic DASH manifests
TP109 wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:48 pm
Python isn't required for windows. From the 1st link in billion's following post:
Remember youtube-dl requires Python version 2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+ to work except for Windows exe.
Windows exe requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) and does not require Python that is already embedded into the binary.
I just wanted to be sure, the information for YTDLC read a bit less precise for my brain :)
youtube-dlc is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites. It requires the Python interpreter, version 2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+
I would say if anyone is using YTDL you might want to drop YTDLC in the folder too.

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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#18 Post by TP109 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:44 am

Although I didn't go into detail, I did a line by line comparison of the help file as well and also found the differences between Youtube-dl and Youtube-dlc have been minor so far, although according to the Youtube-dlc developers, they planned on improving the program more frequently than Youtube-dl.

Update:
The repository for Youtube-dlc has been taken down by the DMCA:
https://github.com/blackjack4494/youtube-dlc

Apparently youtube-dlc and possibly a few other forks escaped notice the first time around and now they are mopping up the rest.

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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#19 Post by Mike.S.G. » Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:21 pm

ytdlc has been updated to version 2020.10.31 - if you can find your way to the \releases page, if not videohelp has the latest too.

just some fyi from a review on videohelp, can't confirm or deny :) - ytdlc 64-bit won't run on win7 due to the python 3.9 requirement which requires win8.1 and above. ytdlc 32-bit will run on win7.


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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#21 Post by billon » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:40 am


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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#22 Post by freakazoid » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:38 pm

youtube-dl is back on Github, but they had to remove a block of code regarding cipher decryption:
https://github.blog/2020-11-16-standing ... l-is-back/
Last edited by freakazoid on Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
is it stealth? ;)


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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#24 Post by freakazoid » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:03 pm

XDA doesn't mention the cipher decryption removal that led to youtube-dl being reinstated. Here's the portion of the code that was removed: https://github.com/animelover1984/youtu ... 466cf5198d

If the video is copyrighted, then youtube-dl will now show an error instead of decrypting.

Update - That removed code was from a fork. The mainline youtube-dl did not remove the cipher decryption. My bad! Carry on!
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: youtube-dl - multi-site media/video downloader

#25 Post by rbon » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:23 am


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