YouTube-DL GUI v1.1 Release

I originally intended to keep this application for my own personal use but I thought I’d share it around for anyone who wants a simple and easy to use tool to download a youtube video, or a playlist. (Yes, there are some typos, and will be fixed in the next version).

Copy paste your URL into the box provided, and supply any desired arguments – for example, you might want the best quality available. RTFM for youtube-dl’s switches before asking me, please.

While it is intended for use with YouTube, the GUI tool is actually a wrapper for the command line tool youtube-dl. It uses a custom compiled-as-an-app version of the said command line tool with Python 3.5 that will be downloaded once. This allows me to make bug fixes to the youtube-dl code to fix things and bring in nice features the authors have missed, are just lazy or like slapping “WONTFIX” on their bug reports. Sad!

You may download it from https://is.gd/ytdgui . It’s currently v1.1 and may contain bugs. If you do spot a bug, please report it here or tweet me on twitter (@coburn64). Limited support is given, and comes with no warranty.

Other than that, please enjoy. Isn’t it nice to have a tool to download videos without having the risk of getting malware?

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