youtube-dl-helper is a tool for Windows that can download video or audio from many sites without requiring you to use the command-line.
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How to use
- Download youtube-dl-helper.zip and extract it anywhere on your computer that doesn’t require administrator permission to write to (for example, the desktop or downloads folder are OK, but not the Program Files folder) and open the youtube-dl-helper folder.
- Double-click on download.txt to open it in Notepad and paste in the URLs of the pages containing the video or audio you want to download. You can put multiple URLs on separate lines. Save the file with Ctrl + S or by clicking File > Save.
- Double-click on run.bat. A command-line window will open, showing the status of the downloading files. The downloaded files will be in the downloaded folder.
Open the more folder and instead of run.bat you can run…
- audio.bat: Download just the audio in the best quality available
- mp3.bat: Download just the audio and re-encode it to MP3
- best.bat: Download video in the best quality available (which may not be MP4)
- id.bat: Append the ID to the filename
- date.bat: Prepend the upload date to the filename
- subs.bat: Download video and embed subtitles
If you want, you can…
- Move these .bat files out of the more folder and into the youtube-dl-helper folder or vice versa
- Delete the ones you don’t want
- Edit them and create your own using Notepad and the youtube-dl documentation
About this project
This tool is just a few very simple batch files that use youtube-dl. The reason why you might want to use this instead of using youtube-dl directly is because youtube-dl by default…
- Requires the use of the command-line
- Can require additional software (FFmpeg, RTMPDump, Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package)
- Names downloaded files with the ID appended to the title
- Downloads videos from YouTube in various formats instead of only MP4
- Doesn’t update automatically
You may prefer to use TheFrenchGhosty’s YouTube-DL Archivist Scripts.