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.
To download the audio of your URLs as MP3 files, open the more folder and run mp3.bat instead of run.bat (this will re-encode the audio to MP3 once it has been downloaded).
To download audio in the best quality available without re-encoding to MP3, run audio.bat in the more folder.
To download video in the best quality available (which may not be MP4), run best.bat in the more folder (this can be used to download 4K videos from YouTube).
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 content 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 youtube-dl-gui.