Disclaimer: It is illegal to distribute content from YouTube.
Download YouTube videos and full playlists using any Linux distribution, forcing quality over bandwidth and disk space. Proceed to stream to a device. Learn tips and tricks along the way. Questions and feedback - appreciated.
Find the full list of supported sites here - the list is endless.
If you're unfamiliar here's more information on youtube-dl
Over to the terminal
Installation complete. Great work - demonstration time
Have you encountered this?
"ERROR: Unable to download webpage: HTTP Error 429"
Force connections through IPv4:
Download playlists with sensible outputs. Opt to download best quality file format available. Best practice to create a separate directory. Output template guidance
Download a full playlist
- The link needs to contain "&list="
- Good practice to ensure link contains "&index=1" to start at Track 1
- Force file formats | MP4: -f mp4 | M4A : -f mp3 | WEBM: -f webm - however if these are unavailable, the track may be skipped.
Be sure to grep the README on how to bypass geographic restrictions and different configurations