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yt-dlp is a youtube-dl fork based on the now inactive youtube-dlc. The main focus of this project is adding new features and patches while also keeping up to date with the original project.

Download and Install

  1. Connect to your slot with SSH.
  2. Make a directory for binaries if you don't already have one. mkdir ~/bin
  3. Download youtube-dl to your binary directory. curl -L https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/releases/latest/download/yt-dlp -o ~/bin/yt-dlp
  4. Make the binary executable. chmod +x ~/bin/yt-dlp
  5. Add ~/bin to your PATH so that you can run binaries in ~/bin without specifying the path. Ignore this step if you have performed it for a different program. echo "PATH=\$HOME/bin:\$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc && source ~/.bashrc

You can now invoke the yt-dlp command.


Documentation for youtube-dl is available on its homepage.