youtube-dl Download Page

Remember youtube-dl requires Python version 2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+ to work except for Windows exe.

Windows exe requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (x86) and does not require Python that is already embedded into the binary.

2021.12.17 (sig)

SHA256: 7880e01abe282c7fd596f429c35189851180d6177302bb215be1cdec78d6d06d

Windows exe (sig - SHA256 26e5c00c35c5c3edc86dfc0a720aed109a13b1b7c67ac654a0ce8ff82a1f2c16)
Full source + docs + binary tarball (sig - SHA256 9f3b99c8b778455165b4525f21505e86c7ff565f3ac319e19733d810194135df)

To install it right away for all UNIX users (Linux, OS X, etc.), type: sudo curl -L -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

If you do not have curl, you can alternatively use a recent wget: sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

You can also use pip: sudo pip install --upgrade youtube_dl

This command will update youtube-dl if you have already installed it. See the pypi page for more information.

You can use Homebrew if you have it: brew install youtube-dl

To check the signature, type: sudo wget -O youtube-dl.sig
gpg --verify youtube-dl.sig /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
rm youtube-dl.sig

The following GPG keys will be used to sign the binaries and the git tags:

Older releases are also signed with one of: