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 Redistributable Package (x86) and does not require Python that is already embedded into the binary.

2020.09.14 (sig)

SHA256: 1a39e668459d9933b1ef9eb600326b220df861d99d233c1728a407ee947db63b

Windows exe (sig - SHA256 29b6eec7e7ee540d864643253b7c9b9a655b2a5fc2a9b0b523e4a28c104a39a6)
Full source + docs + binary tarball (sig - SHA256 0657c19661bbec99117a2eb2b5a2d26d3f0b0a58703035f1ebf76bb5f2858ea3)

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: