Latest Solution/Upgrade for youtube-dl
Published by Jonny on November 14th, 2020 3:08pm.
Hey kids! I'm just going to provide the solution that worked for me on a Debian Linux flavor (parrotsec). I have for some time been having trouble downloading playlists, using the standard commands that had been working for me a long time! So... after reading many bulletin boards on the subject of issues created around the takedown of youtube-dl's github repository (in particular upgrades)... I have discovered that the "Boys in the Backroom" have taken a number of matters into their own hands, including a name change and relocation of the repo... So ... if you're Windows or Mac or some other Department of Linux... dont waste your time here. so - make sure you have pip running. If not install it. ## get rid of old youtube-dl: sudo apt remove -y youtube-dl ; ## install new from github python3 -m pip install --upgrade youtube-dlc ## run your playlist download as follows (or whatever method you find to work best - there are a variety of solutions... obviosly fill in your own desired playllist. (note we are now using youtube-dl"c".) sudo youtube-dlc --ignore-errors --format bestaudio --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 --audio-quality 160K --output "%(title)s.%(ext)s" --yes-playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RD3YxaaGgTQYM&start_radio=1