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A small command-line program to download videos.

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youtube-dl Alternatives

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    4K Video Downloader is a software program that helps people download video files from sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Dailymotion.

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    A cross platform front-end GUI of the popular youtube-dl written in wxPython.

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    A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes.

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    Browser extension to download videos from the Web

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    Download YouTube videos in all available formats and extract the original audio files.

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    A friendly downloader for YouTube and other sites

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    Freemake Video Converter Converts 500+ Formats & Gadgets FREE! Convert to MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, DVD, Xvid. FREE Download. **Voted Best of 2018** Comes with FREE…

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    JDownloader is a free downloading tool that enables you to download files from over a hundred hosting sites. The tool is compatible with Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems. Read more about JDownloader.

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    Freemake Video Downloader downloads videos from more than 10,000 sites. Absolutely FREE. Download YouTube in HD, MP4, MP3. **Voted best of 2018**.

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    Extracts MP3 audio from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Mixcloud, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and many others. Available for macOS, Windows and Ubuntu/Linux. FREE!


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    Format Factory is software that allows the user to convert media into various file formats. The software is a product of PC Free Time, a Chinese software development company. Read more about Format Factory.

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    NewPipe is a lightweight YouTube front-end for Android.

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    Small and smart application that quickly downloads and convert videos from YouTube.

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Best 5 Video DownloadHelper Alternatives
This is a popular command-line program primally for downloading YouTube videos. It supports a broad range of other websites, as well. Youtube-dl can be used on multiple platforms like Windows, macOS, and Linux. Downloading videos online is a fairly easy task in this program. Just launch youtube-dl in Command Prompt, paste the...
The Best Apps to Download and Archive YouTube Videos
This is the version of youtube-dl I prefer. With youtube-dl-gui, you get a lovely little interface to copy and paste YouTube URLs into. You then click a button in the app to add these URLs to a download list, which automatically starts grabbing everything you queued up. Restarting failed downloads is easy, and the app...
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