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.

2018.02.22 (sig)

SHA256: ea89d7978d41beac5c20b38b893345790ba9ca9150b67bd32133c79eea8e8256

Windows exe (sig - SHA256 8e8802970c26a49a52974724fc734b985e2372138960e3151d15207d9740a05e)
Full source + docs + binary tarball (sig - SHA256 e8af9dfc0d3ecc014fca47798fe4ee311e4e0ff066020145f797813633af5884)

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: