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.

2016.08.24.1 (sig)

SHA256: 636327de78c9d625fb4a4e62a814cda0effa5c445fe6e05176e09ef6d1b8c5c3

Windows exe (sig - SHA256 d7f48a88345c307eaeb871f89d8bc8d1c8acfed2fd3d80653df58b132ee932a6)
Full source + docs + binary tarball (sig - SHA256 d8ca8fb4dd2b3f90f4db5be44046ce18392dcadee40d3b8e7164cf4552ec99c5)

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: