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.

2018.08.04 (sig)

SHA256: 014adbf1a2c4f6fd67b7ea3c76622ac5cf4c9350af5043168b6e9c9546b946e4

Windows exe (sig - SHA256 1b2a4ec7a69a013d76a70779d1403d7bec95e41ea58cf5a0782b7f551e61c0ad)
Full source + docs + binary tarball (sig - SHA256 f582dc699e88699f0f9db9ba9188c1d072a10c630b319426622ffab5704a9dc1)

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: