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.

2016.12.01 (sig)

SHA256: ac17e72276444d33ec3bbb9a9f92d3fc68884da2f7c8b39e989eda1a5a403160

Windows exe (sig - SHA256 eddcf218d70c36812452a8cb9d247b613bc0fc4aaa79b810dfe5eb3ffb5a8e34)
Full source + docs + binary tarball (sig - SHA256 ddff281a251c7a40bf8c28afa1df63e9a64ff61b6b8097535fbbe587e8ccaef7)

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: