Video Tools

You-Get – downloader that scrapes the web

Last Updated on September 1, 2020


You-Get is a useful command-line tool that’s useful for accessing YouTube and other sites when a web browser is not convenient.

You-Get has attracted over 30,000 GitHub stars. It’s a very popular tool. Its main competitor is youtube-dl which is also command-line software to download videos from YouTube and other video sites. youtube-dl has even more GitHub stars, with nearly 62,000 stars when I last checked.

You-Get and youtube-dl are written in Python. If you’re looking to improve your knowledge of this language, check out our recommended free Python books and free Python tutorials.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Mort Yao and many contributors
License: MIT License

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary

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