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YouTube-dl in Golang, actively maintained

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This package is a Youtube video download package, for more detail refer https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl for more download options.

Overview

Install:

go get github.com/kkdai/youtube/v2

OR

git clone https://github.com/kkdai/youtube.git
cd youtube
go run ./cmd/youtubedr

Install in Termux

Usage

Use the binary directly

It’s really simple to use, just get the video id from youtube url – ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFejpH_tAHM, the video id is rFejpH_tAHM

$ youtubedr QAGDGja7kbs
$ youtubedr https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFejpH_tAHM

Use this package in your golang program

Please check out the example_test.go for example code.

Options:

option type description default value
-d string the output directory $HOME/Movies/youtubedr
-o string the output file name ( ext will auto detect on default value ) .ext
-d string the Socks 5 proxy (e.g. 10.10.10.10:7878)
-q string the output file quality (medium, hd720)
-i string the output file itag (13, 17 etc..) 0
-info bool show information of available streams (quality, itag, MIMEtype)

Example:

  • Get information of dotGo-2015-rob-pike video for downloading

    go get github.com/kkdai/youtube/v2/youtubedr

    Download video from dotGo 2015 – Rob Pike – Simplicity is Complicated

    youtubedr -info https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFejpH_tAHM
    
    Title: dotGo 2015 - Rob Pike - Simplicity is Complicated
    Author: dotconferences
    -----available streams-----
    itag:  18 , quality: medium , type: video/mp4; codecs="avc1.42001E, mp4a.40.2"
    itag:  22 , quality:  hd720 , type: video/mp4; codecs="avc1.64001F, mp4a.40.2"
    itag: 137 , quality: hd1080 , type: video/mp4; codecs="avc1.640028"
    itag: 248 , quality: hd1080 , type: video/webm; codecs="vp9"
    ........
    
  • Download dotGo-2015-rob-pike-video

    go get github.com/kkdai/youtube/v2/youtubedr

    Download video from dotGo 2015 – Rob Pike – Simplicity is Complicated

    youtubedr https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFejpH_tAHM
    
  • Download video to specific folder and name

    go get github.com/kkdai/youtube/v2/youtubedr

    Download video from dotGo 2015 – Rob Pike – Simplicity is Complicated to current directory and name the file to simplicity-is-complicated.mp4

    youtubedr -d ./ -o simplicity-is-complicated.mp4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFejpH_tAHM
    
  • Download video with specific quality

    go get github.com/kkdai/youtube/v2/youtubedr

    Download video from dotGo 2015 – Rob Pike – Simplicity is Complicated with specific quality

    youtubedr -q medium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFejpH_tAHM
    

    Special case by quality hd1080:

    Installation of ffmpeg is necessary for hd1080

    ffmpeg   //check ffmpeg is installed, if not please download ffmpeg and set to your PATH.
    youtubedr -q hd1080 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFejpH_tAHM
    
  • Download video with specific itag

    go get github.com/kkdai/youtube/v2/youtubedr

    Download video from dotGo 2015 – Rob Pike – Simplicity is Complicated

    youtubedr -i 18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFejpH_tAHM
    

How it works

  • Parse the video ID you input in URL
    • ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFejpH_tAHM, the video id is rFejpH_tAHM
  • Get video information via video id.
    • Use URL: http://youtube.com/get_video_info?video_id=
  • Parse and decode video information.
    • Download URL in “url=”
    • title in “title=”
  • Download video from URL
    • Need the string combination of “url”

Inspired

Project52

It is one of my project 52.

License

This package is licensed under MIT license. See LICENSE for details.

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