YTLoad Scraper Project
Below is a script that I maintain, which extends the functionality of youtube-dl / yt-dlp. It is CLI based and can be bound to key macros. You can adjust an options file for specific video resolution and audio quality settings as well as video and audio download directories.
To see example script usage, run "ytload -h" from a console:
ytload [OPTION]... [URL]... -s | --stream Stream video of provided URL. -xs | --xstream Read URL directly from clipboard to stream video -d | --download Download video with youtube-dl -xd | --xdownload Read URL directly from clipboard to download video. -a | --audio Extract audio with youtube-dl -xa | --xaudio Read URL directly from clipboard to download audio -i | --info Display video info. -o | --options Open ytload options with default terminal editor -x | --xdg-open Open URL with browser -h | --help
- youtube-dl (you can use yt-dlp, but will need to rename it to youtube-dl)
I highly recommend installing the script in "~/.local/bin". Do NOT install this in a non-writable directory such as "/usr/bin/". The script will auto-generate a config file along side the location it was installed, into a directory name "ytloader/data"
When downloading the script, make sure to rename it to "ytload" and not "ytload.txt." You'll also need to allow the script the execute permission "chmod +x ytload"
This version excludes the 251 itag DASH audio stream option due to an incompatibility with yt-dlp.
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