yt-dlp vs youtube-dl - Linux Tutorials - Learn Linux Configuration

It’s well known that videos are not nearly as easy to save from a website as things like images or text. Although web browsers do not feature a default way to save videos directly to our hard drive, open source projects like yt-dlp and youtube-dl fill this gap quite nicely.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/yt-dlp-vs-youtube-dl

youtube-dl has failed to correct the extremely slow youtube downloads for >half a year now.
Given that youtube-dl fail to fix good functionality for youtube it is kind of as if they WANT people to “discover” yt-dlp.