Projects / yaydl


yaydl (yet another youtube downloader) is a commandline-oriented tool that allows you to download videos from video sharing Web sites (currently YouTube, Myvideo, Dailymotion, Clipfish,, Metacafe, Sevenload, and Vimeo). The use of external programs like mplayer or ffmpeg enables it to re-encode the videos or to rip the audio off a video.

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Last announcement

Discontinuation of yaydl 27 Nov 2010 00:05

If you're one of the few yaydl users out there, you might have noticed that I didn't put too much effort in the project recently. As I don't see any chance of maintaining yaydl in an appropriate way over the next months, I decided to discontinue the whole thing. Feel free to use the script as long as it works, but please don't email me any bug reports or the like. If you're looking for an alternative, I suggest you take a closer look at clive or youtube-dl.

Recent releases

  •  24 Jul 2010 15:15

    Release Notes: This version fixes the support for

    •  10 Apr 2010 19:44

      Release Notes: This version adds support for

      •  07 Apr 2010 22:48

        Release Notes: This release adds support for custom fmt values. It fixes some possible security flaws, when dealing with arbitrary filenames/URLs. It fixes some bugs in the encoding subroutines.

        •  06 Jan 2010 20:32

          Release Notes: This version fixes support for YouTube, MyVideo, Metacafe, and Dailymotion. It introduces direct support for input files, which renders the workaround via shell I/O redirection obsolete.

          •  04 Nov 2009 20:09

            Release Notes: This release fixes support for and


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