youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from and a few more sites. It requires the Python interpreter (2.6, 2.7, or 3.3+), and it is not platform specific. It should work in your Unix box, in Windows or in Mac OS X.

via youtube-dl.

One Response to youtube-dl

  1. To the caller who was concerned about violating YouTube’s terms and conditions by using something other than the YouTube player, for example using a downloading app; users aren’t legally bound by a website’s terms and conditions unless those terms are conspicuously shown to the user *before* they access the web resource in question. A tiny link at the bottom of the page, that the user has to scroll down to see, doesn’t cut it. This was confirmed by the US appeals court case Specht v. Netscape.

    On the other hand, if you have a registered YouTube account, you would have been presented with those terms, and would have had to positively assent (click I Agree), therefore in that case you would be bound by them.