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Python downloader for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), which is m3u8 file

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M3u8-dl is a simple command-line util which downloads m3u8 file.


pip install m3u8-dl


Get the HLS Request infomation from web browser with Developer Tools. Such As Request URL and Referer.

# HLS_URL -> Request URL
# OUTPUT -> such as example.ts
# restore last session if the task was interrupted
m3u8-dl --restore

If you are failed to download the stream, try it again with the options below:

  • Specify the Referer with -r when you’re blocked by the website (403 forbidden).

  • Specify the base url with -u when #EXTINF hls-720p0.ts has no base url in output.m3u8.

You can even make it run faster by using -t, which means how many threads you want to start.

--restore will restore the last session.

For more details, check --help.


0.1.0 (2019-03-13)

  • First release on PyPI.

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