Youtube Music Downloader
YouTube Music Downloader
Download songs from YouTube by getting the audio from YouTube and the metadata from sources like Itunes, Spotify, Gaana etc.
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This app downloads a song by getting the audio from Youtube sources using youtube-dl and then adds song information like artist name, album name, release date, thumbnail etc by fetching it from sources like Itunes, Spotify, Gaana and other sources.
NO. YoutubeDL doesn't do that. All youtube-dl does is lets you download audio from a video that you specify. This app is not yet another youtube-dl clone.
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- Python 3.6.1
pip install ytmdl
NOTE: System wide installation requires
ytmdl is available in AUR as
ytmdl. It can be found here
NOTE: The git version is availble as
ytmdl can be installed in Gentoo by the following commands
# First set up src_prepare-overlay (as root) emerge -av --noreplace app-eselect/eselect-repository eselect repository enable src_prepare-overlay emaint sync -r src_prepare-overlay # Finally emerge ytmdl (as root) emerge -av --autounmask net-misc/ytmdl
Available in src_prepare-overlay here
ytmdl can be installed using Nix with the command
nix-env -iA nixos.ytmdl
You need to install
ffmpeg in order for
ytmdl to work properly. This can be done by downloading the
ffmpeg binary from here. Once downloaded, extract the file and find the
ffmpeg.exe file. Copy the directory's path and add it to PATH in the following way.
setx path "%path%;C:\your\path\here\"
ffmpeg is installed, install
ytmdl using the following command
pip install ytmdl --upgrade
NOTE: You'll need to have Python 3.6.1 or more installed.
Optionally, also install the latest version of
simber using the following command:
pip install simber downloader-cli --upgrade
You can manually install
ytmdl by cloning this repository and running the
setuptoolsif it isn't already:
pip install setuptools
Clone this repo:
git clone https://github.com/deepjyoti30/ytmdl
Move into the
ytmdldirectory and run the
cd ytmdl sudo python setup.py install
usage: ytmdl [-h] [-q] [-o OUTPUT_DIR] [--song SONG-METADATA] [--choice CHOICE] [--artist ARTIST] [--album ALBUM] [--disable-metaadd] [--skip-meta] [-m] [--itunes-id ITUNES_ID] [--spotify-id SPOTIFY_ID] [--disable-sort] [--ask-meta-name] [--on-meta-error ON_META_ERROR] [--proxy URL] [--url URL] [--list PATH TO LIST] [--nolocal] [--format FORMAT] [--trim] [--version] [--keep-chapter-name] [--download-archive FILE] [--ignore-chapters] [--ytdl-config PATH] [--dont-transcode] [--filename NAME] [--pl-start NUMBER] [--pl-end NUMBER] [--pl-items ITEM_SPEC] [--ignore-errors] [--title-as-name] [--level LEVEL] [--disable-file] [--list-level] [SONG_NAME ...] positional arguments: SONG_NAME Name of the song to download. Can be an URL to a playlist as well. It will be automatically recognized. optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -q, --quiet Don't ask the user to select songs if more than one search result. The first result in each case will be considered. -o OUTPUT_DIR, --output-dir OUTPUT_DIR The location for the song to be downloaded to. When no argument is passed, the default locations of SONG_DIR or XDG_MUSIC_DIR are used. --proxy URL Use the specified HTTP/HTTPS/SOCKS proxy. To enable SOCKS proxy, specify a proper scheme. For example socks5://127.0.0.1:1080/. Pass in an empty string (--proxy "") for direct connection --url URL Youtube song link. --list PATH TO LIST Download list of songs. The list should have one song name in every line. --nolocal Don't search locally for the song before downloading. --format FORMAT The format in which the song should be downloaded. Default is mp3, but can be set in config. Available options are ['mp3', 'm4a', 'opus'] --trim, -t Trim out the audio from the song. Use underlying speech and music segmentation engine to determine and keep only the music in the file. Useful in songs where there are speeches, noise etc before/after the start of the song. Default is false. --version show the program version number and exit --keep-chapter-name Keep the title extracted from the chapter in order to search for the metadata. If not passed, the user will be asked if they'd like to change the title with which the metadata will be searched. --download-archive FILE Skip downloading songs that are present in the passed file. The songs are matched by using the videoId. All downloaded song Id's are automatically added to the file. --ignore-chapters Ignore chapters if available in the video and treat it like one video --ytdl-config PATH Path to the youtube-dl config location or the directory --dont-transcode Don't transcode the audio after downloading. Applicable for OPUS format only. (Default: false) --filename NAME Final filename after the song is ready to be used. This will be given priority over automatic detection unless dynamic filename path is set through config Metadata: --song SONG-METADATA The song to search in Metadata. Particularly useful for songs that have the names in a different language in YouTube. For Example, greek songs. --choice CHOICE The choice that the user wants to go for. Usefull to pass along with --quiet. Choices start at 1 --artist ARTIST The name of the song's artist. Pass it with a song name. --album ALBUM The name of the song's album. Pass it with a song name. --disable-metaadd Disable addition of passed artist and album keyword to the youtube search in order to get a more accurate result. (Default: false) --skip-meta Skip setting the metadata and just copy the converted song to the destination directory. '--manual-meta' will override this option, pass only one of them. -m, --manual-meta Manually enter song details. --itunes-id ITUNES_ID Direct lookup from itunes. If passed, metadata will be automatically added. --spotify-id SPOTIFY_ID Direct lookup for Spotify tracks using the ID. If passed, metadata will be automatically added. --disable-sort Disable sorting of the metadata before asking for input. Useful if the song is in some other language and/or just a few providers are used. --ask-meta-name Ask the user to enter a separate name for searching the metadata (Default: false) --on-meta-error ON_META_ERROR What to do if adding the metadata fails for some reason like lack of metadata or perhaps a network issue. Options are ['exit', 'skip', 'manual', 'youtube'] Playlist: --pl-start NUMBER Playlist video to start at (default is 1) --pl-end NUMBER Playlist video to end at (default is last) --pl-items ITEM_SPEC Playlist video items to download. Specify indices of the videos present in the playlist separated by commas like: '--playlist-items 1, 2, 4, 6' if you want to download videos indexed 1, 2, 4 and 6. Range can also be passed like: '--playlist-items 1-3, 5-7' to download the videos indexed at 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. --ignore-errors Ignore if downloading any video fails in a playlist. If passed, the execution will move to the next video in the passed playlist. --title-as-name Use the title of the video as the name of the song to search for metadata. If not passed, user will be asked if they want to use a different name and continue accordingly. Logger: --level LEVEL The level of the logger that will be used while verbosing. Use `--list-level` to check available options. --disable-file Disable logging to files --list-level List all the available logger levels.
The defaults can be changed by editing the config file in ytmdl folder in your .config folder
The config will be created automatically the first time you run
ytmdl and will be present in ~/.config/ytmdl/config
However, it can be created manually by the following command
mkdir -p ~/.config/ytmdl; curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/deepjyoti30/ytmdl/master/examples/config > ~/.config/ytmdl/config
Above command will download the config from the repo and save it in the
As of the latest development branch, the following options can be changed from the config
||Directory to save the songs in after editing||Current directory|
||Quality of the song||320kbps|
||Which API providers to use for metadata||all supported options are used|
||Default format of the song||mp3|
||What to do if error occurs while writing meta||exit|
||Which region to use while searching from Itunes||US|
||Which market to use while searching from Spotify||US|
Dynamically storing songs
SONG_DIR field also takes values that are extracted from the song being downloaded
SONG_DIR field needs to be passed some special values in order to achieve that. The string is scanned and when a
$ sign occurs, the special string will start and each directory can be separated by using an
To save the song in the
/dir/<album_name>/<artist_name>/<title>/<song_name>.mp3 format, the following needs to be added in the
Above will extract to the following directory structure when a song named
Cradles by artist
Sub Urban from the album
Cradles - Single
|--dir |--Cradles - Single |--Sub Urban |--Cradles |--Cradles.mp3
In order to pass the name with which the song should be saved, the last attribute can be passed between
SONG_DIR field is
/dir$Album->[Artist] will extract to the following directory structure
|--dir |--Cradles - Single |--Sub Urban.mp3
Supported options for dynamic storing
As of the latest source, the following options can be passed to the special string in order to create dynamic directories
||Artist Of the Song|
||Album Of the Song|
||Title Of the Song|
||Genre Of the Song|
||TrackNumber Of the Song|
||ReleaseDate Of the Song|
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