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Youtube Music Downloader

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YouTube Music Downloader

ytmdl in action

PyPi Version PyPI Python Versions License


  1. Prerequisites
  2. Important
  3. Setup
  4. Usage
  5. Change Defaults
  6. Acknowledgements


  • Python 3.x


After every update run the following.

ytmdl -s



Run the following commands from you terminal

# Install ytmdl
sudo pip install ytmdl

# Setup the config file
ytmdl -s


  • Download the repo and extract it.

  • Run the following in cmd

   # Copy the config
   python -s
  • Download a zip from here.

  • Extract.

  • Copy the three files in bin to C:\users\{username}\appdata\local\programs\python\python36\scripts\


usage: ytmdl [-h] [-q] [--version] [--url URL] [-s] [SONG_NAME]

positional arguments:
  SONG_NAME    Name of the song to download.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help   show this help message and exit
  -q, --quiet  Do not ask the user to select songs if more than one search
               result. The first result in each case will be considered.
  --version    show the program version number and exit
  --url URL    Youtube song link.
  -s, --setup  Setup the config file
  --nolocal    Dont search locally for the song before downloading.

In case of windows, use python instead of ytmdl above

Change Defaults

The defaults can be changed by editing the config file in ytmdl folder in your .config folder

Supported options to change are:

SONG_DIR Directory to save the songs in after editing
SONG_QUALITY Quality of the song

SONG_DIR now takes values that are extracted from the song

Example format is /your/desired/path$Album->Artist->Title to save in the following way

Supported options are:

Artist Artist Of the Song
Album Album Of the Song
Title Title Of the Song
Genre Genre Of the Song
TrackNumber TrackNumber Of the Song
ReleaseDate ReleaseDate Of the Song


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