Tool in the Spotlight: youtube-dl

This month’s Tool in the Spotlight: youtube-dl, a command-line program to download videos from your favorite video site(s). It works on Linux, Windows and macOS.

This tool enables you to download (almost) any video from your favorite video site so you can watch it later or just keep a copy of it around. It has support for over 800 sites and that list is always growing. It has an extensive set of options you can give it, including proxy settings and, what’s very interesting for this kind of thing, geo-verification proxy settings that enables you to do location “correction” or spoofing.

You can get the source for the tool and instructions on how to install it or build it yourself at https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl.

NOTE: we are entirely unaffiliated with whoever produces this tool, we receive no compensation whatsoever from them.