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a video downloader written in Python

Latest Version: 1.5.4


a video downloader focus on China mainland video sites.


this project is a fork of you-get with below changes.

  1. Structured source code
  2. focus on China mainland video sites
  3. support Python2

Site status:

site ability comment
YouKu Video playlist removed
Acfun Video  
Bilibili Video,Live  
163 Video,Audio,Live  
Sohu Video  
tudou Video  
iqiyi Video  
sina Video  
qq Video,Live slow in some video
xiami Audio  
yinyuetai Video  
huya Video,Live  
leTv Video,Live  
mgtv Video download stuck as web
douyu Live  
panda Live  
zhanqi Live  

more site status check wiki page: sites-status

file bugs or requirements are welcome

submit PRs are welcome

Change Log for ykdl

  • fix letv live, cctv, miaopai, QQ
  • support douyu video, kankannews, Quanmin Live
  • update common alias dict


  • port PPTV, yizhibo from upstream/PL
  • update Bilibili.
  • partially support Taobao

  • update bilibili playlist.
  • update ACfun.
  • support youku mp5

  • update bilibili for eid and title.
  • update ACfun for match pattern, and playlist
  • update main script to fix bugs, add -O option
  • add warning in m3u8_wrapper

  • update bilibili, ACfun
  • update setup script, test makefile

  • update douyu, QQ, generalembed

  • update Acfun, huomao, youku
  • add gitter

  • update generalembed, le live, douyu, zhanqi


  • update iqiyi
  • merge option removed
  • get proxy from system proxy settings
  • some other update


  • refact code a lot
  • update iqiyi
  • update setup for windows platform

  • quick fix for youku, find a mistake

  • update iqiyi support more stream profiles
  • update m3u8 download with ffpmeg
  • update letv
  • update stream profile code


  • fix iqiyi, QQ
  • support huajiao live
  • remove lots of dead sites, include youtube
  • many other updates

  • update README.rst, CHANGELOG.rst
  • support laifeng live
  • fix zhanqi
  • add travis-ci

  • misc changes on setup, code refactor

  • right way to add requirements


  • add experimental merge feature.
  • video titles are changed for many sites.
  • longzhu live is improved.
  • live video authors are added when possible.
  • subtitle feature is planned but moved to danmu branch.

  • bug fix for baomihua
  • add test for extractors status.

  • fix unqoute issue in python2, since v1.0.9 is released
  • a draft binary release is done. feedback is welcome.


  • new sites are supported

    1. huya live and video
    2. longzhu live
  • python2 are supported

    almost done

    big change

python3 is first choice, if you don’t have python3, python2 is fine. don’t forget to file a bug when using python2

File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
ykdl- (md5) Python Wheel any 2017-01-12 85KB