You-Get – A CLI Downloader To Download Media From 80+ Websites

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Most of you may used or heard about Youtube-dl, a command line program to download videos from youtube and other 100 websites. I just stumbled upon a similar utility named “You-Get”. It is also a CLI downloader written in Python. It allows you to download images, audios and videos from popular websites like Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and a lot more. Currently, there are 80 websites are supported. Click here to read the full list of supported sites.

You-Get is not only a downloader, but also can stream the online videos in your media player. It even allows you to search for videos on google. Just pass the search term and You-Get will google it and download the most relevant videos. Another notable feature, it allows you to pause and resume the downloads. It is completely free, open source and cross-platform application that on Linux, Mac OS and Windows.

Install You-Get

Make sure you have installed the following prerequisites.

You-Get can be installed in many ways. The officially recommended method is using Pip package manager. If you haven’t installed PIP yet, refer the following link.

Please note that you must install Python 3 version of pip.

Now, run the following command to install You-Get:

$ pip3 install you-get

You can upgrade You-Get to its latest version using command:

$ pip3 install --upgrade you-get

Getting Started With You-Get

The usage is pretty much same as Youtube-dl utility.

Download Videos

To download a video, just run:

$ you-get 

Sample output:

site: YouTube
title: The Last of The Mohicans by Alexandro Querevalú
stream:
- itag: 22
container: mp4
quality: hd720
size: 56.9 MiB (59654303 bytes)
# download-with: you-get --itag=22 [URL]
Downloading The Last of The Mohicans by Alexandro Querevalú.mp4 ...
100% ( 56.9/ 56.9MB) ├███████████████████████████████████████████████████████┤[1/1] 752 kB/s

You may want to view the details of the video before downloading. You-Get can do that for using “–info” or “-i” flag. This option will get you all available quality and formats of the given video.

$ you-get -i 

Or,

$ you-get -info 

Sample output would be:

site: YouTube
title: The Last of The Mohicans by Alexandro Querevalú
streams: # Available quality and codecs
[ DASH ] ____________________________________
- itag: 137
container: mp4
quality: 1920x1080
size: 101.9 MiB (106816582 bytes)
# download-with: you-get --itag=137 [URL]
- itag: 248
container: webm
quality: 1920x1080
size: 90.3 MiB (94640185 bytes)
# download-with: you-get --itag=248 [URL]
- itag: 136
container: mp4
quality: 1280x720
size: 56.9 MiB (59672392 bytes)
# download-with: you-get --itag=136 [URL]
- itag: 247
container: webm
quality: 1280x720
size: 52.6 MiB (55170859 bytes)
# download-with: you-get --itag=247 [URL]
- itag: 135
container: mp4
quality: 854x480
size: 32.2 MiB (33757856 bytes)
# download-with: you-get --itag=135 [URL]
- itag: 244
container: webm
quality: 854x480
size: 28.0 MiB (29369484 bytes)
# download-with: you-get --itag=244 [URL]
[ DEFAULT ] _________________________________
- itag: 22
container: mp4
quality: hd720
size: 56.9 MiB (59654303 bytes)
# download-with: you-get --itag=22 [URL]

By default, You-Get will download the format marked with DEFAULT. If you don’t like that format or quality, you can pick any other format you like. Use the itag value given in the each format.

$ you-get --itag=244 

Download Audios

The following command will download an audio from soundcloud website.

$ you-get 'https://soundcloud.com/uiceheidd/all-girls-are-same-999-prod-nick-mira'
Site: SoundCloud.com
Title: ALL GIRLS ARE THE SAME (PROD. NICK MIRA)
Type: MP3 (audio/mpeg)
Size: 2.58 MiB (2710046 Bytes)
Downloading ALL GIRLS ARE THE SAME (PROD. NICK MIRA).mp3 ...
100% ( 2.6/ 2.6MB) ├███████████████████████████████████████████████████████┤[1/1] 983 kB/s

To view the details of the audio file, use -i flag.

$ you-get -i 'https://soundcloud.com/uiceheidd/all-girls-are-same-999-prod-nick-mira'

Download Images

To download an image, run:

$ you-get https://pixabay.com/en/mountain-crumpled-cyanus-montanus-3393209/

You-Get can also download all images from a web page.

$ you-get https://www.ostechnix.com/pacvim-a-cli-game-to-learn-vim-commands/

Search Videos

You-Get doesn’t even a valid URL. You can just pass a random search terms. You-Get will google it and download the most relevant video based on your search string.

$ you-get 'Micheal Jackson'
Google Videos search:
Best matched result:
site: YouTube
title: Michael Jackson - Beat It (Official Video)
stream:
- itag: 43
container: webm
quality: medium
size: 29.4 MiB (30792050 bytes)
# download-with: you-get --itag=43 [URL]
Downloading Michael Jackson - Beat It (Official Video).webm ...
100% ( 29.4/ 29.4MB) ├███████████████████████████████████████████████████████┤[1/1] 2 MB/s

Watch Videos

You-Get can able to stream the online videos in your media player or browser, just without ads or comment section.

To watch videos in a media player, for example VLC, run the following command:

$ you-get -p vlc 

Or,

$ you-get --player vlc 

Similarly, to stream the videos in your browser, for example chromium, use:

$ you-get -p chromium 

You-Get – A CLI Downloader To Download Media From 80+ Websites

As you can see in the above screenshot, there is no ads, comment section. Just a plain page with the video.

Set path and file name for downloaded videos

By default, the videos will be downloaded in the current working directory with default video titles. You can, of course, change them as per your liking using –output-dir/-o flag to set the path and –output-filename/-O to set the name of the downloaded file.

$ you-get -o ~/Videos -O output.mp4 

Pause and resume downloads

Press CTRL C to cancel a download. A temporary .download file will be saved in the output directory. Next time you run you-get with the same arguments, the download process will resume from the last session.

In case the file is completely downloaded, the temporary .download extension will be gone, and you-get will just skip the download. To enforce re-downloading, use the –force/-f option.

For more details, refer the help section by running the following command.

$ you-get --help

And, that’s all for now. More good stuffs to come. Stay tuned!

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