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youtube-dl was broken, updated

April 03, 2020 — BarryK

Easy has a GUI frontend to 'youtube-dl', a YouTube video downloader script, written in Python. I tested it today, found that it didn't work. The GUI has an "Update" button, to download the latest 'youtube-dl', and that fixed it.

YouTube sometimes "move the goal posts" in an attempt to stop video downloaders, so the authors of 'youtube-dl' have to update the script.

I have updated the 'youtube-dl' PET, it is now ''. No change to the GUI, it is still ''. I haven't uploaded the former yet, but it will be here:

...but no need to download, they are builtin to Easy. 

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