If you8217ve been following us you probably already know that youtube-dl project was taken down temporarily by GitHub to comply with a request. .
Considering that it8217s now restored and completely accessible it is safe to say that it not an illegal tool out there. .
It is a very useful command-line tool that lets you download videos from YouTube and some other websites. Using youtube-dl is not that complicated but I understand that using commands for such tasks is not everyone8217s favorite way.
The good thing is that there are a few applications that provide GUI frontend for youtube-dl tool. .
Before you try some of the options mentioned below you may need to have youtube-dl and FFmpeg installed on your system to be able to download choose different format to download.
You can follow our complete guide on using ffmpeg to set it up and explore more about it.