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Last Update:


Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Ricardo Garcia and others


youtube-dl ffmpeg youtube download


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2015.02.11 | Updated: 2/11/2015



Downloads of v 2015.02.11:



Software Author(s):

  • Ricardo Garcia and others

youtube-dl 2015.02.11

This is not the latest version of youtube-dl available.

All Checks are Unknown

2 Test of Unknown Status

Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Unknown

To install youtube-dl, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade youtube-dl, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall youtube-dl, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade youtube-dl -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade youtube-dl -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure youtube-dl installed
    name: youtube-dl
    state: present
    version: 2015.02.11
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'youtube-dl' do
  action    :install
  version  '2015.02.11'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: youtube-dl,
    Version: 2015.02.11,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller youtube-dl
   Name     = 'youtube-dl'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2015.02.11'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'youtube-dl':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2015.02.11',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install youtube-dl version="2015.02.11" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 2/11/2015.


youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from and a few more sites. It is written in Python and it’s not platform specific. It should work in your Unix box, in Windows or in Mac OS X. It is released to the public domain, which means you can modify it, redistribute it or use it however you like.

Optional dependency package: ffmpeg (for stream extraction and conversion support)

$packageName = 'youtube-dl'
$url = ''

try {
  $installDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
  $exeDir = "$installDir\youtube-dl.exe"

  Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $exeDir $url

  Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
} catch {
  Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

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youtube-dl 2019.09.28 4818 Friday, September 27, 2019 Approved
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youtube-dl 2019.09.01 3590 Sunday, September 1, 2019 Approved
youtube-dl 2019.08.13 4892 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Approved
youtube-dl 2019.08.02 3578 Friday, August 2, 2019 Approved
youtube-dl 2019.07.30 1461 Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Approved
youtube-dl 2019.07.27 1578 Saturday, July 27, 2019 Approved
youtube-dl 2019.07.16 3338 Monday, July 15, 2019 Approved
youtube-dl 2019.07.14 1145 Sunday, July 14, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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