‘SWYT-DL’ Shortcut Brings YouTube-DL to iOS

YouTube-dl is a command line tool that allows you to download videos from websites, although it is commonly used for YouTube as the name suggests. With a-shell, a terminal emulator that I have covered, it is possible to install the downloader on your iPad and iPhone. Someone also created a shortcut for youtube-dl (Reddit post here, shortcut link below). Note that it currently crashes on iOS / iPadOS 14 betas. It is possible to install youtube-dl in a-shell with the command “pip install youtube-dl”. Since I run the betas, I’ll be tinkering with a shell.

Check it out: ‘SWYT-DL’ shortcut brings YouTube-DL to iOS

Tags: shortcuts, terminal

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