Twitch Leecher - The Broadcast Downloader
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Twitch Leecher

If you are looking for an extremely fast and easy to use Twitch VOD downloader, this is your tool!

Twitch Leecher Screenshot

Is this project alive?????

Yes! Just because there are no commits for a longer period of time, does not mean the project is dead. I am a human being with a life and TL never was an still is not my top priority. I will always try to keep it running if there are breaking changes, but new features can take time. If I dicide to discontinue TL (which is very unlikely) you WILL be informed very clearly.

Download & Requirements

Twitch Leecher requires .NET Framework 4.5 or higher in order to run!

32 & 64 Bit Installers are available HERE

Once installed, future releases will automatically update current installations with a single click!

What is the difference compared to other VOD downloaders?

Nearly all of the well known VOD downloaders execute the download process via FFMPEG's integrated download capabilities. However, this is extremely slow. The download speed rarely exceeds 1.5Mbit even if the internet connection is 100 times faster. Twitch Leecher does not use FFMPEG for download tasks at all. It downloads thousands of small video chunks in parallel while using all of the available bandwidth of your internet connection. As soon as all video chunks are downloaded, FFMPEG is only used to merge those chunks together in order to create a single video file again.

Features

  • Very easy to use, no manual needed
  • Intuitive and stylish GUI
  • Up to 20 times faster download speed compared to direct download with FFMPEG
  • Browse your past broadcasts and highlights within the application
  • Search channels, VOD urls and VOD IDs
  • Subscriber-Only VOD download support
  • Time Selection for VOD downloads
  • Queue multiple downloads
  • Specify default search parameters
  • Specify default download folders
  • Specify a filename template with wildcards for your downloads
  • Developed by an experienced Software Engineer
  • Free and Open Source

Support & Issues

IMPORTANT: Help me beeing efficient, please! I am developing Twitch Leecher in my free time for no money. Contribute to the project by posting complete, structured and helpful issues which I can reproduce quickly without asking for missing information. When creating a new issue please follow the below checklist:

  • Windows Insider Builds are NOT supported!
  • Take a look at the latest closed issues HERE. Maybe your problem has already been resolved
  • Provide the version of Twitch Leecher you are using
  • Provide as much information about the VOD as possible (Url, Channel, ID)
  • Provide information about your operating system (e.g. Windows 10 64 Bit)
  • Try to describe the problem as detailed as possible, I cannot read your mind ;)
  • Is there any additional information about the issue that might be interesting for me? Write it down!
  • When you have a problem with a download, provide the download log created by Twitch Leecher (see screenshot below)

Twitch Leecher Log Screenshot

LICENSE

MIT License