Gydl (Graphical Youtube-dl) is a GUI wrapper around the already existing youtube-dl program.
It's developed with a dialog driven experience in mind. This provides a quick and easy video or audio downloads without disturbances.
Big thank you to the developer(s) of youtube-dl! Check out their project:
The C-Rewrite is finished but we're leaving the Python 3 version as the master branch for now.
A new Python 3 rewrite is coming up where you'll be able to see that a download is actually running.
Flatpak packages support multiple distributions and are sandboxed.
Stable releases are hosted on Flathub:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo flatpak install flathub com.github.JannikHv.Gydl
Gydl is written in Python3 and uses the GTK+3 toolkit.
To run it you need to have installed:
Build & Install
Meson installs to
/usr/local as the default prefix.
meson build cd build ninja install
meson --help to get all build options. You may specify any option when
you initially run meson.
# Example meson build --prefix=/app
If you already have a build directory, you must use instead use
meson configure, from within the build directory.
# Example cd build meson configure -Dprefix=/app
Meson also supports the DESTDIR environment variable, which is useful for building a package.
Gydl itself is currently not translatable, but the appdata and the desktop entry is.
Use the build system to generate a POT template file from the latest commit.
meson build ninja -C build Gydl-pot rm -rf build
Copy the POT file into a PO file matching your language code and translate all strings. Alternatively follow the above steps and use a tool like Poedit.
When using Gydl, you have the option to download your Youtube Video as a Video or Audio.
Each of these options have a text entry, as well as 2 combo-boxes managing quality and the format.
When clicking on Download there are 3 scenarios you can face:
- Download Finished - When your download has finished successfully.
- Download Unsuccessful - When a bad URL was entered or similar errors occured.
- Connection Error - When no internet connection could be established.
These dialogues will be presented to you as a little windows.
Notice that not every combination of settings will work.
Thanks for any involvement in this project, I hope you like it.
Kind regards, Jannik Hauptvogel.