Youtube : 403 forbidden Error #456

enastudios opened this Issue Oct 5, 2012 · 6 comments


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I often use Axel to download youtube videos with multiples connection (20). But 3 days ago, when i try to download the video i get a 403 forbidden.

I use axel with the header cookie to put cookie information from youtube-dl and i've set the user-agent correctly...

I don't understand, some videos download correctly but most of them give me a 403 error.
What youtube change in their code ?



Have you updated to the latest version of youtube-dl?


My version of youtube-dl is updated.

Do you think that some youtube servers block multi connection to a file ?
Without this method, download takes for ever...


Umh... have you changed the User-Agent to our latest?

Could you post your complete console log? I'll try to reproduce.


And youtube-dl -g "" takes forever to respond ! But when i try dailymotion, it just run fine

@enastudios enastudios closed this Oct 8, 2012
dev0k commented Nov 12, 2012

I have the same problem. Have you found a solution?

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