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best way to save what you love:

cobalt logo with repeated logo (double arrow) pattern background

what's cobalt?

cobalt is a media downloader that doesn't piss you off. it's fast, friendly, and doesn't have any bullshit that modern web is filled with: no ads, trackers, or analytics.

paste the link, get the file, move on. it's that simple. just how it should be.

supported services

this list is not final and keeps expanding over time. if support for a service you want is missing, create an issue (or a pull request πŸ‘€).

service video + audio only audio only video metadata rich file names βœ… βœ… βœ… βž– βž–
instagram posts & stories βœ… βœ… βœ… βž– βž–
instagram reels βœ… βœ… βœ… βž– βž–
ok video βœ… ❌ ❌ βœ… βœ…
pinterest βœ… βœ… βœ… βž– βž–
reddit βœ… βœ… βœ… ❌ ❌
rutube βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ…
soundcloud βž– βœ… βž– βœ… βœ…
streamable βœ… βœ… βœ… βž– βž–
tiktok βœ… βœ… βœ… ❌ ❌
tumblr βœ… βœ… βœ… βž– βž–
twitch clips βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ…
twitter/x βœ… βœ… βœ… βž– βž–
vimeo βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ…
vine archive βœ… βœ… βœ… βž– βž–
vk videos & clips βœ… ❌ ❌ βœ… βœ…
youtube videos, shorts & music βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ… βœ…
emoji meaning
βœ… supported
βž– impossible/unreasonable
❌ not supported

additional notes or features (per service)

service notes or features
instagram supports photos, videos, and stories. lets you pick what to save from multi-media posts.
pinterest supports videos and stories.
reddit supports gifs and videos.
soundcloud supports private links.
tiktok supports videos with or without watermark, images from slideshow without watermark, and full (original) audios.
twitter/x lets you pick what to save from multi-media posts. may not be 100% reliable due to current management.
vimeo audio downloads are only available for dash.
youtube supports videos, music, and shorts. 8K, 4K, HDR, VR, and high FPS videos. rich metadata & dubs. h264/av1/vp9 codecs.

cobalt api

cobalt has an open api that you can use in projects for completely free~. it's easy and straightforward to use, check out the docs to learn how to use it.

you can use the main api instance ( in your projects.

how to run your own instance

if you want to run your own instance for whatever purpose, follow this guide.
it's highly recommended to use a docker compose method unless you run for developing/debugging purposes.


cobalt is sponsored by, all main instances are currently hosted on their network :)

ethics and disclaimer

cobalt is a tool for easing content downloads from internet and takes zero liability. you are responsible for what you download, how you use and distribute that content. please be mindful when using content of others and always credit original creators. fair use and credits benefit everyone.

cobalt is NOT a piracy tool and cannot be used as such. it can only download free, publicly accessible content. such content can be easily downloaded through any browser's dev tools. pressing one button is easier, so i made a convenient, ad-less tool for such repeated actions.

cobalt is my passion project, update schedule depends solely on my free time, motivation, and mood. don't expect any consistency in update releases.

cobalt licenses

cobalt code is licensed under AGPL-3.0.

update banners and various assets of cobalt branding included within the repo are not covered by the AGPL-3.0 license and cannot be used using same terms.

3rd party licenses

Fluent Emoji by Microsoft (used in cobalt) is under MIT license.

Noto Sans Mono fonts (used in cobalt) are licensed under the OFL license.

many update banners were taken from