Youtube-dl Project Is Dead Again

Karl gmkarl at
Sat Sep 11 08:50:49 PDT 2021

On Fri, Sep 10, 2021, 3:22 AM grarpamp <grarpamp at> wrote:

> Commits were tapering off ever since DMCA reboot.
> Hasn't missed a month since 2009.
> Now no commits since over two months.
> With 1236 extractors to maintain, that's unusual.
> Around 1000 open PR's and growing.
> Other people have noticed...
> Black effectively abandoned themselves too
> after claiming to be the future during DMCA...

i'm not reading all the posts in this mailing list am but saw this one.

relation: during yt-dl dmca blackjack also seemed nonpresent on github, but
they were present on their project chat, and had two primary repositories
on other services (I think on was gitlab and one was something with a gitea

People now moving to this, which also does comments...

it's great that yt-dl is big enough that it repeatedly shrugs off its main
developers stopping work.

I probably don't need to know about any further forks.  comments is pretty
cool, let's mirror or proxy those onto a decentralized or federated network.

> Youtube recently age-restricted everything good,
> and is blatantly and AI censoring everyone now.

Talk about it with clear evidence to people who file lawsuits against

There are still some places where you can freely plug in...
> yt-dlp -o - 9ix7TUGVYIo | brain_interface
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