YT-DLP on Android Using Termux


yt-dlp is a youtube-dl fork based on the now inactive youtube-dlc. The main focus of this project is adding new features and patches while also keeping up to date with the original project

List of Commands

  • Grant Storage Permission
  • Install Necessary Packages
pkg install -y python
pkg install -y ffmpeg
  • Install yt-dlp
python3 -m pip install -U yt-dlp
  • Create YouTube Donwload Folder
mkdir /data/data/com.termux/files/home/storage/shared/YouTube
  • Creating yt-dlp Config (Choose Depending on Resolution)
mkdir -p ~/.config/yt-dlp

Downloads videos in either 720p or 720p60fps

echo "-f mp4 -f 136+140/298+140 -o /data/data/com.termux/files/home/storage/shared/YouTube/%(title)s-%(uploader)s.%(ext)s --no-mtime --sponsorblock-remove all" > ~/.config/yt-dlp/config

Downloads videos in either 1080p or 1080p60fps

echo "-f mp4 -f 137+140/299+140 -o /data/data/com.termux/files/home/storage/shared/YouTube/%(title)s-%(uploader)s.%(ext)s --no-mtime --sponsorblock-remove all" > ~/.config/yt-dlp/config
  • Configuring To Download From Share Menu
mkdir ~/bin
cd ~/bin
echo yt-dlp \$1 > termux-url-opener