This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install youtube-dl on macOS using Homebrew.
What is youtube-dl?
“youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites.” ~ yt-dl.org
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install youtube-dl on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install youtube-dl
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install youtube-dl on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula. $ brew search youtube-dl # Searches all known formulae for a partial or exact match. $ brew info youtube-dl # Displays information about the given formulae. $ brew install youtube-dl # Install the given formulae. $ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions from the cellar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed youtube-dl on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.