Download Youtube videos in highest quality available

Download Youtube videos in highest quality available.

Note: Homebrew is a package manager for Mac only, you’ll need to find an alternative method for installing these libraries if you’re on Windows or Linux.

Install some libraries:

# the downloader
brew install youtube-dl
# for merging video and audio
brew install ffmpeg

Download best quality audio and video and merge into one mp4:

youtube-dl -f 'bestvideo[ext=mp4]+bestaudio[ext=m4a]/bestvideo+bestaudio' youtubeurl --merge-output-format mp4

Download best quality audio only:

youtube-dl -f 'bestaudio[ext=m4a]/bestaudio' youtubeurl

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