~cadence/tube#27: 
Consider migrating from youtube-dlc

ytdlc seems dormant or abandoned, see https://github.com/blackjack4494/yt-dlc/issues/296.

ytdlc was itself forked with https://github.com/pukkandan/yt-dlp and it's been actively worked on there (merging youtube-dl upstream changes back into it), even supporting retrieving YouTube comments, though in a suboptimal slow way as reported on Invidious matrix:

Can't tell for sure, but it looks like their extractor is grabbing all replies from a comment as well, which is what would slow it down quite a bit since that's potentially several extra calls. Besides that it's the same way I'm fetching comments in FreeTube.

It's around 10 comments / second from my testing

See also https://github.com/TheFrenchGhosty/TheFrenchGhostys-Ultimate-YouTube-DL-Scripts-Collection/issues/37 for another suggestion of fork, haruhi-dl, though not really compelling maybe.

Status
RESOLVED IMPLEMENTED
Submitter
~lomanic
Assigned to
No-one
Submitted
5 months ago
Updated
3 months ago
Labels
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~cadence REPORTED IMPLEMENTED 5 months ago

Sure thing. There's no need to migrate now, but I will do it next time I need to fiddle with youtube-dl things. (Marking as closed:implemented.)

~lomanic 3 months ago

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