(example: youtube, vimeo, soundcloud, ceskatelevize.cz, Google Drive, twitch…)
Alternatively, its currently better maintained community fork, yt-dlp.
Always try this first, then look around for alternatives.
Make sure you're up to date though! (
youtube-dl -U or
yt-dlp -U) YouTube and many other sites like to play a cat & mouse game, meaning
youtube-dl breaks periodically… If a download errors out, there's a 95% chance you're just using an outdated version and it has been already fixed upstream (they make a new release every week or so).
Alternatively, https://github.com/RipMeApp/ripme/ but usually doesn't work as well?
(example: Google Arts & Culture, all sorts of hi-res scans…)
For all zoomable images, try https://dezoomify.ophir.dev/dezoomify/dezoomify.html (also has a standalone version)
For downloading a site as a single
.html file with everything loaded and embedded, instead of a
.html file + a directory that's likely going to be broken.
Open source self-hosted web archiving. Takes URLs/browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more…
Nerdy shit alert, but a very powerful tool.