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Standalone basics

Video & Audio

(example: youtube, vimeo, soundcloud,, Google Drive, twitch…)

The venerable youtube-dl. (supported sites)

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mouse game, meaning youtube-dl breaks periodically… If a download errors out, there's a 95% chance you're just using an outdated version and it has been already fixed upstream (they make a new release every week or so).



(example: imgur, flickr, 4chan, tumblr, twitter…)
Analoguous to youtube-dl, there's gallery-dl (supported sites)

Alternatively, but usually doesn't work as well?

Zoomable images

(example: Google Arts & Culture, all sorts of hi-res scans…)
For all zoomable images, try (also has a standalone version)

Web archival

Single file webpage downloads

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.

Various Browser Addons

ripping_toolbox.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/21 11:29 by sdbs