yle-dl

Download videos from Yle Areena

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yle-dl is a command-line program for downloading media files from the two video streaming services of the Finnish national broadcasting company Yle: Yle Areena, Elävä arkisto, and Yle news.

The videos are saved in Matroska (.mkv) or MP4 format. At least VLC player is able to play them back.

Installation

pip3 install --user --upgrade yle-dl

Required packages: Python 2.7 or 3.5+, ffmpeg 4.1+

Optionally, some streams require wget.

Usage

yle-dl [options] yle_video_page_url

Options include:

-o filename
Save stream to the named file
--destdir dir
Save files to dir
--latestepisode
Download the latest episode from the page
--showmetadata
Print stream metadata, don't download
--proxy uri
Proxy for downloading stream manifests. Example: --proxy socks5://localhost:7777

See yle-dl --help for the full list of options.

For example:

yle-dl http://areena.yle.fi/tv/1515302

or

yle-dl http://areena.yle.fi/tv/1515302 -o /your/video/dir/video.mp4

Source codes

Stable: yle-dl 20200807
Changelog
SHA256 digest: 168709513671525e4adb5d733c563a297a24a7324b369301c7f1ffbb6817e938

Development version

The source code is available under GNU GPLv3 license.

Installer and frontend packages created by others

Gentoo

emerge -av yle-dl

Other Linux

macOS

Docker

Recording scripts