Package Details: yle-dl 2.32-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: yle-dl
Description: Download video and audio from YLE Areena.
Upstream URL:
Keywords: areena yle
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: yle-dl
Provides: yle-dl=2.32
Submitter: Huulivoide
Maintainer: sumt
Last Packager: sumt
Votes: 25
Popularity: 0.423237
First Submitted: 2012-04-15 18:12
Last Updated: 2018-04-29 09:02

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OssiL commented on 2018-05-20 07:45

No, I don't have but now the latest one (2.32) got installed after it installed bunch of new dependencies: - python-future (package found) - python-mini-amf (building from AUR) - python-pycryptodomex (package found) - python-pysocks (package found)

ZaZam commented on 2018-04-04 19:44

@OssiL do you have python-py3amf installed?

OssiL commented on 2018-04-04 14:06

fails with: error: target not found: python-pyamf

Nd43 commented on 2018-03-01 07:27

Just a heads up, for some reason piping a video straight to a player doesn't work anymore without adding '--backend youtubedl' to the command.

jtts commented on 2018-02-15 20:51

This package doesn't work without python-pysocks. However, it is not listed in the dependencies and at least for me it doesn't get pulled otherwise.

sumt commented on 2018-02-02 17:06

Adopted and updated to 2.30.

ZaZam commented on 2017-08-23 07:18

Why does this use youtube-dl by default? The AdobeHDS method is said to be the default method on

Huulivoide commented on 2017-01-22 20:24

1) I'm not gonna add some hack that makes python2 use python3 libraries. It might have worked back in 2015 with one version of youtubedl. But there is no telling if it still does, or if it will in the future.

There is nothing wrogn with the python 2 package. You just need to enable automatic retrieval of GPG keys. Many other AUR packages use them also and more sould.
Green tips section, 1st tip.

2) I am sorry about the slow update flow. Please feel free to spam me if it seems I have forgotten to update this.

huuhaa commented on 2017-01-19 08:29

Maybe stupid comment (I'm new to arch) but I comment anyway...

1) It is said at the comments, that this will work with community youtube-dl if yle-dl knows where to look at it. So could this be built against that community youtube-dl instead? Especially because python2-youtube-dl can't be installed? (complains about youtube-dl-2016.07.03.tar.gz public key and as a result makepkg was unable to build python2-youtube-dl)

2) Could this be updated to version 2.13 + get updates more frequently please?

petrol commented on 2016-10-10 16:45

Could you please update this to 2.12?

Maxa commented on 2015-12-03 20:51

With community/youtube-dl it does work if yle-dl just knows to look for "youtube_dl" in /usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/. I am not a programmer so I don't know why it works with python2 and whether it is good practice to sys.path.insert that directory

Mikaela commented on 2015-10-03 10:30

> of course it won't work if you don't have the dependency installed.

If it doesn't work without python2-youtube-dl it should be depedency, not optional depedency. It also seems very strange depedency if it doesn't exist.

I don't think it can even be submitted to AUR, because youtube-dl is already in [community] and it looks like the same thing even if it's installation doesn't help anything.

> Check the official package database for the package. If any version of it exists, do not submit the package. If the official package is out-of-date, flag it as such. If the official package is broken or is lacking a feature, then please file a bug report.
* via

PS. still broken 2.8.1-2 which was just offered as upgrade.

Huulivoide commented on 2015-10-01 19:28

Someone could have mentioned that python2-youtube-dl had not been
uploaded to the new AUR, of course it won't work if you don't have the
dependency installed.

iipe commented on 2015-10-01 19:14

Still (version 2.8.1-2) the message "Failed to import youtube_dl" shows up.

I don't have the optional dependency "python2-youtube-dl" installed because it does not exist in the repos or AUR.

iipe commented on 2015-10-01 09:10

I would like a working version too.

The old YLE Areena (v3) is still available and the current yle-dl version works with that (using rtmpdump) but so far hasn't worked with the new Areena.

Mikaela commented on 2015-10-01 07:40

I am also on the latest version and it's not working for me either.

% yle-dl snipp
yle-dl 2.8.1: Download media files from Yle Areena and Elävä Arkisto
Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Antti Ajanki <>, license: GPLv2
Subtitles saved to
Subtitles saved to
Output file: snip.flv
PHP Warning: Module 'curl' already loaded in Unknown on line 0

KSV Adobe HDS Downloader

You have to install and enable the following extension(s) to continue: 'mcrypt'
Subtitles saved to
Subtitles saved to
Failed to import youtube_dl

Installing php-mcrypt (potentially missing depedency in PKGBUILD?) and youtube-dl changed nothing.

vkarkkai commented on 2015-09-26 07:54

I updated the yle-dl for latest 2.8.1-1 version and it doesn't work at all. There is an error message: Failed to import youtube_dl.

Also the rtmp-backend is broken, when I trying use the option --protocol rtmp, I get following error message: The following protocols are not supported on this source: rtmp

ahjolinna commented on 2015-09-19 04:01

plz update or disown the pkgs if u wont/cant

dlandau commented on 2015-05-30 17:56

Please update PKGBUILD, old version doesn't work at all and current upstream does.

schalox commented on 2015-04-30 18:19

Update to 2.7.0:

Huulivoide commented on 2015-02-05 12:22

bcmat is an official extension provided in the
php package itself. But must be enabled in php.ini
or by passing '-d' to php.

All should be fixed now.

mokkurkalve commented on 2015-02-05 12:08

Also; yle-dl homepage states the following:
"AdobeHDS.php additionally requires php and the following php extensions: bcmath, curl and SimpleXML."
The extensions does not appear satisfied.
php ./AdobeHDS.php
KSV Adobe HDS Downloader
You have to install the following extension(s) to continue: 'bcmath'

I don't find packages for these extensions in official packages or AUR.
Am I looking in the wrong places?

mokkurkalve commented on 2015-02-05 11:50

I get error on md5sum here. This is the file downloaded:
a7dcf3b7d3c6330bbe7b1df1ee99caa1 AdobeHDS.php

ahjolinna commented on 2015-02-02 17:53

@Huulivoide: why did u remove the line that would install AdobeHDS.php ?

ZaZam commented on 2014-04-11 12:27

I get an error, that a file does not exist:

/tmp/yaourt-tmp-sami/aur-yle-dl/./PKGBUILD: rivi 18: cd: /tmp/yaourt-tmp-sami/aur-yle-dl/src/aajanki-yle-dl-5b1fcbb: Tiedostoa tai hakemistoa ei ole

I changed the _gitid to b2b1869 and now it builds and installs.

Anonymous comment on 2012-11-10 18:49

2.0.2 was released on 7.11

Zucca commented on 2012-06-06 18:59

Yeah. 1.99.6 stopped working.
Kindly requesting an update.

Anonymous comment on 2012-06-05 05:27

New version released 23.5

Huulivoide commented on 2012-05-25 13:03

indg: Does this happen with every link? Did a quick test and everything
seems to work fine in here.

Anonymous comment on 2012-05-25 13:01

Am I the only one who gets "NetStream.Play.Failed" and "Invalid tincan object name (stream ID: 1)" (in the debug output) when trying to save something with the newest version? Only subtitles get saved when this happens, the length of the video file is zero.

Olenko ainoa, jolle tulee virheilmoituksena "NetStream.Play.Failed" ja edelleen debug-syötteen puolella "Invalid tincan object name (stream ID: 1)", kun yrittää tallentaa jotain uudesta Areenasta (uusimmalla versiolla)? Vain tekstitykset tallentuvat tällöin, saadun videotiedoston pituus on nolla.

Anonymous comment on 2012-04-22 12:07

Package breaks mpd from extra (0.16.8-2) due to missing /usr/lib/
Symlinking the to /usr/lib/ resolves the issue.

Huulivoide commented on 2012-04-15 18:18

Tää oon siis rtmpdump-yle ohjelma, uudella nimellä (pellin alla isoja muutoksia)
uudelle Areenalle, joka on vielä BETA testaus viheessa. Tää ei toimi vanhan
Areenan kanssa, pelkästän uuden.

This the rtmpdump-yle application that can alredy be found in AUR, under a new
name, (a lot has changed under the hood). This is ment fo the new BETA version
of YLE Areena. This doesn't work with the old Areena URLS, only with the ones
from Areena Beta :D