In this tutorial, we will discuss a simple method to download YouTube short videos without using any websites.
We can download Youtube Shorts videos using yt-dlp. It is youtube-dl for with additional features. This is a command-line tool to download videos from the internet. It has executables for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
Install yt-dlp on Windows
To install yt-dlp on windows just download the latest executable from here. Download and save yt-dlp exe and add it system path or run it using the full path.
Install yt-dlp on UNIX-like OSes (MacOS, Linux, BSD)
To install run the following commands :
sudo curl -L https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/releases/latest/download/yt-dlp -o /usr/local/bin/yt-dlp sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/yt-dlp
Or install using Homebrew :
brew install yt-dlp/taps/yt-dlp
Download YouTube Short video
To download short video run the following command :
yt-dlp URL yt-dlp https://youtube.com/shorts/BGQWPY4IigY
yt-dlp will download the video and save it.
To update yt-dlp run the following command:
There you have it, a simple method to download YouTube shorts videos.