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Tube Archivist - A Youtube-DL Alternative on Steroids

You may be searching for an alternative to the ever popular Youtube-DL which has been under heavy scrutiny for a while now. At times, when using the software, speeds seem to be throttled and or it stops working completely. There hasn't been any developer updates to the project since December 12 of 2021 and we assume there won't be.

Not to fright! A new dog is in town and we have to say, the application is working flawlessly. Tube Archivist is the next of kin when it comes to archiving your personal Youtube video collection. In our opinion, Tube Archivist is the go to alternative and inspired by the best of the best. Without Youtube-DL, and Youtube-DLP, Tube Archivist would not even exist.


Here are some of the features in the self hosted Tube Archivist application:

  • Subscribe to your favorite YouTube channels
  • Download Videos
  • Index and make videos searchable
  • Play videos
  • Keep track of viewed and unviewed videos

Once your YouTube video collection grows, it becomes hard to search and find a specific video. That's where Tube Archivist comes in: By indexing your video collection with metadata from YouTube, you can organize, search and enjoy your archived YouTube videos without hassle offline through a convenient web interface.

Tube Archivist has also worked hard to keep the dislikes that Youtube has decided to remove from their platform.


Tube Archivist can be installed in seconds via Docker with a simple compose stack file. Get an instance up and running and start archiving your Youtube videos for safe keeping.

Learn more on their website or join their Discord server.