Has youtube-dl stopped working for you recently? Here’s how to fix it

by subacati

All credit goes to Thor at askubuntu.com :up: …

I tried a full update/upgrade but it still wouldn't work. So I went to Google and found this question and corresponding answer! :hat:
On the command line, type;

sudo youtube-dl -U

And youtube-dl will update to the latest version.

So why did it stop working in the first place? Well, because YouTube changed something in their code of course. Whether this was deliberate or not I don't know. But it also affects VuClip which is not currently able to retrieve and convert videos to 3gp format. So it might have been just a routine update to the YouTube code that affects all these add-on helpers. :left: