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Can I download U-NEXT videos with yt-dlp?

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Updated on Jul 12, 2023 | 5 Minutes Reading
Easy download from video sharing sites! Save U-NEXT contents with yt-dlp. Explains detailed overview, installation, and usage. It also explains if U-NEXT is available for download. Check out the must-see information!

yt-dlp is an open source tool that allows you to download videos from Youtube and other video sharing sites. yt-dlp allows you to save U-NEXT content while taking advantage of its convenient download function, you may think? This article provides a detailed overview of yt-dlp, how to install and use it. In addition, we will explain in detail whether it is possible to download U-NEXT videos. Please check it out.

yt-dlp is an open source for saving streaming videos

yt-dlp is an open source video download tool written in Python and developed based on YouTube-DL.

yt-dlp is more advanced than the original YouTube-DL, with additional features and bug fixes. In addition, support for previously unsupported sites has been expanded. Specifically,

YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Niconico, Bilibili, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook and more.

yt-dlp also supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and other protocols as well, HLS, DASH and other streaming protocols. This makes it easy to download content from a variety of media platforms.

Because yt-dlp supports a wide range of sites and protocols, you can freely download a diverse range of video and audio content.

The following sections describe how to install yt-dlp and how to download videos, respectively.

How to install yt-dlp

Before installing yt-dlp, there are some important points to note for beginners.

  • Download yt-dlp only from authorized sources.
  • Before installing yt-dlp, you will need Python. First download it from the official Python website.
  • Also, yt-dlp is a command line tool and you need to understand how to use basic commands.
  • Any content you download using yt-dlp should only be used for personal use or as legally permitted.

By keeping the above in mind when installing and using yt-dlp, you will be able to download videos efficiently and conveniently. Below is an example of the installation procedure on Windows 10 to illustrate the installation process.

Step 1  Download the yt-dlp EXE file from Github. Next, save the downloaded yt-dlp.exe to any location.

Step 2 Once downloaded, click to unzip the file. open cmd in Windows and navigate to the location where the yt-dlp.exe file is saved.

Step 3 On the command prompt, type "python setup.py install" to install yt-dlp.

Steps to download streaming video using yt-dlp

The following are instructions on how to download streaming videos using yt-dlp. This will make it easy for you to download your favorite videos.

Step 1 Open a command prompt or terminal.

Step 2 Run the yt-dlp command with the URL of the video you want to download. For example, to download a YouTube video, execute the following command

yt-dlp -f bestvideo+bestaudio URL

*The "-f" option specifies the video format, and the "URL" is the URL of the video you have just copied.

Step 3 Execute the command and the video file will be downloaded. By default, the video file will be saved at the location where you executed it.

With the above steps, you can easily download videos using yt-dlp.

Can yt-dlp download U-NEXT videos?

Next, we will discuss your biggest concern, whether yt-dlp can download U-NEXT videos.

Unfortunately, you cannot download U-NEXT using yt-dlp at this time, because U-NEXT uses DRM, an anti-piracy technology, and you cannot download such M3U8 format content using yt-dlp alone. So how can I download U-NEXT videos?

Below we introduce a software specialized in complementing the downloader function of U-NEXT PC devices, so please check it out if you are worried about not being able to save U-NEXT videos with yt-dlp.

Introducing a technique to really download U-NEXT videos

KeepStreams U-NEXT Downloader is a dedicated software to save U-NEXT videos in MP4 format on PC (Windows and MAC). With this technique, you can easily download U-NEXT's genre-rich contents. Specifically,

  • All-you-can-watch contents for a monthly fee only
  • Rental content for an extra fee
  • Movies with 30 days remaining until the end of distribution
  • Adult movies (H-NEXT's all-you-can-watch and purchased movies)

The output quality of KeepStreams U-NEXT Downloader is excellent, and I was able to save videos in Full HD ultra-high quality and with audio tracks such as EAC 3.1/2, etc. The ability to convert U-NEXT videos to MP4/MKV is also convenient, and you can choose the format according to your preferences. You can choose the format according to your preference.

The free trial was amazingly affordable, and before purchasing a license key for KeepStreams U-NEXT downloader, you can completely download 3 videos, regardless of length or rental as much as you want, with picture quality, audio, subtitles, etc. completely set to your own preference.

Steps to download U-NEXT videos to your computer instead of yt-dlp

Below are the instructions for downloading U-NEXT videos to your KeepStreams U-N EXT Downloader to download U-NEXT videos for free.

Before using KeepStreams, please check the operating environment of the software.

  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 or macOS Catalina/Big Sur/Monterey
  • 4GB or more RAM
  • At least 40 GB of free hard disk space
  • Internet connection required

Step 1 Download & Install the software.

First, go to the official website or other sites, KeepStreams U-NEXT Downloader from the official website. Also, click the button above to download and install any OS version (Windows or MAC ). Follow the installation guide and the software installation will be completed in about 2~3 minutes.

Step 2 Set the language to Japanese.

Launch KeepStreams and open the Settings menu in the upper right corner of the main screen. Go to "General" > "Language" and select Japanese.

Step 3 Access U-NEXT and log in.

Switch to VIP Services on the left side of the main screen and select the "U-NEXT" icon from there. The U-NEXT website will then open in the built-in browser, so please log in first.

Step 4 Select the title you want to download and play it.

Find the video you want and click the "Play" button to go to the viewing page. The KeepStreams U-NEXT downloader will then automatically recognize the data for that work. Once the analysis is complete, a dialog box will appear with information about the work.

Step 5 Configure the output settings for the U-NEXT content and start downloading.

In the dialog, select the episodes, quality, subtitles, audio, etc. you wish to download. Then click "Download Now" to start downloading immediately. If you want to download multiple video titles at once, click "Add to Queue" to add other video titles to your download queue.

Additionally, if you wish to check the progress of your download, click "Downloading". From there you can check the current download status and progress.


That's all for now, we have introduced an easy way to download U-NEXT videos instead of yt-dlp. KeepStreams U-NEXT Downloader allows you to save U-NEXT videos to your PC in a few clicks, unlike yt-dlp where you have to enter a code in a command. The easy-to-use interface and intuitive operation make downloading stress-free. So, please try KeepStreams and enjoy U-NEXT videos freely.

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