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Search, download and play music from YouTube Source


Do you love music, but hate restrictions? With YouPlay you can search for whatever music in your mind. It will list a number of matching songs from YouTube. You can listen to it and YouPlay will download it as an mp3 file.

YouPlay features:

  • Search music on YouTube by title or artist
  • Get 10 search results
  • Play your song
  • If you play a song, it will be downloaded to your music folder/youplay
  • Songs will be downloaded in the highest available quality from YouTube
  • Already downloaded songs will not be downloaded again
  • You can pause, jump back and forward while playing
  • YouPlay has a GUI and CLI mode


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Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: maturing

This project has been in development for some time and is somewhere around a 1.0 release. It should work mostly fine.


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By Service: YouTube

By Category: music player

By FreeDesktop-(Additional-)Category: GTK Audio Network Player

Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-3.0-only Metadata: CC0-1.0

Frameworks: GTK4 libadwaita

Backend: yt-dlp mpv

Programming languages: Python

Build system: none

AppStream Metadata URL: https://codeberg.org/ralfhersel/youplay/raw/branch/main/org.codeberg.ralfhersel.youplay.metainfo.xml