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    I just made a completely new win10 install and youtube-dl will not run.

    I get this errror.

    I tried installing Python - latest version. No good.
    Then I tried installing an old one following a googled hint, 2.7, hasn't worked.


    PS C:\Windows\system32> youtube-dl
    Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: unable to load the file system codec
    ImportError: No module named 'encodings'
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  2. Try right clicking youtube-dl and "Run as Administrator"
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  3. Must be a Python forum somewhere out there. That's the first thing I would look into. Or maybe the youtube-dl author will respond.
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  4. Hi ,

    Create a directory , without Administrator's rights .
    Ex : D:\YTBE
    Find the lastest version of youtube-dl , unzip it in the previous directory .
    Don't forget on updating youtube-dl .

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    Originally Posted by abrogard View Post
    PS C:\Windows\system32> youtube-dl
    Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: unable to load the file system codec
    ImportError: No module named 'encodings'
    AFAIK youtube-dl.exe is meant to be called from the "normal" command prompt (i.e., from cmd.exe).

    Not from a PowerShell console [which I have never used and is so complicated that it remains useless to me].
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  8. Hi ,

    Example of batch file , name it "Zorba.bat" put it in the "youtube-dl.exe"'s directory

    Code:
    @echo off
    youtube-dl -f best "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxdHMHuTxUQ" -o Zorba.mp4
    pause
    :fin
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