clive is a command line media extraction tool for Youtube and similar websites that require flash. It is written in Perl.



clive is currently maintained only. Please see cclive, the rewrite of clive, which is a more active project.


You can find the current release here (for 2.2.x, see here). See also the release notes. The latest source code can be browsed from here or obtained using:

git clone git://

You can find the key used for the signatures from the following keyservers:


FAQ and wiki

See also the FAQ and the wiki.


Report bugs here.


clive is free software, licensed under the GPLv3+.

Copyright © 2011 Toni Gundogdu. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.

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