Current version: v0.4.9 | Changelog


pyLoad is a fast, lightweight and full featured download manager for many One-Click-Hoster, container formats like DLC, video sites or just plain http/ftp links. It aims for low hardware requirements and platform independence to be runnable on all kind of systems (desktop pc, netbook, NAS, router).
Despite its strict restriction it is packed full of features just like webinterface, captcha recognition, unrar and much more.

pyLoad is divided into core and clients, to make it easily remote accessible. Currently there are a webinterface, command line interface, a GUI written in Qt and an Android client. Screenshots can be found here.


Some main advantages at a glance:

  • completely written in python
  • low hardware requirements
  • features many One-Click-Hoster
  • including premium support, captcha recognition, reconnect feature
  • DLC, CCF, RSDF support
  • easily remote accessible via webinterface or GUI
  • free support at irc or forum
  • released under GPL

Below you find an excerpt of pyLoads plugins and features. For more information and some tutorials take a look into the pyLoad Community Wiki.

If you want to support our work you can donate, vote or tell you friends here:

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Here you find some currently supported hosters. All premium hosters includes freeuser support, of course. For a complete list look here.


  • Freakshare
  • DepositFiles
  • Megaupload
  • Filesonic

Free only

  • Zippyshare
  • Youtube
  • Myvideo
  • ShareCx
  • XDCC



Modern webinterface with nice AJAX support, written in django.

Command Line Interface

Control pyLoad from your terminal. (not working on windows)

Graphical User Interface

GUI written in pyQt available for every OS.

Android Client

Let you control pyLoad from your smarthphone.

IRC, XMPP Interface

Control pyLoad with your IRC client or chat messenger.

Captcha Recognition

Automatically process catpchas for some hoster, when tesseract and pil is available or optional uses CaptchaTrader plugin.


Automatically unrar your downloaded files when they are finished.

Click and Load 2 + FlashGot

JDownloaders Click and Load Support (only working when pyLoad runs locally)

start.txt · Last modified: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:20 am by RaNaN