Soundcloud Music Downloader (scdl)

Updated 11092022-215802

Soundcloud Music Downloader


This script is able to download music from SoundCloud and set id3tag to the downloaded music. Compatible with Windows, OS X, Linux.

System requirements

Installation Instructions


There is a configuration file left in ~/.config/scdl/scdl.cfg


# Download track & repost of the user QUANTA
scdl -l -a

# Download likes of the user Blastoyz
scdl -l -f

# Download one track
scdl -l

# Download one playlist
scdl -l

# Download only new tracks from a playlist
scdl -l --download-archive archive.txt -c

# Sync playlist
scdl -l --sync archive.txt

# Download your likes (with authentification token)
scdl me -f


-h --help                       Show this screen
--version                       Show version
-l [url]                        URL can be track/playlist/user
-n [maxtracks]                  Download the n last tracks of a playlist according to the creation date
-s                              Download the stream of a user (token needed)
-a                              Download all tracks of user (including reposts)
-t                              Download all uploads of a user (no reposts)
-f                              Download all favorites of a user
-C                              Download all commented by a user
-p                              Download all playlists of a user
-r                              Download all reposts of user
-c                              Continue if a downloaded file already exists
--force-metadata                This will set metadata on already downloaded track
-o [offset]                     Begin with a custom offset
--addtimestamp                  Add track creation timestamp to filename,
                                which allows for chronological sorting
--addtofile                     Add artist to filename if missing
--debug                         Set log level to DEBUG
--download-archive [file]       Keep track of track IDs in an archive file,
                                and skip already-downloaded files
--error                         Set log level to ERROR
--extract-artist                Set artist tag from title instead of username
--hide-progress                 Hide the wget progress bar
--hidewarnings                  Hide Warnings. (use with precaution)
--max-size [max-size]           Skip tracks larger than size (k/m/g)
--min-size [min-size]           Skip tracks smaller than size (k/m/g)
--no-playlist-folder            Download playlist tracks into main directory,
                                instead of making a playlist subfolder
--onlymp3                       Download only the streamable mp3 file,
                                even if track has a Downloadable file
--path [path]                   Use a custom path for downloaded files
--remove                        Remove any files not downloaded from execution
--sync [file]	                Compare an archive file to a playlist and downloads/removes any changed tracks
--flac                          Convert original files to .flac
--no-album-tag                  On some player track get the same cover art if from the same album, this prevent it
--original-art                  Download original cover art
--original-name                 Do not change name of original file downloads
--no-original                   Do not download original file; only mp3 or m4a
--only-original                 Only download songs with original file available
--name-format [format]          Specify the downloaded file name format
--playlist-name-format [format] Specify the downloaded file name format, if it is being downloaded as part of a playlist
--client-id [id]                Specify the client*id to use
--auth-token [token]            Specify the auth token to use
--overwrite                     Overwrite file if it already exists
--strict-playlist               Abort playlist downloading if one track fails to download