[youtube] lW6dvZOOXlo: Downloading webpage
ERROR: Unable to download webpage: HTTP Error 429: Too Many Requests (caused by <HTTPError 429: ‘Too Many Requests’>); please report this issue on https://yt-dl.org/bug . Make sure you are using the latest version; type youtube-dl -U to update. Be sure to call youtube-dl with the --verbose flag and include its complete output.
I am pretty sure this has happened to me, a few months ago.
I then changed VPN server and all the problems of downloading videos with youtube-dl disappeared. I am downloading probably 50 or so videos a day without a problem ( YouTube is my TV ).
I think this happened during the time when I checked all my 400+ subscribed channels every half an hour or so (automated of course). YouTube did not seem to like that, at least at the end of the month. I think they have a “requests per month”-limit for each IP-address. I now check each subscribed channel every hour for the most active channels, up to every 4 hours for the least active channels.
On the Official Github’s Page of Youtube-DL there is the discussion about this warning:
Most of the time, when I face these errors, I run youtube-dl --rm-cache-dir
And I am able again to make Youtube-DL to works properly again, but be aware, as other reported: from time to time, Youtube change the mechanism, so you’ll have to wait for a new release of Youtube-DL.