commit ea782aca520ff17fbf32771bfcfd9cbd36123900
parent 43ebf77df3bbd93dbbd0336b0243d8d50895ab72
Author: Sergey M․ <dstftw@gmail.com>
Date:   Sun,  8 Mar 2020 09:17:17 +0700

[README.md] Clarify 429 error

Diffstat:
MREADME.md | 4+++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/README.md b/README.md @@ -835,7 +835,9 @@ In February 2015, the new YouTube player contained a character sequence in a str ### HTTP Error 429: Too Many Requests or 402: Payment Required -These two error codes indicate that the service is blocking your IP address because of overuse. Contact the service and ask them to unblock your IP address, or - if you have acquired a whitelisted IP address already - use the [`--proxy` or `--source-address` options](#network-options) to select another IP address. +These two error codes indicate that the service is blocking your IP address because of overuse. Usually this is a soft block meaning that you can gain access again after solving CAPTCHA. Just open a browser and solve a CAPTCHA the service suggests you and after that [pass cookies](#how-do-i-pass-cookies-to-youtube-dl) to youtube-dl. Note that if your machine has multiple external IPs then you should also pass exactly the same IP you've used for solving CAPTCHA with [`--source-address`](#network-options). Also you may need to pass a `User-Agent` HTTP header of your browser with [`--user-agent`](#workarounds). + +If this is not the case (no CAPTCHA suggested to solve by the service) then you can contact the service and ask them to unblock your IP address, or - if you have acquired a whitelisted IP address already - use the [`--proxy` or `--source-address` options](#network-options) to select another IP address. ### SyntaxError: Non-ASCII character