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Thread: WSL Ubuntu for Windows 10 Error

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2019

    Question WSL Ubuntu for Windows 10 Error

    I installed "Ubuntu" from official Windows 10 store app which is the best way for me to run package youtube-dl.
    But when trying to download, it shows this error:
    ERROR: Unable to download webpage: <urlopen error [Errno 111] Connection refused> (caused by URLError(ConnectionRefusedError(111, 'Connection refused')))
    Both http and https tried.
    What it means and how to solve it?
    Last edited by giant-paw; August 6th, 2020 at 08:52 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Re: WSL Ubuntu for Windows 10 Error

    The usage of youtube-dl is against Youtube's ToS therefore discussions about it are against this forum's rules and quite frowned upon by the staff.

    The error message suggests the URL is wrong.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Metro Boston
    Kubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

    Re: WSL Ubuntu for Windows 10 Error

    A more global answer is to not use WSL at all. Install VirtualBox for Windows from It will enable you to create "virtual machines" into which you can load most any operating system. Rather than being bound by the version of Ubuntu in the Microsoft Store, you can install any Ubuntu "flavor" (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, etc.) into a VB virtual machine and have a fully-working system. You can even install another copy of Win 10 on top of Win 10.
    Last edited by SeijiSensei; August 6th, 2020 at 03:32 PM.
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    Re: WSL Ubuntu for Windows 10 Error

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