I don't remember what I did back then, but it's been working fine ever since. I made a lot of mistakes in the beginning, so it probably was one of those that caused the problem.
Just gave the appimage, 3.8.2, a try. Just as slow as the repo's 3.7.2. Then I trotted out yt-dl, and it tore through the download in no time.
I'll try to give that a try tomorrow.
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