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Project Idea | Automatic Youtube Playlist Downloader

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  • Last Updated : 30 May, 2018
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A playlist is used to collect videos in a group. Most of the video channels on youtube organize their videos in the form of playlists.

Project Title : Youtube Playlist Downloader

Introduction: It is Automation written to Java for downloading YouTube video Lectures(PLAYLIST). it can save time of students who do self learning from youtube videos. Following are some example video playlists.

GeeksforGeeks video channel
MIT OpenCourseWare

Conceptual framework:
* Save youtube page resources in a txt file.
* Grab links of videos and store in vector data structure.
* Download each video from savefromnet using Chrome drive and selenium library. Selenium is used to automate browser activities.

Tools Used:
savefromnet using Chrome drive and selenium library
Below Java libraries are used in Java.


Chrome drive
Selenium Library
Java JDK

Project Link(Github) : Github

Videos :
1: (1.20 )
2. (3.41 )

Application: Automatic download Large playlist of video lectures or song from youtube

Alternate Ways:

  1. One alternate way to download videos is to use command line tool youtube-dl which is written in Python.
    youtube-dl [OPTIONS] URL [URL...]
  2. We can also use pytube. pytube is not the native library. You need to install it before using it. Installation is easy when you have pip. In the Terminal or Command Prompt, type the following command to install pytube. Please refer this for Python code and other details.

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