I am finding a windows application which can use to download youtube videos like downie, I found out a python module known as pytube3 that can be used for this purpose.
So for my own purpose I download some videos which I need to listen while exercising, below is the code to use the module.
from pytube import Playlist, YouTube from pytube.cli import on_progress from pathlib import Path from os.path import join def get_yt_playlist(playlist=None): """ Get the list of youtube urls. Playlist can be used to download playlist as well, but there is no on_progress_callback hence I cannot get the progress bar for each videos. :param playlist: This is the url of the youtube playlist. :return: list of playlist urls. """ pl = Playlist(playlist) return [l for l in pl] def download_vid(url=None, path=None): """ This function downloads the video from each playlist url, the path is specified with the path keyword. :param url: youtube url :param path: path to save the video in your computer :return: None """ # on_progress is a progress bar in the pytube3 module. # the progress bar is shown in sys.stdout. yt = YouTube(url, on_progress_callback=on_progress) stream = yt.streams.first() # video title print(stream.title) # download and save to the computer path. stream.download(path) if __name__ == "__main__": """ This is an example using a youtube playlist. I tried threading, but youtube will reset the connection. So for this example is download one video after video finished, which is very slow. """ playlist = "https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxak_2LR4viU1-f6BkNlqudd_WXAecDX_" collect_list = get_yt_playlist(playlist) path = join(str(Path.home()), "Downloads", "仙逆") for pl in collect_list: download_vid(url=pl, path=path)
This is how the progress bar looks like with
on_progress function from pytube3.
, of course I can write a function to update the progress of a video title, but I still do not know how to integrate with threading, if you have got an example that uses pytube3 with threading with progress bar for each videos let me know below.