This is just a quick tip or note about code to use to download entire video playlists from YouTube. I find this software very useful because you never know when a playlist you’ve bookmarked is all of a sudden going to be removed. In some cases — before I discovered this software — I found hidden, not-well-known historical information and sources in videos that no longer officially exist on YouTube.
Like I said, this note is mostly documentation for myself, so it isn’t a complete blog post will step-by-step instructions. But, if you can get some benefit from my personal notes about stuff I need to remember, all the better!
Here are a few usages for the code.
youtube-dl -f "bestvideo[ext=mp4]+bestaudio[ext=m4a]/best[ext=mp4]/best" -o "%(playlist)s/YT - %(uploader)s - %(upload_date)s - %(title)s.%(ext)s" -ciw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwLqyZUinhY
- What software do you recommend for downloading YouTube playlists?