Download YouTube videos using Python

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Hey guys, in this short post lets see how we can download youtube videos using Python.

To make this possible, we use a package called pytube

What is pytube?

Their official docs says,

pytube is a very serious, lightweight, dependency-free Python library (and command-line utility) for downloading YouTube Videos.

Installing pytube

Run the below command to install the pytube package.

pip install pytube

Now, pytube is successfully installed on your system.

To download a video, simply copy the URL of that video and run the below code

from pytube import YouTube
url = "http://youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0"
YouTube(url).streams.first().download()

Thats it folks :)

To learn more about pytube visit their docs

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