Automated YouTube Playlist Downloader

In a fit of rage over the new YouTube buffering system, I created a Python script that will accept a playlist URL and download each of the videos. It can only access playlists that are Unlisted or Public.


  1. Python 2.7
  2. pyTube -
  3. YouTube Playlist Downloader -
  4. A Playlist

Configuration - config.ini

save_location = F:/Projects/youtube-playlist-downloader/

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Once Python and pyTube are installed, download the bitbucket repo and rename config.ini.dist to config.ini.

Supply the playlist url(s) in the format given, and then run