How to download video from Youtube using Python(pytube)4 min read
Posted On September 1, 2019
You heard many times that python is capable of downloading videos from Youtube. Yes, it is true, Python can do this.
Here, I will explaining you how to download videos using python. We will be using Pytube library for this purpose.
pytube is a very serious, lightweight, dependency-free Python library (and command-line utility) for downloading YouTube Videos. I liked this library because it is very simple to use and flexible, that makes my work easier.
If I have to explain in single line then it will be,”Behold, a perfect balance of simplicity versus flexibility“.Finally pytube also includes a command-line utility, allowing you to quickly download videos right from terminal. This feature helps a lot for a user like me, who works linux operating system.
You may notice that some streams listed have both a video codec and audio codec, while others have just video or just audio, this is a result of YouTube supporting a streaming technique called Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH). You can research more about it, you will find it interesting.
You can download video by simple selecting the tag of its, there are other methods also but I will prefer you to use below given method.