How to Download All Videos From a YouTube Playlist
It’s a fair question – after all, we live in an age where everything from your phone to your fridge has an internet connection. We can get any video we want in a matter of seconds.
In this article, I’m, going to introduce you to five apps and tools that will let you download an entire YouTube playlist in just a few easy clicks.
Available On: Windows, Mac
Like 4K Video Download, Gihosoft TubeGet covers a whole lot more than just YouTube. The app supports more than 10,000 sites, including Facebook, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Metacafe, Break, Veoh, and Blip.tv.
The app can download single videos and entire playlists. To download a playlist, just grab its URL and click +PasteURL in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
You’ll then be prompted to choose either the format (MP4, WebM, 3GP, FLV, AVI, or MKV) and the quality (4K, 1440P, 1080P, 720P, 480P, 360P, or 240P). When you’re ready, click Download. The app will download up to five videos at a time.
If you’ve got a slow internet connection but want to download a large playlist, don’t worry. You can limit the download speed so it does not interfere with any other online activities you’re working on.
Lastly, the app also includes an MP3 extraction tool; it’ll let you save the audio of a video without needing to download the whole video file.
Available On: Windows, Mac, Linux
Did you know you can use VLC Media Player to save YouTube videos? The process is not as simple as using a dedicated third-party app, but if you’re adverse to installing yet more software on your machine, it’s a good option.
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To begin, fire up the app and head to Media > Open Network Stream. Paste the URL of the YouTube video you want to download and hit Play.
After the video begins, go to Tools > Codec and copy the link in the Location box.
Paste the link into your browser and press Enter. Once again, the video will start playing automatically. Right-click on the video and select Save Video As.
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Available On: All web browsers
If you don’t have VLC player and you don’t trust third-party apps, you can try using a web app. There are hundreds of web apps that will let you download individual videos, but ones that offer a way to download whole playlists are much harder to find.
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At the time of writing, the best one is arguably MegaVN. Click the Playlist/Channel tab in the top right-hand corner of the screen and paste the link of the playlist you want.
There are a couple of other features that help make this the best web app. Firstly, like 4K Downloader, it will let you download the entire back catalog of a particular channel. Secondly, it gives you a way to download country-restricted videos using a proxy. The app even goes as far as to supply you with a list of proxies to choose from.