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Today I am looking for some kind of program that can download all videos from a YouTube playlist.

Some requirements I need are:

  1. It is free! / Not a trial.
  2. Runs on Windows 8.1. (Also acceptable: Either a Firefox or Chrome extension.)
  3. Downloads videos in playlist in order.
  4. No adware / ads!

Nice to haves are that it supports custom proxy configuration within application with authentication. On a side note it must be easy to use.

Any ideas?

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You can use youtube-dl. It is command line tool. I tried this at only on Windows7. There is a GUI wrapper available called win-youtube-dl but it only works at 64-bit Windows.

  • Open source
  • Supports a lot of video sharing sites
  • Can download subtitle of video
  • Free
  • Multiplatform
  • Supports authentication
  • Works with proxy (I never tried this)
  • Can download playlists and channels
  • Nice find. Being a command line tool means that you could run it in batch over a list of links. It's also the only answer with a software that does not come with bundled adware in the setup. Could you please edit the answer and elaborate more using the same features the OP requested? Reading this post might help on how to format your answer – Tymric Nov 3 '14 at 15:55
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You can use DVDVideoSoft's Free YouTube Download:

  • freeware
  • ads-free (make sure you uncheck/skip the spyware when installing)
  • standalone
  • works with Windows
  • can download YouTube playlists (largest playlists size tried: 182 videos)

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It seems to work fine with non-ASCII characters, example:

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Make sure you uncheck/skip the spyware when installing:

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    It seems that as of version 4.1.29.1027, you need premium to be able to download playlists. – mic Oct 28 '16 at 23:39
  • That doesn't look ad-free, but that looks manageable. – YetAnotherRandomUser Mar 24 '18 at 12:18
  • Some of the features have changed over time too. For example, you can't append upload date any longer. – YetAnotherRandomUser Mar 24 '18 at 12:23
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You can use JDownloader:

  • freeware
  • ads-free (make sure you uncheck/skip the spyware when installing JDownloader)
  • standalone
  • works with Windows/Linux/Mac
  • can download YouTube playlists if it contains fewer than 80 videos
  • tons of other features like custom proxy configuration within application with authentication.

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  • I wish it worked but none of them actually did. :( – Izumi-reiLuLu Sep 22 '14 at 7:27
  • What doesn't work? – Franck Dernoncourt Sep 22 '14 at 14:02
  • Both of them. I even got the cracked version of YTD video downloader and it didn't work and jdownloader, I was just trying to download a playlist and wouldn't work. – Izumi-reiLuLu Sep 22 '14 at 22:16
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    @Izumi-reiLuLu - can you clarify exactly what "wouldn't work" means? does the program launch? does it copy the URL? does it load the vidoes in the playlist? does it download them? and this answer is only for JDownloader, if you have issues on the YTD, perhaps comment on that answer instead? – user2813274 Oct 4 '14 at 17:23
  • For a program to make downloading easy, their website doesn't explain anything, and I can't get it to spit out a file. Probably a temporary glitch, but still pretty embarrassing. – YetAnotherRandomUser Mar 24 '18 at 12:26
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YTD Video Downloader fits your criteria:

  1. It is free*
  2. Runs on Windows 8.1
  3. Downloads entire playlist in order (see screenshots). Edit - The maximum playlist size appears to be 100 videos (see comments)
  4. The setup is bundled with adware (Yahoo toolbar), but you can uncheck them using the custom installation settings

*It also has a paid version that offers simultanuous downloading and converting

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When you paste the link of a video that's part of a playlist (ends with &list=XXXXX), YTD automatically offers to download the entire playlist

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Make sure you uncheck the crapware during the installation:

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    @FranckDernoncourt Apparently not, and I haven't found any statement that says whether or not the full version supports larger playlists. One could either split the playlist in two (maximum YouTube playlist length is 200 videos, so only 2 sub-lists are needed), or use the alternative in your answer – Tymric Nov 3 '14 at 15:16
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    I had the same issue with JDownloader, a non-documented limitation on the maximum size of a playlist it can handle... – Franck Dernoncourt Nov 3 '14 at 15:17
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Short Answer:

You can use ByTubeD plugin with Mozilla Firefox and IDM.

Long Answer:

  • Install above mentioned addon in your Firefox.
  • Go to the Youtube playlist and right-click on its title.
  • Select ByTubeD option.
  • Your videos will take a while to get parsed into a list.
  • Select the videos you want to download.
  • Select resolution and video format.
  • Select destination where the html page with parsed links will get saved.
  • Open the saved html page(if not opened already) and right click on any link.
  • Select 'Download All Links With IDM'.
  • Voila! Now all you need to do is to go to your IDM and open its Scheduler, then go to second tab and remove all the old files which are on the top of your IDM's queue.

Source: https://superuser.com/questions/743476/can-jdownloader-download-youtube-playlists-having-mover-than-80-videos/865675#865675

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No need to worry..Go to https://www.bytesloader.com... Paste the full playlist URL and click download..then click on catch media button...Then wait and enjoy all the videos at once, save them to the laptop in a zip file...It's awesome! Bytesloader (https://www.bytesloader.com) is an online downloading tool which lets you download the stuff like videos, playlists, audios, torrents in few clicks..Visit the website and enjoy!

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    This is written in the style of a spam post. – Chenmunka Mar 22 '16 at 8:39
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Look at the wikipedia comparison oа downloaders:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_download_managers

Free YouTube Downloader and 4kDownloader can download the playlists and channels. Look up the guide https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/guides/how-to-download-youtube-playlist.htm

You need to copy the link to all the channel and SELECT the videos, or you will download all the channel of 100500 videos. If you need exactly that - dont choose)

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