Pitub | Python library for uploading videos to YouTube

YouTube is a very popular video sharing site. Downloading videos from YouTube — hard work. Download Downloader and get videos using this, or go to any other website that downloads videos and saves on your computer. Using Python, this task is very easy. A few lines of code will download the YouTube video for you. There is a python library named “pytube” for this. Pytube — it is a lightweight Python library without dependencies that is used to download videos from the internet. 
Pitub is not a native library. You need to install it before using. Installation is easy when you have a pip. In a terminal or command line, enter the following command to install pytube.

 pip install pytube 

If you don`t have pip, install it as an external library.

Uploading one video

The pytube library makes uploading videos very easy. Create a YouTube module object, passing the link as a parameter. Then get the appropriate video extension and resolution. You can set the file name for your convenience, otherwise the original name will be kept. After that, download the file using the download function, which has one parameter, which is the location where the file should be downloaded.

# module import

from pytube import YouTube

  
# where to save

SAVE_PATH = "E: /" # make

 
# link to uploaded video

link = " https:// www. youtube.com/watch?v=xWOoBJUqlbI "

  

try :

  # creating an object with YouTube that was imported at the beginning

yt = YouTube (link)

except :

print ( "Connection Error" ) # handle the exception

 
# filters out all files with the extension & quot; mp4 & quot;

mp4files = yt. filter ( `mp4` )

 

yt.set_filename ( `Python.Engineering Video` ) # set filename

 
# get video with extension and resolution passed in get () function

d_video = yt.get (mp4files [ - 1 ]. extension, mp4files [ - 1 ]. resolution)

try :

# video upload

d_video.download (SAVE_PATH)

except :

print ( "Some Error!" )

print ( `Task Completed!` )

A very large amount of data is being downloaded from the Internet. Depending on the connection speed, the time required to complete the program varies. If you want to download the number of files, go to the next case.

Download multiple videos

The main task of downloading multiple videos is the same as downloading one video. We can use a for loop to load the video.

from pytube import YouTube

  
# where to save

SAVE_PATH = "E: /" # make

 
# link to the uploaded video

link = [ " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWOoBJUqlbI " ,

< code class = "string"> " https://www.youtube.com / watch? v = xWOoBJUqlbI "

  ] # list of YouTube links to download

for i in link:

try :

# create an object with YouTube that was imported at the beginning

  yt = YouTube (i)

  except :

  print ( " Connection Error " ) # handle exception

 

# filters out all files with the extension & quot; mp4 & quot;

mp4files = yt. filter ( `mp4` )

 

# get video with extension and resolution passed in get () function

d_video = yt.get (mp4files [ - 1 ]. extension, mp4files [ - 1 ]. resolution)

try :

# video download

  d_video.download (SAVE_PATH)

except :

print ( "Some Error!" )

print ( `Task Completed!` )

This we used a for loop to load multiple files as shown in the figure. You can use file handling to store all the links in the file you want to download.

Download multiple videos with File Handling

Using file handling, we can open a file that has a group of links. Bypass every link in a text file and apply the easiest video download program here. Here we have a text file named “links_file.txt” that contains all the links that need to be downloaded.

from pytube import YouTube

 
# where to save

SAVE_PATH = " E: / " # make

 
# link to the uploaded video

link = open ( `links_file. txt` , `r` ) # open file

  

for i in link:

try :

# create an object with YouTube that was imported at the beginning

  yt = YouTube (i)

except :

  print ( " Connection Error " ) # handle exception

  

# filters out all files with the extension & quot; mp4 & quot;

mp4files = yt. filter ( `mp4` )

  # get video with extension and resolution passed in get () function

d_video = yt.get (mp4files [ - 1 ]. extension, mp4files [ - 1 ]. resolution)

try :

# video upload

d_video.download (SAVE_PATH)

except :

print ( "Some Error!" )

print ( `Task Completed ! ` )

Important points:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the Internet to download videos. Otherwise it will throw an error.
  2. Do not use the set_filename () function in any loop. In this case, only one video will be uploaded.
  3. You can change the names each time using a different array of names.
  4. Disconnecting the connection between them will also cause an error, and the video will not be uploaded.

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