Playlists on YouTube are great because they offer viewers content of a certain type, for example music videos of a certain genre, or a complete series of a TV show. Likewise, if you like a certain YouTuber, chances are that you will enjoy all of their content. So you might be wondering how you could download all the contents of a YouTube playlist or channel for watching offline or simply to have a complete collection on your computer. Unfortunately, not all ordinary YouTube downloaders will get the job done for you, so finding a program that is capable of doing such tasks takes a bit more research and testing. Luckily, we have done the hard part for you and collected the top 3 tools to download all videos from YouTube channels or playlists.
AceThinker Video Keeper
Number 1 on our list is AceThinker Video Keeper
. This versatile piece of tool lets you grab videos from virtually any video streaming site, including YouTube. Thanks to the multi-threading technology, videos will be downloaded faster than ever and you will have full YouTube playlists (YouTube channel download not supported) on your computer in no-time. Moreover, if you are not satisfied with the default download format, you can convert your file to any of the other video or audio formats or presets, making your file ready to be synced to your portable device. Moreover, the intuitive and modern design means that there is virtually no learning curve for the software. Follow the guidelines below to find out more on how to use Video Keeper to download all YouTube channel videos and all playlist videos.
Step1 Download and install Video Keeper
A copy of the software can be obtained by clicking the hyperlink above in the program description. Install the software and launch it from your computer.
Step2 Copy playlist link
Open YouTube in your browser and search for the playlist you want to download the contents of. In the address bar of your browser, copy the link of the playlist or channel.
Step3 Paste link to Video Keeper
Switch back to Video Keeper and click the blue “Paste URL” button in the top-left corner of the interface. The program will analyze the videos in the playlist and will return a list of the videos available for download. Choose all or the ones you want to download and hit “Add to download”.
Step4 Downloading videos
The program will now automatically start downloading your files which you can track the progress of by navigating to the “Downloading” menu in panel on the left. Once a video has finished downloading, it will be moved to the “Completed” menu.
Airy YouTube Playlist DownloaderAiry
is a well-designed, compact YouTube video and audio downloader that is also capable of saving entire playlists and channels. Available for both Windows and Mac users (with slightly different features), Airy is a truly versatile piece of software. Airy supports the downloading of HD and ultra HD videos, but you can choose from various output formats and resolutions to match your needs. Airy is the perfect tool if you want fast and easy bulk downloading. The steps below will take you through the process of downloading an entire playlist from YouTube.
Step1 Download and install Airy
Depending on your system, download the Windows or Mac version of Airy using the link provided above in the program description. Launch the program when installed.
Step2 Copy channel/playlist link
In your browser open YouTube and search for the channel or playlist you want to download. Now highlight the link located in the address bar of your browser and after right-clicking your mouse, click “Copy”.
Step3 Paste channel/playlist link to Airy
In Airy’s main interface you will find a field saying “Paste YouTube URL”. Right-click the field and select “Paste”. The link you just copied will now be pasted into the field so Airy can process your videos.
Step4 Process videos
Airy will now analyze and process the videos in the playlist and will return the number of videos available for download. Note the more videos there are in the playlist, the more time this process will take.
Step5 Choose output format and quality
Use the drop-down menu to select the output format and quality of your videos. The setting you choose will apply to all video downloader. Go for MP4 format if you want a compatible format. If you want to extract only sound from the videos then download YouTube channel mp3 format.
Step6 Download YouTube channel videos or playlist videos
The only thing left to do is hit the red “Download” button on the right and choose a location for your output files. Wait for your downloads to finish.
Third on our list is an online YouTube playlist downloader
that has been designed for people who prefer ease of access and simplicity over anything else. The fact that it is an online downloader mean that you will not have to spend time downloading and installing additional software. Simply paste the playlist’s link in the given field, choose one of the 3 available formats and save your videos. There is no catch to it whatsoever, YouTube-Playlist-Downloader is by far the most easy to use YouTube playlist downloader. Moreover, you can export the videos found in your playlist to Spotify straight from the website. Here is how the tool works.
Step1 Open the online downloader
Click the hyperlink in the program description which will take you directly to the app’s website.
Step2 Copy and paste playlist link
Open YouTube in a new app and search for the and playlist you wish to download. Copy the link in your address bar located at the top of your browser. Now switch back to the tab which has the downloader opened in it and paste the link you have just copied into the field in the middle of the interface.
Step3 Select download format
After pasting the link, choose one of the 3 download formats; MP3, MP4 or MP4HD. To save videos in high quality, downloading in MP4HD is the recommended choice, although this will result in larger file sizes.
Step4 Download videos
You will now see all the videos in the playlist listed one by one. For the ones you want to download, click the green download button. The program will convert the file and make it available for download. Unfortunately, there is no button for downloading all at once, so you have to repeat this process for each video.
Obviously it is more difficult to find a downloader app that is capable to download a whole YouTube channel or playlist than it is to find a tool that will download a single video for you, but after some research we came up with the above list which contains the programs we found the most effective when it comes to saving YouTube videos. There are many more, but these are the ones we liked the most. And if we had to pick one out of the 3 that stands out even among this narrowed down list, we would have to go with AceThinker’s Video Keeper. This highly versatile program is designed for speed and ease of use, with no limitations on the number of videos you want to download.