How to Download Entire YouTube Playlist

Last updated on August 2, 2019 by Melody

Grouping certain type of video on a playlist is a nice way to find videos on the same genre. For example music videos of a certain genre, or a complete series of a TV show. Likewise, following certain YouTuber will give you chances to enjoy all of its service offered. That said, 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 saved on your PC. However, not many ordinary downloading software can get the job done. However, finding a program that is capable of doing such tasks takes a bit of time through constant browsing. Luckily, we have done the hard part for you and collected the top 3 tools that can do bulk download for you.

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AceThinker Video Keeper

video keeper iconNumber 1 on our list is AceThinker Video Keeper. This multitasking tool lets you grab videos from virtually numerous video streaming platform, including YouTube. Thanks to the multi-threading technology, videos are downloaded faster than before plus, have full YouTube playlists (YouTube channel download not supported) in no-time. Moreover, you can also convert your file to any of the other audio and Video formats as you pleased. Making your file ready to be synced to device. For the meantime here is a guide below to find out more on Video Keeper to get videos online.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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Airy YouTube Playlist Downloader

airy logoAiry is a durable downloader that can do as much as Video Keeper (with slightly different features). It is a competitive software that supports downloading high definition and ultra HD videos, with the privilege of the ability to choose the format produced by it. Thus, what makes it a good tool for fast and easy bulk downloading. if you are wanting to know more about the tool, you can check the instruction below.

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 for a specific page that contains the video 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.

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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. 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.

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Step5 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.

YouTube-Playlist-Downloader

icon-youtube-mp3Third 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.

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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.

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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.

4K Video Downloader

4k-video-downloader There are lots of video downloaders that contain viruses and malicious software. The great thing about is that 4K Video Downloader is an exception for this. Although the free version of this software contains ads, it is ensured that it doesn’t contain any malware. One of the best features of this tool is it lets users download an entire YouTube channel or playlist within few clicks. Additionally, it can grab subtitles then input them into the video or save them separately. Moreover, it supports multiple formats such as MP4, FLV, 3GP, M4A, and more.

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4K Video Downloader also features a user-friendly interface that users need to paste the YouTube URL into its interface to grab any video or playlist. Based from its name itself, this downloader supports HD quality outputs such as 4K, 8K, and 1080p resolutions. Apart from downloading a YouTube playlist, the tool can also grab videos from other streaming websites such as Vimeo, SoundCloud, Flickr, and more.

YouTube By Click

youtube by click logo Next on the list of playlist downloaders is YouTube By Click. This downloader still needs to be refined, but it is even loaded with essential tools to grab YouTube playlist into your computer. One of the most remarkable features of the app is its autodetect. This feature allows YouTube By Click to automatically analyze the video playing in the background and offers to download it. Additionally, it also features a straightforward interface that provides a quick access toolbar to download the playlist. Moreover, YouTube By Click supports multiple formats such as MP4, MP3, AVI, WAV, and more. Meanwhile, the tool can also optimize the downloaded videos into the best quality available.

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Aside from YouTube, the tool can also download clips from other video streaming websites such as FaceBook, Instagram, Vimeo, DailyMotion, and more. With all of its functions available, YouTube By Click literally allows users to download entire YouTube playlists and channels within a single click!

VLC Media Player

vlc player3 I think some of you will be shocked that the VLC Media Player can also save YouTube videos. Well, you read it right. This media player is not only intended to play almost video formats but also downloads some of them. Avid internet users usually have VLC Media Player already installed into their devices. This player is a free and open-source multimedia platform that plays almost any streaming format. Although it is not as easy to use as the other apps mentioned, it is still necessary to utilize it in case users don’t want to download any additional software.

Even though VLC Media Player is free, it contains no spyware, ads, or user tracking, which is rare for open source apps. Additionally, it will ensure fast download due to its hardware decoding. Here are the steps on how to download YouTube playlist using the VLC Media Player

Steps:

  1. From the interface of VLC, click “Media” from the top menu then select “Network Stream”
  2. Browse YouTube then select the playlist or video you wish to download. Copy the URL from its address box.
  3. Paste the YouTube URL into the Network Stream Box then click Play
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  5. Next, click “Tools and Codec Information” then copy the data from the Location box at the bottom.
  6. After that, paste the location data into a new browser tab then hit “Enter” from your keyboard.
  7. Once the video is playing in your browser, right click on the video then select “Save As”.
Videoder for Android Mobile

videoder moible appVideoder is an amazing app that has been on the app store for a long time because of its uniqueness. From its simple but elegant interface to its user-friendly controls, anyone can easily use Videoder. The reviews too are also positive although there are little complains of ads here and there, which is understandable since it is a way to generate revenue for the developers. The Videoder app is good for downloading videos from YouTube, and this can be done in different formats and resolutions. In addition to this, the app is free, does not consume much space and it has a top-notch security feature. You can also download multiple videos at the same time.

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How to use the Videoder app:

  • You can only get the Videoder app exclusively from Uptodown app store.
  • One of the features that make Videoder unique is that they have a unique browser which saves you time by downloading videos from your favorite sites supported on the browser including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and DailyMotion. Also, you can paste the link from any of the sites listed above and download directly.
  • When you paste the link of the video you want to download, or you see the video you like when browsing on the built-in browser, click on the white arrow located at the top of the screen and a popup containing the download button will appear.
  • When you click on the download icon, you have two choices; to download either the video or just the audio. The two have different resolutions attached to them, including the MP4, FLV, and 3GP quality resolutions. After you choose the one you want, a popup showing you to choose where to store the video will come out, after selecting it, tap on “START DOWNLOAD” button and the download should begin.

Conclusion

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.

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