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  1. Hello!

    I have a .txt file which contains a list of youtube links one under another.
    1. What do I have to do to get the videos using this list? Also to be able to download in medium quality.
    2. Or if it's possible to download the mp3 version of each link.

    Thank you!
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    Many options:

    Copy and paste the links into a downloader like jdownloader (get the clean ad free version posted in the jdownloader forums).

    or

    Use a web service like KeepVid and copy and paste each link.

    or

    Use youtube-dl and write a batch script.

    All of these choices let you choose the quality.
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    This assumes that you have the youtube-dl installed on your computer.

    Code:
    1. create your batchlist.txt file:
    
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3Et0yeA7P0 # 1:22 Pizza in Naples, Italy - spinning around the world
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIJlRXMfW50 # 2:26 How To Hand Toss Pizza Dough
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfpgDo7uyMo # 3:27 Tony's Pizza - Napoletana Pizza - San Francisco
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3Et0yeA7P0 # 1:22 pizza in naples, italy - spinning around the world
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZoruOm3_5w # 2:08 Naples, Italy: The Birthplace of Pizza
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSH3CvfmxQE # 2:59 Best Pizza in Naples Italy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx1nDIu5Knc # 2:33 World's Original PIzza Restauarant in Naples, Italy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcv25EGrlEc # 2:34 Pizzeria Starita, Naples, Italy - Making Authentic Pizza
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leLlcqCFVdU # 2:53 Pizza at LatanaDellarte Pizzeria, Napoli, Italy
    
    2. enter the YT script (below) when ready to D/L videos
    
    example usage: 
    youtube-dl -c --title -f best --batch-file batchlist.txt 
    
    where
    -f best       -- this will give you the 'best' format of the video.
    #             -- is a comment. it, along with any text after it, is igored. i like to comment things, and add duration, etc. 
    
    optional commands: 
    -c    -- Force resume of partially downloaded files.
    -t or --title -- i like to include the title and description (and sometimes subs) during the YT download.
    --write-description -- for description of video.
    --write-thumbnail   -- for the thumbnails images. 
    --write-sub   -- download the subtitle during the YT download. 
    
    debugging commands: 
    --simulate    -- add this, if you want to test your script w/out actually downloading anything.
    Last edited by vhelp; 20th Mar 2016 at 12:07.
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  4. Vidd and vhelp, thank you so much!!!!
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