I want to download a rather large playlist, and I do not want to do it one by one. The man page of youtube-dl and the examples on the Internet show clearly that is possible, namely, just writting "right" the address of the playlist. This is the actual command that I am using:
And the url is right. But I do not get ANYTHING (not even the first video). Not an error message also, what I get is thisCode:youtube-dl -i --playlist-start 9 --playlist-end 103 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ACC74B0CB3FA1C4
You can check for yourselves that the playlist is not empty.Code:[youtube:playlist] PL8ACC74B0CB3FA1C4: Downloading webpage [download] Downloading playlist: PL8ACC74B0CB3FA1C4 [youtube:playlist] playlist PL8ACC74B0CB3FA1C4: Downloading 0 videos [download] Finished downloading playlist: PL8ACC74B0CB3FA1C4
My version of youtube-dl is 2020.11.01.1
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Last edited by wpkzz; 7th Dec 2020 at 16:49. Reason: Solved
I copy/pasted your command line. It worked for me. Version: 2020.11.12
Last edited by jagabo; 18th Nov 2020 at 19:55.
latest version is 2020.11.19
Okey, I upgraded now, and it seems to work. Thanks and sorry for not keeping track of your answer.
By the way, how do I skip the undownloadable videos and continue?
How do I mark this thread as "solved"?
Supposedly the "-i" options skips videos that are not avaible, but sometimes it stops on error.
I have to understand the pattern, maybe I forgot the -i in one of my tries.
I have made the experience that it is better to download the videos individually.
But the problem is that with a larger playlist the Youtube servers site go down on their knees or even a video from Youtube is blocked. So it is a waste of time to wait for a playlist larger than 20 videos in the hope that everything will be downloaded.
It is better to convert each video individually. This is how I made the experience.