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How to Download YouTube Playlists and YouTube Channels in a Simple and Handy Way

Author by Lisa

Updated on Feb 14, 2023

For various reasons, many people would like to download videos from YouTube playlists or channels. However, they may be in a jam when downloading the whole playlist rather than downloading videos one by one. Therefore, I will introduce a practical downloader and explain how to download YouTube playlist using it.

A Brief Introduction to YouTube Playlist and YouTube Channel

A YouTube playlist is a collection of YouTube videos which can be streamed in sequence. Anybody can make playlists of their own and save other user’s playlists. A YouTube channel, on the other hand, refers to the address of a users’ homepage where all the videos the user uploaded are listed.

It could be a time-consuming process to download YouTube videos one by one. Hence an advanced video downloader that can save a whole YouTube playlist or channel at once become necessary. Next, I will show you the method on how to download playlist from YouTube / how to download YouTube channel with a powerful YouTube downloader in detail.

Disclaimer: This guide is limited to personal fair use only. It is illegal to download copyrighted materials without the copyright holder’s consent. WonderFox does not approve of copyright infringement in any way. The end-users should be solely responsible for their own behaviors.

The Guide on How to Download Full YouTube Playlist or Channel

To select “Downloader”

Before start, please free downloadfree download and install the software. Whether you want to download a playlist or a channel, the steps are similar. Thus I will take downloading a channel for instance.

Step 1. Launch the Program and Open the “Downloader”

First, please launch the program. After running the software, you will find five function icons in the main interface (“Converter”, “Downloader” “Recorder” “GIF Maker” and “Toolbox”). Then select “Downloader”.

Paste the URLs and analyze the URLs

Step 2. Paste and Analyze the URLs

After that, you will enter the interface of “Downloader” where you can see a “Paste URL” box. Copy the URL of the channel first. Then here, you have two options to paste and analyze the URL: 1. Paste the URL into the box and then click on “Analyze”. 2. Directly click “Paste and Analyze” button as long as the URL is still in the clipboard.

As for copying URLs, if you want to download a channel, just copy the URL of the user’s homepage. If it is a playlist, you have two options: 1. Copy the URL of the playlist homepage. 2. Copy the URL of any video of the playlist.

Uncheck the videos you don’t want

Step 3. Select the Video (optional)

You will see the total number of videos and how many videos has been analyzed on the bottom left interface. And after the analyzing, you can uncheck the videos you don’t want to download, then just click “Ok”.

The last process

Step 4. Start the Downloads

Then you will be back to the previous interface with the list of the videos. You can specify a destination folder by clicking the triangle button at the bottom of the interface. Then just click on the “Download All” button to start downloading. Moreover, if the list is too long and you don’t want to spend your time in waiting, you can click the alarm clock icon to set the complete actions including “Do nothing”, “Open output folder”, “Exit program”, “Restart computer” and “Shutdown”.

Some Details on the Features of the YouTube Playlist Downloader

1. Two Phases of Video Analyzing

Two phases of video analyzingTwo phases of video analyzing

The downloader proceeds in two phases when analyzing URLs of the channel or playlist.

During the first phase, it generally analyzes the title and the length of time of each video. The time spent in this phase depends on the number of videos in the channel/list as well as the network condition. According to our numerous tests, it takes one minute to analyze 100 or so videos meanwhile 3-4 minutes for 1000 videos with a stable network. Besides, you can click “Cancel” to stop analyzing the videos. You can still download the analyzed videos. After finishing the first phase you will see “Ok” button and you can click it to enter the downloading interface.

The second phase immediately continues after the first phase. And in this phase, the downloader will analyze the information of the videos including the thumbnails, format, resolution and file size.

Here I have to add that whether or not these data in second phase has been analyzed will never affect the downloading. The significance of this phase is to allow users to preview the information on these videos. It takes much time to waiting for the second phase. Therefore, you’d better directly click “Download All” to downloading the playlist or channel.

2. Some Cases for Failure in Analyzing

The total number of analyzed videosThe total number of analyzed videos

After finishing the analyzing, the program will display the total number of analyzed videos. If there are some failures, it will also display the number of failures. As we all know, some videos are inaccessible for the limitation of nation or place. Another case is that some videos being set by the owner as private video cannot be analyzed.

3. Setting for Downloading

Set the number of videos to be downloadedSet the number of videos to be downloaded

You can set the number of videos to be downloaded in batches in the setting interface. The default number is one. The larger the number is; the more CPU resources will be consumed. So you need to choose the number of batch-downloading according to your own computer performance.

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