Make YouTube Video Downloader with Python & Flask

Make YouTube Video Downloader with Python & Flask | ninjasquad

In our previous Python tutorial, we have explained how to make ChatBot in Python. In this tutorial, we will explain how to make YouTube video downloader in Python.

YouTube is the most popular video sharing and social media platform. The people are always willing to download the favorite videos. But it’s not always easy to download videos as it needs third party tools or website to download. So keeping this in mind, we are have tutorial for you to develop YouTube Video Downloader.

In this tutorial, we will explain how to make your own YouTube Video Downloader using Python. We will use Python library pytube to implement video download functionality. We will use Flask, micro web framework and Bootstrap 5 to create our YouTube Video Downloader.

So let’s proceed to make YouTube video downloader with Python and Flask.

Project Setup

We will create application directory youtube-downloader using below command.

$ mkdir youtube-downloader

we moved to the project direcotry

$ cd youtube-downloader

Install Required Modules

We will use folloing modules in this application from Python.

  • Flask: It is a micro framework from Python to create web application. So we will install this module to create web applications. We will install it using the below command:

pip install Flask
  • pytube: This is Python package that can be used to YouTube videos. We will install it using the below command:

pip install pytube
  • pathlib: This is Python package that offers classes representing filesystem paths with semantics appropriate for different operating systems. We will install it using the below command:

pip install pathlib

Implement YouTube Video Downloader

We will create Python file and import required modules. We will import flask, pytube and pathlib module. We will also import os module for getting path and also re module for implementing regex to validate video url.

from flask import Flask, request, render_template
from pytube import YouTube
from pathlib import Path
import os
import re

We will create our flask application.

app = Flask(__name__)

We will create route / for our app and create function index() and call template file index.html to display YouTube Video downloader form with input and a download button.

def index():
    return render_template('index.html')

We will create app route /download with method POST and GET. We will create function downloadVideo() to handle video downlaod functionality. We will check for form post value and then validate url. If valid YouTub video url then call method YouTube() and handle video download functionality.

@app.route("/download", methods=["GET","POST"])
def downloadVideo():      
    errorType = 0
    if request.method == 'POST' and 'video_url' in request.form:
        youtubeUrl = request.form["video_url"]
            validateVideoUrl = (
            validVideoUrl = re.match(validateVideoUrl, youtubeUrl)
            if validVideoUrl:
                url = YouTube(youtubeUrl)
                video = url.streams.get_highest_resolution()
                downloadFolder = str(os.path.join(Path.home(), "Downloads"))
                mesage="Video Downloaded Successfully!"
                errorType = 1
                mesage="Enter Valid YouTube Video URL!"
                errorType = 0
            mesage="Enter YouTube Video Url."
            errorType = 0            
    return render_template('index.html', mesage = mesage, errorType = errorType) 

Then we will run our flask app.

if __name__ == "__main__":

As we have already called index.html template file, so we will create templates directory in our project and create index.html template file. We will include Bootstrap 5 framework files and then design video download form. Also handle message display.

    <Title>YouTube Downloader Python</Title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet">
    <script src=""></script>
    <div class="container mt-3">
        <h2>YouTube Video Downloader</h2>
        <form action="/download" method="post">
            {% if mesage is defined and mesage %}
                {% if errorType is defined and errorType %}
                    <div class="alert alert-success">{{ mesage }}</div>
                {% else  %}
                    <div class="alert alert-danger">{{ mesage }}</div>
                {% endif %}
            {% endif %}
            <div class="mb-3 mt-3">
                <label for="video_url">Enter YouTube Video Url:</label>
                <input type="text" class="form-control" id="video_url" placeholder="Enter url" name="video_url">
            <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Download</button>

Run Application

We will run our application using below command.


After executing above command, the application will be start running on below url in browser. You can copy url and paste in browser to load application.

When we enter YouTube video url and press Download button, the video will be downloaded into download directory in our computer.

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