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Create GUI for Downloading Youtube Video using Python

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 08 Jun, 2020

Prerequisites: Python GUI – tkinter

YouTube is a very popular video-sharing website. Downloading a video’s/playlist from YouTube is a tedious task. Downloading that video through Downloader or trying to download it from a random website which increase’s the risk of licking your personal data. Using the Python Tkinter package, this task is very simple-efficient-safe. Few bunch codes will download the video for you. For this, there are two Python libraries – Tkinterand pytube.

Modules Required

  • pytube :pytube is a light-weight, simple-to-use, dependency-free Python library which is used for downloading videos from the web.pytube, is not the auto-configured library. You need to install it before using it. Installation of pytube is easy when you have pip. In the Terminal or Command Prompt, type the following command to install pytube.

    If you are on Mac OS X or Linux, chances are that one of the following two commands will work for you:

    pip install pytube
    git clone git:// pytube | cd pytube | python install

    If you are on Window’s

    pip install pytube3
  • Tkinter :Tkinter is a Python binding to the Tk GUI toolkit. It is the standard Python interface to the Tk GUI toolkit or in simple word Tkinter is used for as Python Graphical User interface. Tkinter is the native library, you don’t need to install externally, just import, while you use.

Below is the implementation.

# Importing necessary packages
import tkinter as tk
from tkinter import *
from pytube import YouTube
from tkinter import messagebox, filedialog
# Defining CreateWidgets() function
# to create necessary tkinter widgets
def Widgets():
    link_label = Label(root, 
                       text="YouTube link  :",
    root.linkText = Entry(root,
                       columnspan = 2)
    destination_label = Label(root, 
                              text="Destination    :",
    root.destinationText = Entry(root,
    browse_B = Button(root, 
    Download_B = Button(root,
# Defining Browse() to select a 
# destination folder to save the video
def Browse():
    # Presenting user with a pop-up for
    # directory selection. initialdir 
    # argument is optional Retrieving the
    # user-input destination directory and
    # storing it in downloadDirectory
    download_Directory = filedialog.askdirectory(initialdir="YOUR DIRECTORY PATH")
    # Displaying the directory in the directory
    # textbox
# Defining Download() to download the video
def Download():
    # getting user-input Youtube Link
    Youtube_link = video_Link.get()
    # select the optimal location for
    # saving file's
    download_Folder = download_Path.get()
    # Creating object of YouTube()
    getVideo = YouTube(Youtube_link)
    # Getting all the available streams of the
    # youtube video and selecting the first
    # from the
    videoStream = getVideo.streams.first()
    # Downloading the video to destination 
    # directory
    # Displaying the message
                        "DOWNLOADED AND SAVED IN\n" 
                        + download_Folder)
# Creating object of tk class
root = tk.Tk()
# Setting the title, background color 
# and size of the tkinter window and 
# disabling the resizing property
root.resizable(False, False)
# Creating the tkinter Variables
video_Link = StringVar()
download_Path = StringVar()
# Calling the Widgets() function
# Defining infinite loop to run
# application



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