Skip to content
Related Articles

Related Articles

Pafy – Downloading Stream
  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2020
GeeksforGeeks - Summer Carnival Banner

In this article we will see how we can downloadof given youtube video stream in pafy. Pafy is a python library to download YouTube content and retrieve metadata. Pafy object is the object which contains all the information about the given video. Stream is basically available resolution of video is available on youtube. Downloaded file get saved in the program folder.

We can get the pafy object with the help of new method and with the help of allstreams attribute we can get the all the streams available for the video, below is the command to get the pafy object for given video

video = pafy.new(url)
streams = video.allstreams

The video url should exist on youtube as it get the information of those videos which are present on the youtube. YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform.

In order to do this we use download method with the stream object of video

Syntax : stream.download()



Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns None

Below is the implementation




# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = vG2PNdI8axo"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url) 
  
# getting all the available streams
streams = video.allstreams
  
# selecting one stream
stream = streams[1]
  
# downloading stream
stream.download()

Output :

 554, 085.0 Bytes [100.00%] received. Rate: [7396 KB/s].  ETA: [0 secs]    

Another example




# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = i6rhnSoK_gc"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url) 
  
# getting all the available streams
streams = video.allstreams
  
# selecting one stream
stream = streams[4]
  
# downloading stream
stream.download()

Output :

8, 125, 774.0 Bytes [100.00%] received. Rate: [15493 KB/s].  ETA: [0 secs]    

Attention geek! Strengthen your foundations with the Python Programming Foundation Course and learn the basics.

To begin with, your interview preparations Enhance your Data Structures concepts with the Python DS Course.

My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up
Recommended Articles
Page :