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Pafy – Getting Best Video Stream of the given Video
  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get best video stream of the given youtube video 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. Best video stream is basically a video stream which is available and in highest resolution. This is best stream available for the video.

We can get the pafy object with the help of new method, below is the command to get the pafy object for given video

video = pafy.new(url)

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 getbestvideo method with the pafy object of video

Syntax : video.getbestvideo()



Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns YtdlStream object

Below is the implementation

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# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = vG2PNdI8axo"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url)
   
# getting best video stream of video
value = video.getbestvideo()
  
# printing the value
print("Best Video Steam : " + str(value))

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Output :

Best Video Steam : video:mp4@1280x720

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# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = i6rhnSoK_gc"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url) 
  
# getting best video stream of video
value = video.getbestvideo()
  
# printing the value
print("Best Video Steam : " + str(value))

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Output :

Best Video Steam : video:webm@1920x1080

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