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  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the video streams 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. Video streams are basically available video streams for the given video it doesn’t include audio stream values.

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 videostreams attribute with the pafy object of video

Syntax : video.videostreams

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns list

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 video streams of the video
value = video.videostreams
  
# printing the value
print("Video Streams : " + str(value))

Output :

Video Streams : [video:mp4@256x144, video:webm@256x144, video:mp4@426x240, video:webm@426x240, video:mp4@640x360, video:mp4@854x480, video:webm@640x360, video:webm@854x480, video:mp4@1280x720, video:webm@1280x720]

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 video streams of the video
value = video.videostreams
  
# printing the value
print("Video Streams : " + str(value))

Output :

Video Streams : [video:webm@256x144, video:mp4@256x144, video:webm@426x240, video:mp4@426x240, video:webm@640x360, video:mp4@640x360, video:webm@854x480, video:mp4@854x480, video:mp4@1280x720, video:webm@1280x720, video:webm@1920x1080, video:mp4@1920x1080]

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