A helper program meant to automate the process of downloading mp3 files from YouTube using youtube-dl library


In order to run youtube_dl_helper, you will need (apart from python, obviously):

  • selenium
  • youtube-dl
  • ffmpeg

All of these dependencies can be acquired for free from the web, by using services like pip, brew or choco


  1. Create a text file containing desired track titles, one per line (// will denote the line as a comment, and it will be ignored!)
  2. Run python and pass in your .txt file path
  3. Wait for the automated process to unfold…
  4. Enjoy yout freshly downloaded mp3 files!


An example track list text file can be found on this very repository ( example_track_list.txt )


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