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Youtube Filesystem for PyFilsystem2

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A PyFilesystem2 implementation for accessing YouTube Videos and Playlists


Install directly from PyPI, using pip:

pip install



Use fs.open_fs to open a filesystem with an Youtube FS URL:

import fs
yt_fs = fs.open_fs('youtube://youtubeplaylistid')

The opener can use either use the YouTube Playlist ID or the whole Youtube URL.

Also Single Youtube Videos are supported.


yt_fs =
        url, playlist=True, seekable=True

with each argument explained below:

url The Playlist/Video URL or simly use the YouTube ID

playlist If the ID or URL is one Video only, set this to False

seekable Use a seekable implementation to move inside the videofile.

Once created, the YoutubeFS filesystem behaves like any other filesystem (see the Pyfilesystem2 documentation).


Found a bug ? Have an enhancement request ? Head over to the GitHub issue tracker of the project if you need to report or ask something. If you are filling in on a bug, please include as much information as you can about the issue, and try to recreate the same bug in a simple, easily reproductible situation.

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