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Extract metadata for all videos from a youtube channel into a csv or xlsx file.

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Extract metadata for all videos from a youtube channel and exports it into a csv or xlsx file.

Be sure to read the csv file using the tab character \t as field separator in your spreadsheet software of choice.

As of now it's quite slow and unpredictable, expect ~400 seconds for extracting all videos metadata from a channel containing 400 videos.

Fields extracted

Field Description
author Channel Name
channel_url Channel URL
title Video Title
webpage_url Video URL
view_count View Count
like_count Like Count
dislike_count Dislike Count
average_rating Rating
duration Duration in seconds
upload_date Upload Date in YYYYMMDD Format
tags Tags
categories Categories
description Description
thumbnail Thumbnail URL
best_format Highest Format Available
filesize_bytes Filesize in bytes


  • youtube-dl
  • pandas
  • openpyxl


Preferred install method

pip install youtube_extract

If you are an Archlinux user, you can install the AUR package youtube_extract-git.

Run from source

First method (installing the youtube_extract package)

git clone
cd youtube_extract
python install
youtube_extract -h

Second method (installing only the dependencies)

git clone
cd youtube_extract
pip install -r requirements.txt
python -m youtube_extract -h

Third method (installing the youtube_extract package with pipenv)

git clone
cd youtube_extract
pipenv install '-e .'
pipenv run youtube_extract -h


If installed :

youtube_extract CHANNEL_URL
# or xlsx format
youtube_extract CHANNEL_URL -e xlsx

Otherwise, in the directory containing the source code :

python -m youtube_extract CHANNEL_URL
# or xlsx format
python -m youtube_extract CHANNEL_URL -e xlsx


youtube_extract -h
usage: youtube_extract [-h] [--debug] [-e EXPORT_FORMAT] [channel_url]

Extract metadata for all videos from a youtube channel into a csv or xlsx

positional arguments:
  channel_url           Youtube channel url.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --debug               Display debugging information.
  -e EXPORT_FORMAT, --export_format EXPORT_FORMAT
                        Export format (csv or xlsx). Default : csv.

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