- Make sure you are using AT LEAST several Shared proxies, for scraping from YouTube.
- Pick a Playlist you want to Download from Youtube.
For the purposes of this Tutorial, I used The All-Time Best of Metal Music.
- Take the URL of that playlist, and head over to the main Scrapebox front-end.
On the right-hand side, you’ll see “Manage Lists”, and in those various drop-down options you will see “Grab/Check”.
- Click that drop-down, and select “Grab Links by Crawling a Site”.
- Paste your playlist URL in the box, at the bottom.
Make sure it’s Level 1, and the box that says “Also external links” should NOT be checked.
- It should finish quickly, and once it does so, at the bottom you will see a hyperlink to a text file with your scraped links.
Go into that text file, and ctrl+a (select all), then ctrl+c (copy) all those links.
- Head back over to the main Scrapebox front-end, where you should see all your recently scraped links already loaded into the “URLs Harvested” section, in the top middle area.
(If you don’t see them, there, then right-click, paste/replace from Clipboard, in that area.)
Next, under “Manage Lists”, on the right, click the drop-down for “Remove/Filter”, and select “Remove URL’s Not Containing…”.
When the box pops-out, you will enter “watch?v=”, and hit enter.
That will filter-out anything but videos URLs.
- Next, right-click in the URLs Harvested Box, and select “Copy All URL’s to Clipboard”.
- Click the “Addons” drop-down, at the very top of the Scrapebox front-end.
At the bottom of that drop-down, select “YouTube Downloader”.
- In the lower-left, select “Load URLs”.
Then, “Load URLs from Clipboard”, or from harvester.
- On the right side of the Youtube Downloader, click “Settings”, and make sure to indicate the file path where you want your downloads to be stored on your hard-drive.
- After that, click “Get Video Info”.
This can take some time, but once it is finished, you can either Export the data, for research purposes, into a .csv file, or you can download the video, audio, transcripts (if any are included), or thumbnails.
- In this case, I selected “Download Audio”.
This took quite a while, so feel free to let this run in the background, until it’s finished.
- Once that is done, you can simply navigate to the file destination folder, you indicated in the YouTube Downloader Settings, and your media will be sitting there, ready for whatever you need it for. 🙂
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