How to download all videos of a Youtube channel in HD

Ankur Shrivastava
1 min readJul 17, 2020

Step 1: Go to Videos tab of the Youtube channel

Step 2: Tap on Play All button

Step 3: Copy list ID from the URL. It’d be the value of key list
Example: &list=wdncscmckebfirebuwjcka

Step 4: Install youtube-dl

sudo curl -L -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dlsudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

Step 5: Install brew (Instructions here:

Step 6: Install ffmpeg (Command: brew install ffmpeg )

Step 7: Open Terminal and go to the location you want to download the videos

Step 8: Use the following command to download the all the videos of the channel (Replace the list ID)

youtube-dl -f 'bestvideo[ext=mp4]+bestaudio[ext=m4a]/bestvideo+bestaudio' --merge-output-format mp4 wdncscmckebfirebuwjcka

Note: This is for Mac OS



Ankur Shrivastava

Product Manager | Stock Market Trader. I write about product management, financial freedom, and personal growth.