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I am using youtube-dl to download my music playlist.

Theres only one problem: youtube-dl doesn't realize which videos it has already downloaded, so it simply redownloads every single video. I would like it to recongize when new videos have been added and then only redownload those, so that I could run it every 10 seconds or so to check whether or not new videos have been added.

Alternatively I would like a way to download all urls present in a yt playlist, so I can download it and check it against the already downloaded ones, so I can simply runt yt download on those instead.

Basicly I would like a way to get an up to date local copy on my pc of my yt playlist.

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  • I suggest write script and put all history url at them . Check if link not exist in your txt file start to download Feb 13, 2020 at 8:43
  • thats what I wrote. Problem is I don't know how to turn a playlist into a list of video urls or how to tell youtube-dl to not redownload Feb 13, 2020 at 9:01
  • use this command : --download-archive archivefile.txt " the option --download-archive FILE youtube-dl both reads and adds to a list of files not to download again. Every time a file is successfully downloaded, that video id is added to file. Feb 13, 2020 at 9:06
  • thanks, thats perfect Feb 13, 2020 at 9:06

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Use this --download-archive archivefile.txt option.

youtube-dl --download-archive FILE

youtube-dl both reads and adds to a list of files not to download again. Every time a file is successfully downloaded, that video id is added to file.

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