YouTube Video Retriever API

YouTube Video Retriever API

Discover the power of seamless video extraction with our YouTube Video Retriever API. Easily download MP4 files from any YouTube link and gain access to detailed information like descriptions, durations, and view counts.

About the API:

Introducing our YouTube Video Retriever API, an innovative tool that allows you to effortlessly integrate video downloading capabilities into your applications. By simply entering a YouTube link, users can quickly download videos in MP4 format, improving the accessibility and convenience of multimedia content.

This API not only streamlines video downloading, but also enhances your application with crucial video details. Access comprehensive information, such as video descriptions, to improve context and clarity. Discover video duration to help users manage their time and plan their viewing experience. In addition, gain insight into video popularity through view counts, enabling data-driven content decisions.

Designed to be efficient and easy to use, our YouTube Video Retriever API allows users to integrate this feature seamlessly, providing a smooth and enriching user experience. Whether you're developing a content aggregator, educational platform or multimedia application, this API unlocks numerous multimedia possibilities. Enhance your application's functionality and offer users a dynamic and engaging video experience. Embrace innovation and boost your application's capabilities with the YouTube Video Retriever API, where convenience meets functionality.


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

Pass the Youtube Video URL and receive a download link. 


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  • Multimedia Aggregator Platform: Use Case: Integrate the YouTube Video Retriever API into a multimedia aggregator platform to enable users to download their favorite YouTube videos in MP4 format. Enhance user engagement by providing a seamless experience to access and save content for offline viewing.

  • Educational Content Management: Use Case: Implement the API in an educational content management system to download educational videos from YouTube. This ensures that students and educators can access important content offline, facilitating learning in areas with limited internet connectivity.

  • Data-Driven Content Curation: Use Case: Build a content curation platform that leverages the API's views count data. Analyze the popularity of videos to curate trending and high-quality content, providing users with a personalized and engaging viewing experience.

  • Customized Video Libraries: Use Case: Create a custom video library application that uses the API to fetch video details, including descriptions and lengths. Users can build and organize their video collections based on specific criteria, optimizing content discovery and management.

  • Social Media Integration: Use Case: Enhance a social media management tool by integrating the YouTube Video Retriever API. Allow users to download and share YouTube videos seamlessly within the platform, fostering content sharing and collaboration while maintaining compliance with copyright policies.


Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides API call limitations per month, there are no other limitations. 

API Documentation


Insert the Youtube video URL and receive the download link


Get Video - Endpoint Features
Object Description
url [Required]
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"download_url":"","status":"success","success":true,"video_info":{"author":"Niall O'Sullivan","description":null,"length":239,"publish_date":"Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT","title":"Danny Boy","views":220863}}


curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the YouTube Video Retriever API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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The API exclusively supports MP4 format for downloaded videos. Users can seamlessly retrieve YouTube videos in this format for compatibility across various platforms and devices.

Yes, the YouTube Video Retriever API is designed for both personal and commercial use. Please refer to the documentation for information on usage limits and subscription plans for high-volume applications.

Yes, the API has rate limits to ensure fair usage. Refer to the documentation for details on rate limits based on your subscription tier. For higher request volumes, consider upgrading your plan to meet specific application needs.

The API provides a comprehensive response that includes metadata such as video description, length, and views count. Developers can extract this information from the API response to enrich their applications.

No, the API is designed to adhere to YouTube's terms of service, which prohibits the unauthorized download of private or copyrighted content. It can only download public videos or those that adhere to YouTube's usage policies.

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