YouTube to MP4 Converter

 from flask import url_for
from flask import redirect
from flask import request
from flask import flash
from youtube_downloader import download_video
from flask import send_file  # Added import for send_file

import logging

from flask import Flask, render_template
from import BaseApplication

logger = logging.getLogger(__name__)

app = Flask(__name__)
app.secret_key = 'a_very_secret_key'

@app.route("/", methods=['GET', 'POST'])
def home_route():
    if request.method == 'POST':
        video_url = request.form.get('video_url')
        if video_url:

About this template

This app allows users to input a YouTube link and download it as an MP4 file (without sound)

Introduction to the YouTube to MP4 Converter Template

Welcome to the YouTube to MP4 Converter template! This template allows you to create an application that enables users to input a YouTube link and download the video as an MP4 file. This is a fantastic tool for anyone looking to save YouTube videos for offline viewing or personal use. The application is built using Flask, a lightweight web framework for Python, and utilizes the pytube library to handle the downloading of YouTube videos.

Getting Started

To begin using this template, simply click on "Start with this Template" on the Lazy platform. This will pre-populate the code in the Lazy Builder interface, so you won't need to copy, paste, or delete any code manually.

Test: Deploying the App

Once you have started with the template, the next step is to deploy the app to see it in action. Press the "Test" button on the Lazy platform. This will initiate the deployment process and launch the Lazy CLI. The deployment process is handled entirely by Lazy, so you don't need to worry about installing libraries or setting up your environment.

Using the App

After the app has been deployed, Lazy will provide you with a dedicated server link. You can use this link to access the web interface of your YouTube to MP4 Converter app. Here's how to use the interface:

  • Visit the provided server link to open the app in your web browser.
  • You will see a simple form where you can enter the YouTube video link that you wish to download.
  • Input the YouTube video URL into the text field provided.
  • Click the "Download" button to start the process.
  • The app will then process your request and provide you with a downloadable MP4 file of the YouTube video.

Integrating the App

If you wish to integrate this app into another service or frontend, you may need to consider the following:

  • Use the server link provided by Lazy as the endpoint for your service.
  • If you're embedding the download functionality into another web page, you can use the provided home.html, _header.html, and _footer.html files as templates for your own HTML pages.
  • For further customization or integration, refer to the script.js and styles.css files to adjust the behavior and style of your app.

Remember, this app is designed to be executed on the Lazy platform, so all the heavy lifting of deployment and environment setup is taken care of for you. Enjoy building and using your YouTube to MP4 Converter!

Last published
May 18, 2024

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YouTube to MP4 Converter