How To Convert YouTube Playlist To MP4 And MP3 At Once

We’ve noticed that many Reddit and Quora users ask about how they can download YouTube playlists with multiple videos at once as MP4 or MP3 files. Some want to download their favorite videos for backup purposes, while others want to save educational playlists for offline viewing and learning. We believe many people have the same need to download or convert YouTube playlists.

Therefore, we’ve created this article to explore reliable and efficient methods for converting YouTube playlists to MP4, MP3, which is as easy as downloading YouTube videos on Mac and Windows. With the methods, you can even convert YouTube playlists to additional formats like MOV, M4A, FLAV, and more.

Download YouTube Playlists as MP4 Files

In many cases, you may simply need to download an entire YouTube playlist and save it as MP4 files, which are compatible with most devices. To download a YouTube playlist, you’ll need to use a third-party YouTube playlist downloader.

One clean and efficient YouTube downloader we’ve tried is SurFast Video Downloader. It can download almost any type of content from YouTube, including videos, Shorts, playlists, live streams, and even entire channels. If you want to download a YouTube playlist to MP4 in high quality, SurFast would be a favorable choice, as it can grab the content in the highest quality possible.

Below are some features introduced briefly:

  • Download videos from over 1000 sites in high quality, up to 8K definition
  • Convert online videos to MP4, MOV, WEBM, FLV, AVI, MKV, and more
  • Save live streams from platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch
  • Download online audio in various audio formats such as MP3, M4A, WAV, ACC, ALAC, FLAC, OGG, or OPUS
  • Download YouTube playlists and channels in simple steps
  • Schedule download a YouTube playlist or channel, namely all new video will be downloaded automatically
  • Download part of a YouTube video and audio (as well as content from many other sites)
  • Set up automatic downloads for upcoming live streams


SurFast Video Downloader offers a bunch of useful features. Here let’s we show you how to download YouTube playlist to MP4 with SurFast Video Downloader.

Step 1. Install the YouTube playlist downloader from the official site (

Step 2. Find the YouTube playlist you want to convert and save in the MP4 format and copy the URL. Then launch SurFast Video Downloader and paste the playlist URL on the homepage using the shortcut key.

Step 3. Now you will be prompted with a windows with download option. Select a MP4 download option in a preferred quality, then click Download to save all videos in the playlist to MP4 on your computer.

Step 4. You can a new folder is added to the Downloading tab. Click to open the folder to view the detailed downloading process. Once the download finishes, you can watch these videos offline on your computer.

How to Convert YouTube Playlist to MP3

The next part will be about how to convert YouTube playlist to MP3, which is particularly useful when you want to save a collection of music videos from YouTube to your computer for offline listening. In this section, you will find two methods to convert a YouTube playlist to MP3.

 #1 SurFast Video Downloader

As mentioned earlier, SurFast Video Downloader supports various formats for downloaded content, including MP3. Therefore, we will utilize SurFast Video Downloader to convert the YouTube playlist to MP3 files as well.

Step 1. Start SurFast Video Downloader on your computer, either Windows or Mac. Head to the Private tab.

Step 2. Add the YouTube playlist URL in the address bar. Hit the Enter key to proceed.

Step 3. When the YouTube playlist is shown, click the Download button in the middle bottom.

Step 4. In the similar download option window, click on Audio (MP3) and select a quality for the download, then click Download again to convert the whole YouTube playlist to MP3.

The remaining steps will remain unchanged.

#2 is an online YouTube playlist downloader that can be used to download and conver a playlist to MP4 and MP3. As an online tool, you can access it without installation. Howver, signup is asked to use the service.

Here is how to download YouTube playlists with the online tool.

Step 1. Vist the website from a browser on your computer.

Step 2. Click Signup to create an account and log in.

Step 3. Copy and paste the playlist URL into the address bar and it will load the videos in the YouTube playlist.

Step 4. Then tick the videos you want to save. Click Set Quality/Subtitle – Auto Quality to select MP3-320 kbps. Then click Download as Zip to save all the MP3 files in a zip. claim to offer 15 free downloads per day, but we get a notice saying we have exceeded the maxium video download duration, thus we are not able to download videos for free now.

How to Download Private YouTube Playlist

The above are methods to download and convert YouTube Playlists to MP4 and MP3. These methods work for the public and unlisted playlists. However, if you wish  to download a private Youtube playlist, the operations will be different.  By default, new YouTube playlists are set to private, or if you encounter a YouTube playlist that requires permission, please refer to the steps below to download a private YouTube playlist:

Step 1. Click to launch SurFast Video Downloader on your computer. Go to the Private feature.

Step 2. Click the YouTube icon to visit YouTube website and sign in to the correct YouTube account to access your private YouTube playlist. Dispaly the playlist in the built-in browser.

Step 3. Then click the Download button to go ahead.

Step 4. Select the preferred format and quality for the downloaded videos in the YouTube playlist, then hit the Download button.

Step 5. Wait for the process to complete. Then you can enjoy your downloads.

Final Words

In the post, we have shown you how to convert YouTube playlist to MP4 and MP3, as well as how to download a private YouTube playlist. The tool we used offer you a really easy approach to download a list of videos in various formats.

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