Plex is a great media center solution, I use it a lot to watch films and tv shows. Plex Pass users can access streaming additional content, but I wanted to have this extra content locally on disk.

Using Plextras I can download trailer, interviews and behind the scenes videos. I have developed this simple script using python, it works on Linux and OS X and to use the script you need to get a YouTube API Key and place it into the code. You can also customize the youtube searches on the 5 last lines of code.

Usage: python [film name] [file / folder path]


  • sudo pip install –upgrade google-api-python-client
  • sudo pip install –upgrade youtube-dl

Download Plextras @ GitHub.