youtube-dl -a youtube_links.txt ERROR: batch file could not be read

youtube-dl -a youtube_links.txt
ERROR: batch file could not be read
Sample Output

[youtube] iRYvuS9OxdA: Downloading webpage
[youtube] iRYvuS9OxdA: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] iRYvuS9OxdA: Extracting video information
[youtube] iRYvuS9OxdA: Downloading DASH manifest
[download] Amy Macdonald - This Is The Life-iRYvuS9OxdA.mp4 has already been downloaded
[download] 100% of 10.33MiB

To download a list of video files, create a file and place all the YouTube links that you wish to download.

youtube-dl -a youtube_links.txt