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Download Youtube Playlist

Terminal - Download Youtube Playlist
y=http://www.youtube.com;for i in $(curl -s $f|grep -o "url='$y/watch?v=[^']*'");do d=$(echo $i|sed "s|url\='$y/watch?v=\(.*\)&.*'|\1|");wget -O $d.flv "$y/get_video.php?video_id=$d&t=$(curl -s "$y/watch?v=$d"|sed -n 's/.* "t": "\([^"]*\)",.*/\1/p')";done
2009-08-22 21:31:29
User: matthewbauer
Functions: echo grep sed
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Download Youtube Playlist

This will download a Youtube playlist and mostly anything http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/2.0/reference.html#Video_Feeds

The files will be saved by $id.flv

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What others think

I've made a script that's a little prettier:

#!/bin/sh for a in $@ do for video in $(curl -s $a | grep -o "url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=[^']*'") do id=$(echo $video | sed "s|url\='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=\(.*\)&.*'|\1|") wget -O ALL/$id.flv "http://www.youtube.com/get_video.php?video_id=$id&t=$(curl -s "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=$id" | sed -n 's/.*, "t": "\([^"]*\)", .*/\1/p')" done done
Comment by matthewbauer 285 weeks and 6 days ago
curl -s http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C492ACC54B43F77C | grep -o "url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=[^']*'"

finds nothing.

Comment by bandie91 276 weeks and 5 days ago

You have to use the GData API:

curl -s http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/playlists/C492ACC54B43F77C | grep -o "url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=[^']*'"

So just http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/playlists/$id

Comment by matthewbauer 276 weeks and 5 days ago

@matthewbauer: Does the GData API method retrieve single page if the playlist contains items more than a certain number? I'm getting 24 items although there are 40 in playlist.

Comment by alperyilmaz 231 weeks ago

It looks like, maximum item per page is 25. So if you have lots of items in your playlist, you need to parse the following:

http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/playlists/PLAYLISTID?start-index=26

http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/playlists/PLAYLISTID?start-index=51

so on so forth

What about a for loop:

for i in 1 26 51 76 101; do curl -s http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/playlists/PLAYLISTID?start-index="$i" | grep -o "url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=[^']*'" ; done
Comment by alperyilmaz 231 weeks ago

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