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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 361 weeks 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 352 weeks 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 351 weeks and 6 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 306 weeks and 1 day 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 306 weeks and 1 day ago

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