Youtube playlist
VLC Playlist Parsers
Score 81%
Description:

Import a youtube video / playlist into VLC.


INSTALLATION:
- click on the download button below
- when the file appears click on the menu file > save as... of your browser
- put the file in the vlc /lua/playlist folder, by default:
* Windows (all users): %ProgramFiles%\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\playlist\
* Windows (current user): %APPDATA%\vlc\lua\playlist\
* Linux (all users): /usr/lib/vlc/lua/playlist/
* Linux (current user): ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/playlist/
* Mac OS X (all users): /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/playlist/
(create directories if they don\'t exist)
/!\ Some browser (Chrome...) may change the file extension for ".txt" instead of ".lua", so make sure you choose "All extensions" in the dialog box when you save the file on your computer.

USAGE:
- Copy the URL of the youtube video or playlist (must contain "list=PL...")
- Start VLC, press Ctrl+N, paste the url then click on "Play" (or Alt+P then Enter), the video /playlist should start

Troubleshooting:
/!\ Follow this steps if and only if you have already install the script and it doesn't work..
/!\ for the actual script see the "download" button (playlist_youtube.lua) below.
If the videos list appears in the Vlc "playlist" view but the videos won't start, follow this steps:
1) delete the file "youtube.luac" in [vlc directory]/lua/playlist directory (ex: c:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\playlist\youtube.luac)
2) get the latest version of thr "youtube" script from here:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/videolan/vlc/master/share/lua/playlist/youtube.lua
3) place the file in the directory [vlc directory]/lua/playlist (where "youtube.luac" was)

/!\/!\/!\ Please do not paste your raw error log here, use a pastebin service like pastebin.com.
Last changelog:

5 years ago

- display clean video title and thumbnail
- Add support for playlist with 100+ videos
- fix change in youtube playslists

CJOR

17 days ago

It doesn't work in VLC 3.0.0.
VLC only adds the first video without the script. With the script the link is ignored and the videos are not added.
In VLC 3.0.0 the path /usr/lib/vlc/lua/playlist/ has changed, now it's /usr/share/vlc/lua/playlist/

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Udlan1988

1 month ago

Doesn't work with watch later playlist :(

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Yaromax

1 month ago

It worrks with VLC 64-bit, but not with 32-bit.

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Yaromax

1 month ago

I can get videos in playlist, but they just skip without playing. Windows 7 64bit, VLC 2.2.6 32 bit, youtube.luac deleted.

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gotekus

2 months ago

Excellent

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timfong1015

3 months ago

This breaks in the latest 64 bit OS X version of VLC.

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monckey100

4 months ago

Here's a fixed version of the plugin playlist, hopefully the author integrates it:
https://pastebin.com/PfW9ZUnZ

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masaki

2 months ago

It gracefully works! Thanks!

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Musame

4 months ago

Works with the newest 64bit version of VLC.

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lrnz0

5 months ago

Thanks a lot!!!

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weazul

7 months ago

I'm having a bit of a problem, i put the link for a playlist with like 80 vids into VLC, but half of them will have an error that says "Your Input cant be opened." It will list all the videos in the VLC playlist and even display all the tumbnails, but half the videos wont play and get skipped over. I know the vids worked because when i tried to put the videos in separately they work perfectly

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AlvaroX

8 months ago

Works fine, here I give you 3 suggestions.

1.- For the YouTube videos and playlists; Let us choose the dimensions of the streaming video, like 144p. Because many of us still have slow connections around the world, or we don't want to slow our downloads or navigation.

2.- Let us choose ONLY AUDIO in case we hear music in youtube and load only the thumbnail instead of the video.

3.- Make it work with DailyMotion, Vimeo, TuTv, RuTube, and more video hosting or streaming.

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matter28

8 months ago

Click tools / options / all (at the bottom left) / Input/codecs
There you can set the preferred video resolution
I guess somehow you can set it to only audio there too

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AlvaroX

7 months ago

Thank you, you're so nice for the answer, it was useful. Good bye.

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cusius

8 months ago

Can somebody to help fix the song skipping?
I tried to search for an answer in the comments but all it said was update the script "youtube.lua"
and I did it but it didn't do nothing. Still skipping. Is it okay that I have both files "youtube.lua" and "playlist_youtube.lua" in the folder?

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matter28

8 months ago

I'm pretty sure about this but still I might be wrong.
I noticed that the skipping happens when connection issues happen. If i disconnect from the internet just for a second the download stops and the video plays only till it gets to end of the downloaded part. So basically if the downloading of the video stops it can't be resumed.

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cusius

8 months ago

okay. That could make sense. Today I was testing this at my work for the first time and there many people have one internet speed. Maybe that's why. Now I'll test at home (here I have better connection)
Thank you so much for the very fast reply!

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matter28

8 months ago

You're welcome, but never mind what i said. It may be true but even with a stable connection it seems to skip the end of a few videos. Maybe there's something about their length

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arsa37

9 months ago

Is this still being looked on ? would appreciate if the playlist wasn't limited to 200

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matter28

8 months ago

i figured out how to increase it to 400, but i dont really understand the code, just messing around. I will post later if i could make it work properly

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matter28

9 months ago

I'm using the latest version of youtube.lua and the 149909-playlist_youtube.lua
Everything seems to work fine but as it seems only the first 200 videos of the playlist appear in vlc. Got any solution for that?

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btrcp

8 months ago

how did you get access to the 149909 file? when i visit the page it says i'm not authorized

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btrcp

8 months ago

found it, located under 'files' tab on this page

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SqueeglePoof

1 year ago

I really like this addon. But...

Why in God's name is it cutting videos short?! Many, many times I'm listening to a song and before the song ends, it skips to the next one. I would love a fix.

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PanosSonap

1 year ago

Steps to succesfuly play youtube playlists:
I did a fresh install of VLC and deleted every .luac that had youtube before it in the \playlist\ folder.
Download
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/videolan/vlc/master/share/lua/playlist/youtube.lua
and
playlist_youtube.lua (from the download button). It will download with a prefix (149909-).
Just rename it and remove the prefix, and copy both files to
C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\playlist

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5 years ago

- display clean video title and thumbnail
- Add support for playlist with 100+ videos
- fix change in youtube playslists

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