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

exebetche

4 years ago

Your version of the script getting the video from youtube is outdated. You can update Vlc (the script is included) or update the script only, the new version is here:
https://raw.github.com/videolan/vlc/master/share/lua/playlist/youtube.lua

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bergschreck

4 years ago

Thank you. The new script works. Can you update the download link in the first post?

I cannot update vlc because it comes from the Debian Wheezy package repository.

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exebetche

4 years ago

The link I give you is not my script, it's from the VideoLAN team. This extension just manage playlists not the videos, so you have to get both youtube_playlist.lua AND youtube.lua uptodate to read a playlist. Anyway I add the link in case someone else have this problem.

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ravnik

4 years ago

hi, i'm trying to put a youtube-playlist into vlc.

everything is fine until i click play.

it only switches the pics and nothing else is happening.

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exebetche

4 years ago

It still works fine for me. Check you have a recent version of Vlc, if not get the last release from https://www.videolan.org. If that still don't work post the URL you paste in Vlc here.

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ufoasd

4 years ago

exebetche ++++

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ufoasd

4 years ago

works perfectly on ubuntu 12.04
Many Thanks to the creators!

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gelf

4 years ago

Hi there new here, was trying to download this file but when I clicked download it goes to the download page for a fraction of a second then goes to a page full of text about the file. Am I not doing something right? i have tried in 2 different browsers with the same result. thank you

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aldobelusopen

4 years ago

You have to select all the text, paste it into a text editor and save it to the route suggested in VLC page, depending on the operating system you have. Good luck

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gelf

4 years ago

Thank you for the help. Still having teething issues but will play around

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cipricus

4 years ago

in Firefox (e.g.) "File/Save page as..."

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dias75

4 years ago

It does not work with all versions of the player?

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exebetche

4 years ago

Nope, since the last update you have to get a recent version of vlc.

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dias75

4 years ago

What should be the version?
2.0.5 from VLC Daily Build of stable branch
https://launchpad.net/~videolan/+archive/stable-daily?field.series_filter=precise

or 2.1.0 from VLC Daily Build of master branch
https://launchpad.net/~videolan/+archive/master-daily?field.series_filter=quantal

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exebetche

4 years ago

I'm on 2.0.5, I dunno if it works or not on dev branch

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exebetche

4 years ago

Why don't you take the current vesrion from the main site?
http://www.videolan.org/

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ringen00

4 years ago

ahh - great it works again thanks!!

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ringen00

4 years ago

the start pictures are running through!
not one video is played!

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imusgr

4 years ago

that's right does not work anymore.
Hope some one will fix it soon.

best Regards

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Silberling

4 years ago

Hi.

This script above overrides the default vlc youtube "single-video" script. This is the reason why the video resolution is so low.
I dropped all of the code except that is neccessary for the list parsing.

Now you can import lists and the best possible video resolution is picked by the default youtube handler.

http://pastebin.com/XC7wdCfr

Hope this helps somebody

Kai

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gomozan

4 years ago

You're awesome!
Thank You

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kishoreiit49

4 years ago


Hi every one..I tried to open a URL in VLC. But I am getting the error that "Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=N7_EkrPJzqs'. Check the log for details. I tried to allow VLC through fire wall as well. Can any body help me out of this????????

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thinking-aloud

4 years ago

hello,
I encountered a few problems and like to share how I fixed them with the 5 point debuging info on page 2 by exebetche. I am using Fedora 17 Linux x64 and VLC 2.0.5
I got an error that the "function descriptor()" is missing, so I opened the .lua file and inserted it below the initial comment:

function descriptor()
return {
title = "Youtube playlist importer";
version = "1.0";
author = "exebetche";
url = 'http://addons.videolan.org/content/show.php?content=149909';
description = "This VLC extension lets you import playlists from YouTube.";
capabilities = {"input-listener"} }
end

Here is a direct download with my version of the file: http://www.share-online.biz/dl/WD83LZFMP9A6


I also put the file in the "/lua/extensions/" folder and not the "/lua/playlist" folder.

Ps. I hope this helps


Greetings Lennart

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thinking-aloud

4 years ago

lua warning: Error while running script /usr/share/vlc/lua/extensions/playlist_youtube.lua, function activate() not found

grr, this is still not working, but I don't have time now.

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kishoreiit49

4 years ago

Hi every one..I tried to open a URL in VLC. But I am getting the error that "Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=N7_EkrPJzqs'. Check the log for details. I tried to allow VLC through fire wall as well. Can any body help me out of this????????

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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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