Youtube playlist

VLC Playlist Parsers

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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%VideoLANVLCluaplaylist
* Windows (current user): %APPDATA%vlcluaplaylist
* 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 FilesVideoLANVLCluaplaylistyoutube.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:

7 years ago

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

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exebetche

6 years ago

Also check your firewall config.

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gb4lamc

6 years ago

1) I have downloaded the script yesterday, so the version is the latest
2) I copied the file script to the path /usr/share/vlc/lua/playlist/149909-playlist_youtube3.lua which is intended to work for all users
3) Debug message list is long, I ommit the begining and here is the end of it:

lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/playlist/vimeo.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/playlist/youtube.luac
lua debug: Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/playlist/youtube.luac's probe() function was successful
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/gb4/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/reader
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader
lua debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader/filename.luac
lua debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/reader
lua error: Couldn't extract youtube video URL, please check for updates to this script

It shows that it found a youtube.luac elsewhere (in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/playlist/) and does'nt seem to search in /usr/share/vlc/lua/playlist at all (no idea why).

Therefore, I copied your script into my ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/playlist/

And then it worked fine for me. Alleluia.

I wonder if placing the script in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/playlist would be something valid. Do you want me to try it, so that you could update, not the script, but the installation instructions?

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exebetche

6 years ago

I check myself, being also a ubuntu user and you're right vlc doesn't check /usr/share/vlc/lua anymore. So I updated the installation instructions as you say.
Thank's a lot for the info!

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equiman

6 years ago

I update the add on... but steel don't working.

I'm trying with diferent URL Playlist combinations, but with no one works.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrDTf5qnZdEBBDm9Zh7gEZ1vNB_o3yK5G&feature=view_all

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrDTf5qnZdEBBDm9Zh7gEZ1vNB_o3yK5G

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck3MuHqYRLM&list=PLrDTf5qnZdEBBDm9Zh7gEZ1vNB_o3yK5G&feature=plpp_play_all

Note: Sorry, my english isn't very good.

I'm using Windows 7 and VLC 2.0.4 Twoflower

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exebetche

6 years ago

Those url work fine for me.

Try to remove the "s" in "https://" I read it worked for some people:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrDTf5qnZdEBBDm9Zh7gEZ1vNB_o3yK5G&feature=view_all

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exebetche

6 years ago

Also check that you didn't renamed the file, it should be:
149909-playlist_youtube3.lua

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equiman

6 years ago

Ready!!! Now It's Working ;)

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exebetche

6 years ago

What have you done to make it work?

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equiman

6 years ago

I made a post with instructions (in Spanish)

http://equimantux.blogspot.com/2012/11/importar-playlist-de-youtube-vlc-mini.html

Thanks!!! for you Work with this plugin!!!

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equiman

6 years ago

Remove the "s" on https and renaming the addon exactlly to 149909-playlist_youtube3.lua

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrDTf5qnZdEBBDm9Zh7gEZ1vNB_o3yK5G&feature=view_all

The better thing is that I can "stay on top" VLC and can have a little window while I'm working.

Thanks!!!!

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exebetche

6 years ago

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buralex

6 years ago

@exebetche:
just updated to latest 2.0.4
Here is a sample playlist that does not work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7JVxE2SYxo&list=PL38E9705F5F68D3D0&feature=plpp_play_all
It seems to just flash between the VLC icon and a thumbnail of the video (or at least that's what it looks like) while the title bar alternates between displaying a URL and a title of one of the items in the playlist.

.... later ... fails on WinXP SP-3 (as above) but works perfectly on Win-7 SP1.
Can you or anyone else duplicate this finding?
Maybe the lua script needs a tweak?

Comment copied from my comments on GHacks thread of 28-Nov-2012

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exebetche

6 years ago

@you
I've updated my script, your playlist work fine with the current version which you have if you download it from here ("download" button).
You should ask the poster at ghacks.net to indicate this url (http://addons.videolan.org/content/show.php/+Youtube+video+and+playlist+importer?content=149909) instead of the direct link to a version of the script. That way everybody can acces the latest version.
As a matter of fact I'm working on improvements right now, so.

Thanks for making me listen Janis Joplin, it brings back a lot of good memory :)

Regards,

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buralex

6 years ago

@exebetche:
just updated to latest 2.0.4
Here is a sample playlist that does not work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7JVxE2SYxo&list=PL38E9705F5F68D3D0&feature=plpp_play_all
It seems to just flash between the VLC icon and a thumbnail of the video (or at least that's what it looks like) while the title bar alternates between displaying a URL and a title of one of the items in the playlist.

.... later ... fails on WinXP SP-3 (as above) but works perfectly on Win-7 SP1.
Can you or anyone else duplicate this finding?
Maybe the lua script needs a tweak?

Comment copied from my comments on GHacks thread of 28-Nov-2012

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coolpoete

6 years ago

I'm not sure why I am having trouble with this, i tried following all directions. I'm on Win 7 64 Ultimate. When I look in the \program files\videolan\vlc\lua\playlist folder all the other files are .luac and per other posts here it says make sure it says .lua Also, when I save as from the browser it is saying its a txt document but all the other files are labled as "LUAC files". What I'm getting is that it will play the first video but not the entire playlist. Help please!

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buralex

6 years ago

sorry for duplicate post - I didn't think it had saved and can't see a way to delete the dup.

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tonysilva

6 years ago

Works great. Thanks.

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RocketMonkey

6 years ago

Working on Mountain Lion & VLC 2.0.4, but no dice. I paste in the playlist URL and the URL itself shows in the playlist window, but nothing's imported and clicking on the URL does nothing.

It would be a great feature if I could get it to work ...

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RocketMonkey

6 years ago

Oh -- and I don't have any problems with the file extension.

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exebetche

6 years ago

I need more info, can you give me:
- your playlist url (is it like this: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=XXX ?)
- the debug log:
click on menu View > Messages, set verbosity level = 2 then try to start your playlist again and watch for error message in the message box

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RocketMonkey

6 years ago

Here's the URL:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=AL94UKMTqg-9DWLHaF8qMQm09jnT_35D6V

Here's the paste:
http://pastebin.com/HRiT1jkt

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exebetche

6 years ago

Yes those errors sould be fixed as well now.

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RocketMonkey

6 years ago

Works! Awesome! Thank you for your time and your support! Very well done.

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krisu

6 years ago

Well, I got problems with this plugin too, here's error messages: http://pastebin.com/DQRY94Ee

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reynolpe

6 years ago

I have the same issue as mentioned above. Here is the link I am using.

http://www.youtube.com/course?list=ECFE2CE09D83EE3E28&feature=plcp

Here is the error message I see in the Messages window.
cannot join multicast group: Can't assigned requested address
main debug: net: opening ff0D:2:7ffe datagram port 9875

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7 years ago

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

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