Youtube playlist

VLC Playlist Parsers

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

26
Score 85.0%
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:

4 years ago

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

vladravenholm

4 years ago

I guess youtube changed somehow? Because yesterday i was able to play my playlist, this morning though not so much. I opened messages in vlc and there's no stack trace or anything of the like, im sure lua is a pleasure to work in >.>

This is the error i get: "lua error: 1 6kLnKPWcS40" for every youtube playlist i input.

Report

MarioErmando

4 years ago

Same here, here's the error that shows up in the messages window with debug:

Quote:function parse(): ...(x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\playlist\playlist_youtube.lua:85: attempt to index field 'author' (a nil value)

Report

MarioErmando

4 years ago

AHA, I found a temporary fix for it!

- Navigate to the playlist folder (see the "INSTALLATION" section on the top

- Open the youtube playlist lua file in a text editor

- Search for "item.artist" (CTRL+F)

- Put "--~ " before "item.artist"
It should look like this:
--~ item.artist = video.author.CDATA

- Save the file

- Restart VLC

- And it should work!

Report

ufoasd

4 years ago

Thanks! Your fix Works!

ubuntu 12.04 VLC 2.0.8 Twoflower

Report

vladravenholm

4 years ago

Oh i tested it on my laptop and pc, windows 7 & xubuntu.. if that matters. Fresh installs too.

Report

xistance69

4 years ago

Same here been messing with it for 45 mins trying to get it to work i thought it was just my computer

Report

chisato

4 years ago

I have a playlist with 500+ songs and it does not get parsed correctly. Any ideas?

Report

C

exebetche

4 years ago

Could you give me the url of your playlist please? I've never seen a playlist with that much item in it so I can't do any tests.

Report

chisato

4 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m-O7hPay_w&list=PLyKXXiqMsT1Uzo5POrGDi6j73Us0D0CJI

Report

chisato

4 years ago

Only parses the first 200 songs. Possible to parse all of them? <3

Report

chisato

4 years ago

Only parses the first 200 songs. Possible to parse all of them? <3

Report

99lool

4 years ago

when i have shuffle on it just shuffles endlessly and dosnt play video, this a addon problem or vlc thing???

Report

C

exebetche

4 years ago

I explain the problem; when you load a playlist this is what append:
1) this extension (playlist_youtube.lua) retrieve the list of videos from the url and set the playlist in vlc
2) when a video is loaded, the url is recognized as a youtube url, and the youtube video extension (youtube.lua) retrieve the actual video url from the video web page url
3) plays video...

I guess what's happening:
When Vlc shuffle, it takes a random url from the list and try to play directly, skeepind the 2) step.
So one solution could be to merge the 2 extensions, so it provide directly the actual video url, basically merge steps 1) and 2) into a single step. But that's probably not a good idea because the youtube's video url are temporary. So
the url could expires by the time you reach the end of the playlist and videos would not play anymore.
The other solution is to report this as a bug to the vlc tea, asking they make shuffle function goes as the same steps as a video played normally.

Report

dottelevision1

4 years ago

Do you think you could post your solution, or post how to do this even if it's a temporary fix? I have a script that generates new links every day, so this would actually work great for me and it could be a while before VLC actually fixes it on their end.

Thanks!

Report

C

exebetche

4 years ago

Yeah, sure, I put it as a 2nd download (merged_playlist_youtube.lua). I just tested it very quickly though.

Report

dottelevision1

4 years ago

Thanks for the fix! But how did you get this to work? It's now loading the playlist, not shuffling anymore, but when I click on any of the videos in the playlist it only plays one of the videos.

I tried copying into the folder with youtube.lua and playlist_youtube.lua still there, and also tried replacing them with this script and still get the same result. Taking it back out brings me back to the endless shuffling.

Report

C

exebetche

4 years ago

You're absolutely right, this doesn't fix anything. I didn't pay attention because the intro of the videos in the playlist I tested was similar.

In fact I see no way to fix this in the script because the network functions are disabled in the vlc/lua playlist module. So you can just read the content of the url you provide, but you can't get the real video url from an other page. That's why you get the same video each time. Sorry to I gave you false hope.

I suggest you fill a bug report to the Vlc team about this.

Report

C

exebetche

4 years ago

As I said before, I merged the script youtube.lua and playlist_youtube.lua into one, so it retrieve the real url of the video directly.

You should replace playlist_youtube.lua with the new one (merged_playlist_youtube.lua).

As I said, I just tested it quickly but it works ok for me. You said Vlc doesn't shuffle anymore? What do you mean, it stops playing after the first video? Does it play the video in order?

Also make sure you use Vlc 2.2.

Report

dottelevision1

4 years ago

Thanks for the quick response! I just meant that the playlist doesn't shuffle endlessly anymore, it actually plays when you click on a video in the playlist.

However, regardless of which video I click Play on, the video that loads is always the same video (the first video in the playlist).

When I Right-Click on any video in the list and select Information, the Location URL is always the first video.

I'm on VLC 2.2 with the merged_playlist_youtube.lua and youtube.lua in the lua/playlist folder. Let me know if I can help debug this any further.

Report

99lool

4 years ago

Hey, thanks so much exebetche! Hope they fix this issue soon.

Report

C

exebetche

4 years ago

Just a ping, since the quick fix I posted may interest you.

Report

99lool

4 years ago

TY so much exebetche!!

Report

99lool

4 years ago

Hmm i put my playlist in but it dosnt seem to be working similar to last problem but with shuffle off it wont load video and keeps adding a copy of the video it tried to play to the playlist

Report

99lool

4 years ago

NVM< changed some files and some settings seems to work now? TY so much.

Report

irish66

4 years ago

Thank you.
although what would be nice would be something like a youtube search option within vlc

Report

4 years ago

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

12345678910
11482
product-maker wu-wei Oct 09 2019 10 the best
10 the best In VLC 3.0.7.1 I have to use the fix of hackpro and to add at the end of line 44 the following validation and string.match(vlc.path, "action_get_list") == nil
product-maker japaalnev Sep 28 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker quickfix41 Sep 22 2019 1 ugh
doesn't work under linux after trying variations of all paths as well as the alleged fix
product-maker hamza-mostakim Sep 10 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker ahmedpop910 Mar 16 2019 9 excellent
+
product-maker kameyo Jan 28 2019 9 excellent
+
product-maker undeadmockingbird Aug 18 2018 9 excellent
+
product-maker tml3nr Nov 05 2017 9 excellent
product-maker aliali2017 Sep 05 2017 9 excellent
product-maker gotekus Aug 11 2017 9 excellent
Excellent
product-maker latiosFR Jul 25 2017 9 excellent
product-maker LittleLizzy May 28 2017 9 excellent
product-maker ELKZ Apr 29 2017 9 excellent
product-maker DarkPhoenix1337 Apr 10 2017 9 excellent
product-maker Stretch Dec 27 2016 9 excellent
product-maker dwmed Dec 05 2016 9 excellent
product-maker BB20101997 Sep 24 2016 9 excellent
product-maker Ragiowan Nov 09 2015 9 excellent
product-maker mcq333 Sep 17 2015 9 excellent
product-maker 99lool May 31 2015 9 excellent
product-maker 9207771739 May 01 2015 9 excellent
product-maker DJXAKEP Apr 25 2015 9 excellent
product-maker ziki Apr 21 2015 9 excellent
product-maker dirtyharry85 Apr 09 2015 9 excellent
product-maker EscapeFromReality Mar 03 2015 9 excellent
product-maker tomaszek197871 Oct 29 2014 9 excellent
product-maker gogo57540 Sep 08 2014 9 excellent
product-maker Doyouknow Jul 31 2014 9 excellent
product-maker rezmen1777 Apr 24 2014 9 excellent
product-maker ktb007 Apr 21 2014 9 excellent
product-maker Attila13 Apr 16 2014 3 bad
product-maker pereov33 Jan 17 2014 9 excellent
product-maker csuno Nov 27 2013 9 excellent
product-maker DFPOWER46 Nov 18 2013 9 excellent
product-maker Snapafun Aug 29 2013 9 excellent
product-maker DevilinPixy Aug 24 2013 9 excellent
product-maker BurakPatat Aug 03 2013 9 excellent
product-maker GuixLe Jul 25 2013 9 excellent
product-maker legluondunet Jul 07 2013 9 excellent
product-maker cipricus May 17 2013 9 excellent
product-maker Argyle May 13 2013 9 excellent
product-maker ufoasd Apr 10 2013 9 excellent
product-maker ringen00 Apr 04 2013 9 excellent
product-maker zequi Feb 12 2013 9 excellent
product-maker HATRED Jan 09 2013 9 excellent
product-maker equiman Nov 30 2012 9 excellent
product-maker btocher Nov 27 2012 9 excellent
product-maker hernansilva Nov 26 2012 9 excellent
product-maker erosenninrho Nov 26 2012 9 excellent
product-maker sirhcits Nov 25 2012 9 excellent
product-maker meow9th Nov 19 2012 9 excellent
product-maker FracExebetche Apr 23 2012 9 excellent
product-maker Base: 4 x 5.0 Ratings
hamza-mostakim
Sep 10 2019
hpapa
Sep 06 2019
joaorenno
Sep 03 2019
kurohai
Apr 22 2019
kameyo
Jan 28 2019
xyz555
Oct 10 2018
dokuganryu
Oct 07 2018
CJOR
Aug 29 2018
arnoldwaswaiga
May 19 2018
sesiu
Feb 28 2018
mehdih
Nov 12 2015
s1ckb0y
Oct 21 2015
Doyouknow
Jul 31 2014
Argyle
May 13 2013
ringen00
Mar 28 2013
gericom
Jan 09 2013
HATRED
Jan 09 2013
gomozan
Dec 17 2012
gb4lamc
Dec 03 2012
equiman
Nov 30 2012
tonysilva
Nov 27 2012
btocher
Nov 27 2012
sirhcits
Nov 25 2012
allig8or
Nov 22 2012
meow9th
Nov 19 2012
FracExebetche
Apr 23 2012
File (click to download) Version Description Downloads Date Filesize DL OCS-Install MD5SUM
*Needs ocs-url or ocs-store to install things
Pling
0 Affiliates
Details
license
version
updated Sep 05 2017
added Apr 04 2012
downloads 24h
37
page views 24h 279
System Tags addon