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

joshtrneny2

5 years ago

Oh I'm sorry. I was inattentive. There is main PHP script http://pastebin.com/pAeAb4xJ

There are Czech words and it's quite confusing - I wrote it quickly. But it works :D

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exebetche

5 years ago

> no! You must insert index parameter to playListURL! :)

Which I did (line 62).

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joshtrneny2

5 years ago

no! You must insert index parameter to playListURL! :)

in PHP:
$url = "http://www.youtube.com/list_ajax?action_get_list=1&style=xml&list=".$_GET['list']."&index=".$index;

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exebetche

5 years ago

Would you share what is the url parameter you use to shift the playlist to item 101, 201 and so on?

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joshtrneny2

5 years ago

parameter is only &index=X
first I request index=1 then 101, 201,... If index is after end of playlist, YouTube return XML, where aren't <video> tags OR playlist from start! So you have to check the uniqueness of video ID - video can be in playlist only once.

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exebetche

5 years ago

Ho ok, you didn't mentionned it in your previous comment...
If you have coding knowledge you should try to implement it in lua, I would be glad to put it in the script. I'm not a fan of people knowing what I watch on the internet (beside google and the nsa).

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exebetche

5 years ago

Cool, thanks for your input

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exebetche

5 years ago

> no! You must insert index parameter to playListURL! :)

Which I did (line 62).

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exebetche

5 years ago

Which I did (line 62).

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joshtrneny2

5 years ago

I would like to. But I don't know the way to do it in lua. The point id that repeatedly sending a request by shifting the index by 100 (at 101, 201,...). And then I generate XML.

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nickeox

5 years ago

Would it be possible to make a version of this which will grab videos from the watchlater playlist? It isn't exactly a playlist, which is why the current one doesn't work for it, but honestly, if I could get one for the watchlater, it would be awesome. I looked through your code and tried to make one myself, but got stuck with having it import the urls from the xml file.

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exebetche

5 years ago

That doesn't work because the watch later playlist is availbale only for you when you are logged in with your internet browser. This script doesn' do the authentifiaction process so youtube won't let it see this playlist. So it is possible but I don't have enough time or energie to do it now. Sorry. But if you want to do it I could give you advices.

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axmiha

5 years ago

Sorry, it seems I pressed "save" more than one time and sent the same comment 3 times. How do I clean this up?

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Shurikmacedon

5 years ago

I solved this problem with Orbit downloader.

1. Run Orbit
2. Paste url: http://addons.videolan.org/CONTENT/content-files/149909-playlist_youtube.lua
3. Choose directory to save
4. Do all other steps in instruction

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axmiha

5 years ago

Wasn't working. You have to set the youtube playlist to "loop". Press the Loop button in the player controls and the YouTube video will play non-stop in a loop. Now it works.
Here's where I got this info: (http://www.labnol.org/software/youtube-videos-in-vlc-player/26829/)

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axmiha

5 years ago

Wasn't working. You have to set the youtube playlist to "loop". Press the Loop button in the player controls and the YouTube video will play non-stop in a loop. Now it works.
Here's where I got this info: (http://www.labnol.org/software/youtube-videos-in-vlc-player/26829/)

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axmiha

5 years ago

Wasn't working. You have to set the youtube playlist to "loop". Press the Loop button in the player controls and the YouTube video will play non-stop in a loop. Now it works.
Here's where I got this info: (http://www.labnol.org/software/youtube-videos-in-vlc-player/26829/)

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kanape

5 years ago

vlc 2.1.1 used link http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL191437C14EC0BDCB

Not work

Try add this lua, but nothing

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cipricus

5 years ago

When I add a playlist link like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXlXgpHQw04&list=PLA1ADC39779EDCD03) by ctrl-n it starts playing but in the playlist there's just the first song - and that is the only one played

VLC 2.0.8 Ubuntu-based ElementaryOS, tested with the addons.videolan and with the latest version of the plugin

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xmen1111

5 years ago

Loads some files, but shows errors on most others here:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTTnJPdhbbLAzDMOkuAlMK3Xxp7JLCYDP

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exebetche

5 years ago

TRhis playlist works fine for me... Which error do you get?

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Kashimus

5 years ago

With vlc 2.0.8 youtube playlist playing wont work(playlist_youtube.lua) tried all the trouble shooting,
the single video playing works (youtube.luac)

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Kashimus

5 years ago

Okay its working for me too,

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DevilinPixy

5 years ago

When trying to play a single YouTube video from a playlist in VLC it will default to load the full YouTube playlist. Basically whenever the video I try to add comes from a playlist it will always play the full playlist instead of the single video.

I made an edit to the playlist_youtube.lua to fix this. The regex used is trying to match "list=" within the url. So it will match a playlist even when the actual url links to a single video within a playlist.

Example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<video ID>&list=<playlist ID> (single video)
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=<playlist ID> (full playlist)

Now by changing the regex which is used twice in the LUA code (function probe() and function parse() at the top) from "list=" to "?list=" this solved the problem for me.

Now I can play a single video that comes from a playlist with the first example and play a full list with the second example since the regex does not match for the first example and will not load the full playlist.

Might be useful if the code can be updated to prevent full playlists from being loaded when referring to a single video within a playlist.

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DevilinPixy

5 years ago

Forgot to say: Good job on this addon though, truly love it :)

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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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