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Mopidy extension for YouTube

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Mopidy extension that plays sound from YouTube.


Install from PyPI by running:

python3 -m pip install Mopidy-Youtube==3.0

Install from github by running:

python3 -m pip install

Make sure you already have the GStreamer plugins, especially the “bad” collection of plugins. For example, on Debian/Ubuntu you can install it by running:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad


Before starting Mopidy, you must add configuration for Mopidy-YouTube to your Mopidy configuration file:

enabled = true

If you want modipy-youtube to use the YouTube API, before starting Mopidy, you must add your Google API key to your Mopidy configuration file and set api_enabled = true:

youtube_api_key = <api key you got from Google>
api_enabled = false

Other configuration options are:

threads_max = 16
search_results = 15
playlist_max_videos = 20


Simply use search for filename in your MPD client or add YouTube URL to playlist prefixed by yt:.

Example video:


Example for playlist:



If the extension is slow, try setting lower values for threads_max, search_results and playlist_max_videos.

If resolving of URIs stops working, always try to update the youtube-dl library first.

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