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How to search among Youtube videos and extract their metadata using an easy interface.

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An Easy Wrapper for YouTube Data API 3.0

This module provides you an easy interface to extract YouTube video metadata including title, comments, and stats. You must setup your API KEY before being able to use this module. If you have your Google API key, you can skip this section; otherwise, check out this video: Getting Started - Creating an API Key and Querying the API. You must enter the API_KEY when you want to initialize the youtube-easy-api module. Check out the examples below. For more detailed description, you can read this article: An Easy Python Wrapper for YouTube Data API 3.0

Install

The module requires the following libraries:

  • google-api-python-client
  • google-auth-oauthlib
  • google

The, it can be installed using pip:

pip3 install youtube-easy-api

Make sure the pip is upgraded to the latest version.

Usage

The module currently support the methods below.

  • search_videos
  • get_metadata

You can search YouTube service by passing a search_keyword to the search_videos method. You will receive an ordered lists of videos according to the search configs.

from youtube_easy_api.easy_wrapper import *

easy_wrapper = YoutubeEasyWrapper()
easy_wrapper.initialize(api_key=API_KEY)
results = easy_wrapper.search_videos(search_keyword='python', order='relevance')
order_id = 1
video_id = results[order_id]['video_id']

print(video_id)
'_uQrJ0TkZlc'

You can also extract the metadata of a video by passing its video_id to the method get_metadata.

from youtube_easy_api.easy_wrapper import *

easy_wrapper = YoutubeEasyWrapper()
easy_wrapper.initialize(api_key=API_KEY)
metadata = easy_wrapper.get_metadata(video_id='rdjnkb4ONWk')

print(metadata['title']) 
'The Pink Panther Show Episode 59 - Slink Pink'

print(metadata['statistics']['likeCount'])
285373

And, that's pretty much it!

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