YouTube inventory
December 17, 2016 11:12 AM   Subscribe

Please help me extract a list of all the videos on my YouTube channel.

I am trying to compile an inventory of all the videos on my company's YouTube channel. We have dozens of videos in specific channels, so those are easy, if time-consuming, to list. But we have hundreds that were simply posted without being put into a category, and I can't find any way to get a simple list of the titles, with basic info like date uploaded, views, length, etc., that I can download as a csv or excel file. This seems like it ought to be easy but I am clearly missing something. Doing this manually would take days.
posted by headnsouth to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
 
Does:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CHANNELNAME/videos?flow=grid&view=57

work?
posted by WCityMike at 11:27 AM on December 17, 2016


No, it shows me thumbnails and titles of the first dozen or so videos. All paths seem to end at that page.
posted by headnsouth at 12:02 PM on December 17, 2016


http://www.google.com/takeout/
posted by humboldt32 at 1:12 PM on December 17, 2016


Thanks humboldt but that too takes me to my content and activity but doesn't give me a way to create/download a report of it.
posted by headnsouth at 5:05 AM on December 18, 2016


If you click on Youtube and select the right options, Takeout definitely should let you download a JSON file that should have at least some of the information. If it doesn't, and you can code or have someone at your company who can, you should be able to hack something up using the Youtube Data API. This example code should get you started.
posted by tonycpsu at 8:09 AM on December 18, 2016



Thanks humboldt but that too takes me to my content and activity but doesn't give me a way to create/download a report of it.


Yes it does.
posted by humboldt32 at 9:32 AM on December 18, 2016


Yes it does.

I would appreciate more guidance, because I can't figure it out.
posted by headnsouth at 6:16 PM on December 18, 2016


On that page you can download all the data from your YouTube account. From that you'll have the means to create a list as you need it. I don't know about your specific needs, so I can't provide much more guidance. I figured this was certainly a better option than doing it manually.
posted by humboldt32 at 11:14 PM on December 18, 2016


No disrespect meant, but my answer is correct. If you keep scrolling, it will load all your videos. I've tested it just now on a few channels. Then ctrl-a, copy, paste into Notepad, you've got a list of all your videos.
posted by WCityMike at 2:36 PM on December 22, 2016


« Older Android Email: old account name, not new account...   |   How to make work... work? Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.