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Best way to get embed codes and titles from 1000 videos on one channel?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by small_town_boy, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. small_town_boy

    small_town_boy Power Member

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    There is a channel with 1000 videos. I need to get embed codes for them, the video URL and title.

    Is there some way to enable RSS feed on youtube channel or export list of videos?

    Maybe scrapebox would work in this case?
     
  2. Tommy Lawrence

    Tommy Lawrence Senior Member

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    Best way is to go through each video manually. That would take roughly 1 minute per video which means that you require a total of 1000 minutes or 16.7 hours. Or are you willing to hire someone to do the work for you?
     
  3. small_town_boy

    small_town_boy Power Member

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    Yes, I'm willing to hire if needed. I'm not going through all manually. I wondered if there is some universal tool for this. Maybe a RSS feed or scrapebox, or something like that.
     
  4. Tommy Lawrence

    Tommy Lawrence Senior Member

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    I'm also starting to think that you don't need manual method so much. Let me do some research and get back to you shortly
     
  5. Tommy Lawrence

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    Oops. I couldn't find anything worthwhile. But turns out you can obtain the embed codes of many YouTube videos by simply knowing their URL and Find and Replace the URL part. So all you need now is to get the titles and corresponding URLs. Here is how to do it quickly:
    1. Download and install a free clipboard manager tool or a multi-copy-paste (MCP) program (serial key here)
    2. Open the YouTube channel and click on Videos to see the uploaded videos.
    3. List the videos vertically instead of horizontal rows of four to make highlighting easier.
    4. Open the multi-copy paste program.
    5. Highlight the first video title, right click and select copy. It will be automatically pasted on the MCP program.
    6. Right click again and select Copy Link location. The video URL will be automatically pasted on the program interface.
    7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until all the videos are finished.
    8. Open any word editor program. Then click on Paste All in the MCP program. You should get a complete list of all titles and their corresponding URLs

    This process takes about 5 -10 seconds per video so that's about 2 hours if you're quick. If you don't have time then open a thread in the Hire a Freelancer section
     
  6. TheeAriGrande

    TheeAriGrande Regular Member

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    This could be done programmatically. I'm guessing you just have the channel URL. All the info that you need can be programmatically gathered for each video on the channel.

    I'm replying in my mobile right now so I can't go into how to automate everything. Shoot me a PM or add me on skype so that I can help you out when I get back home.

    All the best,
    TheeAriGrande
     
  7. Groen

    Groen Regular Member

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    Personally, I'd make a quick script with autoit to scrape all these titles and urls, and then find and replace the video urls in an embed code. Take a look at the IE UDF (which I believe is found in the beta version of autoit) if you're interested in taking this route.
     
  8. Glenn Quagmire

    Glenn Quagmire Junior Member

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    You mean you want to embed a video gallery to your site? Because i have a wordpress plugin which can embed all videos from channel,keyword to a nice looking gallery on your site with lots of customization,if you want this wordpress plugin pm me