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Fixed VLC youtube.lua parser
-- Apparently YouTube changed some stuff. This makes VLC play YouTube clips again.
-- Replace youtube.lua in /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/playlist/youtube.lua.
-- Ticket @ VLC: https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/7471
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-- Helper function to get a parameter's value in a URL
function get_url_param( url, name )
local _, _, res = string.find( url, "[&?]"..name.."=([^&]*)" )
return res
end
function get_arturl()
local iurl = get_url_param( vlc.path, "iurl" )
if iurl then
return iurl
end
local video_id = get_url_param( vlc.path, "v" )
if not video_id then
return nil
end
return "http://img.youtube.com/vi/"..video_id.."/default.jpg"
end
function get_prefres()
local prefres = -1
if vlc.var and vlc.var.inherit then
prefres = vlc.var.inherit(nil, "preferred-resolution")
if prefres == nil then
prefres = -1
end
end
return prefres
end
-- Probe function.
function probe()
if vlc.access ~= "http" and vlc.access ~= "https" then
return false
end
youtube_site = string.match( string.sub( vlc.path, 1, 8 ), "youtube" )
if not youtube_site then
-- FIXME we should be using a builtin list of known youtube websites
-- like "fr.youtube.com", "uk.youtube.com" etc..
youtube_site = string.find( vlc.path, ".youtube.com" )
if youtube_site == nil then
return false
end
end
return ( string.match( vlc.path, "/watch%?" ) -- the html page
or string.match( vlc.path, "/v/" ) -- video in swf player
or string.match( vlc.path, "/player2.swf" ) ) -- another player url
end
-- Parse function.
function parse()
if string.match( vlc.path, "/watch%?" )
then -- This is the HTML page's URL
-- fmt is the format of the video
-- (cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube#Quality_and_codecs)
fmt = get_url_param( vlc.path, "fmt" )
while true do
-- Try to find the video's title
line = vlc.readline()
if not line then break end
if string.match( line, "<meta name=\"title\"" ) then
_,_,name = string.find( line, "content=\"(.-)\"" )
name = vlc.strings.resolve_xml_special_chars( name )
name = vlc.strings.resolve_xml_special_chars( name )
end
if string.match( line, "<meta name=\"description\"" ) then
-- Don't ask me why they double encode ...
_,_,description = string.find( line, "content=\"(.-)\"" )
description = vlc.strings.resolve_xml_special_chars( description )
description = vlc.strings.resolve_xml_special_chars( description )
end
if string.match( line, "<meta property=\"og:image\"" ) then
_,_,arturl = string.find( line, "content=\"(.-)\"" )
end
if string.match( line, " rel=\"author\"" ) then
_,_,artist = string.find( line, "href=\"/user/([^\"]*)\"" )
end
-- JSON parameters, also formerly known as "swfConfig",
-- "SWF_ARGS", "swfArgs", "PLAYER_CONFIG" ...
if string.match( line, "playerConfig" ) then
if not fmt then
prefres = get_prefres()
if prefres >= 0 then
fmt_list = string.match( line, "\"fmt_list\": \"(.-)\"" )
if fmt_list then
for itag,height in string.gmatch( fmt_list, "(%d+)\\/%d+x(%d+)\\/[^,]+" ) do
-- Apparently formats are listed in quality
-- order, so we take the first one that works,
-- or fallback to the lowest quality
fmt = itag
if tonumber(height) <= prefres then
break
end
end
end
end
end
url_map = string.match( line, "\"url_encoded_fmt_stream_map\": \"(.-)\"" )
if url_map then
-- FIXME: do this properly
url_map = string.gsub( url_map, "\\u0026", "&" )
for url,itag in string.gmatch( url_map, "url=([^&,]+)[^,]*&itag=(%d+)" ) do
-- Apparently formats are listed in quality order,
-- so we can afford to simply take the first one
if not fmt or tonumber( itag ) == tonumber( fmt ) then
url = vlc.strings.decode_uri( url )
path = url
break
end
end
end
-- There is also another version of the parameters, encoded
-- differently, as an HTML attribute of an <object> or <embed>
-- tag; but we don't need it now
end
end
-- No path? Try again using YouTube's get_video_info page
if not path then
video_id = get_url_param( vlc.path, "v" )
local fd, msg = vlc.stream( string.format('http://www.youtube.com/get_video_info?&video_id=%s&el=detailpage&ps=default&eurl=&gl=US&hl=en', video_id) )
if not fd then
vlc.msg.warn(msg)
else
local line = fd:readline()
while line ~= nil do
for url,itag in string.gmatch( vlc.strings.decode_uri(line), "url=([^&,]+)[^,]*&itag=(%d+)" ) do
url = vlc.strings.decode_uri(url)
path = url
break
end
line = fd:readline()
end
end
end
if not path then
vlc.msg.err( "Couldn't extract youtube video URL, please check for updates to this script" )
return { }
end
if not arturl then
arturl = get_arturl()
end
return { { path = path; name = name; description = description; artist = artist; arturl = arturl } }
else -- This is the flash player's URL
video_id = get_url_param( vlc.path, "video_id" )
if not video_id then
_,_,video_id = string.find( vlc.path, "/v/([^?]*)" )
end
if not video_id then
vlc.msg.err( "Couldn't extract youtube video URL" )
return { }
end
fmt = get_url_param( vlc.path, "fmt" )
if fmt then
format = "&fmt=" .. fmt
else
format = ""
end
return { { path = "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v="..video_id..format } }
end
end
@user1113

save the raw file as youtube.luac

@aadilprabhakar

Works like a charm.. Thx man..

@HeinerAAZ

Awesome man. Thanks a lot!!!

@anuragatibm

Wow! It really worked man.
You rock.
Good job.
Keep it up.
Cheers. :)

@SethAshton

now, if only someone could fix the parsers for pornhub,youporn and redtube...

http://addons.videolan.org/index.php?xcontentmode=904


also, could someone write parsers for the rest of the pornhub family other than just these three?

(ie. ) tube8/pornmd/spankwire/keezmovies/xtube/extremetube ...

plus the gay versions:
http://www.pornhub.com/gayporn
http://www.redtube.com/redtube/gay
http://www.youporngay.com/
http://www.gaytube.com/
http://www.tube8.com/gay/
http://www.xtube.com/?splash=false&iAm=M&ilike=M
http://www.pornmd.com/gay
http://www.spankwire.com/home/Gay
http://www.extremetube.com/gay

thanks...

@RandomTurtle

It's not working for me. The playlist gets the name of the video, but it just flickers the play and stops. It used to work great a couple months ago about. What happen?

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