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Parse Youtube v3 API Duration to seconds with Javascript
function youtubeDurationToSeconds(duration) {
var hours = 0;
var minutes = 0;
var seconds = 0;
// Remove PT from string ref: https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/docs/videos#contentDetails.duration
duration = duration.replace('PT','');
// If the string contains hours parse it and remove it from our duration string
if (duration.indexOf('H') > -1) {
hours_split = duration.split('H');
hours = parseInt(hours_split[0]);
duration = hours_split[1];
}
// If the string contains minutes parse it and remove it from our duration string
if (duration.indexOf('M') > -1) {
minutes_split = duration.split('M');
minutes = parseInt(minutes_split[0]);
duration = minutes_split[1];
}
// If the string contains seconds parse it and remove it from our duration string
if (duration.indexOf('S') > -1) {
seconds_split = duration.split('S');
seconds = parseInt(seconds_split[0]);
}
// Math the values to return seconds
return (hours * 60 * 60) + (minutes * 60) + seconds;
}
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@kodopik kodopik commented Aug 18, 2020

OMG, thanks for this!..

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@jrtaylor-com jrtaylor-com commented Aug 18, 2020

OMG, thanks for this!..

You are most welcome :) Made this for a project years ago, always nice to see it come in handy for someone else.

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@daveshirman daveshirman commented Apr 19, 2021

10/05/2021 EDIT: Found a bug, so added some extra bits

Amazing thank you. I made some filthy modifications that could look better, but give you back the string as H:M:S.

Return block is this:

        var str = "";
        
        if (hours != 0) { str += hours + ":"; }

        if (minutes == 0) { str += "00" + ":"; }
        else if (minutes < 10) { str += "0" + minutes + ":"; }
        else if (minutes > 10) { str += minutes + ":"; }
        else if (minutes == 0) { str += "00:" }

        if (seconds > 0 && seconds < 10) { str += "0" + seconds; }
        else if (seconds < 10) { str += "0" + seconds; }
        else if (seconds > 10) { str += seconds; }
        else if (seconds == 0) { str += "00" }

        return str;
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@jrtaylor-com jrtaylor-com commented Apr 19, 2021

Nice addition @daveshirman

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