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YouTube-DL for Pythonista - download YouTube videos on your iPhone/iPad!
- install youtube-dl via Pip (e.g. using the StaSh command:
- add this script as a Share extension through Settings -> Share Extension Shortcuts
- while watching a video in the YouTube site or app, just share the video to Pythonista and select this script
- the video will download, and when it's done you can share the video file itself with any app (e.g. VLC)
Advanced usage:
- if you specify --stream as the script argument, this script will just grab the actual video URL and redirect you
to VLC, which will stream the video (without interruptions or ads!)
from __future__ import unicode_literals
import youtube_dl
import appex
import console
import clipboard
import os
import sys
outdir = os.path.expanduser("~/Documents/Downloads")
except FileExistsError:
if appex.get_attachments():
# e.g. share from YouTube app
url = appex.get_attachments()[0]
elif appex.get_urls():
# e.g. share from Safari
url = appex.get_urls()[0]
elif appex.get_text():
url = appex.get_text()
elif clipboard.get():
url = clipboard.get()
print("URL: ", url)
if not url or not url.startswith("http"):
url = input("No URL found - enter URL to download: ")
ydl_opts = {'outtmpl': os.path.join(outdir, '%(title)s.%(ext)s')}
if sys.argv[1:] == ['--stream']:
with youtube_dl.YoutubeDL(ydl_opts) as ydl:
info = ydl.extract_info(url, download=False)
from objc_util import UIApplication, nsurl
from urllib.parse import urlencode
app = UIApplication.sharedApplication()
params = urlencode({'url': info['formats'][-1]['url']})
app.openURL_(nsurl('vlc-x-callback://x-callback-url/stream?' + params))
with youtube_dl.YoutubeDL(ydl_opts) as ydl:
info = ydl.extract_info(url, download=True)
filepath = ydl.prepare_filename(info)
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