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Convert YouTube subscriptions exported via Google Takeout into OPML
# youtube-subs-to-opml.py -- Convert YouTube subscriptions exported
# via Google Takeout into OPML
#
# See <https://www.reddit.com/r/youtube/comments/jqlks2/where_did_opml_export_go/gcdii2n/>.
#
# Usage:
# python3 youtube-subs-to-opml.py < ~/Downloads/Takeout/YouTube\ and\ YouTube\ Music/subscriptions/subscriptions.json > yt-subs.opml
import sys
import json
from xml.sax.saxutils import escape
subs = json.load(sys.stdin)
if len(subs) > 0:
parent = escape(subs[0]['snippet']['channelId'])
print(f'''<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<opml version="1.0">
<body>
<outline title="YouTube {parent}" text="YouTube {parent}">
''')
for sub in subs:
title = escape(sub['snippet']['title'])
channelId = escape(sub['snippet']['resourceId']['channelId'])
print(f''' <outline title="{title}"
text="{title}"
xmlUrl="https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id={channelId}"
htmlUrl="https://www.youtube.com/channel/{channelId}" />
''')
print('''
</outline>
</body>
</opml>
''')
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@jeosadn
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jeosadn commented Dec 9, 2020

Pretty useful, thanks a lot. Although I had to manually add a </opml> after the </body> before feedly would accept the file as valid OPML

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rptb1 commented Dec 21, 2020

Pretty useful, thanks a lot. Although I had to manually add a </opml> after the </body> before feedly would accept the file as valid OPML

Oops! I think my reader didn't care, so I didn't notice this. Fixed. Thanks.

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Hinechan commented Dec 29, 2020

Hello i'm pretty new to python, i'm trying to run your .py file.

I checked python is running well, I also put the json file in the correct place as you noted above. I used cmd to run the python but it has no feedback/return.

Is there any way to know if it's running correctly? Or perhaps my json file is a little big and it will take some time?

Please help because youtube subscription really messed up now, Thank you in advanced.

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jeosadn commented Oct 29, 2021

Since the last time I used this, YouTube changed the subscription list to csv instead of json. I created a fork here to support both json and csv

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