Get video URLs from a YouTube playlist
I wanted to make my own list of YouTube video URLs today, and as far as I can
tell, YouTube doesn't let you do that. The excellent tool
youtube-dl came to the rescue, along with a post on
askubuntu that combines it with
I wanted to output the video URLs and the titles, and it turns out this can be
jq on it's own. I changed the
jq portion and the final
commandline looks like this.
1 2 youtube-dl --dump-json --flat-playlist "https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL46-cKSxMYYCMpzXo6p0Cof8hJInYgohU" \ | jq -r '"\(.title)\nhttps://youtu.be/\(.id)\n"'
This outputs something like:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Vim Un-Alphabet 01: Teaser https://youtu.be/7LDlUMMbv6k Vim Un-Alphabet 02: Help https://youtu.be/ZTCzWRqR_us Vim Un-Alphabet 03: Tilde https://youtu.be/5jMiYtXz2QA
Of course, we can pipe the result of this to a file by appending
or, in my case, straight to the clipboard with