Command line tool to keep track of your favorite playlists on YouTube and many other places.
pip install ytcc
Alternative installation methods are described in the documentation.
Migrating from version 1
See the migration guide
"Subscribe" to playlists.
ytcc subscribe "Jupiter Broadcasting" "https://www.youtube.com/c/JupiterBroadcasting/videos" ytcc subscribe "NCS: House" "https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRBp0Fe2GpgmsW46rJyudVFlY6IYjFBIK"
Import subscriptions from Google Takeout.
ytcc import ~/Downloads/Takeout/Youtube/subscriptions/subscriptions.csv
Fetch metadata of new videos.
List unwatched videos.
List playlist content in JSON format.
ytcc --output json list --playlist "NCS: House" --since 2020-07-07 --watched --unwatched
List all videos as RSS feed.
ytcc --output rss list --watched --unwatched
Start the interactive terminal interface.
Mark all videos of a playlist as watched without playing them.
ytcc ls -p "Jupiter Broadcasting" | ytcc mark
Listen to some music without limitations.
ytcc ls -p "NCS: House" | ytcc play --audio-only
Alternative terminal interface with thumbnail support. Requires fzf version 0.23.1 or newer, optionally curl and either ueberzug or kitty. The script is automatically installed on most platforms during installation of ytcc. If it's not installed, you can download it from here.
ytccf.sh # Show help and key bindings ytccf.sh --help
Ytcc searches for a configuration file at following locations:
If no config file is found in these three locations, a default config file is created at
[ytcc] # Directory where downloads are saved, when --path is not given download_dir = ~/Downloads # Parameters passed to mpv. Adjusting these might break video playback in ytcc! mpv_flags = --ytdl --ytdl-format=bestvideo[height<=?1080]+bestaudio/best # Defines the order of video listings. # Possible options: id, url, title, description, publish_date, watched, duration, extractor_hash, # playlists. Every option must be suffixed with :desc or :asc for descending or ascending sort. order_by = playlists:asc, publish_date:desc # Default attributes shown in video listings. # Some ytcc commands allow overriding the default set here in the config. video_attrs = id, title, publish_date, duration, playlists # Default attributes shown in playlist/subscription listings. # Some ytcc commands allow overriding the default set here in the config. playlist_attrs = name, url, reverse, tags # Path where the database is stored. # Can be used to sync the database between multiple machines. db_path = ~/.local/share/ytcc/ytcc.db # The format of used to print dates date_format = %Y-%m-%d # Default failure threshold before a video is ignored. # When a video could not be updated repeatedly, it will be ignored by ytcc after `max_update_fail` # attempts. This setting can be overridden with the --max-fail commandline parameter. max_update_fail = 5 # Default update backlog. # The update command will only check the first `max_update_backlog` videos of a playlist to improve # performance. This setting can be overridden with the --max-backlog commandline parameter. max_update_backlog = 20 # Ignore videos that have an age limit higher than the one specified here. age_limit = 0 # Prompt and table colors. Supports 256 colors. Hence, values between 0-255 are allowed. # See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSI_escape_code#8-bit for the color codes. [theme] prompt_download_audio = 2 prompt_download_video = 4 prompt_play_audio = 2 prompt_play_video = 4 prompt_mark_watched = 1 table_alternate_background = 245 [tui] # The characters to use for selecting videos in interactive mode. alphabet = sdfervghnuiojkl # Default action of interactive mode. # Possible options: play_video, play_audio, mark_watched, download_audio, download_video default_action = play_video [youtube_dl] # Format (see FORMAT SELECTION in youtube-dl manpage). Make sure to use a video format here, if you # want to be able to download videos. format = bestvideo[height<=?1080]+bestaudio/best # Output template (see OUTPUT TEMPLATE in youtube-dl manpage). output_template = %(title)s.%(ext)s # If a merge is required according to format selection, merge to the given container format. # One of mkv, mp4, ogg, webm, flv merge_output_format = mkv # Limit download speed to the given bytes/second. Set 0 for no limit. # E.g. limit to one megabyte per second #ratelimit = 1000000 ratelimit = 0 # Set number of retries before giving up on a download. # Set 0 for no retries. retries = 0 # Subtitles for videos. # If enabled and available, automatic and manual subtitles for selected languages are embedded in # the video. #subtitles = en,de subtitles = off # Embed the youtube thumbnail in audio downloads. # Transforms the resulting file to m4a, if enabled. thumbnail = on # Skips livestreams in download command. skip_live_stream = true # Don't download videos longer than 'max_duration' seconds. # 0 disables the limit. max_duration = 9000 # Restrict filenames to only ASCII characters and avoid "&" and spaces in filenames. restrict_filenames = off
Create a new issue on the GitHub issue tracker. Describe the issue as detailed as possible and please use the issue templates, if possible! Important: do not forget to include the output of
ytcc bug-report in bug reports. It also might help a lot to run ytcc with the
--loglevel debug option and include the output in your report.
We recommend developing inside a virtualenv.
- Set up a virtualenv
- Install development dependencies:
pip install -r devrequirements.txt
Run the following commands before every pull request and fix the warnings or errors they produce.
mypy ytcc pytest pylint ytcc pydocstyle ytcc