youtube-feeds

Access public YouTube API feeds, mostly with the clean JSON-C results

npm install youtube-feeds
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nodejs-youtube

Access public YouTube API feeds from your Node.js apps

Installation

Build Status

From NPM registry

The NPM release is always the recent stable version.

npm install youtube-feeds
var youtube = require('youtube-feeds')

From Github

The code on Github is the most recent version, but may be untested.

git clone https://github.com/fvdm/nodejs-youtube
cd nodejs-youtube
npm install
var youtube = require('/path/to/nodejs-youtube')

Usage

// load the module
var youtube = require('youtube-feeds')

// search parkour videos
youtube.feeds.videos( {q: 'parkour'}, console.log )

Configuration

  • httpProtocol (string)

Which HTTP protocol to use: http (default) or https

  • timeout (integer)

Destroy the request after this number of milliseconds. Default: 30000 (30 sec).

Example:

var youtube = require('youtube-feeds')
youtube.httpProtocol = 'https'
youtube.feeds.videos( {q:'keywords'}, callback )

Callbacks

Each method takes a callback function as last parameter. When everything seems alright err is null, otherwise err will be instanceof Error for tracing.

function( err, data ) {
    if( err instanceof Error ) {
        console.log( err )
    } else {
        console.log( data )
    }
}

Properties:

err.message   : the error message
err.stack     : stack trace
err.origin    : what it relates to (api, method, request)
err.details   : api response or other information when available, or `null`

Messages:

Error: invalid response   api       API response can't be parsed
Error: not json           api       Expected JSON, received something else
Error: not found          method    Requested data was not found
Error: not allowed        method    No permission to requested data
Error: invalid id         method    Requested video ID is invalid
Error: connection closed  api       Connection dropped early
Error: connection error   request   Can't connect to API
Error: request timeout    request   The request took too long to connect or process
Error: error              api       API returned an error, see err.details

Feeds

feeds.videos

( [vars], callback )

Get a list of recently published or updated videos, or search them all, filter, sort, etc.

API docs: custom query parameters

youtube.feeds.videos(
    {
        q:              'parkour',
        'max-results':    2,
        orderby:        'published'
    },
    console.log
)

Output:

{ updated: '2012-06-18T17:55:11.294Z',
  totalItems: 6985,
  startIndex: 1,
  itemsPerPage: 2,
  items: 
   [ { id: 'WEeqHj3Nj2c',
       uploaded: '2006-06-08T01:17:06.000Z',
       updated: '2012-06-18T15:53:06.000Z',
       uploader: 'sauloca',
       category: 'Sports',
       title: 'Parkour and FreeRunning',
       description: 'Edited by: Saulo Sampson Chase [..]',
       tags: 
        [ 'le',
          'parkour',
          'free',
          'running' ],
       thumbnail: 
        { sqDefault: 'http://i.ytimg.com/vi/WEeqHj3Nj2c/default.jpg',
          hqDefault: 'http://i.ytimg.com/vi/WEeqHj3Nj2c/hqdefault.jpg' },
       player: 
        { default: 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEeqHj3Nj2c&feature=youtube_gdata_player',
          mobile: 'https://m.youtube.com/details?v=WEeqHj3Nj2c' },
       content: 
        { '1': 'rtsp://v8.cache8.c.youtube.com/CiILENy73wIaGQlnj809HqpHWBMYDSANFEgGUgZ2aWRlb3MM/0/0/0/video.3gp',
          '5': 'https://www.youtube.com/v/WEeqHj3Nj2c?version=3&f=videos&app=youtube_gdata',
          '6': 'rtsp://v8.cache8.c.youtube.com/CiILENy73wIaGQlnj809HqpHWBMYESARFEgGUgZ2aWRlb3MM/0/0/0/video.3gp' },
       duration: 218,
       geoCoordinates: { latitude: -7.100892543792725, longitude: -34.91455078125 },
       rating: 4.862864,
       likeCount: '85314',
       ratingCount: 88343,
       viewCount: 32718590,
       favoriteCount: 99541,
       accessControl: 
        { comment: 'denied',
          commentVote: 'allowed',
          videoRespond: 'moderated',
          rate: 'allowed',
          embed: 'allowed',
          list: 'allowed',
          autoPlay: 'allowed',
          syndicate: 'allowed' } } ] }

( videoid, [vars], callback )

Get related videos for a video with videoid.

feeds.responses

( videoid, [vars], callback )

Get videos in response to videoid.

feeds.comments

( videoid, [vars], callback )

Get comments to a video. This is still in the original XML-to-JSON format as YouTube does not have JSON-C available for this feed. This may change in future (major) versions of this module.

feeds.standard

( feed, [vars], callback )

Get a standard feed, such as most viewed or top rated videos. Worldwide, local or by subject (or a combination).

API docs: Standard feeds

Example: most recent videos worldwide:

youtube.feeds.standard( 'most_recent', console.log )

Example: today's top-rated News videos in the Netherlands:

youtube.feeds.standard( 'NL/top_rated_News', {time: 'today'}, console.log )

feeds.playlist

( playlistid, [vars], callback )

Get videos on a certain playlist.

Video

The video function provides shorthand methods for one specific video.

video

( videoid, [callback] )

Same as video.details

youtube.video( 'ern37eWDnT0', console.log )

video.details

( callback )

Get details for one video.

youtube.video( 'ern37eWDnT0' ).details( console.log )

( [vars], callback )

Get related videos, same as feeds.related.

youtube.video( 'ern37eWDnT0' ).related( {'max-results': 2}, console.log )

video.responses

( [vars], callback )

Get videos in response to one video, same as feeds.responses.

youtube.video( 'ern37eWDnT0' ).responses( {'max-results': 2}, console.log )

videos.comments

( [vars], callback )

Get comments to a video, same as feeds.comments.

youtube.video( 'ern37eWDnT0' ).comments( {'max-results': 2}, console.log )

User

Get (public) feed data for one specific user.

user

( userid, [callback] )

Same as user.profile.

youtube.user( 'user', console.log )

user.profile

( callback )

Get user profile, in old XML-to-JSON style.

youtube.user( 'user' ).profile( console.log )

user.favorites

( [vars], callback )

Get the user's favorite videos. You can optionally filter the results like the other feeds.

youtube.user( 'user' ).favorites( console.log )

user.playlists

( [vars], callback )

Get user playlists. Use feeds.playlist to get the videos.

user.uploads

( [vars], callback )

Get the user's uploaded videos.

youtube.user( 'user' ).uploads( console.log )

Communication

talk

( path, [fields], callback, [oldJsonKey] )

Directly talk to the API. This function takes care of connecting and calling the callback only when valid JSON is returned.

Param        Type       Description
----------   --------   ----------------------------------------------------
path         string     full method path without leading slash
fields       object     GET parameters
callback     function   callback function to receive results
oldJsonKey   boolean    force old XML-to-JSON format instead of clean JSON-C
                        its value is the key containing the expected results

Unlicense / Public Domain

This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.

Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any means.

In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this software under copyright law.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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