Mass-Importing Youtube videos

13 Sep 2014
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The Youtube API v2 is deprecated.
PHPVibe’s Youtube importer now uses the API V3.
Some info in this article may be old and deprecated.

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One of the most requested and abused features in the PHPVibe cms is the Youtube importer.
The free plugin comes built-in and does not require any separate install to use it.
There are few limitations from the Youtube api like the number of videos returned (see: Understanding the Youtube API) and the Google ads and Youtube logo (see Removing the Youtube logo from player).

The Youtube importer explained

The Youtube importer comes with 2 modes:
Youtube Automatic will import all video on the screen without asking any questions (you can later edit/manage them in the Media Manager)
Youtube by Choice will allow you to pick which video get imported or which are skipped.

A common problem is understanding the username/channel for the Youtube user/channel import.

Example:

//www.youtube.com/channel/UCCTR5nIFvWBW9MeGEGPNG4g

has the username

UCCTR5nIFvWBW9MeGEGPNG4g

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and using it will import the “Cat Music” videos.

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Importing Youtube searches

Is the easiest thing to do.

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You just type the search keyword and map the new videos to an local channel/category and an local user.

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