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README.MD

SponsorBlock Server

SponsorBlock is an extension that will skip over sponsored segments of YouTube videos. SponsorBlock is a crowdsourced browser extension that let's anyone submit the start and end time's of sponsored segments of YouTube videos. Once one person submits this information, everyone else with this extension will skip right over the sponsored segment.

This is the server backend for it

Server

This is a simple Sqlite database that will hold all the timing data.

To make sure that this project doesn't die, I have made the database publicly downloadable at https://sponsor.ajay.app/database.db. So, you can download a backup or get archive.org to take a backup if you do desire.

Hopefully this project can be combined with projects like this and use this data to create a neural network to predict when sponsored segments happen. That project is sadly abandoned now, so I have decided to attempt to revive this idea.

Client

The client web browser extension is available here: https://github.com/ajayyy/SponsorBlock

Build At Home

This is a node.js server, so clone this repo and run npm install to install all dependencies.

Make sure to create the databases in the databases folder out of the database schemas.

Rename config.json.example to config.json and fill the parameters inside.

Run the server with npm start.

API Docs

Public API available at https://sponsor.ajay.app.


GET /api/getVideoSponsorTimes

Input:

{
  videoID: string
}

Response:

{
  sponorTimes: array [float],
  UUIDs: array [string] //The ID for this sponsor time, used to submit votes
}

Error codes:

404: Not Found


GET /api/postVideoSponsorTimes

Input:

{
  videoID: string,
  startTime: float,
  endTime: float,
  userID: string //This should be a randomly generated UUID
}

Response:

{
  Nothing (status code 200)
}

Error codes:

400: Bad Request (Your inputs are wrong/impossible)

429: Rate Limit (Too many for the same user or IP)

409: Duplicate


GET /api/voteOnSponsorTime

Input:

{
  UUID: string, //id of the sponsor being voted on
  userID: string,
  type: int //0 for downvote, 1 for upvote
}

Response:

{
  Nothing (status code 200)
}

Error codes:

400: Bad Request (Your inputs are wrong/impossible)

405: Duplicate


GET /api/viewedVideoSponsorTime

Input:

{
  UUID: string
}

Response:

{
  Nothing (status code 200)
}

Error codes:

400: Bad Request (Your inputs are wrong/impossible)


GET /api/getViewsForUser

Input:

{
  userID: string
}

Response:

{
  viewCount: int
}

Error codes:

404: Not Found


POST /api/setUsername

Input:

{
  userID: string,
  userName: string,
  //optional
  adminUserID: string //This is if you want to change someone elses username from the admin account
}

Response:

{
  Nothing (status code 200)
}

Error codes:

400: Bad Request (Your inputs are wrong/impossible)


GET /api/getUsername

Input:

{
  userID: string
}

Response:

{
  userName: string //will send back hashed userID if no username has been set
}

Error codes:

400: Bad Request (Your inputs are wrong/impossible)


Stats Calls

GET /api/getTopUsers

Input:

{
  sortType: int //0 for by minutes saved, 1 for by view count, 2 for by total submissions
}

Response:

{
  userNames: array [string],
  viewCounts: array [int],
  totalSubmissions: array [int],
  minutesSaved: array [float]
}

Error codes:

400: Bad Request (Your inputs are wrong/impossible)


GET /api/getTotalStats

Input:

{
  Nothing
}

Response:

{
  userCount: int,
  viewCount: int,
  totalSubmissions: int,
  minutesSaved: float
}

Error codes:

None


GET /api/getDaysSavedFormatted

Input:

{
  Nothing
}

Response:

{
  daysSaved: float (2 decimal places)
}

Error codes:

None


Admin Calls

These can only be called by the server administrator, set in the config.

POST /api/shadowBanUser

Shadow banned submissions are hidden for everyone but the IP that originally submitted it. Shadow banning a user shadow bans all future submissions.

Input:

{
  userID: string, //public userID of the user you want to shadowBan
  adminUserID: string, //your userID as an admin
  enabled: boolean, //optional, to be able to add and remove users
  unHideOldSubmissions: boolean //optional, should all previous submissions be banned as well?
}

Response:

{
  Nothing (status code 200)
}

Error codes:

400: Bad Request (Your inputs are wrong/impossible) 403: Unauthorized (You are not an admin)


POST /api/addUserAsVIP

VIPs have extra privileges and their votes count more.

Input:

{
  userID: string, //public userID of the user you want to add to the VIP list
  adminUserID: string, //your userID as an admin
  enabled: boolean //optional, to be able to add and remove users
}

Response:

{
  Nothing (status code 200)
}

Error codes:

400: Bad Request (Your inputs are wrong/impossible) 403: Unauthorized (You are not an admin)

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