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ytdlrc

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ytdlrc is a simple shell script wrapper for youtube-dl and rclone. It downloads videos and metadata via youtube-dl and moves each file on completion to an rclone remote, e.g. Google Drive.

Table of Contents

About

  • Designed to be executed via cron job or manually.

  • Ideal for use on VPS's with small disk space as it moves files on completion rather than copying them. In testing I downloaded / uploaded ~500GB of videos on a VPS with a 15GB SSD.

    • This can easily be changed to keep the files if you have the disk space; see the rclone_command variable to do so.
  • Includes metadata (xattrs, *.info.json, *.description, *.jpg).

  • Reads a file named snatch.list to know which URL's / channels / playlists you want to download and monitor for new videos.

    • Lines beginning with # are ignored.
  • Completed video ID's are saved in a file named archive.list; this prevents youtube-dl from re-downloading videos that have already been processed and moved to the rclone remote.

  • By default, it creates / uses the following structure:

    • ~/ytdlrc/stage - download directory
    • ~/ytdlrc/snatch.list - list of usernames or URL's to monitor / download
    • ~/ytdlrc/archive.list - list of completed video ID's

    These paths can be changed by modifying the ytdl_* variables.

  • In the download directory, subfolders are created for each line in the snatch.list. The name of the subfolders depends on whether the processed line is a playlist or a channel. This results in the following structure:

    • ~/ytdlrc/stage/Some_Channel_Name/{downloaded files}
    • ~/ytdlrc/stage/Another_Channel_Name/{downloaded files}
    • ~/ytdlrc/stage/Some_Playlist_Name/{downloaded files}
    • ~/ytdlrc/stage/Another_Playlist_Name/{downloaded files}

    Upon download completion a file is moved to the rclone remote, creating a structure such as:

    • remote:archive/youtube/Some_Channel_Name/{downloaded files}
    • remote:archive/youtube/Another_Channel_Name/{downloaded files}
    • remote:archive/youtube/Some_Playlist_Name/{downloaded files}
    • remote:archive/youtube/Another_Playlist_Name/{downloaded files}

    The path before the channel / playlist names (remote:archive/youtube) is set via the rclone_destination variable.

  • Downloaded files are saved with the following output template:

    "%(uploader)s.%(upload_date)s.%(title)s.%(resolution)s.%(id)s.%(ext)s"

    This results in filenames such as:

    • Channel_Name.20170307.Video_Title.1920x1080.J---aiyznGQ.mp4
    • Channel_Name.20170307.Video_Title.1920x1080.J---aiyznGQ.info.json
    • Channel_Name.20170307.Video_Title.1920x1080.J---aiyznGQ.description
    • Channel_Name.20170307.Video_Title.1920x1080.J---aiyznGQ.jpg

    See the ytdl_output_template variable if you wish to use a different output template.

Example Output

These examples are what you see with debug=true.

Example: Initial execution

[YTDLRC] Lock file doesn't exist. Attempting to create /tmp/ytdlrc.lock...
[YTDLRC] Creating '/tmp/ytdlrc.lock' succeeded. Continuing...
[YTDLRC] Creating download directory: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage
[YTDLRC] Creating snatch list: /home/brian/ytdlrc/snatch.list
[YTDLRC] Creating archive list: /home/brian/ytdlrc/archive.list
[YTDLRC] Process complete. Removing lock file.

Example: Downloading all videos from ytuser:kurzgesagt

ytuser:kurzgesagt is the only line in our snatch.list.

First run

[YTDLRC] Lock file doesn't exist. Attempting to create /tmp/ytdlrc.lock...
[YTDLRC] Creating '/tmp/ytdlrc.lock' succeeded. Continuing...
[YTDLRC] Processing ytuser:kurzgesagt...
[YTDLRC] Grabbing 'playlist_title' from 'ytuser:kurzgesagt'...
[YTDLRC] 'playlist_title' is 'Uploads_from_Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell'
[YTDLRC] Trimming off 'Uploads_from_' from 'Uploads_from_Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell'...
[YTDLRC] New 'playlist_title' is 'Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell'
[debug] System config: []
[debug] User config: []
[debug] Custom config: []
[debug] Command-line args: ['-4', '--continue', '--download-archive', '/home/brian/ytdlrc/archive.list', '--exec', "/usr/bin/rclone move '{}' 'acd:testing/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell' --config '/home/brian/.rclone.conf' -v --stats 1s", '--ignore-errors', '--no-overwrites', '--restrict-filenames', '--write-description', '--write-info-json', '--write-thumbnail', '--xattrs', '-f', 'bestvideo+bestaudio', '-o', '/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/%(uploader)s.%(upload_date)s.%(title)s.%(resolution)s.%(id)s.%(ext)s', '--verbose', 'ytuser:kurzgesagt']
[debug] Encodings: locale UTF-8, fs utf-8, out UTF-8, pref UTF-8
[debug] youtube-dl version 2017.03.07
[debug] Python version 3.6.0 - Linux-4.9.11-1-ARCH-x86_64-with-arch
[debug] exe versions: ffmpeg 3.2.4, ffprobe 3.2.4, rtmpdump 2.4
[debug] Proxy map: {}
[youtube:user] kurzgesagt: Downloading channel page
[youtube:playlist] UUsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q: Downloading webpage
[download] Downloading playlist: Uploads from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
[youtube:playlist] playlist Uploads from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: Downloading 58 videos
[download] Downloading video 1 of 58
[youtube] DHyUYg8X31c: Downloading webpage
[youtube] DHyUYg8X31c: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] DHyUYg8X31c: Extracting video information
[youtube] DHyUYg8X31c: Downloading MPD manifest
[info] Writing video description to: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.description
[info] Writing video description metadata as JSON to: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.info.json
[youtube] DHyUYg8X31c: Downloading thumbnail ...
[youtube] DHyUYg8X31c: Writing thumbnail to: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.jpg
WARNING: Requested formats are incompatible for merge and will be merged into mkv.
[debug] Invoking downloader on 'https://r8---sn-n4v7kne7.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id=0c7c94620f17df57&itag=299&source=youtube&requiressl=yes&mn=sn-n4v7kne7&mm=31&pl=20&initcwndbps=8067500&mv=m&ms=au&ratebypass=yes&mime=video/mp4&gir=yes&clen=97795996&lmt=1487912067914680&dur=394.266&signature=D4B482B33A060CAD522317EBCF5BA3288C4C95.276EACC1ABBDFFAE143AB016DB9079A47D8329EC&upn=Wj36IpbSSvI&mt=1489800442&key=dg_yt0&ip=104.131.132.15&ipbits=0&expire=1489822135&sparams=ip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl,mn,mm,pl,initcwndbps,mv,ms,ratebypass,mime,gir,clen,lmt,dur'
[download] Destination: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.f299.mp4
[download] 100% of 93.27MiB in 00:01
[debug] Invoking downloader on 'https://r8---sn-n4v7kne7.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?pl=20&ei=Vo3MWIusHurD-APq5JnoDg&clen=6926640&itag=251&gir=yes&upn=TwHyVFumtCo&signature=4ADE59C2CE26DABFB4D6418F61D65F10DF13E25B.1B06F7DE826DD862F39066A6D16B90B12D04EE5D&mime=audio%2Fwebm&initcwndbps=8067500&sparams=clen%2Cdur%2Cei%2Cgir%2Cid%2Cinitcwndbps%2Cip%2Cipbits%2Citag%2Ckeepalive%2Clmt%2Cmime%2Cmm%2Cmn%2Cms%2Cmv%2Cpl%2Crequiressl%2Csource%2Cupn%2Cexpire&ipbits=0&requiressl=yes&keepalive=yes&mn=sn-n4v7kne7&mm=31&mt=1489800442&dur=394.281&id=o-AM978v3HI34Q_CjNzW-0QaneJHqs_vHmTJJzH32vY0-f&lmt=1487796412297530&key=yt6&ip=104.131.132.15&mv=m&source=youtube&ms=au&expire=1489822134&ratebypass=yes'
[download] Destination: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.f251.webm
[download] 100% of 6.61MiB in 00:00
[ffmpeg] Merging formats into "/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.mkv"
[debug] ffmpeg command line: ffmpeg -y -i file:/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.f299.mp4 -i file:/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.f251.webm -c copy -map 0:v:0 -map 1:a:0 file:/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.temp.mkv
Deleting original file /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.f299.mp4 (pass -k to keep)
Deleting original file /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.f251.webm (pass -k to keep)
[metadata] Writing metadata to file's xattrs
[exec] Executing command: /usr/bin/rclone move '/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.mkv' 'acd:testing/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell' --config '/home/brian/.rclone.conf' -v --stats 1s
2017/03/17 18:29:00 Using RCLONE_CONFIG_PASS password.
2017/03/17 18:29:00 rclone: Version "v1.35-54-gff8f11dβ" starting with parameters ["/usr/bin/rclone" "move" "/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.mkv" "acd:testing/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell" "--config" "/home/brian/.rclone.conf" "-v" "--stats" "1s"]
2017/03/17 18:29:00 acdp: Saved new token in config file
2017/03/17 18:29:03 Encrypted amazon drive root 'crypt/i04dv4pst54cb73aviioosi6z0/itz12de1esv28z1fob78x6p5q3cp4tw1nboxe4g5u8nswp96qsnt': Modify window not supported
2017/03/17 18:29:03 Encrypted amazon drive root 'crypt/i04dv4pst54cb73aviioosi6z0/itz12de1esv28z1fob78x6p5q3cp4tw1nboxe4g5u8nswp96qsnt': Waiting for checks to finish
2017/03/17 18:29:03 Encrypted amazon drive root 'crypt/i04dv4pst54cb73aviioosi6z0/itz12de1esv28z1fob78x6p5q3cp4tw1nboxe4g5u8nswp96qsnt': Waiting for transfers to finish
2017/03/17 18:29:04
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Errors:                 0
Checks:                 0
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Elapsed time:        4.1s
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2017/03/17 18:29:05
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Errors:                 0
Checks:                 0
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Elapsed time:        5.1s
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Errors:                 0
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Errors:                 0
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Elapsed time:        7.1s
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Errors:                 0
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2017/03/17 18:29:21 Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.mkv: Copied (new)
2017/03/17 18:29:21 Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170223.Do_Robots_Deserve_Rights_What_if_Machines_Become_Conscious.1920x1080.DHyUYg8X31c.mkv: Deleted
2017/03/17 18:29:21
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Errors:                 0
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Elapsed time:       21.6s
2017/03/17 18:29:21 Go routines at exit 13
[download] Downloading video 2 of 58
[youtube] RVMZxH1TIIQ: Downloading webpage
[youtube] RVMZxH1TIIQ: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] RVMZxH1TIIQ: Extracting video information
[youtube] RVMZxH1TIIQ: Downloading MPD manifest
[info] Writing video description to: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.description
[info] Writing video description metadata as JSON to: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.info.json
[youtube] RVMZxH1TIIQ: Downloading thumbnail ...
[youtube] RVMZxH1TIIQ: Writing thumbnail to: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.jpg
WARNING: Requested formats are incompatible for merge and will be merged into mkv.
[debug] Invoking downloader on 'https://r12---sn-n4v7kn76.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id=455319c47d532084&itag=299&source=youtube&requiressl=yes&mn=sn-n4v7kn76&mm=31&mv=m&initcwndbps=8067500&pl=20&ms=au&ratebypass=yes&mime=video/mp4&gir=yes&clen=96704077&lmt=1486111643921647&dur=416.166&key=dg_yt0&upn=05NaEV1LBgE&signature=35638BDF9D1E278A874D767C7215EF5A9EE8BA23.2CB508CE60975702F17ABD906AC0C079966AD66A&mt=1489800442&ip=104.131.132.15&ipbits=0&expire=1489822162&sparams=ip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl,mn,mm,mv,initcwndbps,pl,ms,ratebypass,mime,gir,clen,lmt,dur'
[download] Destination: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.f299.mp4
[download] 100% of 92.22MiB in 00:02
[debug] Invoking downloader on 'https://r12---sn-n4v7kn76.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?mv=m&source=youtube&ms=au&lmt=1485958101260093&ip=104.131.132.15&key=yt6&mt=1489800442&mn=sn-n4v7kn76&mm=31&id=o-APMAlzJZmlhyM8gJr2Qpia97TJJC-xyNgHdb-x3ftfMO&dur=416.161&gir=yes&clen=7619194&itag=251&ei=cY3MWKenLszL-gP_u4O4Bw&pl=20&initcwndbps=8067500&upn=NJAuw32Dclw&signature=B4CF4BDE47558BAD446C092DD53E8C9E62324A8B.73D00E820A74DD2122C00B502364FCECF99969B4&mime=audio%2Fwebm&requiressl=yes&keepalive=yes&expire=1489822161&sparams=clen%2Cdur%2Cei%2Cgir%2Cid%2Cinitcwndbps%2Cip%2Cipbits%2Citag%2Ckeepalive%2Clmt%2Cmime%2Cmm%2Cmn%2Cms%2Cmv%2Cpl%2Crequiressl%2Csource%2Cupn%2Cexpire&ipbits=0&ratebypass=yes'
[download] Destination: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.f251.webm
[download] 100% of 7.27MiB in 00:00
[ffmpeg] Merging formats into "/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.mkv"
[debug] ffmpeg command line: ffmpeg -y -i file:/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.f299.mp4 -i file:/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.f251.webm -c copy -map 0:v:0 -map 1:a:0 file:/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.temp.mkv
Deleting original file /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.f299.mp4 (pass -k to keep)
Deleting original file /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.f251.webm (pass -k to keep)
[metadata] Writing metadata to file's xattrs
[exec] Executing command: /usr/bin/rclone move '/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.mkv' 'acd:testing/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell' --config '/home/brian/.rclone.conf' -v --stats 1s
2017/03/17 18:29:27 Using RCLONE_CONFIG_PASS password.
2017/03/17 18:29:27 rclone: Version "v1.35-54-gff8f11dβ" starting with parameters ["/usr/bin/rclone" "move" "/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell.20170201.Why_Earth_Is_A_Prison_and_How_To_Escape_It.1920x1080.RVMZxH1TIIQ.mkv" "acd:testing/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell" "--config" "/home/brian/.rclone.conf" "-v" "--stats" "1s"]
2017/03/17 18:29:29 Encrypted amazon drive root 'crypt/i04dv4pst54cb73aviioosi6z0/itz12de1esv28z1fob78x6p5q3cp4tw1nboxe4g5u8nswp96qsnt': Modify window not supported
2017/03/17 18:29:29 Encrypted amazon drive root 'crypt/i04dv4pst54cb73aviioosi6z0/itz12de1esv28z1fob78x6p5q3cp4tw1nboxe4g5u8nswp96qsnt': Waiting for checks to finish
2017/03/17 18:29:29 Encrypted amazon drive root 'crypt/i04dv4pst54cb73aviioosi6z0/itz12de1esv28z1fob78x6p5q3cp4tw1nboxe4g5u8nswp96qsnt': Waiting for transfers to finish
2017/03/17 18:29:30
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Elapsed time:        2.8s
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Second run

[YTDLRC] Lock file doesn't exist. Creating lock file and continuing...
[YTDLRC] Processing ytuser:kurzgesagt...
[YTDLRC] Grabbing 'playlist_title' from 'ytuser:kurzgesagt'...
[YTDLRC] 'playlist_title' is 'Uploads_from_Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell'
[YTDLRC] Trimming off 'Uploads_from_' from 'Uploads_from_Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell'...
[YTDLRC] New 'playlist_title' is 'Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell'
[debug] System config: []
[debug] User config: []
[debug] Custom config: []
[debug] Command-line args: ['-4', '--continue', '--download-archive', '/home/brian/ytdlrc/archive.list', '--exec', "/usr/bin/rclone move '{}' 'acd:archive/youtube/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell' --config '/home/brian/.rclone.conf' -v --stats 1s", '--ignore-errors', '--no-overwrites', '--restrict-filenames', '--write-description', '--write-info-json', '--write-thumbnail', '--xattrs', '-f', 'bestvideo+bestaudio', '-o', '/home/brian/ytdlrc/stage/Kurzgesagt_In_a_Nutshell/%(uploader)s.%(upload_date)s.%(title)s.%(resolution)s.%(id)s.%(ext)s', '--verbose', 'ytuser:kurzgesagt']
[debug] Encodings: locale UTF-8, fs utf-8, out UTF-8, pref UTF-8
[debug] youtube-dl version 2017.03.07
[debug] Python version 3.6.0 - Linux-4.9.11-1-ARCH-x86_64-with-arch
[debug] exe versions: ffmpeg 3.2.4, ffprobe 3.2.4, rtmpdump 2.4
[debug] Proxy map: {}
[youtube:user] kurzgesagt: Downloading channel page
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[download] Finished downloading playlist: Uploads from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
[YTDLRC] Process complete. Removing lock file.

All available videos were already downloaded and moved to the rclone remote, so there was nothing to be done on the second run other than check for new uploads.

Installation

  1. Download or clone the repository:

    git clone https://github.com/bardisty/ytdlrc

  2. cd into the directory:

    cd ytdlrc

  3. Open ytdlrc in your text editor and see Usage.

Usage

  1. Ensure the path to your rclone configuration file is correct or modify it if need be:

    rclone_config="${HOME}/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"
  2. Modify the rclone_destination variable with your rclone remote destination path, e.g.:

    - rclone_destination="remote:archive/youtube"
    + rclone_destination="gdrive:archive/youtube"
  3. Run the script once to generate the working directory, download directory, snatch list, and archive list:

    $ ./ytdlrc
    [YTDLRC] Creating download directory: /home/brian/ytdlrc/stage
    [YTDLRC] Creating snatch list: /home/brian/ytdlrc/snatch.list
    [YTDLRC] Creating archive list: /home/brian/ytdlrc/archive.list
    [YTDLCR] Process complete. Removing lock file.
    
  4. Put the URL's / channels / playlists you want to download in the snatch.list file, one per line, e.g.:

    • ytuser:username
    • https://www.youtube.com/user/username
    • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK9Sc5q_4K6aNajVLKtkaAB1JGmKyccf2
  5. (Optional / Recommended) Run the script once or twice with debugging enabled (debug=true) to ensure everything is okie dokie. Disable debugging when done if you don't want ytdlrc to spam your system log when executed via cron.

  6. Set up a cron job to execute the script however often you want, e.g.:

    # Every 6 hours
    30 */6 * * * /home/your-user/bin/ytdlrc
    
    • If you set up the cron job by moving the ytdlrc file to one of the /etc/cron.*/ directories, you may want to modify the rclone_config variable with the path to your rclone config, otherwise it will look inside /root for your config file:

      - rclone_config="${HOME}/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"
      + rclone_config="/home/your-user/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"

      You may also want to modify the ytdl_root_dir variable so runtime files aren't created inside /root:

      - ytdl_root_dir="${HOME}/ytdlrc"
      + ytdl_root_dir="/home/your-user/ytdlrc"
  7. (Optional) Commit your configuration changes so you can easily remain updated with the upstream version of the script:

    git add ytdlrc
    git commit -m "Modify options to my taste"

    To update the script to the latest version simply run git pull and merge any changes.

Requirements

License

MIT

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