Bot to Repost YouTube Videos to LiveLeak
Sparked by an idea from this thread.
Also see /r/redditliveleakbot.
On top of Python 2.7 and its default libraries, you need the following libraries:
You also need youtube-dl.
You can install these with:
pip -r requirements.txt
Update youtube-dl to the latest version:
sudo youtube-dl -U sudo youtube-dl
Edit the configuration file and save it as rlb/conf/config.yml. You can use rlb/conf/config.yml.sample as a base.
First, create an empty database with:
python bin/createdb.py db.sqlite3
Set the absolute path to this database in rlb/conf/config.yml.
The bot runs in two modes: monitor and purge.
PYTHONPATH="." bin/bot.py monitor
In monitor mode, the bot goes through subreddits and picks out submissions with links to YouTube. It downloads the videos and registers them in a database. If also checks if videos that are already present in the database are still available through YouTube, and if they're not, reposts them to LiveLeak.
PYTHONPATH="." bin/bot.py purge
In purge mode, the bot deletes videos that have been in the database for a specific amount of time (to save disk space).
Note that the bot will not keep running after it completes its particular task. To have it run periodically, use something like cron. For cron, the following line will monitor every hour and purge every week, respectively:
0 * * * * cd /path/to/bot && PYTHONPATH="." bin/bot.py monitor 55 * * * 0 cd /path/to/bot && PYTHONPATH="." bin/bot.py purge
pip install -r requirements-test.txt
To run the unit tests:
To see unit test coverage:
nosetests . --verbose --with-coverage --cover-html --cover-package=rlb
There is one test that isn't run as part of the command above, since it actually uploads a video to LiveLeak, consuming the upload quota. To run that test:
Once the tests completes, confirm that the video (rlb/test/foreman_cif.mp4) uploaded correctly, and then delete it so the LiveLeak admins don't have to do it for you.