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Qmmp plugin for YouTube

Plugin for Qmmp (Qt-based Multimedia Player) to search and play musics directly from YouTube.


This plugin has some requirements, you have to install them:


First, you have to download the source code by Downloading a ZIP Archive or by cloning the repository:

git clone

Now, let's compile. Extract the files (if necessary) and move to inside the project location. Then, run the following commands:

make -j4

Lastly, copy the newly compiled libraries into to QMMP's plugin directory:

sudo cp -v youtube/ /usr/lib/qmmp/Transports
sudo cp -v youtubeui/ /usr/lib/qmmp/General

If you have problems to compile the project, have a look in the issues section.

ArchLinux users

There is available a package for ArchLinux for this plugin in AUR repository:

You can simply install it by running:

yaourt qmmp-plugin-youtube


Open QMMP. Now you have to activate the Youtube plugin. To do so, you have to do the next steps:

QMMP main menu > Settings > Plugins

and activate this two plugins:

  • Youtube Plugin ( under the Transports section)
  • YoutubeUI Plugin ( under the General section)

Now, the Youtube plugin is accessible from the menu inside Tools option (you can press Ctrl + Y for quicker access). Alternatively, you can search for the selected track from the track's context menu > Actions > Search track (or using the shortcut Meta + Y).

Important notes

The plugin is not yet finished, but it is in a stage that is already usable. Currently, it is possible to search for videos on Youtube and add them to the selected playlist, search for similar videos and open them in the browser.

If you are interested, you can also contribute to this project, that would be AWESOME. Feel free to send me a message.

Checkout the Issues section to see the exciting new features that we have planned.

License info

This software is distributed under GNU General Public License, version 2.

Any misuse or violation of Terms of Service of Youtube are the entire responsability of the user of this software.

The user of this software accepts this terms by using this software.


Plugin for Qmmp (Qt-based Multimedia Player) to search and play musics directly from YouTube.







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