A useful youtube archiver, utilizing yt-dlp, for osx/linux/windows(wsl).
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README.md

Youtube-Archiver

Always keep a local backup.

This utility allows you to define a collection of links to youtube-channels and/or playlists, which you want to keep synced to your local storage. All you have to do is to call download.sh, which will download all videos and mp3's of your defined playlists that are not already saved locally.

This basically means, after doing the initial big download, you could run it as a cronjob, since it won't take long when it's only downloading newly uploaded videos.

How does it work?

Pretty easily.

1

First, you define the stuff you want to download, in yaml files. For more info on syntax, see the example file.

# linklist-music.yaml

# Eminem
-
  url: https://www.youtube.com/c/eminem/videos
  folder-name: Eminem

# DJ. S3RL
-
  url: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb6JTMjrHZCYFD9Y04CBk9g

# Snoop Dogg
-
  url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV-Xcy_bF2w&list=PL75C4B43E5F60A82C
  folder-name: Snoop Dogg

2

Secondly, calling download.sh will invoke the two python scripts responsible for downloading.

These python scripts will invoke yt-dlp for each link supplied. Yt-dlp runs in download-archive mode, which basically means it won't download a video twice. It will save video IDs and check if a video already saved before downloading.

Files will be saved to ./videos/<folder>/ and ./music/<folder>/.

Installation / Setup

  1. Clone this repository
  2. Create linklist-videos.yaml and linklist-music.yaml in repository-root and populate these to your liking.
  3. Make sure you have Python3 and yt-dlp installed. (The commands python3 and yt-dlp should be available!)
  4. Done.

Other noteworthy utilities

Download once

You can create a once.yaml (See example), which is of the same structure as all the other linklists (except it needs a type=[video/music]), and folder-name is a required attribute.
You can download this linklist with python3 download-once.py.
What's the purpose of this? If you find a nice playlist, which won't ever update, why would you want to fetch it every time running the cronjob?
Just adding it to a download list and running the cronjob is shit aswell, because fetching all the other items still takes time.
This allows you to bypass ALL your other lists, to quickly and cleanly download a playlist (or multiple) once.

sync-to-nas.sh

Since I like to store my archives on my nas, I made a quick script to move downloads from my local instance to my nas. Without saying, you would have to adjust your nas drive path...
If you're using windows, there's also a bat version.

Idea

This project is building upon Backup Script with yt-dlp, @xaverruss, which is building upon the yt-dlp cli.

LICENSE

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Copyright (c) 2022, Leon Etienne
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