ytfeed is a dead simple command line tool to fetch and display a list of recent videos from a set of specified YouTube users and/or channels. It does not require account registration or any other complications -- place a list of YouTube users in a text file, and you’re all set.
You create a
~/.ytfeedlist file with a list of users and channels you care about.
ytfeed, and it prints the latest 15 videos belonging to those channels.
Why only 15? Because YouTube APIs only give you 15 latest videos per channel. To obrain more you need to use other APIs that require registration and API key management. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Make sure you have Python 2.7+ or 3.2+ installed; obtain
ytfeed sources at , or directly via mercurial like this:
hg clone http://hg.tx97.net/ytfeed
~/.ytfeedlist file. For each user you want to track, add a line that says
user/<username>; for each channel add
channels/<channelid>. You may leave blank lines and add comments beginning with
# (particulary useful to track the names that correspond to channel IDs, which are otherwise random strings).
You can now run
$ touch ~/.ytfeedlist $ echo user/vihart >> ~/.ytfeedlist $ echo user/bunnyhopshow >> ~/.ytfeedlist $ echo channel/UCjFqcJQXGZ6T6sxyFB-5i6A >> ~/.ytfeedlist $ echo channel/UCyhnYIvIKK_--PiJXCMKxQQ >> ~/.ytfeedlist $ ytfeed | tail -26 * Joel & Ethan Coen - Shot | Reverse Shot Every Frame a Painting == 31 day ago == https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UE3jz_O_EM * Should You Play: Factorio Joseph Anderson == 30 days ago == https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtT_Qc5DIEg * Review: Far Cry Primal Super Bunnyhop == 23 days ago == https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKDhuFliFB8 * Dragon's Dogma Joseph Anderson == 18 days ago == https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2BNxpYz9rk * The First Levels of Sonic Games Super Bunnyhop == 16 days ago == https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kE9BR24XIw * This Pi Day is Round Vihart == 13 days ago == https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vydPOjRVcSg * Examining the FBI's Counter-Terrorism Game Super Bunnyhop == 10 days ago == https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYh7T_koNFg * Stardew Valley Review Joseph Anderson == 3 days ago == https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbEHrOAShnE * Review: Salt & Sanctuary Super Bunnyhop == 3 days ago == https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyDuRUiNqgI