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Youtube Scraper 0.1.9

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Simple Plugin to automate download videos from youtube.


Requirements: Launchbox 8.2+

Install: Extract the content of zip file to : Launchbox/plugins/YoutubeScraper

Source codeGithub (feel free to make a pull request )


If you have trouble running the plugin and crashing due CAS error, please right click on the DLL's , properties and then unblock.




There's two options:

URL Scraper: Just paste entire youtube URL from the desired video



One-click downloader: It will search automatically and download the first entry from youtube. Bulk Download supported!



What's New in Version 0.1.9   See changelog



A year has passed since I updated this thing, a lot of stuff has changed on the youtube framework side, please I did this in 5min and barely tested, let me see how it goes.


Sorry for the time that I could update this but Im really really busy at work :(





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   7 of 7 members found this review helpful 7 / 7 members

Works good, impressed so far.  Is there anyway you could add url list with maybe a preview? instead of having to know the url you want to download beforehand.  As well as a preview of video for the direct download as this can be hit and miss LOL as downloaded an mp4 for action hollywood (arcade game) and it downloaded a preview for Hardcore Henry a B movie instead lol.

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· Edited by an531

   6 of 6 members found this review helpful 6 / 6 members

This plugin is a pretty good compromise in terms of time vs. quality for obtaining a sample video for a game. However, youtube videos, or steam trailers for that matter, are not ideal for video snaps. For one thing, they are too long and hence take up too much HDD space. More importantly, though, the rarely show the actual game play. What makes those video snaps for old consoles so great is that you can have a look at a single picture or a few seconds long video snap and you know exactly what that particular game is like (and whether you want to play it or not).  Youtube videos and Steam trailers often make a very looong intro with black screen, developer logos, game menus, animations etc., which IMO spoils the front end experience. 

Youtube Scraper would be much more functional IMO if you could crop a video by selecting the beginning and the end of extracted videos. This way one could both (1) select as short video as one wants (even, say, 10 seconds of actual gameplay would be enough), thereby saving HD space; and (2) select exactly what one wants to see in the video, like actual gameplay, rather than developer logos or game menus.

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I've used this for MANY of my more recent consoles using the automatic one click option (no url pasting) and it gets the right video every time! Great time saver!

This is awesome! I love it! It's great! I can't stop using it! It's a good day today!

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member
Fantastic, something was looking for, thank you.
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Dynamite Jewduh

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Thanks! This is a very good plugin, I can't imagine not having it.

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This is an essential plug in. I've used it for months and months now and I'm very happy the author has updated it periodically so it stays active. Very very good work.


Side note. be careful with the "oneclick download" option. i swear to god this is true, i needed a toejam and earl back in the groove trailer and i typed in "gameplay trailer" in the search parameter and downloaded it, and somehow youtube returned a guy picking real toejam out of his nasty ass foot.. yum.

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