❯ Guillaume Laforge


Retrieve YouTube views count with youtubeDL, JQ, and a Docker container

I wanted to track the number of views, and also likes, of some YouTube videos I was featured in. For example, when I present a talk at a conference, often the video becomes available at a later time, and I’m not the owner of the channel or video. At first, I wanted to use the YouTube Data API, but I had the impression that I could only see the stats of videos or channels I own, however I think I might be wrong, and should probably revisit this approach later on. Read more...