I have a small number of YouTube channels and creators that I enjoy following, but I really dislike the experience of using YouTube on the web and on iOS. So, I whipped up a script that automatically downloads YouTube content and adds it to my Plex server. So much better!
@simonwoods short of removing the entire web experience, it’d be very difficult, if not impossible, for YouTube to remove the ability to download videos. I don’t see this going away, but if it did, I’d go back to tolerating their crappy experience, though I’d watch less content.
@cleverdevil That's brilliant. What does the script's flow look like? I assume grab the RSS feed at a predetermined interval, use a script to crawl for the video content, and download accordingly at a location of your choosing before having Plex scan for the new content?
I'd love to see the ability to subscribe to YouTube channels directly within Plex without the need to download the videos.
I was doing that for a while, but I want to make sure that my views are counted so that the creators get the credit (and ad revenue) and I'm not sure that downloading it that way still counts it.
I do pay for Premium so I can download in the YouTube app for offline watching, which does contribute to the view count.