:sweet_potato: Access YouTube from R
Access YouTube API via R. Get comments posted on YouTube videos, get information on how many times a video has been liked, search for videos with particular content, and much more. You can also get closed captions of videos you own. To learn more about the YouTube API, see https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/.
To get the current development version from GitHub:
# install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("soodoku/tuber", build_vignettes = TRUE)
To get going, get the application id and password from the Google Developer Console (see https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/getting-started). Enable all the YouTube APIs. Then set the application id and password via the
yt_oauthfunction. For more information about YouTube OAuth, see YouTube OAuth Guide.
Note: If you are on ubuntu, you may have to run the following before doing anything:
httr::set_config(httr::config( ssl_verifypeer = 0L ) )
Get Statistics of a Video
get_stats(video_id = "N708P-A45D0")
Get Information About a Video
get_video_details(video_id = "N708P-A45D0")
Get Captions of a Video
get_captions(video_id = "yJXTXN4xrI8")
Note: It was previously possible to get captions for all videos that had “Community contributions” enabled. However, since YouTube removed that option in September 2020, the
get_captionsfunction now only works for videos created with the same account as the API credentials you use. An alternative for collecting YouTube video captions is the youtubecaption package.
Get All the Comments Including Replies
get_all_comments(video_id = "a-UQz7fqR3w")
Scripts are released under the MIT License.
The project welcomes contributions from everyone! In fact, it depends on it. To maintain this welcoming atmosphere, and to collaborate in a fun and productive way, we expect contributors to the project to abide by the Contributor Code of Conduct.