Goal

To be able to get all newly uploaded videos from your subscribed channels in elfeed, and have them downloaded if so desired.

Dependencies

  1. Emacs
  2. elfeed
  3. youtube-dl

Preparation

Download the xml file of your subscriptions from subscrition manager. The link should be near the bottom of the page, saying “Export subscriptions”.

Add the URLs to elfeed-feeds:

(setq elfeed-feeds
      '("https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UC0sytTpk1adR_cfjHhiJ08Q"))

Update your init file

;; Set executable path
(setq youtube-dl-path "/usr/bin/youtube-dl")
;; Set video storage path
(setq youtube-dl-output-dir "~/Videos/")

(defun elfeed-download-video ()
  "Download a video using youtube-dl."
  (interactive)
  (async-shell-command (format "%s -o \"%s%s\" -f bestvideo+bestaudio %s"
                               youtube-dl-path
                               youtube-dl-output-dir
                               "%(title)s.%(ext)s"
                               (elfeed-entry-link elfeed-show-entry))))

;; Add `youtube` tag to all videos
(add-hook 'elfeed-new-entry-hook
          (elfeed-make-tagger :feed-url "youtube\\.com"
                              :add '(video youtube)))

Use

After updating your feeds, you will see the videos from your subscriptions. <ret> on one of the videos, and do M-x elfeed-download-video <ret>. Wait for the command to finish, and you will have the video stored locally.

Screenshots

feeds

video_download




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