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Getting an RSS feed from Youtube channels

June 13, 2019 — Uniporn

After getting a recommondation for a YouTube Channel I decided I would actually want to follow its releases without having an account there and suspected I might be not the only one. So a quick search brought up this post which might have ended the issue. However since the post's publish date (November 2017) there must have been some update to youtube changing some stuff. Hence here some updated information:

  1. Get the URL to the channel. For sake of having an example we will use this channel.
  2. From our resource mentioned above I got the schema https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=$id. $id happens to be exactly what follows after /channel/, so in this example UClcE-kVhqyiHCcjYwcpfj9w.
  3. We combine these parts, in this example to https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCBcRF18a7Qf58cCRy5xuWwQ.

Now you can add this URL to your feedreader and get notified upon new videos. However I already got the hint there may be channels without feed. When you stomble upon such a channel I would be interested in order to maybe find a pattern and understand that better. Until then: Enjoy having Youtube feeds! :)

Tags: tutorial, RSS, youtube