Quick and dirty youtube video downloader using two different methods.
Allows you to download and manipulate YouTube videos with the
This project was built with the following frameworks, technologies and software.
These are the steps to get up and running with this plugin.
- Clone the repo into your wordpress plugin folder
git clone https://github.com/IORoot/wp-plugin__thumbnail-folders ./wp-content/plugins/thumbnail-folders
cd ./wp-content/plugins/thumbnail-folders composer install
- install FFMpeg on your system if not already installed. Use on Ubuntu:
sudo apt update sudo apt install ffmpeg ffmpeg -version
First, it does a quick youtube URL grab using the https://github.com/Athlon1600/youtube-downloader package. This returns the URLs for download.
You can then use one of two methods to actually download the videos.
- CURL. This will just download the entire video into the current wordpress uploads directory.
- FFMpeg. You can supply a start point and a duration to download a partial part of the video into the uploads directory.
The shortcode can take a
v= parameter with the Video ID code from YouTube. So, the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
will have a shortcode parameter value of
So to download that video, you can use:
The shortcode will also output a
var_dump() of ALL the links to that video.
You'll find the full downloaded video in the uploads directory.
Alternatively, you can supply the shortcode with no parameters, but add the videoID on the page URL as a parameter that will pick it up as a
Will give the same result.
You can use the filter to run the
curl version of the downloader.
$args = ['dQw4w9WgXcQ']; $result = apply_filters_ref_array('ytdl_curl', $args);
This filter will use FFMpeg to download a partial part of the video.
$args = [ 'dQw4w9WgXcQ', // videoID '00:00:00', // start point in the video '00:00:30' // duration from start point ]; $result = apply_filters_ref_array('ytdl_ffmpeg', $args);
The FFMpeg process will run in a PHP
shell_exec() command, so be careful with security and access to this, since it can run any command. All someone has to do is supply a semicolon and their own command to do anything.
Contributions are what make the open source community such an amazing place to learn, inspire, and create. Any contributions you make are greatly appreciated.
If you have a suggestion that would make this better, please fork the repo and create a pull request. You can also simply open an issue. Don't forget to give the project a star! Thanks again!
- Fork the Project
- Create your Feature Branch (
git checkout -b feature/AmazingFeature)
- Commit your Changes (
git commit -m 'Add some AmazingFeature')
- Push to the Branch (
git push origin feature/AmazingFeature)
- Open a Pull Request
Distributed under the MIT License.
Copyright (c) 2022 Andy Pearson
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
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Project Link: https://github.com/IORoot/...
v1.0.0 - First version.