YouTube offers many feeds, such as for each category, search term and even each YouTube user has a unique feed URL for their uploads, favorites, subscriptions, etc. But these URLs are not easily accessible from the interface.
So here I am compiling a list of YouTube feeds that you can subscribe to in your favorite feed reader.
User’s video uploads
This URL will retrieve a feed containing all of the videos uploaded by a specific user.
Note: Replace “username” in all feeds with the YouTube user’s channel you wish to subscribe to.
User’s favorite videos
This URL will retrieve a feed containing a specific user’s favorite videos.
User’s events feed
This URL will retrieve a feed containing a specific user’s live-streaming events. Not all accounts have live streaming. This returns blank if you try to subscribe to a user who has not created an event or if it’s not enabled for their account.
This URL will retrieve a feed listing a specific user’s playlists.
You can subscribe to a specific playlist’s with this feed URL. Simply replace “xxx..” with the playlist ID you want.
New Videos in a User’s Subscriptions
This URL will give you new videos from your subscriptions.
If you get a “Login required to view this user’s new subscription videos” message, enable activity sharing for your account.
Just like the list of playlists, this URL will retrieve a feed listing a specific user’s subscriptions.
Subscribe to a specific search term. Replace “youtube” with the term you want.
Subscribe to specific category.
Specific Term in a Category
This will let you subscribe to a specific term in a category.
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Great list, thanks. I would like to post on my FB page automatically via Hootsuite once a day ‘the most populair sport video’, the most populair music video and ‘the most populair overall video’ of YouTube charts. Is it possible to create the related feeds?
Hi Ramon, I guess you can do that by subscribing to a desired category’s feed with parameters such as
Check out : http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/2.0/developers_guide_protocol.html to see all available options.
Two more Q’s, so I have inserted the tags below into Hootuite but they wont post…they are accepted by Hootsuite though. My second question, I would like to add only videos populair in region Netherlands….is the ergion NL, if so should I add region=nl between “=viewCount” en “&time=today”?
Yes, NL is to be used to filter videos from the Netherlands region.
Both those URLs won’t work. You cannot use
orderbyparameter at the same time. Instead try this:
As you want the feed for the most popular sport video, you can use this URL:
Similarly for music, just replace sports with that.
Also, do test if you are getting the result you want before submitting in Hootsuite. You can test the URLs in your browser as well as by entering it in any feed reader.
If you need any further help, let me know.
Thanks, checking them in @Hootsuite right now!
How to get the thumbnails of the videos in the feeds? there are no thumbnails in the feeds.