#YouTube #metadata #content #downloader #rust


Rust library to download YouTube content and retrieve metadata

3 releases

✓ Uses Rust 2018 edition

0.3.2 Aug 16, 2019
0.3.1 Aug 16, 2019
0.3.0 Aug 16, 2019

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MIT license

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Rust Toolchain Crates.io Docs.rs

Rust library to fetch YouTube content and retrieve metadata. Fork of rafy-rs


Put the below in your Cargo.toml


yt_info = "0.3.1"

Usage Examples

use yt_info::VideoInfo;
use std::fs::File;
use std::io;

fn main() {
    let youtube_token = env!("YOUTUBE_TOKEN");

    let video = VideoInfo::new(youtube_token,"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0DPdy98e4c").unwrap();
    let streams = video.streams;
    let stream = &streams[0];

    let filename = format!("{}-stream.{}",&video.title,&stream.extension);

    let mut file = File::create(filename).unwrap();
    let mut stream_reader = stream.get_reader().unwrap();

    io::copy(&mut stream_reader,&mut file).unwrap();

For more examples check out the Documentation.


  • This library won't be able to fetch audiostreams and videostreams for unpopular videos, because YouTube does not generate separate streams for unpopular videos. However, it will still be able to fetch normal streams.

  • Since this library does not depend on youtube-dl, there are some more things (not mentioning here) that we'll be missing out.

Running Tests

$ cargo test


All pull requests all welcome


The basic method of extracting streams was stolen from rust-youtube-downloader by smoqadam.


The MIT License


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