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Unable to add youtube videos

Hi there

I am getting the following error message when trying to add any youtube video

Server Error: Command '[‘youtube-dl’, ‘-e’, u’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr9eAtwcYlo’]’ returned non-zero exit status 1

any ideas?

Thanks

Hi,

I was facing the same issue lately - looks like the youtube downloader in screenly OSE is outdated.

Check out:
https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/blob/master/README.md#installation

sudo -H pip install --upgrade youtube-dl and a reboot fixed it for me.

Cheers,
Albert

That sounds like the proper soloution, @akimdarov. I imagine that “youtube-dl” is essentially playing Whac-A-Mole with the YouTube team. YouTube blocks them and “youtube-dl” works around it.

sorted it now i reimaged the sd card with the latest version and all is good now

Thanks for your help chaps