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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’’]’ returned non-zero exit status 1

any ideas?



I was facing the same issue lately - looks like the youtube downloader in screenly OSE is outdated.

Check out:

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


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

Hi I am having issues again downloading any YouTube videos now, any ideas?