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- Renaming Masks for Youtube Videos

Some youtube channels I follow have videos with the same title, which gets frustrating when I download a channel.
I've formally used DownThemAll for youtube batch downloading, and I'd differentiate them by putting part of their Youtube URL.
For example, in the URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiMUHqDRLKw, I rename the file as
*Title*-[v=LiMUHqDRLKw].*ext*
This allows me to find the original URL of the video later, separate videos with the same title, and ensure there are no duplicates in the folder.
DownThemAll doesn't have the ability to isolate the URL identifier of youtube videos, but I'd love it if you can.

Please allow for the support of renaming masks to make custom filenames for batch downloads.
Naming masks I would like are:
*YT-URL* - Adds the unique URL identifier for the youtube video being downloaded.
*Channel* - Adds the Author name to the File Name
*Playlist* - Adds the Playlist name to the file name
*Order*- Adds the order in the playlist to the file name
*Upload Date* - Adds date of upload to file name

Author: Mobius-04, 26.03.2016, 06:43
Idea status: under consideration

Comments

Plok, 10.11.2016, 00:52
Intended to suggest this as well until I found this posting.
I'd like to add the idea to simply adopt the output template from youtubue-dl as documented here: https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl/blob/master/README.md#output-template
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shaav, 11.11.2016, 21:28
Please, please.

There are a lot of different reasons people want to use 4K and a lot of different use cases for the stuff that is downloaded.

In my case, I want to download a channel that is effectively an episodic television show. So upload order is important but I also want to subscribe to the channel to get new episodes. I'd like to add it to my media centre (Plex). Plex does have a YouTube metadata agent, but it requires the identifier be in the filename so adding that would be critical. I'd also like them to be in the right order on-disk, so ideally I'd like to either enumerate them based on upload date or include the upload date (or both).
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