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- Datestamp YouTube Videos

Creating playlists is ok but doesn't work when you're downloading from multiple videos from different channels or individually. I'd like to be able to view my downloads in date order of when they're published on the internet (not when I download them).

A timestamp would be perfect for this - by extracting the publish date and appending it to the filename would help a lot. e.g.:

YYYY-MM-DD - channel name - video name.mp3

an existing browser plugin does this, their documentation can be found at:
https://github.com/YePpHa/YouTubeCenter/wiki/Filename

Author: grum, 31.07.2014, 13:41
Idea status: under consideration

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Andrew, 03.05.2017, 18:22
Double and treble this. The ability to watch vlogs in order is so import and currently not doing this lets this application down. Please add this
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Jan, 02.10.2017, 21:29
adding the upload-date of the downloaded video: Videotitle_20130730
download-date of the video: Videotitle_up20130730_d20171002


Ideally this would be customizable:

a) add this information at the start or at the end of the videotitle
b) with customizable separator signs ( "_" and/or "-" and/or "space" and/or a short sequence of letters)
c) with different date-layouts (30-07-2013(us), 07-30-2013(eu), 2013-07-30, 20130731, ...).


That would be marvellous!
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Peter Maddison, 23.07.2018, 11:47
I would prefer not to have the date/time in the filename as it is stored in the metadata and you have the option to display the date/time and you can also sort the files by date/time.
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Peter Maddison, 23.07.2018, 11:48
I would prefer not to have the date/time in the filename as it is stored in the metadata and you have the option to display the date/time and you can also sort the files by date/time.
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Peter Maddison, 23.07.2018, 11:48
I would prefer not to have the date/time in the filename as it is stored in the metadata and you have the option to display the date/time and you can also sort the files by date/time.
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Peter Maddison, 23.07.2018, 11:49
I would prefer not to have the date/time in the filename as it is stored in the metadata and you have the option to display the date/time and you can also sort the files by date/time.
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Peter Maddison, 23.07.2018, 11:49
I would prefer not to have the date/time in the filename as it is stored in the metadata and you have the option to display the date/time and you can also sort the files by date/time.
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Peter Maddison, 23.07.2018, 11:50
Can you please sort out the CAPTCHA as it kept coming up as incorrect when I entered the code.
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Jon G., 29.08.2018, 05:13
Peter Maddison, which metadata field are you referring to? I couldn't find one that reflected the date of the video's creation/upload to . Whether it be through metadata or the filename itself, there should be a built-in way to sort the videos by creation/upload date.
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Nick Turner, 22.11.2018, 17:36
Please add the option to prepend/append the video published date, either into the filename or a metadata field.

I download videos automatically from a channel, but these videos are not named with any kind of running order, so if 5 or 6 episodes are downloaded, I do not know in which order they were published!

This function within 4K Video Downloader would be fantastic and I think many people would benefit from this as an option.
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Pip Boykin, 14.03.2019, 10:18
I was kind of suprised there is no option to enable this feature in the program currently.

The way things are now, all videos are dumped into a folder and it's impossible to see in which order they were uploaded. Impossible to see the order in which they should be watched.

I realize for music etc. it doesn't really matter, but I try to watch debates and stuff, and now I still have to refer to YT to check the correct waching order.
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Thiago, 19.03.2019, 21:29
So 4k team, when are we getting this?! It's great to be able to download all videos from a given channel but really a pain to sort them manually...
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Marix, 25.04.2019, 21:29
Yes! this is whats missing!

Sometimes the datestampe of the file is updated to the upload date, but mostly its set to the time of download.
so beeing able to tagg the filename on demand by tokens would be great.
{UploadDate}
{DownloadDate}
{Title}
{Channel}
{Playlist}
{Resolution}
{MaxResolutionAvailable}
{VideoID}
{Fps}
{MaxFps}

So you can make your own filename
"{Channel}\{UploadDate} {Title} {Resolution}@{Fps} of {MaxResolutionAvailable}@{MaxFps}.mkv"
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Vadim, 15.05.2019, 22:07
Why is this feature still not implemented?
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Alfred, 28.07.2019, 17:06
This feature is essential to download correctly severals videos from a Youtube channel.
Please, add this feature ;-)
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marc, 03.08.2019, 10:05
this feature is the most important one to me
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Stefan, 13.08.2019, 12:30
I need this feature!
I downloaded over 100 videos from a channel and afterwards, manually added numbers at the beginning to have the correct order.
Maybe, a simple number is also possible? (001_vlog, 002_another-vlog, 003_vlog-again, ...)

Killer feature would be the number representing the acutal number of the video on the channel. (001_vlog is the first video, this channel has ever uploaded) - But this may (?) be hard to implement.
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Carlos, 04.10.2019, 07:44
The tokens described by Marix are spot on. I certainly miss the YouTube VideoID, which is a must for downloading metadata with Plex Agents like https://github.com/ZeroQI/Youtube-Agent.bundle
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willy, 16.10.2019, 22:39
yes.. this feature is very important!
why in 5 years didn't you implemented that?
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