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Obtain Youtube Channel ID and Playlist ID

If you want to develop android app or website to view data from youtube you can read this documentation

There are three part you must prepare before you obtain data from youtube API

  1. Goolge Youtube API Key
  2. Channel ID
  3. Playlist ID

Now we only talking about Channel ID, and Playlist ID, you can read my previous post how to get Google Youtube API Key

# Channel ID is identifier for your youtube channel, we can get description, list of playlist, banner by using this ID{YOUR_API_KEY}&forUsername={USER_NAME}&part=id

In example I use this channel, I search from youtube and get this channel url

We can know the USER_NAME from this channel is boyceavenue, then you can get Channel ID by open this url

The result will be like picture above, from that result we know that channel with username boyceavenue have Channel ID = UCgc00bfF_PvO_2AvqJZHXFg

# Playlist ID is identifier for list down all video owned by a channel,  to get this ID you only need to change prefix form Channel ID, from UC to UU

Channel ID = UC..............
Playlist ID = UU..............

In the end of url you can see Playlist ID = UUgc00bfF_PvO_2AvqJZHXFg

Channel ID and Playlist ID is looks similar but its different when your ChannelID start with UC your PlaylistID should be start with UU
Channel ID =  UCgc00bfF_PvO_2AvqJZHXFg
Playlist ID   =  UUgc00bfF_PvO_2AvqJZHXFg

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