John Davidson

Upload videos with YouTube Data API on background in PHP

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Is it possible to upload videos to YouTube using the YouTube Data API v3 in PHP in the background? I.e. without user interaction.


I've tried a few examples with OAuth2 and it always redirects me to a login page with a google account. Sometimes you even want to verify your identity via SMS.
I read the YouTube Data API documentation perhaps in its entirety.
The examples on developers.google.com only work with some redirects.


This is not usable for background video uploading.
Is it even possible?


Thanks.



My Answer:
Yes, it is possible to upload videos to YouTube using the YouTube Data API v3 in PHP without user interaction. You can use service accounts to authenticate your application and upload videos in the background.

Here is a basic example of how you can upload a video to YouTube using the YouTube Data API v3 in PHP:

php

require_once 'Google/autoload.php';

$client = new Google_Client();
$client->setAuthConfig('client_secret.json');
$client->setScopes(['https://www.googleapis.com/auth/youtube.upload']);
$client->setAccessType('offline');

$youtube = new Google_Service_YouTube($client);

$videoPath = 'path/to/video.mp4';

$snippet = new Google_Service_YouTube_VideoSnippet();
$snippet->setTitle('Test video');
$snippet->setDescription('This is a test video');
$snippet->setTags(['test', 'video']);

$status = new Google_Service_YouTube_VideoStatus();
$status->privacyStatus = 'private';

$video = new Google_Service_YouTube_Video();
$video->setSnippet($snippet);
$video->setStatus($status);

$chunkSizeBytes = 1 * 1024 * 1024;

$client->setDefer(true);

$insertRequest = $youtube->videos->insert('status,snippet', $video);

$media = new Google_Http_MediaFileUpload(
$client,
$insertRequest,
'video/*',
null,
true,
$chunkSizeBytes
);
$media->setFileSize(filesize($videoPath));

$status = false;
$handle = fopen($videoPath, 'rb');
while (!$status && !feof($handle)) {
$chunk = fread($handle, $chunkSizeBytes);
$status = $media->nextChunk($chunk);
}

fclose($handle);

$client->setDefer(false);

$response = $status;

echo "Video uploaded successfully!";


Make sure to replace `'client_secret.json'` with the path to your client secret file obtained from the Google Developer Console. Also, replace `'path/to/video.mp4'` with the path to the video file you want to upload.

This code will upload a video to YouTube in the background without requiring user interaction.

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