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Pafy – Getting Description of the Video
  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the description of the given youtube video in pafy. Pafy is a python library to download YouTube content and retrieve metadata. Pafy object is the object which contains all the information about the given video. A YouTube video description is the text below each of your videos. It helps viewers find the content and decide whether to watch it.

We can get the pafy object with the help of new method, below is the command to get the pafy object for given video

video = pafy.new(url)

The video url should exist on youtube as it get the information of those videos which are present on the youtube. YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform.

In order to do this we use description attribute with the pafy object of video

Syntax : video.description



Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns string

Below is the implementation




# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = vG2PNdI8axo"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url) 
  
# getting description of the video
value = video.description
  
# printing the value
print(value)

Output :

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Another example




# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = 3QKiK4rJIB0"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url) 
  
# getting description of the video
value = video.description
  
  
# printing the value
print("Video description : " + str(value))

Output :

Video description : None

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