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  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2020
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In this article we will see how we can get the likes count 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. Youtube video has two category like and dislikes viewers increase the like and dislike count.

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 likes attribute with the pafy object of video

Syntax : video.likes

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns integer

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 likes of the video
value = video.likes
  
# printing the value
print("Likes : " + str(value))

Output :

Likes : 202

Another example




# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = i6rhnSoK_gc"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url) 
  
# getting likes of the video
value = video.likes
  
# printing the value
print("Likes : " + str(value))

Output :

Likes : 148627

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