Pafy – Getting Meta Data of the Video
In this article we will see how we can get meta data 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. Metadata is “data that provides information about other data”. In other words, it is “data about data.” Many distinct types of metadata exist, including descriptive metadata, structural metadata, administrative metadata, reference metadata and statistical metadata.
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
__repr__ method with the pafy object of video
Syntax : video.__repr__()
Argument : It takes no argument
Return : It returns string
Below is the implementation
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