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Pafy – Getting User Name of the Uploader
  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the username of the given youtube video’s uploader 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. Username is the handler unique name used by the person to upload the given video on youtube.

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 username attribute with the pafy object of video

Syntax : video.username



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 username of the video's uploader
value = video.username
  
# printing the value
print("Username : " + value)

Output :

Username : UC0RhatS1pyxInC00YKjjBqQ

Another example




# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = vVSKoLJmn8w&t = 13s"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url) 
  
# getting username of the video's uploader
value = video.username
  
# printing the value
print("Username : " + value)

Output :

Username : tanmay316

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