Pafy – Getting Views Count of the Video

In this article we will see how we can get the view counts 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. View counts is basically the number of views the video has, view count represents the how large the video audience is.

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 viewcount attribute with the pafy object of video

Syntax : video.viewcount



Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns integer

Below is the implementation

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# importing pafy
import pafy 
    
# url of video 
url = "https://www.youtube.com / watch?v = vG2PNdI8axo"
    
# getting video
video = pafy.new(url) 
  
# getting view count of video
value = video.viewcount
  
# printing the value
print("View Count : " + str(value))

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Output :

View Count : 75431

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

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Output :

View Count : 1065308
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