Design

Data is stored in YAML, in git, for ease of contribution and collaboration.

This is just a simple set of scripts for manipulating this YAML metadata.

The tools:

merge-meta

Create/Update a YouTube metadata file for each set of videos in the archive-meta repo. These will ultimately become YouTube playlists.

upload_youtube

Upload all videos in a metadata file to YouTube, setting metadata appropriately.

Videos that have a youtube_id attribute are already uploaded, and skipped.

Produce a log file of completed upload video IDs.

merge-uploads

Merge the video IDs from upload_youtube into a YouTube metadata file, setting youtube_id attributes.

publish-slowly

Slowly work through the videos in a YouTube metadata file, publishing 1 previously unlisted video, a day. This is friendlier to the YouTube channel subscribers, than huge batches of video.