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How to Scrape Video Information from YouTube

2019-06-25 20:20:58
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Abstract:This tutorial explains in detail how to scrape video details from YouTube via ScrapeStorm's smart mode. No Programming Needed. Visual Operation. ScrapeStormFree Download

YouTube is a brilliant source of online information. To extract those data from YouTube requires a bit of web crawling and web scraping – and it’s surprisingly straight forward to do in ScrapeStorm. Here I’m going to use ScrapeStorm to extract video information.

Introduction to the scraping tool

ScrapeStorm is a new generation of Web Scraping Tool based on artificial intelligence technology. It is the first scraper to support both Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Preview of the scraped result

Export to Excel2007:

Let’s take a closer look at how to scrape YouTube video details. Let’s take the funny video search page as an example. The specific steps are as follows:

1. Download and install ScrapeStorm, then register and log in

(1) Open the ScrapeStorm official website, download and install the latest version.

(2) Click Register/Login to register a new account and then log in to ScrapeStorm.

Tips: You can use this web scraping software directly, you don’t need to register, but the tasks under the anonymous account will be lost when you switch to the registered user, so it is recommended that you use it after registration.

2. Create a task

(1) Copy the URL of YouTube’s funny video search page

Click here to learn more about how to enter the URL correctly.

(2) Create a new smart mode task

You can create a new scraping task directly on the software, or you can create a task by importing rules.

Click here to learn how to import and export scraping rules.

3. Configure the scraping rules

(1) Set the fields

Intelligent mode automatically recognizes the fields on the page. You can right-click the field to rename the name, add or delete fields, modify data, and so on.

Click here to learn how to how to configure the extracted field.

(2) Scrape into

There is only partial data on the list page, you can use the “scrape into” function to enter the detail page to scrape the data.

Click here to learn how to extract the list page plus the detail page.

4. Set up and start the scraping task

(1) Run settings

Choose your own needs, you can set Schedule, Anti-Block, Automatic Export, Download Images and Speed Boost.

Click here to learn how to configure the scraping task.

(2) Wait a moment, you will see the data being scraped.

5. Export and view data

(1) Click “Export” to download your data.

(2) Choose the format to export according to your needs.

ScrapeStorm provides a variety of export methods to export locally, such as excel, csv, html, txt or database. Professional Plan and above users can also post directly to wordpress.

Click here to learn more about how to view the extraction results and clear the extracted data.

Click here to learn more about how to export the result of extraction.