OK, watching my YouTube subscriptions via RSS (web feeds) is something I never thought I'd want.

Now I can't live without it.

In @Thunderbird, the videos in my list auto-play when clicked. I can delete it (like an email) when I'm done or if I'm just not into it, and the next one auto-plays.

They're searchable, I can apply filters, I can make my OWN "playlists" by using subfolders, etc.


@killyourfm This might sound like a dumb question, but youtube has a RSS feed???
How did you access it?
Would look nice in my #Thunderbird too ;-)


@thewk It's not dumb at all. YouTube used to visibly display RSS feeds, then later "removed" them. it's still a functional feature, though.

I followed this guide: support.learnworlds.com/suppor

If you know how to identify the channel's user ID, you can skip straight to this URL and input it: youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

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@killyourfm Thanks! Will give this a try as soons as I am back to my PC :-)

@thewk @killyourfm This is MUCH easier: just install a browser extension like "Awesome RSS" that auto-discovers an RSS feed on a page.

Visit the YouTube channel's main page, and click the extension's icon to display the RSS feed!

@killyourfm @thewk They also still provide them as part of the channel metadata. You can use browser extensions like "Awesome RSS", which provide a very handy button in the URL bar :)

The only thing is, you might have to reload the page, because it's not always picking up the angular magic for DOM rewrites by Google.

@killyourfm @thewk It actually disabled RSS feeds entirely for a while. I had to use an app that scraped the pages. I then downloaded the video and used ffmpeg to convert it into MP3, which I used to create an automated podcast. Fun times. I always meant to get back to that.

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