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Possible to get view count on a youtube video?

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Gui

Aye guys, i've tried like everything..(I think). I'm trying to get the view count of a video on youtube. This is the section of the source off the page.

<div id="watch-views-div">
                <span id="watch-views"><span id="watch-view-count">308</span> views</span>  <-- VIEWS ARE THERE.

                <a class="yt-tooltip" href="#"><img style="vertical-align: middle;" src="http://s.ytimg.com/yt/img/icn_help_question-vfl32654.gif"><span class="yt-tip"> Wondering about your view count? For popular videos, the counts are updated every few hours; if you're still getting views, you should see them soon.</span></a>

        </div>

This is what i've tried in AutoIt so far. There are 3 id's you see, and I didn't know which one was actually the '308', so I tested them all. All returned as 0.

$oForm = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE,0)
        sleep(2000)
        $x = _IEGetObjById($oForm,"watch-views-div")
        $a = _IEGetObjById($oForm,"watch-views")
        $l =  _IEGetObjById($oForm,"watch-view-count")
        msgbox(0,"",$x & $a & $l)
        $f = _IEFormElementGetValue($x) ; it equaled 0.
        $q = _IEFormElementGetValue($a) ; equaled 0..
        $g = _IEFormElementGetValue($l) ; same for this guy. -.-         
        msgbox(0,"",$f & $q & $g)

So is it the wrong id? Or am I just using the wrong funtions in _IE? Help on this would be greatly appreciated :). Sorry about all my other posts on issues, i'm a nub.

Thanks.

GUI.

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GEOSoft

This is probably close but it's untested because the system I'm on right now doesn't have AutoIt installed.

$l =  _IEGetObjById($oForm,"watch-view-count")
$iCount = IEPropertyGet($l, "innertext")
MsgBox(0, "Result", $iCount)

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Gui

This is probably close but it's untested because the system I'm on right now doesn't have AutoIt installed.

$l =  _IEGetObjById($oForm,"watch-view-count")
$iCount = IEPropertyGet($l, "innertext")
MsgBox(0, "Result", $iCount)

OIMFGFgfGADFJAOd~!!!@!#! It worked!! Thanks a bunch dude! I'm gonna remember that function forever woot! Thanks! :)!

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HankHill
hello am new here I wonder if this script can inspect the element ie 
 
     the video stop at the first page of changing the number of page views using this script? thanks for the reply :geek:

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JLogan3o13

HankHill, perhaps you noticed this thread is over 5 YEARS old? Please don't necro old posts; the language has grown a lot since 2009, what worked then may not work today. Better to start a new thread, explain in detail what you're trying to do, and provide what you have already tried on your own (e.g. post script).


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