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goodmorning; autoit team
please their are any youtube search way working?
because i was using the get source and split it to get the result but know it does not working any way.
is the youtube disabled that? and is their any other simple way to do that?
i tested all examples found in this post but also it don't work

and here is the example that i use to and it don't work any more

local $hSearchOpenHNDL, $hSearchConnect, $sSearchGet
local $a_UrlsArray[1][5]
local $b_ButtonsDisabled = false, $b_SearchBTNFocus = false, $b_SearchListFocus, $h_SearchFocusHND
local $Return = "0"
local $s_OpenStringY = "/feed/trending"
local $ChannelUrl = "", $channelName = ""
if Not ($a_YoutubeSearchArray[0][0] = 0) then
GUICtrlSetData($searchInp, $s_youtubeSearchLastSearch)
$s_OpenStringY = "/results?search_query=" & StringReplace(GUICtrlRead($searchInp), " ", "+")
$a_UrlsArray = $a_YoutubeSearchArray
for $i = 1 to $a_UrlsArray[0][0]
_GUICtrlListBox_AddString($SearchList, $a_UrlsArray[$i][0] & $a_UrlsArray[$i][2] & $a_UrlsArray[$i][3])
_GUICtrlListBox_SetCurSel($SearchList, $I_youtubeSearchLastIndex-1)
GUICtrlSetState($SearchList, $GUI_focus)
if Ping("youtube.com", 1000) > 1 then
$hSearchOpenHNDL = _WinHttpOpen('')
if not (@Error) then
$hSearchConnect = _WinHttpConnect($hSearchOpenHNDL, "youtube.com")
if Not (@Error) then
$sSearchGet = _WinHttpSimpleRequest($hSearchConnect, "get", $s_OpenStringY)
if not (@Error) then
local $a_strings = _StringBetween($sSearchGet, '<a href="/watch', "<ul")
local $title = ""
local $url = ""
local $length = ""
local $result = ""
GUICtrlSetData($SearchList, "")
ReDim $a_UrlsArray[1][5]
for $i = 0 to UBound($a_strings)-1
$url = _StringBetween($a_strings[$i], "?", '"')
if @error then ContinueLoop
$url = "https://www.youtube.com/watch?" & $url[0]
$title = _StringBetween($a_strings[$i], 'dir="', '</a>')
if @error then ContinueLoop
$title = $title[0]
$title = StringRegExpReplace($title, '(.*\"\>)', "")
if StringRegExp($a_strings[$i], '[0-9]{1,2}\:[0-9]{1,2}\:[0-9]{1,2}', 0) = 1 then
$length = StringRegExp($a_strings[$i], '[0-9]{1,2}\:[0-9]{1,2}\:[0-9]{1,2}', 2)
elseIf StringRegExp($a_strings[$i], '[0-9]{1,2}\:[0-9]{1,2}', 0) = 1 then
$length = StringRegExp($a_strings[$i], '[0-9]{1,2}\:[0-9]{1,2}', 2)
$length = ""
if IsArray($length) then
$length = ": (" & $length[0] & ")"
$length = ""
$ChannelUrl = stringRegexpReplace($a_strings[$i], '(^.*?<a.*?\"(\/user|\/channel))+', "$2")
$channelName = stringRegexpReplace($ChannelUrl, '(.*?\".*?>)(.*</a>)+', "$2")
$ChannelUrl = stringRegexpReplace($ChannelUrl, '(\".*)+', "")
$channelName = stringRegexpReplace($channelName, '(</a>.*)+', "")
$result &= $title & @crlf & $url & @crlf
ReDim $a_UrlsArray[UBound($a_UrlsArray)+1][5]
$a_UrlsArray[UBound($a_UrlsArray)-1][0] = $title
$a_UrlsArray[UBound($a_UrlsArray)-1][1] = $url
$a_UrlsArray[UBound($a_UrlsArray)-1][2] = $length
if not ($channelName = "") then $a_UrlsArray[UBound($a_UrlsArray)-1][3] = ", (" & $channelName & ")"
if not ($channelUrl = "") then $a_UrlsArray[UBound($a_UrlsArray)-1][4] = "https://www.youtube.com" & $channelUrl
$a_UrlsArray[0][0] = UBound($a_UrlsArray)-1
_GUICtrlListBox_AddString($SearchList, $a_UrlsArray[UBound($a_UrlsArray)-1][0] & $length & $a_UrlsArray[UBound($a_UrlsArray)-1][3])


i hope any one can help me

thanks in advance

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i suggest you try using YouTube API instead of your current technique.

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hello again
i have read it
i tried this but it give me a error msg
can any one help please to solve it?


#include "WinHttp.au3"

; Open needed handles
Global $hOpen = _WinHttpOpen()
Global $hConnect = _WinHttpConnect($hOpen, "www.googleapis.com")
Global $s_Request = _WinHttpSimpleSSLRequest($hConnect, "Get", "/youtube/v3/search/?part=snippet&q=test&maxResults=50&type=video&ApiKey=xxxxxx")
if not (@error) then
FileWrite("result.txt", $s_Request)


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15 minutes ago, nacerbaaziz said:

i tried this but it give me a error msg

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thanks for your fast replys

here is the error message that i got

 "error": {
  "errors": [
    "domain": "usageLimits",
    "reason": "dailyLimitExceededUnreg",
    "message": "Daily Limit for Unauthenticated Use Exceeded. Continued use requires signup.",
    "extendedHelp": "https://code.google.com/apis/console"
  "code": 403,
  "message": "Daily Limit for Unauthenticated Use Exceeded. Continued use requires signup."

i tried to use key=
also i confirmed that the youtube api is enabled
i tried this with more than account and more than PC
the same result
i hope that i can find a way to do that simply

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If you mean to get the links from the search results:

#Region ;Include + Opt
#include <IE.au3>
#include <ProgressConstants.au3>
Global $oIE, $Load = 0, $Failed = 0, $Visible = 0 ;Change to show or hide the IE window.
Global $oLinks, $iNumLinks, $sTxt, $PrevLink = ''
Func QuerySite($Name)
    $GMarquee = GUICreate("Working", 240, 70, -1, @DesktopHeight / 4)
    $Progress_1 = GUICtrlCreateProgress(10, 10, 220, 20, 0x0008)
    $LabelP = GUICtrlCreateLabel('Working...', 10, 40, 100)
    _ProgressMarquee_Start($Progress_1) ;Start
    $oIE = _IECreate("https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=" & $Name, 0, $Visible, 0, 0)
    If $oIE <> @error Then
            $oLinks = _IELinkGetCollection($oIE)
            For $oLink In $oLinks
                If StringInStr($oLink.href, 'youtube.com/watch?v=') <> 0 Then
                    If $oLink.href <> $PrevLink Then
                    ConsoleWrite($oLink.href & @CRLF)
                    $PrevLink = $oLink.href
                If StringInStr($oLink.href, 'reporthistory') <> 0 Then
                    ConsoleWrite('Found "about" link'&@CRLF)
                    $Load = 1
        Until $Load = 1
        _ProgressMarquee_Stop($Progress_1) ;Stop
        MsgBox(64 + 262144, 'Failed', 'Error:' & @error & ' in: _IECreate')
    _ProgressMarquee_Stop($Progress_1) ;Stop
EndFunc   ;==>QuerySite
Func _ProgressMarquee_Start($iControlID)
    Return GUICtrlSendMsg($iControlID, $PBM_SETMARQUEE, True, 50)
EndFunc   ;==>_ProgressMarquee_Start
Func _ProgressMarquee_Stop($iControlID, $fReset = False)
    Local $fReturn = GUICtrlSendMsg($iControlID, $PBM_SETMARQUEE, False, 50)
    If $fReturn And $fReset Then
        GUICtrlSetStyle($iControlID, $PBS_MARQUEE)
    Return $fReturn
EndFunc   ;==>_ProgressMarquee_Stop


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thanks for your reply

am sorry for the dellay

i need to get also the the time, the channel name, the channel url.
by this way i can't get this informations
also i can not know why my test does not work, when i tried it using the browser all things work without any problem.
but when i do that using autoit it did not work.
the problem it was working for me before.

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