Saturday, October 28, 2023

How to get the RSS Feed of YouTube Channels

I am a big fan of Harry Stahl's book "Cross-Platform Development with Delphi 10.2 & FireMonkey for Windows, MAC OS X (macOS) & Linux". I purchased this book in May 2021 and it has helped me several times as I'm porting my Zilch application from Delphi 5 VCL to Delphi 11 FMX.

Here's an Amazon link to Stahl's book:

I like to maintain RSS feeds of my favorite Delphi blogs. So, I went looking to see if Stahl has a blog I could add to my Outlook RSS Feeds. I found a couple of Stahl's websites. He does have a few blog posts but they are not easily converted into an RSS feed. 

Does YouTube support RSS feeds?

However, Stahl has a fairly active YouTube channel called Programming with Delphi. 

I wondered if YouTube supports RSS feeds? The answer is, YES!

Open Chrome and go to the YouTube channel you want to snag the RSS feed from. Right-click and choose the View page source option.

Then click the Line wrap checkbox in the top left corner of Chrome.

Press Ctrl-F to open the search box and enter rssurl.
Click and drag your mouse to highlight the URL associated with the rssurl attribute.
Press Ctrl-C to copy this highlighted URL to the clip board.
Your copied URL should look similar to the value below.

There you have it. That's all there is to grabbing the RSS Feed URL for any YouTube channel.

Semper Fi
Gunny Mike