Have you ever wanted to take a YouTube video on the go with you without needing to download the video for offline viewing in the YouTube app? Or perhaps you want to listen to a YouTube video on your mobile device faster than 1x.  Both of these are possible if YouTube videos could be added to a podcast.

I have created a web service that allows a user to simply enter a YouTube URL and the video is downloaded, converted to MP3, and then added to a podcast feed that can be subscribed to easily by any podcatcher.

Try the service here!

The service is written in PHP, but relies on ffmpeg for video conversion to audio.

The code is available on my GitHub here. Simply download the repository and modify the file config.php with your server’s URL and a Google API key available from here.

Feel free to get in touch with me about this project or contribute to its development on GitHub.

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