YouTube Export

To gain more exposure for your video content, our Online Video Platform (OVP) offers an easy method to export videos to your YouTube channel and add them to existing YouTube playlists (optional).

In this article you will find instructions to:

  • Create and authenticate a YouTube export channel in the OVP;
  • Export video content to your YouTube channel.

1.0 | Set up YouTube Export

To get started with exporting to YouTube:

  • Click “Media library” in the OVP;
  • In the left menu panel select the “Social” tab;
  • Add a new YouTube channel:

  • Authenticate by clicking the Authenticate button and log-in to the Google account you wish to use;

  • Authorize the Blue Billywig API to manage your YouTube account;

Export Feature

After completing the authorization, you can start setting the following:

  • Channel description (optional)
    Enter a name for the channel to easily manage multiple export channels
  • YouTube playlist (optional)
    Add videos immediately to existing playlists by selecting them in the dropdown menu.
  • YouTube privacy setting:
    • Public (default): anybody can see your exported video on YouTube;
    • Unlisted: the exported video will not show up in search results or on your channel;
    • Private: only those you invite can view the exported video on YouTube.
  • Category:
    Choose a category for your channel. This category will be applied to the exported videos so that viewers can find it more easily on YouTube.
  • Status:
    In the upper right corner, enable the channel settings by selecting “Active” and save your progress. The channel settings should display the channel icon as well as indicate that the channel is authenticated.

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2.0 | Export videos to a YouTube channel

Export videos to your YouTube channel by:

    • Manually selecting individual videos or;
    • Automatically syncing videos (using filters or existing playlists).

2.1 | Manually export individual videos

    • Click “Media library” in the OVP;
    • In the left menu select the “Media Clips” tab;
    • Open the “Social” tab and select the YouTube export option;
  • Export to multiple platforms

    Want to add to multiple social media platforms? Just add another platform to the list.

    • Add a custom description or click “Accept prefilled content” to use the description already added to the clip’s metadata
    • (Optional): add tags, YouTube privacy settings and a category.
    • (Optional): check “Schedule post” to post your content at the set date and time.
    • Click “Share” to start your export

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    • The status pop up window indicates the export progress;
    • Exported videos will appear in your YouTube account shortly after.

2.2 | Automated Syncing

Instead of manually exporting mediaclips, it’s also possible to automatically export videos that meet specified metadata conditions or that are part of an existing playlist:

  • Click “Media library” in the OVP;
  • In the left menu select the “Social” tab and select your channel;
  • Head over the “Automated syncing” tab and enable automated syncing by selecting the checkbox;
  • The easiest way to automatically export videos to your YouTube channel is by using the playlist option (read more about creating playlists).

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  • Instead of using an existing playlist, you can also apply the relevant filters in the current window. The following example will export content that has been published in the last day:

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  • Use a SOLR-query for more advanced filtering (for advanced users only);
  • Do not forget activate your channel in the upper right corner and click “save”.
  • Mediaclips will be added to the YouTube export queue as soon as they meet the specified conditions or when they are added to a playlist.
  • Exported videos will appear in your YouTube account shortly after.

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There are some required fields and character limits that apply to certain properties:

  • The video title is required and has a max length of 100 characters and may contain all valid UTF-8 characters except “<” and “>”.
  • The video description has a max length of 5000 bytes and may contain all valid UTF-8 characters except “<” and “>”.
  • The list of tags has a max length of 500 characters

3.0 | Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

3.1 | YouTube Terms of Service

By using Blue Billywig’s YouTube export functionality you are agreeing to the YouTube Terms of Service and accept Google’s Privacy Policy as well as the “Privacy policy for Blue Billywig’s YouTube-export functionality” stated below.


3.2 | Blue Billywig Privacy Policy

Privacy policy for Blue Billywig’s YouTube-export feature:

  • Blue Billywig’s API client uses Youtube API services;
  • You consent to Blue Billywig using your credentials (authorized data) to post and retrieve data using the YouTube API. By this consent you grant Blue Billywig the right to:
    • See, edit and permanently delete your YouTube videos, ratings, comments and captions;
    • View and manage your assets and associated content on YouTube;
    • Manage your YouTube account;
  • Blue Billywig will only use part of these grants. Blue Billywig will upload selected video’s and its metadata as well as delete videos and metadata that were uploaded using this functionality once the user specifically initiates this in the platform.
  • By using this functionality, you consent to Blue Billywig saving your authorized data as long as the functionality is used, authorized data is removed from our system when the functionality is disabled or removed. If you are unable to withdraw rights using our platform YouTube offers you the possibility to withdraw out the rights granted to the Blue Billywig API by visiting and changing the Google security settings.
  • Blue Billywig will only store data on its servers for this service that is needed for delivering full functionality of the service. In this case that means: credentials for using the API, selected upload channel, selected privacy setting for uploaded videos, category.
  • Blue Billywig will only use this data for delivering services to you, this data is never shared outside Blue Billywig;
  • BlueBillywig does not allow third parties to serve content, including advertisements;
  • Blue Billywig will only collect data from a user’s device where necessary and only to improve its services or support its users. This data is general and no fingerprinting is done. Only functional cookies are set;
  • If you have any questions or complaints around the use of Blue Billywig’s YouTube-exporter or our use of your authorized data please contact by mail or use the lifebuoy icon inside the platform (top-right) to contact support.

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