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Redirect YouTube Live Chat
A simple Python server that redirects to a YouTube channel's most recent live chat.

This script is primarily intended to run as a local server that can be embedded as multiple browser sources or Browser Docks in OBS Studio. The server will redirect to the most recent live chat URL for the given YouTube channel ID.

Rationale
My OBS setup references YouTube live chat URLs in three different places; it was tedious updating them all prior to going live. Now I reference http://localhost:8008 instead and the server takes care of the rest.

Caveats
The script does not use YouTube APIs, it will blindly derive a live chat URL from the most recent videoId found for the given channel; even if that videoId wasn't a live stream. This is by design to keep things simple.

Usage
  • Run redirect-livechat.py with a YouTube channel ID. For example:
    • redirect-livechat.py UCQvWX73GQygcwXOTSf_VDVg
  • Update your OBS browser source(s) and Browser Docks to reference http://localhost:8008

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