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Video Page#

Every video downloaded gets a dedicated page accessible at /video/<video-id>/ of your Tube Archivist instance. Throughout the interface, clicking on a video title will access the video page.

Clicking on the channel name or the channel icon will bring you to the dedicated channel detail page.

  • The button Reindex will reindex the metadata of this video.
  • The button Download File will download the media file in the browser.
  • The button Delete Video will delete that video entry and the media file.
  • The button Delete and ignore will also add the video to the ignore list, so it won't get added again with a rescan.
  • The button Add to Playlist opens a list of your available custom playlists. Check the box to add the video to the list.

If available, a tag cloud will show, representing the tags set by the uploader.

You can also find stream metadata like file size, video codecs, video bitrate and resolution, audio codecs and bitrate.

The video description is truncated to the first few lines, clicking on show more will expand to show the whole description.


When available, a playlist navigation will show at the bottom. Clicking on the playlist name will bring you to the dedicated Playlist Detail page showing all videos downloaded from that playlist. The number in square brackets indicates the position of the current video in that playlist.

Clicking on the next, or previous, video name or thumbnail will bring you to that dedicated video page.

Similar Videos#

Tube Archivist will show up to six similar videos in a grid. Similarity is detected from the video title and the video tags. This naturally will show some videos from the same channel, but can also return videos about the same topic from other channels.

When playing a video from the similar section with the inline player, the current video will get replaced. Refreshing the page to reset that or clicking on the video title will avoid that behavior.


If activated on the Settings Page, this will show the indexed comments. Reveal the threads by clicking the + Replies button. Comments with a heart symbol are favorited by the uploader, and comments by the uploader are highlighted in a different color.