October 20, 2018

Automatically setting the relevant title for YouTube videos in mpv

I was annoyed with the static title “mpv” when I watch YouTube videos via mpv, so I made this little script that automatically sets the relevant title in mpv for me.


title=$(curl -Ss $1 | grep -oE "<title>.*</title>" | sed 's/<title>/img/;s/- YouTube<\/title>/img/')
mpv $1 --ytdl --title "mpv -- $title"

I named it and you call it with <url>.