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MyTube is an extension that lets you easily copy YouTube annotations.

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What is MyTube?

MyTube is a superior version to my previous annotation copier. By putting the code in an extension, it is possible to automate a lot of the steps that were difficult and technical in the old version.

The extension is only available for Chrome at the moment. I am not planning to port it to Firefox. Mozilla has announced that Firefox will support Chrome extensions in the future, so porting it right now would be a waste of time.

Here are the steps to use the extension:

  1. Install the extension by clicking the button above.
  2. Start the extension by clicking the button to the right of the address bar.
  3. The videos in your account is automatically loaded into a list. Use the dropdown to select one of them or paste a video url. The extension will tell you how many annotations were found.
  4. Select what videos you want to copy the annotations to.
  5. Click the Copy annotations button to copy the annotations.
  6. If you want, you can now open the YouTube annotation editor to verify that the annotations are copied properly.
  7. Click the Publish button to publish the annotations. This is the same thing as clicking the Apply changes button in the YouTube editor.
  8. ???
  9. Profit!

It really is that simple to use. More features will be added in future versions.

There is a feedback tab in the extension. Let me know how the extension works for you. I look forward to reading your feedback.

If you like MyTube, please rate it on the Chrome Web Store. Thank you!

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2016-03-14 - MyTube v0.1.3

This update fixes a problem getting the auth token if you are currently uploading a video. Instead of using your most recent video to get the token, it now uses the last video on the first page. If you have problems getting the auth_token, there are instructions in the Debug section how to get one manually.

It is now possible to import annotations from other people’s videos. Simply paste the url.

I am sorry that I have not had time to update MyTube as much as I’ve wanted to. I hope you are patient with me. Thank you.

Chrome should update the extension automatically, but it might take a few hours. If you don’t want to wait, you can go to the list of extensions, check the “Developer mode” checkbox and then click the button “Update extensions now” to get it immediately.

2015-12-27 - MyTube v0.1.2

Minor update to fix a few JavaScript errors.

2015-11-02 - MyTube v0.1.1

First update. I have added the ability to delete annotations.

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