The new YouTube plugin is available for testing. You can find it here:
Plugin submitted to Volumio 3 plugin store. If you do not see it there, enable “Plugins Test Mode” in
http://<volumio_address>/dev. If you still do not see it, that means the plugin has not yet been accepted and you are advised to wait.
The plugin requires manual installation, instructions for which you can find in the
volumio-2.x branch of the Github repo:
Follow the instructions there to install it. Also note that on Volumio 2.x you would still need to update your MPD unless you are fine with playback cut-offs and don’t mind seeking not working.
The plugin now doesn’t require you to create and provide Google API credentials. You can choose ‘scraping’ as the data retrieval method in the plugin settings (per @dvo’s suggestion). On the other hand, if you want to access your YouTube subscriptions and playlists you created, then you would have to choose ‘Google YouTube API’ for data retrieval and provide your API credentials in the settings.
The ‘scraping’ and ‘Google YouTube API’ data retrieval methods each have their pros and cons. Go through the readme in the Github link above and decide which one suits you best.
I have named this plugin ‘YouTube2’ since it is not based on the original, now-defunct YouTube plugin, but designed and written from the ground up for easier maintainability in the future (still got some refactoring to do, but giving it low priority because I’m lazy).
You can raise issues here as you find them, and feedback is of course welcome.